An affordable playout solution for live productions
- Universal for version, optimised for Apple Silicon
- Video Preview + Audio Vu-Meters
- Automatic Folder-based Playlist
- Auto-update modified clips
- New "Clip end behaviour", "Play next" and "auto-cue"
- Add "Comments" in a playlist
- Disable Clips
- Added support for DNxHR and AVC-Intra 200
- Audio countdown announcements
- Generate validation report
OnTheAir Video Express is an easy-to-use professional playout application. Create as many playlists as you want, and play them within seconds.
OnTheAir Video Express uses the same playout engine as OnTheAir Video without a few features less. Make sure to check the "Features" section to check the differences between each product.
Play multiple codecs, file types, formats and frame rates in the same playlist. Support for Apple ProRes®, AVC-Intra, Avid DNxHD®, H.264, HEVC, XDCAM and many more codecs. Multiple file types are supported: movie files (such as .mov, .MXF, .M2T, .M4V), still images or sound. (Check the list in the Tech Specs section.)
NDI® is an open, low-latency, video-over-IP protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. It uses a simple gigabit ethernet cable to transmit video and audio over a local area network between multiple video systems. Now, thanks to NDI®, you can transfer HD and 4K video over a simple Ethernet cable. There is no need for additional routers or even SDI cables anymore, further demonstrating the ease-of-use and reliability of our products. NDI® opens the world to a different way of doing video production and to an ecosystem of devices supporting the protocol.
NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.
With the Smart Playout Engine's unequaled efficiency, you can playout 8 channels of HD simultaneously on one Mac as the Smart Playout Engine (SPE) is optimized to take advantages of multiple cores. For that you will need the Multi version of OnTheAir Video Express, and to purchase one license of the software per channel you want to output.
If you are a Web-TV broadcasting only to the web, you will love this feature. With OnTheAir Video and the Softron Streaming Pack in MovieRecorder, you can stream your video directly to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch or your Wowza or RTMP Server. No need to have a video output device.
Buy or Upgrade
Download OnTheAir Video Express
|OnTheAir Video Express 4
Version 4.0 - 21 May 2021
|OnTheAir Video Express 3
Version 3.8.6 - 17 July 2020
OnTheAir Video Express 4 is a major version upgrade. There has been major changes that are important to know, so make sure to read the following article: What's new in OnTheAir Video (Express) 4 & Important warnings
- What's new in OnTheAir Video (Express) 4 & Important warnings
- Release Notes
- System requirements: macOS or driver requirements may change between versions, so make sure to check.
- Help Center: Includes a lot of useful information, sometimes not available in the user manual
- User Manual
- YouTube Channel
Download the SINGLE version if you just need to play on one output, the Multi version to be able to play up to 8 streams on one Mac. Once downloaded, unzip the file, and drag and drop either the single application or the multiple applications folder in your "Applications" folder.
Warning! Do NOT run OnTheAir Video Express from your downloads folder or it will be quarantined. Always drag and drop from the Downloads folder to the Applications folder before using it.
Make sure also to download and install the drivers for your video device:
Recommended drivers for Intel
Recommended drivers for Apple Silicon
In DEMO mode OnTheAir Video Express outputs a blue DEMO frame at some intervals. That's the only limitation and difference. After your test, you will keep on using the same application, just with the demo mode unlocked
How to unlock the DEMO version ?
Just download the latest version and replace your previsous version. It is always recommended to run extensive tests with your specific workflow and setup before putting a new version in production. You can use a free demo version for that on a separate computer. Previous legacy versions are available from the general downloads page.
You do not need to deactivate and reactivate your serial number when updating your Softron software. Read the following article to know when to deactivate.
This software uses code of FFmpeg, licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here.