An affordable playout solution for live and 24/7 operations
- Universal for version, optimised for Apple Silicon M1 chip
- Secondary Audio Output
- Dynamic Graphics Overlay (optional)
- On-screen Preview
- Support for Subtitling OP47
- Automatic Folder-based Playlist
- Added support for DNxHR and AVC-Intra 200
- Send SCTE 35 triggers
- Audio countdown announcements
- Generate validation report
OnTheAir Video can be used for automated playout using its own scheduler or it can serve as a clip store for live news operations, local broadcast or live shows. Schedules can be created weeks in advance.
Thanks to its powerful Smart Playout Engine, OnTheAir Video supports multiple video formats such as Apple ProRes®, AVC-Intra®, Avid DNxHD®, H.264, HEVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG IMX, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, etc... You can add multiple transitions between the clips (cross fade, wipe,...)
With the Dynamic Graphics Overlay option, you can overlay dynamic graphics on top of your video very easily.
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.)
Add transitions to bring even more dynamic to your playlist. You can use either built-in transitions such as cross-fades, or custom transitions (made with your own movies with an Alpha Channel) .
Additionally to the video output on the selected video device, you can now also output to another available audio output on your Mac. Works with CoreAudio, so supports the audio devices that are available for macOS (including Dante or MADI).
OnTheAir Video is in use by many TV stations worldwide as their main automation software. Thanks to an easy to use scheduler, you can schedule playlists to be played automatically at given time of days. Prepare your playlists and schedules in advance and let OnTheAir Video do the rest. OnTheAir Video can play 24/7 for days and days without having to worry about it.
Thanks to its flexible system of "Actions", OnTheAir Video can send SCTE35 triggers, overlay dynamic graphics (with the DGO option), control multiple external devices such as Charcater Generators, video routers, logo inserters. Actions can be triggered at any moment of a clip within a playlist. Actions are AppleScripts, so it is very easy to customize them and create macros to perform multiple controls with a simple action.
OnTheAir Video is a simple to use software, but with advanced feature such as the support for subtitling (Closed Captioning CEA608 or CEA708 and OP47). You can embed the subtilting in the file, or use a SRT sidecar file.
The support for SCTE35 is very useful for add-insertion programs. You can either embed the SCTE trigger in your MXF file, or tell OnTheAir Video to trigger the SCTE35 at a specific moment of a clip using Actions.
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.
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.
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|OnTheAir Video 4.1
|OnTheAir Video 4
Version 4.0 - 21 May 2021
Important Modifications and Warnings
OnTheAir Video 4 is a major version upgrade. There has been major changes that are important to know before upgrading, 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 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
If you have the Dynamic Graphics Overlay option, you will also need OnTheAir CG Designer. You do not need a license to create CG projects to be used in OnTheAir Video DGO option. Download OnTheAir CG Designer here:
|OnTheAir CG Designer
Create Graphics for the DGO
To analyze as-run-logs, download the LogAnalyzer application.
Anazlyze As-Run Logs
In DEMO mode OnTheAir Video 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
Use the free DEMO version of OnTheAir CG Designer to create the graphics for the Dynamic Graphics Overlay option of OnTheAir Video.
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.