• Updated AJA (v17), Blackmagic-Design (v12.7); Deltacast (v6.20) and NDI (v5.6) SDKs.
  • Added support for some more codec descriptions (were previously played, but showing as "Unkown" in Media Browser)
  • REST API: Added the ability to get the thumbnail of the video output to get a preview of what is going out of OnTheAir Node remotely (GET /playback/thumbnail)
  • ATEM Plugin: Added the ability to do a "Auto" transition
  • Dongles: Removed the limitation that you needed use a specific instance of OnTheAir Node when using dongles
  • CG Plugin: Fixed compatibility issue with Apple Silicon computers
  • AJA KUMO Plugin: Fixed crash when label of outputs was nil

Warnings and Important modifications

  • As OnTheAir Node is now a "regular" application, and is not started from a system preference pane anymore. To start it use the aliases that are installed in "/Applications/OnTheAir Node/"
  • Because what we used previously has been deprecated for security measures by Apple, there is no "auto-start" option anymore. To automatically start the Node with your computer, you should add it to the login items. Currently there is no automatic restart of OnTheAir Node in case of an issue.
  • The playback preferences are different than the one of OnTheAir Node 3. So if you switch from one to the other, make sure to change them in both versions.

Release Notes for OnTheAir Node

  • Full Compatibility with macOS Big Sur (11.0) or later
  • Universal application for better performances on Apple Silicon computers
  • Full compatibility of NDI with Apple Silicon computers
  • 4K decoding performances improvement
  • OnTheAir Node is now a "regular" application. There is no more System Preference Pane. Start it from the Applications folder.
  • Secondary Audio Output: 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).
  • Support for OP47 Subtiltling. (Requires the CC option). It is supported either in an MXF file with OP47, or using SRT or .STL sidecar files
  • Support for .SRT sidecars files with Closed Captioning. (Requires the CC option)
  • Support for SCTE triggers. (Requires the CC option - only when embedded in MXF file, no "manual" trigger)
  • Added the ability to perform basic playback controls from the Node user interface, when Node is running a schedule (Pause/resume/stop/resync schedule)

Release notes for OnTheAir Live and OnTheAir Manager

We don't provide a "Intel" version anymore as we now support most codecs that were supported previously. Only the DV codecs will not be ported as the third-party library used will not be ported to Silicon.
  • Full Compatibility with macOS Big Sur (11.0) or later
  • Universal application for better performances on Apple Silicon computers
  • View timecode of file, and added the ability to go to specific timecode by entering a value in the "current position" field