Softron OnTheAir Video Express 4


Softron OnTheAir Video Express 4

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Softron OnTheAir Video Express 4

An affordable playout solution for live productions

Open playout solution for the Mac

  • Supports most file wrappers (QuickTime, MXF, ts)
  • Supports most video codecs (Apple ProRes®, Avid DNxHD®, DVCPRO HD, H.264, MPEG-2, XDCAM EX®, XDCAM HD®,…)
  • Still image playback
  • Supports clips with alpha channel
  • Control playback from production switcher using GPI

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 and OnTheAir Node, but it does not have any graphic overlay feature, nor the smart resize (it has a “standard” resize though). Make sure to check the “Features” section to check the differences between each product.

Main features 

Mix-and-match multiple codecs

Play multiple codecs in the same playlist. Support for Apple ProRes®, AVC-Intra, Avid DNxHD®, H.264, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD and many more codecs. (check the list in the Tech Specs section). You do not need to install any additional software or codec. You can even mix different resolution in the same playlist.

Playout multiple channels on one Mac (one license per output required)

With the Smart Playout Engine’s unequaled efficiency, you can playout 4 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 Quad version of OnTheAir Video Express, and to purchase one license of the software per channel you want to output.

Mix and Match different resolutions

You can drag and drop clips of different resolutions in the playlist and they will be scaled automatically to fit in the output resolution by choosing a resizing method (letterbox, pand&scan or fill). Note that the Smart Resize mode is not available in OnTheAir Video Express, only in OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node. Check the screenshots below to see the difference, or check this video (the difference can only be seen in the higher resolutions 720p and 1080p)

Play videos or still images

Play out movie files and still images in the same playlist. Set a play duration for your still images and they will play out for that duration just as if they were a standard video file.


GPI Control for integration with Video Mixer

Control OnTheAir Video Express from a video mixer. When pushing on a video mixer button, you can send a GPI trigger which will start or stop a clip in OnTheAir Video Express (this feature requires GPI Commander to convert GPI triggers to USB)

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