OnTheAir Video

Open and powerful playout solution for the Mac

  • Now supports Mojave’s Dark mode
  • Dynamic Graphics Overlay (with OnTheAir CG) or still logo
  • Mix-and-match HD and SD contents in high quality
  • Support for Closed Captioning CEA-708
  • Support for audio only files
  • Output to SDI or NDI®
  • 4K Playout
  • Actions like secondary events to control CG, routers, …
  • Direct link to MovieRecorder for streaming


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.

QuickTime, MXF and Transport Stream

You can play the standard QuickTime files (.mov), but also transport stream (.ts) or MXF (.MXF). The beauty is that you don’t even need to install an additional software to read MXF files. They support for MXF files is built in the Smart Playout Engine.

Dynamic Graphics Overlay
The standard license of OnTheAir Video comes with a static logo overlay feature. Add a license of OnTheAir CG to allow the overlay of incredible graphics over your video, using the same video card. No need anymore to use an additional video card.
Smart Resize

The smart resize feature is available for OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node. It offers a much better resize then the one offered by the basic resize feature of OnTheAir Video Express. With interlaced materials, OnTheAir Video (with the smart resize enabled) will produce a perfect resize. Check the screenshots below to see the difference, or check the video higher up on this page (the difference can only be seen in the higher resolutions 720p and 1080p)

Stream on the same Mac

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.

Overlay Graphics also during Live shows !


Use an additional video input on your Mac as a source for your Live shows. OnTheAir Video will overlay graphics on top of this video signal before it is either output to the video card or for streaming.

Supports NDI® Output

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.

Actions for secondary events

Thanks to its flexible system of “Actions”, OnTheAir Video can take control of multiple external devices such as video routers (through RS232 or Ethernet), Character Generators, logo inserters (using GPI triggers). Actions can be triggered at any moment of a clip within a playlist.

Schedule your Playout for 24/7 unattended playout

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.

(XDCAM and the XDCAM logo are trademarks of Sony. HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. ProRes and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Inc. Avid DNxHD, and Media Composer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.)


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