Softron showing OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node at IBC 2013
Looking ahead to this year’s Amsterdam gathering, CEO Daniel Tapie reveals: “At IBC 2013, we are releasing our playout solutions OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node with the totally new Smart Playout Engine – seen for the first time [in] Europe. We are also announcing the next big evolution of MovieRecorder with the Smart Record Engine. All the Softron products are phasing out of the QuickTime era and are ready for the future using new technologies to bring even more codecs, efficiency and flexibility.”
Softron’s completely new Smart Playout Engine provides greater power and flexibility at the core of Softron’s applications. Outputting all major codecs including i-Frame, long-GOP, H.264, MPEG2, XDCAM HD in both QuickTime and MXF containers (without requiring any additional software), the engine dynamically overlays graphics and CG over the video output. Intelligent resizing allows formats to be mixed and matched, while playout can be directed to a video card (in RGB or YUV) or streamed directly to the internet for WebTV – or both simultaneously. By providing major increases in versatility and functionality, the new Smart Playout Engine allows Softron users to streamline infrastructure configurations, optimise workflow, and develop innovative ways to reach new audiences.
Softron will also host a technology demonstration of the upcoming MovieRecorder 3 incorporating a new Smart Record Engine, featuring a new interface design, support for all major codecs, and other innovative features. MovieRecorder offers a cost-effective way to capture video for collaborative editing without requiring media transcoding, re-linking or re-rendering.
Also on show will be OnTheAir Manager, which features media validation, clip and event attributes, hierarchical playlists (playlists within playlists,) built-in switcher support, EAS, EPG, and CG. Based on a client-server architecture, OnTheAir Manager can control external applications via AppleScripts associated with clips, events or playlists, and full XML schedule import makes it easy to integrate with third-party scheduling and traffic systems.
Multicam Logger streamlines logging of all of the different angles (or inputs) used in a live multi-camera production, recording which input the producer has selected on his vision mixer and when. Multicam Logger creates a multicam clip for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Adobe Premiere Pro using the logs and the files recorded by any type of video recorder, ready for editing a final version of the production. Seamless integration with any production switcher using GPI, and convenient features like drag-and-drop linking of clips to camera angles makes Multicam Logger a powerful media workflow tool.