RELEASE: MovieRecorder 3.0.1

What’s new in version 3.0.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added support for Closed Captioning record with AJA cards (not yet compatible with other cards)
  • Added preallocation on Xsan Volumes
  • Added support for 10-bit Preview
  • Added support for Video card TC source for AJA cards (was already working with other cards in earlier version)
  • Improved timecode accuracy
  • Improved logs and warnings when there is an issue with a source or destination (drop frame, disk too slow...)
  • Improved the log window (now can sort by source and destination)
  • Improved behaviours of Timers and Schedules
  • Fixed H.264 NTSC issue because (the profile used did not support the width)
  • Fixed issue with Classic movies in 720p
  • Patch to fix memory leak issue on some graphics cards (some Radeon cards created massive memory leaks. They have been black-listed)
  • Source preview now works in headless mode

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.1.12, OnTheAir Video 3.1.12

What’s new in version 3.1.12 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with some H.264 files going off sync
  • Fixed an issue with some MPEG2 files not playing at the correct speed
  • Added support for MPEG1 files
  • With T-Tap the HDMI output is automatically
  • We now have a log when the drivers are not in the supported version

RELEASE: OnTheAir Live 1.2.13

What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2.13 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed a possible hang when the currently playing file was deleted
  • Fixed an issue with some playlists that could not be saved

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.1.11, OnTheAir Video 3.1.11, OnTheAir Node 3.1.11

What’s new in version 3.1.11 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added support for IMA Audio
  • Added support for uncompressed audio
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with files recorded by MovieRecorder 3
  • Fixed performance issues with OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Video Express when dragging a lot of items at once

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.37

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.37 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with the Videohub Plugin
  • Added some logs when receiving new schedules
  • Fixed an issue when using the “Contact Support...” feature and having long messages

MovieRecorder 3.0 and M|80 are now shipping !

The long wait for MovieRecorder 3 is over! You can download MovieRecorder 3 from our website, where you will find a FREE DEMO version. Please take a moment to fill out the required form, to let us know which features are important to you. It will only take a few minutes to fill out and it will greatly help us to build better products. You can watch a QuickStart video here and read more about it on the MovieRecorder 3 page.

Softron's M|80 is also now shipping. The M|80 is an 8 ingest hardware & software bundle that connects 8 video inputs via a single Thunderbolt 2 port to a MacPro. It includes 8 x MovieRecorder 3 licenses on one dongle, 1x 8 Input SDI Video card, 1 Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis and 1 Black TB cable - everything for a very affordable price. You can read more info about the M-80 on its dedicated product page.

So - what's new in MovieRecorder 3 ?


MovieRecorder 3 has some amazing new features such as:
  • One application for multi-channel ingest - a beautiful black user interface, with everything available in one window,
  • Efficiency - thanks to the fact that it is now a 64-bit application,
  • Automatic seamless switching - allows for 24/7 recording. (MovieRecorder 3 will automatically create a new file, frame accurately, based on a duration you establish.)
  • Pre-sets to allow users to change their record settings.
  • Multiple destinations along with multiple codecs - to allow you to record High Res and Proxy in one folder or to record to two different hard drives. Just select "Destinations." You can have as many destinations as you want for a single source. The only limitation is the processing power of your Mac.
  • H.264 and DNxHD support - codecs that were not available in MovieRecorder 2.
  • Direct Link - between OnTheAir Video 3 or OnTheAir Node 3 and MovieRecorder 3. Check this video.

In the works !


We have many more things planned for MovieRecorder 3. (Admittedly many of the "must haves" did not make their way into the current release because getting MovieRecorder 3 out the door was too important.) Just so you know what to expect, here is what we plan to release in updates soon:
  • Support for more codecs: MovieRecorder 3 currently supports Apple ProRes, DNxHD and H.264. It is a 64-bit application and no longer uses the QuickTime APIs. The QuickTime APIs were used to compress the frames into the various codecs. However, these codecs are no longer available with the AVFoundation framework that is now used. Thus, Softron has to negotiate the rights with third-parties to be permitted to add support for these codecs. Stay tuned to our website because we expect to add more codecs very soon! This will come as a paid option on a per license base.
  • Support for MXF and HLS: Currently, when you create a destination, you can only choose a QuickTime destination. MXF and HLS are greyed out. This is something that we know is important and will remedy soon.
  • Remote Control: one of the widely used features is the ability to remote control MovieRecorder. That has not been incorporated yet into MovieRecorder 3 because we have some very innovative features that impact remote control and will share these in a near future as well.
  • Other features that will be rolled out very soon: Closed Captioning, Audio Mapping, VTR Control, metadata, automatic delete files after a period of time...

MovieRecorder 3 licenses are also valid for MovieRecorder 2 Pro so if there is a MovieRecorder 2 feature that is crucial right now, you can deactivate MovieRecorder 3 and use that feature in MovieRecorder 2. Of course,if you have a dongle it makes it easy - just close one application and launch the other. Above all, remember to provide us feedback and express your opinion of what is important to you - that is why we recommend using the online form.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.1.10, OnTheAir Video 3.1.10, OnTheAir Node 3.1.10

What’s new in version 3.1.10 for all playout applications?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added support for AJA Audio routing feature
  • Added an option to “Acquire” AJA cards
  • Fixed a gamma issue when using ARGB with the Smart Resize and Graphics option
  • Fixed a possible performance issue when the logs were written to a network drive
  • Fixed a possible artefact with some codecs (XDCAM, HDV)
  • Fixed an issue with some .mp3 files
  • Fixed an issue with the deactivations on Mac OS 10.8

What’s new in version 3.1.10 for OnTheAir Node only?
  • Fixed an issue with logos being inverted
  • Fixed an issue with the installer
  • Added compatibility of slave mode with scheduled playout
  • Added an AJA audio routing attribute

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.5.19

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.5.19 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added Timecode Buddy Server source (to support the connection of multiple channels to one Timecode Buddy)
  • Fixed an issue with Drop Frame TC in VTR control
  • Fixed an issue with XDCAM EX and HDV codec
  • Fixed some memory leak issues (warning at the time of writing there are still issues with 10.6.8 and 10.9.2. we currently recommend working with 10.7.5 or 10.8.5)

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.1.3, OnTheAir Video 3.1.3

What’s new in version 3.1.3?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added support for CEA-708 Closed Captioning (using a QuickTime Closed Captioning track)
  • Added support for audio only files
  • Added support for automatic logo overlay (logos placed in the same folder as a video file and using the same name will be automatically overlaid)
  • No more limitations on YUV mode with Nvidia cards

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 3.1

This is the first official release of OnTheAir Node 3 with the Smart Playout Engine (SPE). Some have been released before and it is already 3.1 version because the engine that is built in there is the same as the one of OnTheAir Video, and we wanted the build numbers to correspond between the 2 applications. OnTheAir Node has thus the same stability with an engine already in use at hundreds of installations worlwide.

With the Smart Playout Engine built in, OnTheAir Node 3 now has all its bells and whistle, see below the major new features in this version compared to the previous version using the NAVI playout engine.

Note that OnTheAir Node 3 is compatible with the previous versions of OnTheAir Live and OnTheAir Manager.


What’s new in OnTheAir Node 3.1 ?

  • More codecs supported (it would be easier to say what we don’t support then list all the codecs we support Winking
  • Built-in support for MXF
  • Built-in support for DNxHD
  • Fixed Logo overlay and HD options now built in the standard license
  • Smart Automatic Resize (mix & match multiple file resolutions to the output with a high quality resize)
  • Dynamic Graphics Overlay (optional - coming soon)
  • Closed Captioning CEA-708 Support (optional)
  • Multiple outputs with AJA cards
  • Support for Deltacast Cards...
  • Support for a “Virtual Output” (No need to have a video device to stream as you can playout to a virtual output, and stream with MovieRecorder 3 thanks to the direct link between the 2)
  • Direct Link to MovieRecorder 3 for easy recording/streaming (no need for an additional video card, the frames are sent from one application to the other running on the same Mac). MovieRecorder 3 is not yet available but will be released soon.
  • ATEM plugin to control ATEM routers directly from the playout through an ethernet connection
  • Master-Slave mode (for easy redundancy)
  • New REST API

Announcements for NAB

What's up for Softron at NAB2014?

We've held back telling you about NAB. We did not want to spoil the surprise.
Well – now it's time!

Check the following page where we announce many important upgrades to Softron Media Services’ products.

Stop by NAB - booth SL9405 if you want to see all this Live!

RELEASE: MulticamLogger 1.1.13

What’s new in version 1.1.13?
  • Added compatibility with Final Cut Pro 10.1
  • Added support for Timecode Buddy
  • Fixed an issue with the FCP 7 and Adobe Premiere exports

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.36

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.36 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue when suing the “Contact Support...” feature when no internet connection available
  • Fixed an issue when sending a new schedule or resynchronising with long “delays” (difference between scheduled and real start time)

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0.8, OnTheAir Video 3.0.8

What’s new in version 3.0.8?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue when drag & dropping the last clip of the playlist
  • Fixed an issue with some MXF files
  • Added audio output in the inspector when previewing clips
  • Added Keyboard Shortcut alt+O to add offline file
  • Fixed issue with Cue mode and clip end behaviours
  • Fixed an issue when scrubbing before 0
  • Fixed an audio issue when cuing clips
  • The little warning badge is now only shown if the fps are different. Not if the format is different.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.5.12

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.5.12 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2.26

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2.26 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements

RELEASE: OnTheAir Live 1.2.12

What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2.12 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added the possibility to put a Node in slave mode (only with OnTheAir Node 3)
  • When connections to OnTheAir Node are lost, and gets back, reconnections are now better

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0.3, OnTheAir Video 3.0.3

What’s new in version 3.0.3?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Improved behaviour when changing devices and output formats
  • Fixed wrong behaviour when reaching the end of a clip (did not stop)
  • Fixed an issue with some MXF files
  • Fixed a possible crash when scrubbing video

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0, OnTheAir Video 3.0

OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Video Express are now going out of the “b” numbers!

What’s new in version 3.0?

  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Log and Schedule windows now show the name of the device
  • Still images are not cached anymore
  • Added support for the bypass of Decklink Quad cards


Find the UPGRADE that’s right for you !
If you already own a license and want to upgrade, check the Smart Playout Engine upgrade program page to easily find the upgrade for you ! Just select the product you have and which one you want to get.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.5.11

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.5.11 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Premiere Pro when a Proxy file was recorded
  • Fixed a performance issue with NVIDIA cards on MacBook Pros

Pre-Release: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0b21, OnTheAir Video 3.0b21

What’s new in version 3.0b21?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • ** NEW** Added MIDI control (only for OnTheAir Video)
  • Added a “resync” method to fix an issue with some Blackmagic-Design configurations
  • Added some tooltips (on “warning sign in playlist, and on red clips to explain the reason)
  • Fixed an issue with the order of the clips when drag and drop
  • Fixed some memory leaks
  • Fixed an issue with some IMX MXF movies
  • Fixed an issue with a frame rate conversion
  • Most logs are now sent to the appropriate OTAV_Log file
  • A few changes in the Inspector to better inform the user
  • Improved warnings and behaviours when changing device output format and smart status


Find the UPGRADE that’s right for you !
If you already own a license and want to upgrade, check the Smart Playout Engine upgrade program page to easily find the upgrade for you ! Just select the product you have and which one you want to get.

RELEASE: GPI Commander 1.2.4

What’s new in GPICommander 1.2.4 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Improved compatibility with Mavericks

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.5.9

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.5.9 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Mavericks and QuickTime X that had to “convert” the movies created by MovieRecorder
  • Fixed a 2-3 frames desync issue with some configurations in Mountain Lion and Mavericks

Pre-Release: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0b16, OnTheAir Video 3.0b16

What’s new ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added some monitoring info (work in progress) in the logging window
  • Fixed an issue with some field priority inversion
  • Few changes in the UI (added a drop here in the background of the playlist,...)
  • Changes in the Logo Preference (now in a dedicated graphics tab)
  • Added a “release” button to be able to release the video card without having to quit the application

Important Notes
The new features: Dynamic Graphics Overlay and the streaming options will be rolled out very soon. All other options are available. Check the
features comparison list available here.
OnTheAir Video Express now allows one output per application. If you want multiple outputs, you will need multiple licenses. Some codecs are not supported anymore. Check the list of supported codecs and file formats
here (if it is not listed, it is most probably not supported)

OnTheAir Node
will be released soon.


Find the UPGRADE that’s right for you !
If you already own a license and want to upgrade, check the Smart Playout Engine upgrade program page to easily find the upgrade for you ! Just select the product you have and which one you want to get.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2.25

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2.25 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added an auto-import feature for schedules (third party integration)
  • Fixed an issue with Mavericks (window not opening correctly)

Pre-Release: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0b9, OnTheAir Video 3.0b9

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 3.0b9 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Modified user interface (With now 3 details levels)
  • Fixed issues with the Cue mode
  • Fixed issues with the Scrubbing in playlist and inspector
  • Modified the location of the stil image duration (now in the Timeline section of the inspector)
  • Order of the in and out of Decklink Quad and Duo cards is now consistent. Cf this article.
  • Added a choice of log levels

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 3.0b9 ?

  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Modified user interface (With now 3 details levels and a blue color for the header to differentiate with OnTheAir Video Express)
  • Fixed issues with the Cue mode
  • Fixed issues with the Scrubbing in playlist and inspector
  • Modified the location of the stil image duration (now in the Timeline section of the inspector)
  • Order of the in and out of Decklink Quad and Duo cards is now consistent. Cf this article.
  • Added a choice of log levels
  • Improved Smart resize

Important Notes
The new features: Dynamic Graphics Overlay and the streaming options will be rolled out very soon. All other options are available. Check the
features comparison list available here.
OnTheAir Video Express now allows one output per application. If you want multiple outputs, you will need multiple licenses. Some codecs are not supported anymore. Check the list of supported codecs and file formats
here (if it is not listed, it is most probably not supported)

OnTheAir Node
will be released soon.


Find the UPGRADE that’s right for you !
If you already own a license and want to upgrade, check the Smart Playout Engine upgrade program page to easily find the upgrade for you ! Just select the product you have and which one you want to get.

RELEASE: MovieStreamer HLS 1.2.14

What’s new in MovieStreamer HLS 1.2.14 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Hardware Acceleration is now enabled in Mavericks
  • Fixed an issue in the REST api for the frame settings
  • Added quicktime configuration in the REST api
  • Fixed audio group of audio only stream in main playlist
  • Added audio pair selection
  • Added a header with max age for Amazon S3 cache control
  • Added Contact Support

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.5.5

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.5.5 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with scheduled destinations being modified by the generic destinations
  • Fixed incorrect info with DVCPro HD codec
  • Fixed an issue with timecode when using drop frame TC
  • Increased frame size for some XDCAM EX formats (file size will increase in consequence)
  • Fixed an issue with the preview with 4K sources

Pre-Release: OnTheAir Video Express 3.0b1, OnTheAir Video 3.0b1

At IBC2013, Softron has made available pre-release versions of OnTheAir Video Express and OnTheAir Video that now come with the new Smart Playout Engine.

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). Intelligent resizing allows formats to be mixed and matched. 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.

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 3.0b1 ?
  • New Smart Playout Engine (instead of QuickTime APIs)
  • Built-in support for Avid DNxHD® and many other codecs
  • Built-in support for MXF (no additional component required)
  • Mix-and-match HD and SD (Fill, Letterbox, Pan-and-scan). Also in YUV.
  • Seamless playback
  • Seamless Loop
  • Improved support for multiple outputs using AJA cards
  • Disable Playback Controls and hide Thumbnails features
  • Support for undo/redo

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 3.0b1 ?

  • New Smart Playout Engine (instead of QuickTime APIs)
  • Built-in support for much more codecs. Long GOPs are now supported! => you can play H.264, XDCAM, ...
  • Built-in support for Avid DNxHD®
  • Built-in support for MXF (no additional component required)
  • Smart resize: Mix-and-match HD and SD (Fill, Letterbox, Pan-and-scan) = improved quality compared to OnTheAir Video Express. Also in YUV.
  • Improved support for audio configurations (5.1 tracks, etc)
  • Position playhead randomly in playlist clips (to check transitions, etc)
  • Improved support for multiple outputs using AJA cards
  • Support for undo/redo
  • New user interface

Important Notes
The new features: Dynamic Graphics Overlay and the streaming options will be rolled out very soon. All other options are available. Check the
features comparison list available here.
OnTheAir Video Express now allows one output per application. If you want multiple outputs, you will need multiple licenses. Some codecs are not supported anymore. Check the list of supported codecs and file formats
here (if it is not listed, it is most probably not supported)

OnTheAir Node
will be released soon.


Find the UPGRADE that’s right for you !
If you already own a license and want to upgrade, check the Smart Playout Engine upgrade program page to easily find the upgrade for you ! Just select the product you have and which one you want to get.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Studio 3.1

What’s new in OnTheAir Studio 3.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added auto gain control
  • Added visual feedback when streaming
  • Fixed an issue when streaming would stop from time to time
  • Fixed an issue with restoring the Compressor settings
  • Modified auto-follow behaviour
  • Added a progression status when analysing tracks
  • Fixed issues of glitches in the AAC stream

RELEASE: OnTheAir Studio 3.0.9

What’s new in OnTheAir Studio 3.0.9 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added a “disable compressor” option to bypass the compression effects.
  • Added a fade other documents option in each playlist
  • Modified the MIDI learning dialog

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video 2.5.24

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.5.24 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with the selection of the playback mode which would change settings at restart of the application
  • Modified the Contact Support menu to better check email addresses and support more special characters

RELEASE: OnTheAir Live 1.2.6

What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2.6 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with the Keychain to store passwords
  • Fixed an issue which would prevent OnTheAir Live to save playlists
  • Modified the Contact Support menu to better check email addresses and support more special characters

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.30

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.30 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Modified the Contact Support menu to better check email addresses and support more special characters

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.27

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.27 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Network changes and Audio devices removed/added
  • Fixed an issue when using the Apple USB to Ethernet adapter with dongles
  • Added the “Contact Support” button in the System Preferences pane to easily Gather all the logs required for support
  • Updated the Videohub plugin to show the names of inputs and outputs
  • Updated the Videohub plugin to display also the monitoring outputs
  • A logo can now be automatically assigned to a clip if it is placed in the same folder and with the same name as the clip
  • Add an option to use in as-run-logs, the file names instead of QuickTime’s Display Name

WARNING: this is an important release for all Mountain Lion (10.8) users as it fixes an issue that would make the application crash when the network was lost or an audio device was removed/added. This is a bug introduced by Apple in 10.8. We found a workaround available here. Please update.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.5 and MovieRecorder Control 2.3.2

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.5 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added the “Help > Contact Support” menu to easily Gather all the logs required for support
  • Added support for XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422 and HDV codecs (warning: the nitrate is higher then expected due to the edit-while-ingest feature)
  • Added VTR Control over Telnet (with MovieRecorder Control)
  • Improved Metadata behaviours
  • Improved compatibility with Harmonic Servers
  • Fixed issues with Reference movies on Windows
  • Fixed issues with XML imports
  • Fixed issues with AppleScript and destinations


What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.3.2 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added the “Help > Contact Support” menu to easily Gather all the logs required for support
  • Added the possibility to control a VTR connected to a MovieRecorder (with jog shuttle)
  • Fixed an issue with network connection lost
  • Fixed an issue with FCPX XML automatic generation

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2.19

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2.19 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added the “Help > Contact Support” menu to easily Gather all the logs required for support
  • Added a Copy/Paste Event/Paste Event as Linked feature
  • Added the possibility to import a Schedule XML (can be made automatically with a Watch Folder)
  • Added an option to display the clip name or the file name in playlists. You can now also sort the columns in the Media Browser to decide what first column you want.
  • Fixed an issue with repeated events
  • Fixed an issue when using “/“ characters in Categories
  • Fixed issues where Manager would not update the inspector correctly
  • Fixed an issue when using the Apple USB to Ethernet adapter with dongles

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video 2.5.21

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.5.21 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Network changes and Audio devices removed/added
  • Fixed an issue when using the Apple USB to Ethernet adapter with dongles
  • Added the “Help > Contact Support” menu to easily Gather all the logs required for support

WARNING: this is an important release for all Mountain Lion (10.8) users as it fixes an issue that would make the application crash when the network was lost or an audio device was removed/added. This is a bug introduced by Apple in 10.8. We found a workaround available here. Please update.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Live 1.2.3

What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2.3 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added the “Help > Contact Support” menu to easily Gather all the logs required for support

RELEASE: MulticamLogger 1.1.5

What’s new in MulticamLogger 1.1.5 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue when using the Apple USB to Ethernet adapter with dongles
  • Added “Contact Support”

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 1.2.11

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.2.11 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed a crash that would happen when audio devices would be added or removed (including Airplay with Network changes)
  • Fixed an issue with the display of clip durations for fractional frame rates
  • Reverted the “clip end behaviour” when not in cue mode to “hold last frame” as it used to be
  • Added a “Contact Support” Menu
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to quit the application
  • Fixed an issue when using the Apple USB to Ethernet adapter with dongles

RELEASE: MovieStreamer HLS 1.2.9

What’s new in MovieStreamer HLS 1.2.9 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • We now display the aspect ratio in the source video format popup menu
  • A warning is now shown if a preset is does not maintain source aspect ratio
  • Fixed a bug with no warning shown with some FTP issues
  • Fixed a bug that would not show a connection issue with Amazon S3
  • Fixed issues with separated audio (offset, playlist updated)

RELEASE: MovieStreamer HLS 1.2.2

What’s new in MovieStreamer HLS 1.2.2 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Automatically decrease the fps when source has a fps higher then 30fps
  • Fixed issues with SMB Volumes disconnections
  • Fixed issues with some Windows FTP Server
  • Fixed issues with Amazon S3 destinations
  • Added warning when QT movie destination is not writable
  • Fixed issues when changing formats in the source section
  • When the Settings pane is hidden, the Window size can now be smaller

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.21

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.21 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with some files being skipped

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 1.2.5

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.2.5 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Increased performances in some codecs (ProRes and H.264)
  • Prohibit modification of playlist when in chain mode and paused
  • Fixed issues with External Key
  • Fixed an issue when in cue mode, and doing a force switch, the start time was incorrect
  • Fixed a crashing issue with some audio files
  • When jog shuttle window is hidden, the settings are now ignored
  • Improved contrast for playing and selected clips

RELEASE: OnTheAir Switch 2.0.1

What’s new in OnTheAir Switch 2.0.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issues with Blackmagic-Design Videohub
  • Added the support to automatically refresh the status of the Blackmagic-Design Videohub and AJA Kumo routers (all the IP based routers)
  • Added and improved support for Leitch Panacea Protocol (automatic detection of the number of inputs)

RELEASE: OnTheAir Studio 3.0.5

What’s new in OnTheAir Studio 3.0.5 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issues in the Scheduling
  • Fixed issues with MIDI keyboard

RELEASE: MovieStreamer HLS 1.2

What’s new in MovieStreamer HLS 1.2 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • UI changes
  • Added multiple simultaneous destinations (FTP, Amazon, Local)
  • Added the creation of a .mov Quicktime File simultaneously (with custom or auto naming)
  • The .mov file is “edit-ready”: you do not need to wait the end of the recording to use it, but you will need to reload it in your application to see the new content. This is different to what MovieRecorder does with the edit-while-ingest files which don’t need to be reloaded.
  • Improved connection to FTP
  • Folders are now “cleaned up” when starting a new record
  • Added warnings when destinations are not writable

RELEASE: OnTheAir Live 1.2.1

What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Retina Display Ready
  • The Inspector and Media Browser now show the TC of the clip (instead of starting from 00:00:00:00)
  • The Remaining time now shows the remaining time until the next stop in playlist (if playlist is in chain mode, but one clip has the “stop at end” attribute, it will show the remaining time until that clip.
  • Fix some issues with playlists created with “New From Node”
  • Fix some issues with clips showing as offline OR Thumbnails not present
  • Fix some issues when the Node was disconnecting
  • Changed the warnings when authenticating
  • Changed the warning when sending a playlist to a Node running a schedule
  • Changed the warnings when trying to play on a Node without being authenticated -> automatic authentication
  • Fixed some issues in database

IMPORTANT NOTE: the database of OnTheAir Live will be updated automatically and you won’t be able to revert to an older version of OnTheAir Live, without trashing your “OnTheAir Live Local DataSource” folder.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video 2.5.18

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.5.18 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Improved compatibility with DVCPro HD

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2.12

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2.12 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added the “Resize” option. (Works fine only for progressive content)
  • Added an option for “Colored Text in playlists”
  • Default Schedule duration sent to Node is now one week (was 24h)
  • Fixed an issue that would create a schedule backup on the desktop
  • Fixed issues with the clip start times (when doing copy/paste, reordering or doing skip to next)
  • When the user closes the schedule and he did not send the schedule, we now show a warning
  • Thumbnails are now saved so they are shown when Node is offline
  • Corrected the warnings when a different schedule or playlist was already running on the Node

RELEASE: OnTheAir Studio 3.0.3

What’s new in OnTheAir Studio 3.0.3 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issues in the Scheduling
  • Fixed issues when setting in/out points
  • General fix in the playlist behaviours

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.17

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.17 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • added the .txt extension to as-run-logs
  • Logos are now available immediately (no need to restart)
  • added AppleScript support

RELEASE: MulticamLogger 1.1.3

What’s new in MulticamLogger 1.1.3 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Compatibility with Final Cut Pro 10.0.6
  • Markers are now automatically selected for quicker operations
  • New “Mouse Controls: click on the preview input for a “Take”
  • Fixed some sync issues in Adobe CS6 and FCP 7 exports
  • Added support for the “Super Source” of ATEM
  • Fixed Framerate selection issues in PAL and NTSC exports

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 1.2.4

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.2.4 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Increased performances in some codecs

RELEASE: OnTheAir CG 1.13

What’s new in OnTheAir CG 1.13 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with the preview on Mac mini with a Radeon Card and Mountain Lion.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.4.4

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.4.4 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Settings window on opening
  • Fixed an issue with Audio LTC not rolling when the application start

RELEASE: Multicam Logger 1.1 now with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

  • The new Multicam Logger release now allows the integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 1.2

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.2 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Application now signed for compatibility with Mountain Lion Gatekeeper and additional security for protection against malware
  • Added support for retina display

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.4

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.4 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Application now signed for compatibility with Mountain Lion Gatekeeper and additional security for protection against malware
  • Added support for retina display
  • Added the possibility to take a snapshot of the incoming video signal
  • You can now import Batch Captures from an Excel Spreadsheet

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2.9

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2.9 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Application now signed for compatibility with Mountain Lion Gatekeeper and additional security for protection against malware
  • Added support to import .txt playlist with nested playlists (add @ at the beginning of the line)
  • Fixed issues with events ending at midnight and repeats
  • Double-click on clip in Media Browser now opens the inspector
  • Fixed an issue with the start time of clips not being updated correctly in nested playlists
  • Fixed an issue with in/out points being lost when volume would disconnect

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.14

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.4 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Application now signed for compatibility with Mountain Lion Gatekeeper and additional security for protection against malware
  • Added support for retina display in the System Preference pane
  • Fixed an issue with the Blackmagic-Design Videohub SDK which maintained too many connection when disconnected
  • Fixed an issue happening rarely when receiving schedules from OnTheAir Manager with special characters

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2.1

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added support for Daylight Saving Time (DST) and fixed issues
  • Fixed an issue with repeated events. Conflicts were sometimes reported with delimited repeats.
  • When moving files in the finder, the file is now properly found in its new location in playlists
  • Improved performances with large database (require an export and import of database to be effective)
  • Zoom in and out shortcuts are now faster

RELEASE: Create Final Cut Pro X Multicam files automatically

MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Control have been updated today to allow for easier integration with Final Cut Pro X.

With MovieRecorder Control 2.1 you can now create multicam clips for Final Cut Pro X automatically without any need to do anything else manually.

MovieRecorder is the natural companion to Final Cut Pro X when working in a multicam environment. With the appropriate hardware, multiple streams can be captured on one single MacPro (up to 8 SD or 4 HD)using the corresponding number of MovieReorder licenses. In addition to its multiple channel ingest efficiency, MovieRecorder has a multicam feature so that users can start editing the multicam clip while the file is still being recorded.

When working in a multi-cam environment, the usual workflow would be to first start the recording for each angle, then find the files in your shared storage, import the files in Final Cut Pro X. Then you would select all of the media you have just imported and select File > New Multicam Clip from the menu. Next you would have to make sure to select the proper settings to make the multi-cam clip. And finally once the multi-cam clip is created, you will have to create a new project and drag and drop the multi-cam clip in the project. Only then can start you working with multi-cam.

The “Softron Way” - When using MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Control, you click on the gang record button in MovieRecorder Control to start recording all the camera angles at once, then just wait a few seconds for all the work to be done for you. MovieRecorder Control will import all the camera angles, create the multi-cam clip and the project for you in Final Cut Pro X . And you can start editing your multi-cam clip immediately, while it is still being recorded. Easier then that is just not possible. You can also just store the XML file for a later use if you want to edit your multicam clip later on.

Download the DEMO versions of MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Control today and find out for yourself.

Note that MovieRecorder Control 2.1 requires MovieRecorder 2.3b6 or later.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.2b3

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.2b3 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added support for EPG - Electronic Program Guide. Add types of programs, summary, rating, etc… and export to XML (currently only compatible with Australian format. IF you are interested, let us know and we’ll add the support for your country when you order)
  • Start time is now updated to reflect the real start time of the clip, and not the planned start time. Useful when you are running late or early because of offline clips for example.
  • Added Attributes icons in Media Browser
  • Added a “Randomize” playlist feature
  • Added a “Search” feature in media browser.

RELEASE: OnTheAir CG 1.10

What’s new in OnTheAir CG 1.10 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • OnTheAir CG is now compatible with AJA cards. Check the new list of supported cards here: http://softron.zendesk.com/entries/315378-what-video-card-is-compatible-with-ontheair-cg
  • OnTheAir CG can now use a card placed in any slot (previously, it needed to be the card placed in slot-4)
  • Fixed a crashing issue with Timeline items
  • The option “Quit OnTheAir CG Server when OnTheAir CG quits” now works again
  • Fixed compatibility issues between versions of Decklink drivers

RELEASE: OnTheAir CG 1.10

What’s new in OnTheAir Switch 1.1b9 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements

OnTheAir Video Express now with slow motion !

What’s new in GPICommander 1.1b27 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Added Keyboard shortcuts (check the available shortcuts here)
  • Added a jog/shuttle and Playback speed control for Slow motion
  • Fixed an issue with the GPI output action
  • Fixed issues with DVI-HDMI outputs
  • Fixed issues in the in/out section of Inspector
  • Fixed an issue with playlists in chain and loop mode. It would not loop correctly
  • Fixed an issue where the output was green when stopping on Blackmagic cards
  • When you close an inspector window while a clip is playing, it will now stop the audio
  • Fixed some issues with the defaults modes
  • Fixed issues with the keying modes (ARGB mode was not saved, and External Key was not working for Blackmagic-Design cards)

RELEASE: GPICommander 1.2.1

What’s new in GPICommander 1.2.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Input AppleScripts that were not triggered

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2.1 & OnTheAir Live 1.2

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed: issue with offline clips in schedules
  • Fixed: when you would first set the Video and Audio modes. It did not save properly the new modes
  • Fixed: when doing a skip to next when a Live clip is playing
  • Fixed: when the first clip of a playlist was a Live, it was skipped
  • The reset preference button now keeps the Node UID
  • Fixed: when the next clip to play is Offline and has the Loop clip end behavior. The current clip would loop even if it doesn't have the Loop attribute
  • Fixed: the status of Node sometimes didn't refresh properly (sill showing "Starting up…" when it was started)
  • Added default values for Keying
  • Fixed: crash when an EAS event (audio mute) was received during a Live event
  • Fixed an issue with multiple short Live clips in one event (would create a big offset over time)
  • Changed a few UI issues in the Preference pane

What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with Attributes not being saved properly
  • Fixed an issue when Attributes are modified on Node
  • Optimize copy/paste
  • Added the Export and Import Database feature for migration between versions and backup
  • Fixed several issues in the in/out section of inspector
  • Added a preference to show/hide thumbnails
  • Added the possibility to open OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Video Express playlists (no import needed)
  • Added the GPI Commander control feature to trigger the play/stop/pause on multiple playlists (Gang Playout)
  • Added a big countdown window (can have multiple)
  • Added an Absolute start time option for playlists (if you want to use the playlist in OnTheAir Manager and have an info of when the playlist will start)
  • Fixed an issue with Attributes window in Mac OS Lion
  • Removed some logs


RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.2.13

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.2.13 ?
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with some info missing in the exported Schedule XML
  • The maximum duration for a scheduled recording is now set to 12 hours (no limit previously)
  • It is now possible to edit the end time of a scheduled recording that is currently recording
  • Changes in the Schedule window UI

RELEASE: OnTheAir CG Controller 2.8.1

What’s new in OnTheAir CG Controller 2.8.1 ?
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Solved an issue with Roman character

RELEASE: EASController 1.0b3

What’s new in EASController 1.0b3 ?
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • Solved an issue with TF911

RELEASE: OnTheAir Manager 1.1.9

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.1.9 ?
  • General stability and performance improvements
  • When an event or playlist is in Loop, under run information is not shown
  • Solved an issue with 2 Nodes having the same name
  • Solved an issue in Inspector not showing the Attributes of the selected Node
  • Solved issues with repeated events
  • Added a replace clip in all schedule feature
  • Added the possibility to select a different location for the database
  • Added an “Access Lock” to prevent multiple users to modify the same database (to avoid corruption)
  • Added shortcuts
  • Solved issues with Mac OS Lion

New versions of Softron Applications for Mac OS X Lion compatibility

A few Softron Media Services applications have been updated to ensure compatibility with Mac OS X Lion.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.2.1 - OCTO version available

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.2.1 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• Added the OCTO version for up to eight (8) SD ingest on one single Mac
• solved a permission issue when recording AND reading to/from an AFP Volume (file would not open until stopped recording)
• We now prevent to record when no audio track is present
• Solved an issue when recording in Uncompressed formats and disabling the option “Update Movie Duration when Stopping”.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.2 and MovieRecorder Control 2.0.6

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.2 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• Added the auto naming in Scheduled recordings
• Added the option to record to a reference movie (to solve problems with Final Cut Server watch folder integration or Final Cut Pro renders on files being ingested)
• Added a preference to select the extension for reference movies (.ref or .mov)
• Solved an issue with VITC recording where the TimeCode track was not referenced properly in the recorded file
• Added an option to keep the file in “Read only” even after the end of the recording
• Implementation of ACL permissions
• Updated and optimized VU meters with meter labels


What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.0.6 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• Added the auto naming in Scheduled recordings
• Added control for reference movies destinations
• Added a gang pause button
• Solved issues with more then 10 destinations

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.2b1 - OnTheAir Live 1.2b2 - OnTheAir Manager 1.1.1

What’s new in OnTheAir Node 1.2b1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Media Folders: Aliases and Packages are not scanned any more
  • Fixed an issue where the current playlist was modified when sending a new one from Manager
  • Fixed an issue when nothing was left for play out in a schedule
  • Fixed a crashing issue when you would disconnect a GPICommander device
  • Added support for Live events
  • Optimized performances when working with large media folders
  • It is not possible anymore to disable the authentication
  • When Volumes unmount or are not present at startup, files are shown as offline
  • Added support for Keying. Added attributes and default attributes for External/Internal Key and Audio routing (only AJA).
  • Fixed an issue where OnTheAir Node would not resume playback if only a playlist was playing (not a schedule)
  • Fixed an issue with AJA cards
  • Fixed issues when startin Schedules with a Live clip at the beginning of a playlist.
  • Fixed issues with “Skip to next” when working with schedules (would not skip to next when a nested playlist, when next clip is offline, etc.)
  • Added the Mute, Audio Passthrough and commands for EASController support (for EAS (Emergency Alarm System) events in the United States)


What’s new in OnTheAir Live 1.2b1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue when deleting a media folder from Node
  • Fixed an issue when doing a “Reset Media Database”
  • Fixed several issues in the inspector In/Out section
  • Added the refresh button to work with Xsan volumes
  • Fixed an issue where the Thumbnails would not show when doing a playlist with “New from Node”
  • Fixed issues when a node would disconnect and then reconnect (wrong status, wrong name and some thumbnails not shown)
  • Added a warning when Node is playing a schedule and you try to send a playlist

What’s new in OnTheAir Manager 1.1.1 ?
  • General Stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with events ending at 24:00:00
  • Fixed issues with Categories
  • Optimized performance when adding many clips to an event
  • Added a view in playlists list to sort by Category
  • Added a replace clip feature
  • Fixed issues with repeated events
  • Fixed several issues in the inspector In/Out section
  • Added a resync schedule button
  • Playlists or clips after a looped item are now greyed out
  • Added keyboard shortcuts
  • Added the import playlist feature
  • Added drag and drop of clips from the finder feature
  • Added warning for recursive playlists
  • Optimized copy/paste
  • Added a hid thumbnail view
  • Added clip duplicates
  • In/Out attributes are now inherited too
  • Added the possibility to export/import the database
  • Added a File name column
  • Added the stick to next/previous feature

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video 2.5b11

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.5b11 ?
The logo overlay option is now available again with this version
• Mute option (can be activated with the shortcut: Control-Option-M)

Warning!
Unlike with OnTheAir Node, there is no control over the audio routing yet so it is not suitable to handle Live events.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Studio 1.2b31

A new version of OnTheAir Studio has been released today. It solves a compatibility issue with Mac OS 10.5.8.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.1 and MovieRecorder Control 2.0.2

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.1 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• Looped recording feature for TimeShift operations: when reaching the end of the file, MovieRecorder starts recording again at the beginning (Pro option required)
• improved A/V sync

What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.0.2 ?
general stability and performance improvements
Added support for the control of MovieRecorder HEXA and MovieRecorder QUAD
Solved compatibility issue with Mac OS X 10.5.8
• Solved an issue where MovieRecorder Control would take up a dongle license

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video Express 1.1b14

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.1b14 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• solved an issue when copy/paste a clip with pause status
• the GPI preferences are now set by default to “None”
• solved an issue with lower field first codecs (DV codecs)
• solved an issue with the DVI output being in DEMO mode in some cases even with a dongle or serial

RELEASE: MovieRecorder Express 1.0.15

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.0.15 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• fixes the issue with Internal Mac Clock TimeCode
• fixes the issue with the settings button not properly positioned when resizing the window

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video 2.4.38 (last 2.4 version)

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.4.38 ?
• solved an issue with clips from Root folder showing as offline
• solved an issue with clips copying (not complete) where the clip would not be shown in the playlist if you opened it. Now it shows as offline.
• solved an issue when importing ASCII playlists where you had to first save them before being able to play them correctly
• solved an issue where if you double-clicked on an offline clip, the stop button would have no effect until the change of clip

Important information :
This update is the last update for the 2.4 version (without Alpha Channel support). This is the last version compatible with Mac OS X 10.4. All versions after will not be compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.1b4

What's new :
• General stability and performance improvements
• solved an issue with installer that would give wrong read/write permissions to Node folders
• solved an issue with special characters

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 1.1b8

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.1b9 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• improves A/V sync

RELEASE: OntheAir Video Express 1.1b9

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.1b9 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• added the possibility to get out of full screen mode when selecting “Built-in HDMI/DVI output” with only one monitor connected, just hit Escape key.
• solved an issue with chain/loop mode
• solved some issues when adding players
• solved some issues with FireWire devices
• solved some issues with MPEG-2 output

RELEASE: OnTheAir Video 2.5a10

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.5a10 ?
added support for ARGB playback to key over an incoming signals clips with an Alpha Channel
• you can now play video files with no audio track

Warning !
This is a BETA version that doesn’t have the Logo option enabled.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.1b3 and OnTheAir Live 1.1b2

What's new in OnTheAir Node 1.1b3?
• General stability and performance improvements
• Added support for clips with Alpha Channel
• Added support for Live Clips
• Video clips don't require anymore an audio track to be validated
• Added the scheduling functions and commands required for OnTheAir Manager
• Added automatic refresh on Xsan Volumes (every 2 minutes)

WARNING !
This version of OnTheAir Node doesn't have the logo option enabled. This feature will come back in a future release.

On Xsan volumes, the files will not show up immediately (only after 2 minutes where we force the refresh). A solution will be added soon.

NEW BETA version of MovieRecorder 2.1b3 with Looped recording

New Looped Recording feature available with the Pro Option of MovieRecorder.

RELEASE: OnTheAir CG Server 1.9.11

What’s new in OnTheAir CG 1.9.11 ?
• solved compatibility issues with ATI Radeon 5770 cards of MacPro 2010
• solved an issue in NTSC (bad interlacing)

OnTheAir Video Express 1.1 now with HDMI-DVI-Mini DisplayPort output

OnTheAir Video Express in version 1.1 now supports to output not only to the Video boards such as AJA, Blackmagic-Design, Matrox or MOTU, but it also enables to output to for example the HDMI port of the Mac mini, or the Mini displayPort of a MacBook Pro.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.0.11

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.0.11 ?
general stability and performance improvements
• fixed an issue with some file ending when doing scheduled recordings
• fixed an issue with Adrienne Audio LTC to RS422 converters
• added compatibility with 2 modes of the Adrienne AEC-uBOX-2: the ASCII mode and Binary mode
general stability and performance improvements
• solved an issue with dongles not being recognized when the application is placed in the login items
• solved an issue when using Adrienne Broadcast Protocol
• solved an issue with the end of file on scheduled recordings with more then one track of audio
• solved a desync issue with Decklink cards recording from SDI video in and Analog Audio in
• prohibited to set wrong audio settings (like recording 2 audio channels in one track, but set output settings to Mono) which could lead to desync
• solved an issue where the channel name didn’t show up in the UI
• solved an issue with XML batch captures and schedule imports

For moe information about the configuration of the Adrienne AEC-uBOX-2 and differences between all modes, see the article below:
http://softron.zendesk.com/entries/222895-how-to-configure-the-adrienne-ltc-to-rs422-box-for-movierecorder

Warning !
For users of the Adrienne AEC-uBOX-2, as we added one more configuration, after the update, you will have to make sure that the correct mode is selected. Check the article above for any information, or contact us if you experience any problem.

RELEASE: OnTheAir Node 1.0b7 and OnTheAir Live 1.0b10

The new versions of OnTheAir Node and OnTheAir Live are now available for public download from the download pages of the website.

RELEASE: MovieRecorder 2.0.2 & MovieRecorder Control 2.0

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.0.2 ?
solved some crashing issue when scheduling or changing destinations with MovieRecorder Control

What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.0 ?
solved issues when scheduling and destinations settings
solved issues when there was dropped frames reported on the target MovieRecorder

OnTheAir Video QUAD now available !

OnTheAir Video QUAD is now available and allow to playout 4 streams on one Mac.

MovieRecorder QUAD and HEXA now available !

There are two new versions of MovieRecorder (MovieRecorder QUAD and MovieRecorder HEXA) now that can handle up to 6 input on one Mac.

RELEASE : OnTheAir Video 2.4.35

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.4.35 ?
reactivated the "video buffer" preference

What was new in OnTheAir Video 2.4.34 (available since Marc 30) compared to version 2.4.20?
general stability and performance improvements
Schedule has been optimized and reworked with a new UI (slightly)
Fixed logging issues and added more clearer logging for synchronization.
removed horizontal scroller in the playlist document
Removed bug on double click action in the tableView
added remainingTimeWithoutOfflineClip for the schedule
removed log on closing a document
• deleted the "video buffer" preference
Logo overlay and actions with parameters can now be logged in the as run logs
Fixed issues in 720p playout
• Fixed a bug which would produce only minimal logs

RELEASE: MovieRecorder DV 2.0.9

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.0.9 ?
general stability and performance improvements
fixed a problem with system memory leaks when creating thumbnail preview images
preview images are now properly displayed in 16:9 if applicable
preview window has been resized to accommodate the new preview image size (240/180 x 135 pixels)

RELEASE : MXF Converter 1.4.6

A new version of MXf Converter has been released with general stability and performance improvements. Check the details for the Release note.

RELEASE : MovieRecorder 2.0.1 - NOW with support for XDCAM EX

MovieRecorder 2.0.1 fixes some important issues such as some movie files not being closed properly, but it also brings a few new features such as Offset TC for Batch Captures, or the support for XDCAM EX.

The XDCAM EX codec is very nice as it has a very low Data Rate. Be aware though that due to the Edit-while-Ingest capability, the data rate of the file will not be 35Mb/sec as it usually is, but rather around 50Mb/sec. Also, this is a very CPU intensive codec, and thus we do not recommend doing DUAL ingest with any current MacPro, and Single ingest can only be done in a recent MacPro with sufficient Memory. but of course you are free to test it with the DEMO version. If you experience any Drop frame issue, you can try lowering the preview quality and frame rate.

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.0.1 ?
implemented preview quality/frame rate in the preferences
• solved an issue with batch capture (wrong file ending)
• solved an issue with files never being closed even after a stop
fixed memory leak in the preview image generation
fixed MacOS 10.4.11 compatibility problems
fixed a problem when finishing movies (audio was incorrect or too short)
fixed issues when terminating a movie (incorrect samples were written to disk)
• added a QuickTime atom
fixed problems with JPEG thumbnail
added support for XDCAM EX codecs
fixed a bug in Batch Capture when entering timecodes and durations
added VTR in/out point offsets in the batch capture settings
added support for pre-allocation on Omneon servers
fixed a rounding issue with the timecode track
fixed duration problem when using scheduled, timer and VTR modes
fixed a problem when recording 16 tracks
decreased bitrate of proxy MP4 files
fixed a rounding issue in 29.97fps

Applications Updated

In order to support the new dongles implemented in january 2010, we have updated several applications. Most applications have only the support for the new dongles added to the new version. Other Applications have some other minor bug fixes.

MovieRecorder DV & MovieRecorder Control 2.0b6

What’s new in MovieRecorder DV 2.0.5 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- Added compatibility with MovieRecorder Control 2
- Removed OpenGL dependency for preview to enable the use of MovieRecorder DV without DVI or Mini DisplayPort monitor connected


What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.0b6 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- Maximum Movie Duration of 12:00:00:00
- Fixed some bugs when setting the Destinations path
- Fixed some bugs when using special characters in Scheduled items file name.
- Added validation for Recording file names, destination paths and duplicate destinations.
- Added the possibility to set a Name to servers entered by IP address instead of Bonjour.
- Improved compatibility with MovieRecorder 1 and MovieRecorder DV 2.0.5
- User interface changes:
* Channels are now smaller so you can see more on one screen
* added the « Hide Controls » option to view even more channels
* added a contextual menu on preview window to start/stop recording, also in Collapsed Views.
* when no Dock is present, MovieRecorder Control takes full screen

MovieRecorder 2.0b24 & MovieRecorder Control 2.0.6

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.0b24 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- Fixed various problems with audio settings
- Added a "2 ch." button to limit the number of enabled channels to 2
- Fixed an issue of some codecs being too « heavy » : Apple ProRes 4444 and IMX
- Fixed a bug in the Telnet help command


What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.0b6 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- Added a limitation to the Movie Duration: Maximum set to 12:00:00:00
- Fixed some bugs when setting the Destinations path
- Fixed some bugs when using special characters in Scheduled items file name.
- Added validation for Recording file names, destination paths and duplicate destinations.
- Added the possibility to set a Name to servers entered by IP address instead of Bonjour.
- Improved compatibility with MovieRecorder 1 and MovieRecorder DV
- User interface changes:
* Channels are now smaller so you can see more on one screen
* added the « Hide Controls » option to view even more channels
* added a contextual menu on preview window to start/stop recording, also in Collapsed Views.
* when no Dock is present, MovieRecorder Control takes full screen

OnTheAir Video Express 1.0.10

What’s new in OnTheAir Video Express 1.0.10 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- Fixes some issues with the Cue Mode
- Fixes some issues with the Chain and Loop modes.
- Fixes some preview bugs in the inspector when deleting clips in playlist
- Fixes issues with undos.
- Fixes issues with thumbnail with playlists coming from OnTheAir Video
- Fixes issues with saved playlist.
- The enable Key button in playlist is now disabled when the ARGB mode is not activated
- Changes the activations process to enable activations accross multiple users and for non admin users.

GPICommander 1.1.5

GPI Commander 1.1.5 solves an issue where all the Actions of all the input relays that are on « ON » would be started when the application start.

OnTheAir Video 2.4.20

What’s new in OnTheAir Video 2.4.20 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- fixes a problem with the built-in audio output name in some languages
- fixes some activations issues
- fixes a bug where, when a clip is duplicated inside a playlist, it would have the same unique ID as the original, causing UI problems when playing
- fixes a bug when using the Cue mode with the Chain option on (it should not select the next clip in that case)

MovieRecorder 2.0b20 & MovieRecorder Control 2.0b3

What’s new in MovieRecorder 2.0b20 ?
- General stability and performance improvements
- Fixes an issue with NTSC formats which would cause desync for recordings over 2h30.
- Fixes an issue in 10.5 and earlier that would prevent changing TC Source
- Change the order of the Destinations path in the « Reveal in finder » button
- Fixes an issue with AJA cards where all the audio tracks would be selected
- Fixes an issue when changing Audio settings.
- Fixes cosmetic issues under MacOS 10.4
- Fixes Activation problems under MacOS 10.4


What’s new in MovieRecorder Control 2.0b3 ?

- General stability and performance improvements
- fixes a Memory Leak issue
- Fixes a preview in monitor
- removed scrollbar when they aren't usefull.
- fixes bug on network connection lost
- Add <> text to the textfield when autorecordingName is checked
- Dropped Frames indications are now in Red color

GPI Commander 1.1.3. & User Manual

GPI Commander software has been updated with a new version that enables to have now different actions when the relays close or when they open. With previous versions, the Actions were started only when a relay was closed.

MovieRecorder 2.0b18 and MovieRecorder Control 2.0b1

MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Control have been updated. This is a recommended update for all users.

OnTheAir Video 2.4.14

OnTheAir Video 2.4.14 has general stability and performance improvements, among which:

• fixed some memory leaks issues when doing heavy copy/paste, adding clip to playlists
• added the possibility to upgrade Serial Numbers to add options
• fixed a problem when playing 720p footage: the resolution was set to 1280x720 instead of 960x720, so black bars would appear on the side.
fixed a crash when editing actions
removed negative delay when executing actions
fixed an AppleScript problem when a new clip would be made without an initial file path property
fixed a problem with drop frame timecode and Adrienne boxes
fixed a crash in the Export subclip function

OnTheAir Tools is also updated with

• fixed a formater problem in Log analyser where date/time format was not correct

MovieRecorder 2.0

Softron Media Services Announces MovieRecorder 2.0
Mac Based Capture Application Supports Single File Reference Movies for Edit-During-Ingest
Pro Option Adds Proxy File Editing.