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ToolsOnAir introduces version 1.7.1 of just:play and just:live

19 February 2013
ToolsOnAir introduces version 1.7.1 of just:play and just:live

ToolsOnAir, creators of QuickTime-based workflows for broadcast video production professionals, has released version 1.7.1 of its just:play and just:live video playout solutions. Updates in version 1.7.1 are based on feedback and requests from ToolsOnAir‘s user base of more than 350 channels in 47 countries on six continents. With last year’s introduction of the TV Station in a Mac Mini paradigm, ToolsOnAir’s Broadcast Suite has been receiving even more attention from broadcast playout providers. Using Apple’s new generation Mac Mini with a Thunderbolt-based multi-I/O interface, an entire professional HD playout system can fit into a single rack space and consume only 85 Watts of power. Multiple networks can fit into a small closet. New features in version 1.7.1 include support for the new Mac Mini’s integrated Intel HD graphics 4000, including rendering of complex realtime graphics. Support is also included for Blackmagic Designs’ UltraStudio Mini Monitor Thunderbolt device. Version 1.7.1 implements a new, advanced Spotlight-like help functionality, offering full text search to help administrators find answers to their questions without having to exit the application. And new Superuser client option enables simplified setup for users who may require connection to a channel via multiple machines A host of additional features are included in version 1.7.1, including improved master time sync mode, improved timeline track visibility, as well as enhanced handling of the default gap playlist. In addition, version 1.71 of just:live includes improved MOS features and timeline ‘lock’, while just:play offers a new schedule-timing (roll-under) model for improved functionality. "We are fortunate to have a very wide and diverse user base, and the feedback they provide is invaluable," said ToolsOnAir product manager Georg Deisting. "We have continued to implement as many suggestions as possible into each new release, and version 1.7.1 is no exception. These new just:play and just:live updates deliver the features our customers have been asking for." ToolsOnAir will showcase the newest versions of just:play and just:live at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, 8-11, 2013. Visit them at booth SL

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