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New Tools for production

ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering is introducing new features for its ‘TV station in a Mac’ just: Broadcast Suite and flow: rage Network Appliances.

The new just: in multi 2.0 GUI has been redesigned to allow simultaneously viewing of up to 32 ingest channels from a single monitor. Individual channels can be automatically scaled and via drag-and-drop freely repositioned.

The company also reported that performance and core stability improvements have been made to the engine, allowing support for up to eight channels of simultaneous HD ingest on a MacPro. Codec support has also been expanded to include AVC-I
and XAVC.

ToolsOnAir’s playout engine is also redesigned in just: play/live version 2.0, which is in beta and now supports live video signal in- and output, providing users with some new benefits. Among them, use of a down-stream-keyer is no longer required to handle live video output expanding hardware compatibility to include support for Blackmagic Design video cards; live video signals can now be part of a graphic element and/or IP stream, and the live video signal can now be seen in the on-air window of the UI.

Additionally, the company reported that users of Blackmagic Design ATEM switchers are now able to execute transitions in addition to hard switches from one live source to another.

With just: play/live version 2.0, Tools on Air is also announcing 4K support.

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