Softron Media Services announces OnTheAir Video version 2.3.8

in Software (E)

[prMac.com] Brussels, Belgium — April 17, 2007 — Softron Media Service today introduced the new version of OnTheAir Video, a very easy-to-use and intuitive broadcast quality video playback application. It can be used for automated playout thanks to its optional scheduler or it can serve as a clip store for live news operations.In this new version the following has been added:

* Each audio output pair can select the Audio track by QuickTime language track setting.

* Consolidated our HD and SD application in one application.

* Various performance enhancements


OnTheAir Video has been chosen by many TV stations around the world, as their favorite 24/7 automated video playback application. Thanks to its powerful and reliable playback engine

* Takes intelligently advantage of multi core CPU's, much better then QuickTime based playback applications.
* Seamless switching to next clip, no frame drops.
* Advanced streaming buffering algorithm's works from hard disk, Raid, Xsan, TCP network
* Realtime graphics composing on top of video (Optional Logo overlay layer)

It supports many video formats like MPEG-4 (I-frame only), MPEG IMX, DVCam, DV, DVCPro, DVCPro 50, DV50, Photo JPEG, M-JPEG etc... (Some of these formats requires you have an official license of Final Cut Express or Final Cut).

OnTheAir Video optional features:

* Full HD resolution playback using DVCProHD or uncompressed video clips (HDV support will come in 2007)
* Logo overlay layer
* Simultaneous multi channel Audio output
* 24/7 Scheduling features:

Since 1991, Softron Media Services has been providing the broadcasting industry with innovative and user-friendly software solutions based on the Apple Mac platform. The team is based in Brussels, Belgium but has also offices in Illinois (US) through its subsidiary IBS, Inc. Our focus is to help broadcasters migrate to fully-digital workflows with easy-to-use and intuitive applications. We believe the complexity of an application must be hidden from the user and reside in its code, not its user interface.

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