Broadcast Playout Software
Description
Hardware specifications
Video tutorials

MagicSoft Playout software is designed as an intuitive and powerful multi-format playout solution for professional environments such as broadcasting stations and production studios. It's suitable for 24/7 playout for news, music and movie channels, allowing to insert commercials and to switch between multiple live video.
It works under Windows 7 / 8 and 10 and equivalent Windows Server OS (64 bit only).

MagicSoft Playout accepts any type of media files with size between 8K (7680 x 4320) and 320 x 240 and the frame-rate accepted range is between 3 and 120 fps.

BlackmagicDesign devices (as Decklink & Intensity ) and NDI streams
are supported as LIVE inputs and outputs.

Playout        Playout

rtmp


Output streaming supports resolutions between 4k and 360 x 288.
Some of the RTMP servers that works for 24/7 streaming are :
YouTube, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, DaCast, and FaceBook


The supported video input and output modes are :
   4K UHD       23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
   HD1080p      23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 /30 / 50 /59.94 /60
   HD1080i       50 / 59.94
   HD720p        50 / 59.94
   SD                PAL / NTSC
The internal video engine will automatically resize, match aspect ratio and transcode the media files and the live inputs in order to match the characteristics of the output.

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Playout

Up to 4 video inputs and 4 video outputs are supported and the inputs and outputs depends of the capability of the used devices :
   - SDI with audio embeded
   - SDI with audio AES
   - YUV with analog audio
   - Composite with analog audio
   - HDMI




MagicSoft Playout client allows you to schedule a certain clip or live input to be started at the pre-establish time.
The skipped events or gaps that may appear will be marked as such.


Playout

Playout



By using the "advanced audio" module, you can :
   - set up to 16 audio output channels
   - apply real-time audio loudness normalization




The timeline is flexible and intuitive, it allows scrubbing, marking and displaying the segments and it also shows the continuity or overlapping of the segments.


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Multiple consecutive rows can be selected and transformed it into a collapsible group. Working with multiple level grouping is supported.


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Playout


The trimming feature allows you to easily create segments and manage the properties of each segment.





The list of video codecs and containers tested in a broadcast environment :

          - H264 AVC Intra 50 and AVC Intra 100 .mxf
          - H264 8 bit and 10 bit .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream ( 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 )
          - HEVC 8 bit and 10 bit .mp4 / .mov / .avi / .mkv and transport stream ( 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 )
          - XdCAM 35 and XdCAM 50 .mov and mxf
          - ProRes .mov
          - DNxHD 8 bit and 10 bit .mov and .mxf
          - DNxHR .mov and .mxf
          - Mpeg2 program stream and transport stream ( 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 )
          - DV .avi /.mov /.mxf and rawDV
          - DVCPRO .avi and .mov
          - DVCPRO HD .mov


The functional blocks of the MagicSoft Playout are represented in the diagram.

MagicSoft Playout internal blocks


The software has a watch-dog application that esures the functionality of the MagicSoft Playout and sends the status and alerts by SMTP email.




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