OnTheAir Live

  • All our software should be working fine with Big Sur. Just a few important things to notes: with OnTheAir Video 3 and OnTheAir Video Express 3, there are some UI glitches mainly in the playlist window (the buttons at the top won't be aligned, and the on/off status won't be very visible).We recommend to upgrade to version 4 that has been reworked for Big Sur.
  • 저희 온더라이브는 데스크탑, 랩탑, Android는 크롬, iOS는 사파리 브라우저에 최적화 되있습니다. 서비스 이용이 원활하지 않을 수 있습니다.

OnTheAir CG 3 now supports 'Live inputs'. You can create multiple Live inputs in the preferences of OnTheAir CG and use them as you would use other media in a CG project. For a Live show that needs to simply play video files, the affordable OnTheAir Video Express and its easy-to-use playlists are what you will need. For more advanced features during a Live show, OnTheAir Video or OnTheAir Live will become handy.

NEW bundles, now with 12G support!

  • Up to 8 HD channels or 2 UHD all-in-one box capture solution
  • Audio LTC (or reference) input
  • Up to 32 channels of audio
  • No transfer time needed (files are readily available)
  • Edit-while-ingest
  • Ideal for multicam Live productions
  • Multiple ingest and playout channels
  • Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM, and other codecs
  • Multiple codecs & destinations

The first instant replay software on the Mac

  • For video production or as an adjudication system for referees
  • While recording, immediately playback an action that just happened
  • Select the camera for output via SDI and playback at variable speed
  • Playlist editor to assemble the highlights of your recording
  • Import media in your playlist to playout just about any media file
  • Hardware controllers available (SKAARHOJ XC8, SuttlePRO, Stream Deck)

Open and powerful playout solution for the Mac

  • Dynamic Graphics Overlay (optional)
  • Transitions (NEW)
  • On-screen Preview (NEW
  • Mix-and-match 4K and HD contents in high quality
  • Support for Closed Captioning CEA-708 and CEA-608 or Subtitling OP47
  • Output to SDI or NDI®
  • Actions like secondary events to control CG, routers, ..

Open playout solution for the Mac

  • Supports most file wrappers (QuickTime, MXF, ts)
  • Supports most video codecs (Apple ProRes®, Avid DNxHD®, DVCPRO HD, H.264, MPEG-2, XDCAM EX®, XDCAM HD®,..)
  • Output to SDI or NDI®
  • Still image playback
  • Supports clips with alpha channel
  • Control playback from production switcher

For live or 24/7 operations

  • Redundancy and automatic restart
  • Output to NDI®
  • Master - Slave mode
  • Media management (clip validation and notifications)
  • Remote control with a REST API
  • Advanced scheduling with OnTheAir Manager
  • Plug-Ins enable integration with video routers, GPI, CG

Ideal for live shows with Cue Mode and A/B Roll

  • Free application - install on any number of workstations
  • Can control multiple OnTheAir Nodes over TCP/IP
  • A/B roll (one client)
  • Cue mode for live playout
  • Access to clip attributes for secondary events
  • Clip trimming & information (Codec, fps, etc.)
  • GPI trigger
  • Control the play out from an iPad

Unique calendar and playlist-based user interface

  • Unique calendar and playlist-based user interface Unlimited levels of nested playlists
  • Categories for automated programming (color, default attribute, logo, graphic, etc…)
  • Easy integration with traffic systems
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG) generation (Optional)
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS) support (Optional)

Open and intuitive user interface

  • Easy-to-use character generator
  • Publish Items for use by the OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node attributes
  • Output to SDI or NDI®
  • Built-in RSS feed
  • Crawls (either to left or to right)
  • Use an additional video input as background
  • Play animated image sequences or videos
  • Remotely controllable

This software has been discontinued.

It is not available for purchase anymore and support is limited.

Easy integration with other applications

Captain
  • Control many matrix video switchers through RS232
  • Control Blackmagic-Design Videohub or AJA Kumo through Ethernet
  • AppleScriptable
  • Can be controlled directly from OnTheAir Video or OnTheAir Node for automatic switching

Open and intuitive user interface

On The Air Live With Captain Midnight 1979

  • Easy-to-use character generator
  • Publish Items for use by the OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node attributes
  • Output to SDI or NDI®
  • Built-in RSS feed
  • Crawls (either to left or to right)
  • Use an additional video input as background
  • Play animated image sequences or videos
  • Remotely controllable

Now with Live input !

OnTheAir CG 3 now supports 'Live inputs'. You can create multiple Live inputs in the preferences of OnTheAir CG and use them as you would use other media in a CG project. The beauty is that for your Live input you can either use a real video input (AJA, Blackmagic-Design, M family or NDI®) or use the direct link feature to receive the frames directly from a OnTheAir Video or OnTheAir Node that is running on the same computer. You can now use just one video output device to output both video and graphics.

The price is valid per video output. You can use the license with OnTheAir CG Designer OR OnTheAir CG Server, but not both at the same time. Click here to read more about the differences between OnTheAir CG Designer and OnTheAir CG Server, and how to use licenses.

For more detailed prices check here.

Downloads

OnTheAir CG 3
Version 3.5.3 - 17 July 2020

Useful Resources

  • System requirements: macOS or driver requirements may change between versions, so make sure to check.
  • Help Center: Includes a lot of useful information, sometimes not available in the user manual

Installation instructions

Once downloaded, unzip the file, and drag and drop the Folder 'OnTheAir CG' in your Applications Folder.
Make sure also to download and install the drivers for your video device:

  • AJA,
  • Deltacast (For the M Family).

DEMO Limitations

In DEMO mode, OnTheAir CG 3 will burn a blue demo frame in the recorded file every few seconds, and output a blue demo frame every few seconds. That's the only limitation and difference. After your test, you will keep on using the same application, just with the demo mode unlocked

How to unlock the DEMO version ?

Purchase a license through one of our resellers or the Softron online store, then just activate your serial number in the License window or plug your dongle in the computer.

Upgrade/Update instructions

Just download the latest version and replace your previsous version. It is always recommended to run extensive tests with your specific workflow and setup before putting a new version in production. You can use a free demo version for that on a separate computer. Previous legacy versions are available from the general downloads page.
You do not need to deactivate and reactivate your serial number when updating your Softron software. Read the following article to know when to deactivate.
This software uses code of FFmpeg, licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here.

Resources

Resouces

Product Features

Features

Video & Audio
Playlist & Schedule
Media Management
Other Features
Codecs

On The Air Live With Captain Midnight

Features and Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Multiple Layers and project control
  • 'Smiley' feature for graphics integration in Tickers
  • Integration with the playout applications
  • Overlay RSS feeds
  • Create graphics with OnTheAir CG Designer for OnTheAir CG Server
  • Text
  • Shapes
  • Tickers (the content is automatically read from a folder where text files are placed)
  • Video files
  • Animated sequence tag or png
  • Analog Clock
  • Digital Clock
  • Variables (to update content from third parties)
  • Integrates with OnTheAir Video (using OnTheAir Video Actions)
  • Integrates with OnTheAir Node (using Attributes and the OnTheAir CG plugin for OnTheAir Node)
Compatible macOS
Version 3.0 to 3.2: macOS 10.9.5 until macOS 10.12.5
Version 3.5: macOS 10.12.5 to macOS 10.15.7
Required Version by some macOS Version

macOS 10.13 to macOS 10.15: Version 3.3 or later (For dongle compatibility)
macOS 11 or later: Version 3.6 or later (Because of UI glitches in the playlist playback controls, and NDI compatibility)

Recommended macOS (for latest version)macOS 10.14.6 or later*
Supported Mac computers
Intel Processors:
  • Version 3.0 until 3.4: Warning there is an issue with the graphics cards of the latest Intel MacBook Pros and iMacs. Except for this limitation, all other computers should work provided the required macOS version above can be installed, and you have the appropriate resources for what you need to achieve. Don't do 4K on a 2010 MacBook Air..
  • Version 3.5 and later: A graphics card that supports Metal is required for the SMART Resize and Graphics option (OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node).
Recommended RAM8 GB
Supported Graphics Cards
Version 3.0 until 3.8: A graphics card that supports Metal is recommended. WARNING: the latest MacBook Pros and iMacs have a bug with macOS OpenGL, and you won't be able to use the SMART playout engine of OnTheAir Video or OnTheAir Node. More info here..
Version 4.0 and later: Requires a graphics card that supports Metal for the SMART Resize and Graphics option (OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node).
Supported OutputsAJA, Blackmagic-Design, M Family, NDI
Hardware acceleration to decode Apple ProRes2019 Mac Pro, equipped with an 'Afterburner card' and running macOS 10.15.2 or later and OnTheAir Video Express, OnTheAir Video or OnTheAir Node version 3.8 or later.
Hardware acceleration to decode H.264Intel Processors: With all Mac computers with i5 or i7 processors, running macOS 10.9.5 or later for one channel. macOS 10.13 or later is required for multichannel support.
Apple Silicon Processors: All models support hardware acceleration, but they are more optimised for HEVC, so we recommend using HEVC whenever possible
Hardware acceleration to decode H.265 / HEVCIntel Processors: With all Mac computers with 6th generation of intel processors (2016 and later), running macOS 10.13 or later. Macs with M1 chips or later can support multichannels as well.
Apple Silicon Processors: All models support hardware acceleration, and are optimised for HEVC
Compatible StorageMost storage that can sustain the required constant read speed (depending on the number of channels, the codec and format). If you need to run tests, make sure to do long term tests.
Requires Monitor ConnectedYes. Even if it should behave fine in most cases, it is recommended to keep a monitor connected at all times for best performances. Or you should make the macOS think that there is a monitor connected. Beware of some KVM switches that can cause interrupts in the signal.
Number of license requiredOne complete license required per channel (source).

* We know that some of our users can not upgrade their macOS very often. This is why Softron tries to maintain compatibility with older versions of macOS as much as possible, but it is not always possible to achieve. Because Operating Systems are usually significantly improved over previous versions, Softron must use many of the more capable built-in functionalities inherent in Apple's latest OS releases. Failing to do so would mean that Softron software would essentially be blocked from using the new Frameworks provided in the OS. For this reason, Softron's free support is provided only on the current and previous macOS versions. Also, most of our tests will be done on these macOS versions, and only basic tests will be done on the previous OS. We will always try to help, but in some cases, the best solution is to upgrade your macOS to a more recent version.

Softron does not warrant that these recommended configurations will always meet specific user requirements. They are intended as guidelines and are based on extensive testing that Softron has done, they can be changed without notice. Hardware, drivers, software and operating systems change regularly and we advise users and prospective users to evaluate their requirements in their specific environment/workflow using Softron demo licenses that are available for downloading from Softron's web site.

Supported Outputs

For more information on the supported devices, the number of possible inputs and more, check this Help Center article.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When using AJA cards, there are specific setups, things to do and not to do that you should know before using them. Please read the article in our knowledge base that gives recommendations on using AJA devices with our ingest applications. You may also want to check if we did not issue a Warning for some cards or drivers.
MovieRecorder VersionFirst Supported DriversLast Supported Drivers
OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.112.1.214.3
OnTheAir CG 3.2 to 3.312.4.214.3
OnTheAir CG 3.412.4.2latest
OnTheAir CG 3.4.215.0.0latest
OnTheAir CG 3.6 and later16.0.0latest

WARNING: Apple Silicon computers require AJA drivers 16.0 or later.

Compatibility chart - Blackmagic-Design drivers

Application VersionFirst Supported DriversLast Supported Drivers
OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.210.3.1latest
OnTheAir CG 3.3 or later10.9.5latest
OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later11.1latest
OnTheAir CG 3.6 or later12.0latest drivers

WARNINGS: Snap artboard to artwork illustrator.

  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) requires Blackmagic-Design drivers 11.7 or later.
  • Apple Silicon computers require Blackmagic-Design drivers 12 or later.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Deltacast cards are OEM cards that we use for some of our M Family products. They are usually not available for end users. We only validate using the deltacast cards that we provide. Other models may work, but not all have been tested.
OnTheAir Live
Application VersionFirst Supported DriversLast Supported Drivers
OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.15.175.18
OnTheAir CG 3.2 to 3.2.15.216.01.01 (but not 6.0 nor 6.01)
OnTheAir CG 3.2.4 or later5.21latest
OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later6.15latest
OnTheAir CG 3.6 or later6.16latest

WARNINGS:

  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina) requires drivers version 6.13 or later
  • Apple Silicon computers require Deltacast drivers 6.16 or later.
  • You should only download the Deltacast drivers from our website. Indeed we validate them with our applications before putting them online.

WARNING: Apple Silicon computers require NDI library 4.6 or later used in OnTheAir CG 3.6 or later.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always check the System requirements for multiple inputs. If most recent computers can now handle multiple SD inputs without problems, for HD, you will need a higher end computer, and for 4K, you may only be able to perform one video output.
Softron does not warrant that these recommended configurations will always meet specific user requirements. They are intended as guidelines and are based on extensive testing that Softron has done, they can be changed without notice. Hardware, drivers, software and operating systems change regularly and we advise users and prospective users to evaluate their requirements in their specific environment/workflow using FREE Softron demo applications that are available for download from Softron's web site.