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MagicSoft Playout

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MagicSoft PlayOut ver 6.7?

New features :?

??????????GPI input support?for SeaLevel USB devices?
??????????Extended support for decoders
??????????MXF support
??????????VU-meter
??????????Watch-dog?application to supervise the playout with the possibility to restart, send email and execute tasks

INTRO

Magicsoft Playout is a solution built upon a client-server architecture that provides noticeable stability and usability advantages.
It allows for optimum CPU balancing using today’s multi-core systems; the server controls the video output while the client manages the playlist.
The media files are verified by the client application before being accepted for playout.
More than one client can run and you can dynamically jump from one playlist to another.

Description

The software runs on Windows OS and can use SD, HDV and full HD material in the same playlist.
It works with Blackmagic’s DeckLink or Intensity cards.
Output can be either analog or digital depending on the video card used.
The signals you can work with may be analog and/or digital depending of the card that is used.

Client-server architecture?

MagicSoft playout solution has a Client-server architecture and that brings some noticeable advantages for stability and usability
- server (which controls the Decklink card) and clients (which manage the playlist(s)) allow a better cpu balancing for today’s multicore CPU
- clips are verified in the client application before being accepted for playout
- you can have more than one client started and you can dynamically jump from one playlist to another


Linking with MagicSoft CG

The playout program has a very powerful way to link to the MagicSoft CG (Ultrared) acting as a TCP client to send the metadata associated to each clip to GC.?
The TCP/IP protocol allows you to control the text or image displayed by a project and can also trigger the projects.?

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  • Suitable for 24/7 operation mode or news/commercial insertion
  • Frame accurate playing of mov, avi ,dv, mp4 and mpeg2
  • SD, HDV & full HD mixed playlist with auto scaling for SD materials
  • Possibility to play between marked IN and OUT points
  • Video + key playout for QuickTime clips with alpha channel
  • Metadata support for linking with the MagicSoft CG using TCP/IP
  • Station logo as fullscreen .tga 32 bit uncompressed
  • QuickTime materials (.mov, mp4, m4p) can have any size

Sd Hd support?

Supported SD formats?

DV in .avi container (fourCC dvsd and dsvd)
Mpeg2 (4:2:0 or 4:2:2 ) with extension mpg, m2p, mp2, vob, m2t, ts
QuickTime (can also have alpha channel) with extension .mov
Windows Media Video with extension .wmv
Mpeg4 (AVC) with extension .mts
For PAL the clips must have 576 lines (a clip with a size like 704×576 or 512×576 will be accepted in playlist and resized to 720×576)
For NTSC the materials must have 480 or 486 lines (and will be resized to become 720×480 or 720×486 if is necessary)?

Supported HD formats?
All supported SD materials (upscaling is done automatically)
HDV (1440 x 1080i .m2t or mpeg2)
Mpeg2 (4:2:0 or 4:2:2 ) with extension mpg, m2p, mp2, vob, m2t, ts
Windows Media Video with extension .wmv
Mpeg4 (HD-AVC) with extension .mts

Supported audio codecs?
DV avi must have the sound uncompressed
Mpeg2 materials must have the sound as mp2 or PCM
Materials without sound are accepted for playout
Supported sampling rates are : 8000 , 11025 ,16000 , 22050 , 24000 , 32000 , 44100 and 48000 Hz
Both 8bit and 16bit and mono and stereo materials can be played

Supported NLE software
Adobe Premiere (beginning with version 6.0)
Apple Final Cut Pro?
Avid (using Sorenson for files larger that 2 GB)
Canopus Edius (export as Microsoft DV)
Sony Vegas
Pinnacle Liquid

Supported encoders?
Mainconcept
Canopus Procoder
CinemaCraft
Other encoders may work

Third party codecs are continually updated by the third party developers.?
Magicsoft strives to test as many third party codecs as possible but Magicsoft cannot vouch for the reliability of
third party codecs or their updates used with Magicsoft software nor does Magicsoft recommend installing multiple?
third party codecs that are designed for the same format as these may conflict with one another and have unexpected results

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS?


HP?turn-keys?SD & HD
Type Observations Processor RAM Memory Blackmagic Card
Z 220 CMT
D8D21UT
The integrated video card can be used Intel i5-3470 4 GB DeckLink / Intensity?
(must be added)
Z 420
B2B95UT
A video card must be added?
(ex : nVidia 650)
Intel E5-1620 6 GB DeckLink / Intensity?
(must be added)
HD?configurations
CPU Socket MotherBoard Processor RAM Memory Blackmagic Card
Socket 1150
chipset Z87
Asus Z87-K Intel Core i7 4770k 2 X 4GB
( Win7 64 bit?
recommended)
DeckLink Studio
( DeckLink 4K?
for play with key)
Socket 1155
chipset Z77
Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH
Asus SaberTooth Z77
Intel Core i7 3770 2 X 4GB
( Win7 64 bit?
recommended)
DeckLink Studio
( DeckLink 4K?
for play with key)
Socket 1155 Gigabyte?
GA-P67A-UD5-B3?
GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Z68MA-D2H-B3
Intel Core i5 2500 2 X 4GB
( Win7 64 bit?
recommended)
DeckLink Studio
( DeckLink 4K?
for play with key)
Socket 1366 Asus?
Sabertooth x58
( use only the 16x PCIe slots )
Intel Core i7?
920 – 970
3 X 2GB?
( Win7 64 bit?
recommended)
DeckLink Studio
( DeckLink 4K?
for play with key)
SD?configurations
CPU Socket MotherBoard Processor RAM Memory Blackmagic Card
Socket 1155
chipset Z77
Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH
Asus SaberTooth Z77
Intel Core i5 3570 2 X 2GB DeckLink Studio
Socket 1155 Gigabyte?
GA-P67A-UD3-B3?
GA-P67A-UD5-B3?
Intel Core i5 2500 2 X 2GB DeckLink Studio
Socket 1156 Gigabyte?
GA-P55-UD3
GA-P55-UD5
GA-P55-UD6
Intel Core i5 750 2 X 2 GB DeckLink Studio