Press Release: ToolsOnAir to deploy just:in mac lite for German “Your Songs” production

Vienna, Austria – ToolsOnAir, a leading provider of broadcast solutions for macOS and Linux platforms, successfully deployed its new just:in mac lite solution together with MCS TEAM GmbH to record the ARD “Your Songs” production in UHD HDR.

Project Overview 

The “Your Songs” show format offers a unique musical experience with German and international pop stars. The show presents outstanding songs accompanied by emotional stories. Artists like Take That, Ronan Keating, Anastacia, Wincent Weiss, Adel Tawil, Zoe Wees, and the Austrian band Wanda perform on a grand stage, accompanied by a studio band and the MDR Symphony Orchestra. The result is extraordinary musical moments, creating a unique music show.

UHD HDR Recording with just:in mac lite on an Apple Mac Pro M2

The recording setup included just:in mac lite running on an Apple Mac Pro M2, using Blackmagic Design DeckLink 8K Pro cards to gather 8 signals in UHD HDR, encoded with ProRes HQ and efficiently processed by the Media Engines available in the Apple silicon M2 Ultra processor, enabling seamless video editing and production on Mac systems.

“just:in mac lite has allowed us to cost-effectively record the entire spectrum of the music show ‘Your Songs’ and played a crucial role in the successful implementation of this project. Special thanks to the MCS-Team for providing the OB van for this production.” says Marcus Mathy, Project Leader at MCS TEAM GmbH

“We are very pleased about this successful and prominent project, which we were able to realise with MCS TEAM GmbH. With just:in mac lite we offer a professional and yet budget-friendly capture solution for the macOS platform, which has proven itself in live and studio productions worldwide.” says Christian Schabasser, Senior Product Manager Capture Solutions at ToolsOnAir

Single App with up to 8 channels recording licence

just:in mac lite is a powerful basic version that shares the same flexible and reliable capture engine of the versatile just:in mac capture solution for macOS. Capture SDI, HDMI and NDI® sources using either Crash or Schedule recording modes.

The just:in mac lite solution lets you record up to 8 channels of SD, HD, or UHD video on a qualified Mac, with growing file support, in one flexible, single-application solution to cover the indispensable recording functions of broadcast and production environments that might not require the full feature set of our flagship ingest solutions or are in demand for a budget-friendly capture solution.

For additional information about just:in mac lite, kindly direct your inquiries to moc.rianosloot@selas or visit the official just:in mac lite landing page.



The team at MCS TEAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), boasts a wide range of TV production and transmission technology in the heart of Central Germany. With locations in Magdeburg, Dresden, Erfurt, and Leipzig, we are flexible and ready for deployment at short notice. Our experienced team is the right contact for productions of any kind.

About ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering

ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria, pioneered and introduced the idea and concept of “TV station in a Mac” and offers highly innovative, powerful, and versatile ingest and playout solutions, running on macOS or Linux platforms, to accommodate the daily needs of a TV station, while maintaining a cost-effective approach. For additional information about our solutions and services, kindly direct your inquiries to moc.rianosloot@selas or visit our official website at