Press Release: ToolsOnAir to introduce new major versions of their Ingest and Playout flagship solutions for macOS and Linux, as well as new additions to the macOS product line.

Vienna, Austria. September 12th, 2023 – ToolsOnAir, a leading provider of broadcast solutions for the macOS and Linux platforms, today announced version 6 of just: in mac and just:in linux, version 5 of just:live and just:live and the first releases of just:in mac lite and just:in mac lite NDI.

“With IBC 2023 starting this week, we are pleased to announce major releases of our flagship ingest and playout solutions and thrilled to introduce two new additions to our macOS product line, namely just:in mac lite and just:in mac lite NDI. These new products share the same flexible and reliable capture engine of just:in mac and 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. ” says Peter Steiner, Head of Worldwide Sales at ToolsOnAir.

New Version 6 of ToolsOnAir’s Client Server Ingest Solutions for macOS and Linux

Version 6 of just:in mac will feature exciting improvements to confirm our commitment to the macOS platform. Highly mentionable are the new Capture Preset Overlay features, to apply overlays such as burnt-in time code or logos, as well as diverse forms of static and/or dynamic data to recordings, followed by the valuable option to choose either CPU or hardware-accelerated encoding when using the new Apple silicon models, to overcome possible encoding limitations, up to the powerful new REST API and seamless integration into the iconik Media Management platform.

Version 6 of just:in linux includes the redesigned iconik integration, an enhanced REST API to improve integration flexibility with third-party systems, advanced metadata handling to secure data entry compliance and an improved file overwrite strategy.

New Version 5 of ToolsOnAir’s Client-Server Playout Solutions for macOS

Version 5 of just:live and just:play, will introduce NDI®  in/out capabilities, including VANC data support, as well as additional output formats, a redesigned audio engine and enhanced Rules. The new NDI® I/O support unlocks the possibility to receive NDI® streams as a Live Input signal or to provide a Full NDI® output signal, as an alternative to a traditional SDI output.

The redesign of the audio engine now relies on native SDK support to improve audio stability and multichannel performance. These additions significantly enhance the flexibility and versatility of our playout solutions, empowering broadcasters to achieve their creative vision with ease.

All macOS-based solutions will be ready for the upcoming macOS Sonoma, and all client-server-based ingest and playout solutions will feature SDI, NDI®, SRT, UDP, and ST 2110 inputs and outputs to come later this year.

NEW – Single Application just:in mac lite and just:in mac lite NDI for macOS

The new single application for macOS, just:in mac lite, is positioned as a powerful entry-level capture product, with up to 8 channels of SDI/NDI® recording capability using ProRes, H.264, H.265, and XDCAM HD 422 (MXF) codecs and will be introduced at a very competitive price point.

Both just:in mac lite and its companion product just:in mac lite NDI, featuring NDI® inputs only, will be available for purchase via the ToolsOnAir Website and authorized partners. Additionally, just:in mac lite NDI will be made available via the Apple App Store as well later this year.

Visit us at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam, Booth 7.A36, Hall 7

ToolsOnAir will be showcasing the most recent versions of their ingest, playout, and live captioning solutions for macOS and Linux. Our dedicated team has made considerable efforts to provide you with exciting updates, and we are pleased to announce two new additions to our solution portfolio, which will be unveiled at IBC 2023.

Our motivated staff will be available to demo our solutions and discuss your daily production needs from Friday, September 15th until Monday, September 18th at booth number 7.A36 located in Hall 7, and eagerly anticipates your visit.

For additional information about our solutions and services, kindly direct your inquiries to moc.rianosloot@selas or visit our official website at


About ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering

ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, pioneered the innovative concept of a “TV station in a Mac.” The company offers a remarkable range of innovative, powerful, and versatile ingest, playout and live captions solutions that run on either macOS or Linux platforms. These solutions are designed to address the diverse and demanding requirements of TV stations, broadcast production facilities, houses of worship, and agencies in the education and government sectors, all while maintaining a cost-effective approach.