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.

Single App with up to 8 channels recording licence

just:in mac lite 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 basic recording functions of broadcast and production environments that might not require the full feature set of our premium capture solutions or are in demand for a budget-friendly capture solution.

Streamlined and Comprehensive Setup

The setup of the just:in mac lite solution is streamlined, with a comprehensive guide seamlessly leading users through each configuration step. It’s worth noting that just:in mac lite supports AJA and Blackmagic Design video devices as well as NDI® inputs, with full support for production codecs such as Apple ProRes, H.264, H.265, and even XDCAM HD 422 MXF out of the box. Yes, you read it right – XDCAM HD 422 MXF support is also included in this remarkable package.

Essential Growing File support

In production scenarios where almost immediate access to the recordings is essential, the support for so-called Growing Files is indispensable. This allows the editors to access and edit files while the recording is in progress, and at the same time reduce additional post-production time. Growing Files recorded with the just:in mac lite solution are compatible with Apple’s Final Cut Pro (MOV and MXF container) or Adobe’s Premiere Pro (MXF container only). Please consult the NLE vendor’s notes about codec/container compatibility.

NDI® Format Support

Full discovery and recording support for NDI High Bandwidth/HX3 source formats based on the open, low-latency video-over-IP protocol developed by NewTek™ and a registered trademark of Vizrt NDI AB. just:in mac lite employs the latest macOS NDI SDK to establish connections with available NDI streams within a designated network. Given the inherent characteristics of NDI technology, as well as the variability in networking configurations and infrastructure, it is important to note that the performance and integrity of all recordings might vary.

Please refer to the official NDI documentation for detailed information: https://docs.ndi.video/docs/docs/index.

Full HDR and Rec.2020 UHD Support

Full HDR metadata support (with HLG and PQ transfer characteristics) for Apple ProRes 422 HQ/MOV recording workflows for AJA and Blackmagic Design (SDI) video devices.

Flexible Apple hardware acceleration encoding support

The just:in mac lite solution features the unique option to choose either CPU or hardware-accelerated encoding when using the recent Apple Silicon models. This is to overcome possible encoding limitations when using a combination of Apple ProRes or H.264/HEVC Capture Presets in the available recording channels. Please note that Apple hardware acceleration for ProRes encoding is restricted to progressive formats. Interlaced or alpha channel formats will be handled by the CPU.

Extensive Support for Timecode Input Sources

just:in mac lite supports various timecode sources to accommodate your needs: choose between Computer Time, LTC over Audio, Capture Card LTC, or the preferred SDI Embedded modes.

Closed Caption Recording Support

just:in mac lite supports CEA-608 (SD only) and CEA-708 (HD only) captions. The Closed Captioning Data is written into the closed captioning track of the QuickTime or MXF OP1a file.

REST API Support

With the introduction of REST API calls, a new avenue of integration has opened up, allowing you to seamlessly incorporate just:in mac lite into your tailored workflows. This new advancement empowers you to initiate recordings remotely, directly from external systems.

New Licensing Process

The licensing process has been redesigned and users can now seamlessly activate, deactivate, and transfer their licences between different machines, making the experience smoother than ever before.

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Feature Comparison

Compatibility Matrix

System Requirements

  • Apple Mac mini (Apple silicon), iMac (Apple silicon), MacStudio M1/M2 (Max or Ultra), Mac Book Pro (M2/M3 Pro/Max models), Mac Book Air (M2/M3 models), Mac Pro 2023 (M2 Ultra model).
  • Apple macOS Ventura, macOS Sonoma and higher are recommended.
  • Support for AJA and Blackmagic Design video devices and NDI® formats.
  • For detailed system requirements, please consult the online user manual or contact us

Supported Codecs & Containers


  • ProRes 422, LT, Proxy, HQ
  • ProRes 4444 (with alpha)
  • H.264
  • HEVC (H.265)
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2


  • XDCAM HD 422


  • H.264

Supported Frame Rates

  • 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60.
  • Supported frame rates are container and codec specific.

Free Download / Info

  • You are welcome to download a trial version of our latest just:in mac lite v.6.5 GM 1251 release, by clicking on the “Download” button below. The trial version of just:in mac lite is fully feature enabled, but will apply a watermark to the recording(s) at a given interval. To run a watermark-free version of just:in mac lite, please click on the “Purchase” button, contact our sales department at moc.rianosloot@selas or an authorised ToolsOnAir reseller to purchase a licence.
  • Version 6.x of just:in mac lite comes with an 8 Channel recording licence enabling you to record up to 8 SD, HD, or UHD channels depending on the Apple silicon hardware used.
  • You will receive a permanent Activation Key at the time of purchase provided that payment was successfully fulfilled.
  • To update a just:in mac lite version to the just:in mac flagship version, please contact the ToolsOnAir sales department at moc.rianosloot@selas or an authorised ToolsOnAir reseller.

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How to Buy

  • just:in mac lite sells for € 895,00 (excl. VAT) and includes an 8-channel recording licence. Software licence only.
    Does not include any Mac hardware or video device hardware. To be purchased separately.
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