What’s New in the just:in Solution Line Version 5.x


Learn about new features and enhancements available in version 5.5 of just:in mac and just:in linux – RELEASED


ENHANCED – macOS Ventura and Apple silicon Support

just:in mac v.5.5 is macOS Ventura (13.x) certified and fully qualified to run natively on the Apple silicon architecture including the amazing Apple Mac Studio models.
The combination of this highly efficient and powerful system architecture from Apple and our professional ingest solution offers many advantages and benefits to both our customers and our future innovations. Version 5.5 will still support macOS Monterey (12.6.x), macOS Big Sur (11.7.x) as well macOS Catalina (10.15.7) to ensure full deployment flexibility and safeguard our customer’s investment in our solutions. 


NEW – Event Presets to Empower Recording Workflows

Version 5.5 introduces Event Presets that can perform different recording or notification tasks as well as trigger or control qualified hardware devices. With this useful workflow addition, one could, for example, start a backup recording on qualified hardware digital recorders such as the AJA Ki Pro and the Blackmagic Design HyperDeck or create and make REST API calls to 3rd party system in a very easy and straightforward way.


NEW – TSL UMD protocol support for live:cut 5.5 (now part of any new just:in mac 5.5 or just:in linux 5.5 license)

Starting with version 5.5, live:cut will be part of any newly acquired just:in mac or just:in linux 5.5 license so that you get multicamera recording functionality as part of your newly purchased license. In addition to the existing integrations with Blackmagic Design ATEM switchers and traditional switchers via the TOA GPI Box, live:cut version 5.5 adds support for the widely adopted TSL UMD protocol to further extend the compatibility with industry-standard devices, such as the Ross Carbonite production switcher, for multicamera production workflows.


NEW – Selectable Audio Input for AJA and Blackmagic Design video devices

In just:in mac version 5.5 one can select between different audio inputs for dedicated AJA and BMD video devices, such as the AJA Io X3 or the BMD UltraStudio 4K Mini. This new setting can be found within the channel settings and operators can choose between Auto (SDI), Analog or AES. This new feature allows to distribute the incoming audio signal to all channels of the chosen video device.


NEW – Audio Input Selection (currently available for AJA video devices only)

just:in mac and just:in linux version 5.5 add the ability to select between discrete audio inputs per channel. With this one can use the same SDI audio input for all channels, which makes production life a lot easier. This feature is currently only available for AJA video devices.


NEW – LTC Over Audio In 

A well-known feature from older just:in mac versions, namely “LTC over Audio In” has found its way back into just:in mac and just:in linux version 5.1 and above. This handy feature allows you to use a Line in USB adapter to sync all the recording channels with an external LTC timecode source.


NEW – Enable Distinctive Configurations Swapping

Also new to just:in mac and just:in linux version 5.5 is the ability to save and switch recording configurations. This facilitates the on-the-fly configuration swapping for distinctive productions or shows and highly increases operational safety.


NEW – OP-47 Support for OP1a MXF container

An important addition to just:in mac version 5.5 is the capability to detect and write OP-47 data into MXF Op1a container. Once the just:in mac channel detects OP-47 data within the incoming SDI stream, it will automatically write that metadata into the recorded file.


NEW – Loupedeck CT Support

To complement the usability of Just Control, our versatile single/multi-channel control application, we now support the Loupedeck CT panel for standard commands such as Select a Channel, Start/Split/Stop Recording, choose Presets, open the UI, and many more useful functions that can be controlled over a haptic hardware button and add a great value to our just:in mac and live:cut solutions.


Learn about new features and enhancements available in version 5.1 of just:in mac – RELEASED


NEW – macOS Monterey and Apple silicon Support

just:in mac 5.1 is now macOS Monterey (12.x) certified and fully qualified to run natively on the new Apple silicon architecture.

The combination of this highly efficient and powerful new system architecture from Apple and our professional ingest solution offers many advantages and benefits to both our customers and our future innovations.


NEW – LTC Over Audio In 

A well-known feature from older just:in mac versions, namely “LTC over Audio In” has found its way back into just:in mac version 5.1. This handy feature allows you to use a Line in USB adapter to sync all the recording channels with an external LTC timecode source.


NEW – HDR and Rec.2020 UHD Support

The new just:in mac version 5.1 features HDR metadata support (HLG and PQ transfer characteristics) for ProRes422 HQ/MOV recording workflows for both AJA and BMD video inputs.


IMPROVED – Schedule Mode

Based on valued customers’ feedback, we improved our Schedule mode by moving the Calendar section from the Channel Settings into the Channel Inspector, making it even more efficient and flexible to use.


IMPROVED – Customisable UI Locking 

To increase operational reliability, the ability to lock parts of the just:control interface was extended by introducing the ability to lock the complete user interface to prevent any unintended user interactions. 


Learn about new features and enhancements available in version 5.1 of the just:in linux solution line – RELEASED


NEW – Multimode and Multi Framerate Support

Among many improvements, just:in linux version 5.1 introduces the ability to mix and match different video modes, formats, and frame rates. This enables our customers to mix HD and UHD channel formats (3G-SDI, 3G-Quad-Split, 3G-TSI) and allows them to use different frame rates for different channels. This makes just:in linux even more customisable for various demanding recording workflows.


NEW – HDR and Rec.2020 UHD Support

The new just:in linux version 5.1 features HDR metadata support (HLG and PQ transfer characteristics) for ProRes422 HQ/MOV recording workflows for both AJA and Blackmagic Design video input devices.


Learn about new features and enhancements available in version 5.0 of just:in mac – RELEASED


NEW – macOS Monterey Support

just:in mac version 5.0 adds macOS Monterey support for all components, namely Just In Engine and Just Control.


NEW – Additional codec/container support

just:in mac version 5.0 can now be used in Avid environments as the new version adds supports for the Avid DNxHD and DNxHR codecs in the MXF OP1a container.

These new codec options extend the already impressive container and codec range and provide the same and well-known stability and performance, as previous just:in mac versions.


NEW – Full NDI®5 Support

just:in mac version 5.0 can receive multiple channels of video and audio from any NDI®5 compatible device in SD, HD and UHD. The NDI®5 integration provides the same functionality for channel inputs as it does for traditional SDI sources.


Learn about new features and enhancements available in version 5.0 of the just:in linux solution line – RELEASED


NEW – Updated UHD and UHD2 just:in linux server appliances (2U-Chassis)

Our ingest team focused on expanding the density of UHD recordings with new configurations of the just:in linux server appliances.

You are now able to record multiple UHD HDR SDI channels in Apple ProRes 422 HQ (.MOV) or Avid DNxHR (.MXF) as well as Proxy formats. In addition to that this appliance is ready for UHD2 recording!

Additionally, this new just:in linux server generation is equipped with an internal SSD RAID and other I/O ports to perfectly fit in every production workflow.

Detailed information about the hardware specification of the new just:in linux appliance server generation can be found here.


NEW – Updated HDD and SSD just:in linux server appliances (1U-Chassis)

The current hardware configurations got extended with additional internal RAID options and new video boards, where customers can decide between a HDD RAID or a SSD RAID and between SDI, HDMI or IP input cards and mix different inputs formats as well.

These 1U appliances are built to support up to 8 HD and up to
2 UHD recordings.

Detailed information about the hardware specification of the new just:in linux appliance server generation can be found here.


NEW – Additional codec/container support

just:in linux version 5.0 can now be used in Avid environments as the new version adds supports for the Avid DNxHD and DNxHR codecs in the MXF OP1a container.

These new codec options extend the already impressive container and codec range and provide the same and well-known stability and performance, as previous just:in linux versions. The existing Capture Presets options, like the Burnt-In-Timecode or Audio Mapping feature, can be used with DNxHD and DNxHR as well.

Additionally, just:in linux users can work with AVI or MPEG-TS containers and support for Uncompressed 4:2:2 frames recording has been added. Capture Preset features, like Burnt-In-Timecode, Audio Mapping or the new logo overlay feature, can be used with these new option as well.


NEWImage/Logo Overlay for Capture Presets

With the new “Overlay logo” option for Capture Presets, just:in linux users can use a custom image, which will be used as an overlay, like a corner logo, for their recordings. This is useful for Proxy recordings or workflows, where operators want to mark separate recorded files of specific channels.


NEW – Full NDI®5 Support

just:in linux version 5.0 can receive multiple channels of video and audio from any NDI®5 compatible device in SD and HD. The NDI®5 integration provides the same functionality for channel inputs as it does for traditional SDI sources.


NEW – SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) Support

just:in linux version 5.0 supports multiple channels of video and audio from any SRT compatible source. The SRT integration provides the same functionality for channel inputs as it does for traditional SDI or HDMI sources.


NEW – UHD2 Support

The new UHD just:in linux appliance enables the possibility to record UHD2 content as well. Apple ProRes/MOV is the currently supported recording format.


NEW – Markers for Adobe Premiere Pro

This new feature within just:in linux enables the user to set Markers during a recording or ingest session, these markers can be seen within Adobe Premiere Pro directly in the timeline and/or viewer. Such Markers can be used for all kind of sport recordings, such as soccer or football or any recording where the operator needs to mark highlights, scenes or specific actions for the post-production team to find seamlessly. With Marker Sets, users can define different Marker types for their different recordings. Markers are available for input signal types such as SDI, HDMI, NDI® and SRT.


NEW – Video Encoder Threads Setting

The Video Encoder Thread setting in just:in linux version 5.0 brings more flexibility when it comes to multi-channel and multi-format setups, where users can adjust the CPU access of channels to provide more CPU power for single UHD channels and to lower the CPU access for HD or SD channels or for channels, which are only recording proxies and therefore do not have such performance needs.


NEW – Automatic Output Conversion

Based on the well-known just:in Capture Presets logic, it is now possible to convert the incoming signal (SDI, HDMI, NDI®, or SRT) to the given frame rate and resolution settings of the selected Capture Preset(s).


NEW – User and Template Management

In just:control (the control application of the just:in linux solution) you can now login as a specified user and select a previously saved multi-viewer layout template to speed up your ingest operations.


NEW – Web-based Appliance Management UI

just:in linux version 5.0 now features a web-based appliance management user interface to significantly simplify the setup of appliance server parameters such as network interface, SMB share point and Users and Groups settings. The new management UI also displays important information such as overall system health, CPU usage, network bandwidth and running services.


What’s New in just:in version 4.0

Learn about new features and enhancements available in the current version 4.0.x of just:in.


New macOS Mojave/Catalina User Interface and Central Configuration Option

just:in v.4.0 uses a native macOS Mojave User Interface, namely Just Control, which means, that just:in recognises the macOS General Settings, like Appearance (Light Mode, Dark Mode) or Accent colour. You can force either the Light or the Dark Mode within the application settings. Furthermore, v4.0 comes with a completely redesigned Channel Viewer Area and the new version also brings more flexibility for the Channel Viewer Configuration. The Channel Connection Process was redesigned as well and moved into the Inspector, where we also introduced Tabs in v4.0. Lastly, the whole configuration of the engine and channels were moved into the User Interface, which means, that all engines and channels can be easily configured on a single machine.


New AJA & BMD SDKs

just:in v.4.0 uses the latest SDKs from AJA and BMD and therefore support all new I/O devices from both vendors.


Channel Grouping ability

just:in v.4.0 introduces the concept of group channeling. Channel groups can be created by simply moving channels to the appropriate tab in the Inspector. Groups can then be selected with freely configurable keyboard shortcuts or with appropriate selection boxes within the Inspector.


Markers for Adobe Premiere

This new feature is a great add-on to the already impressive just:in feature set. With Markers it is now possible to mark/annotate anything in a recording and these Markers can then be seen in Adobe Premiere Pro. Each channel can use a different Marker Set, which can be created in the configuration area. Also Markers can be set with freely configurable keyboard shortcuts. Please take a look at this video to see how this feature is working.


Audio Mapping in Capture Presets

The Audio Mapping feature enables customers the ability to configure the audio output mapping in Capture Presets. This feature can be used in any Capture Preset.


Pre- and Post-recording Tasks

In addition to the post-recording scripting capability in earlier versions, it is now possible to create one or more pre- and/or post-recording Tasks (=scripts), which will be executed at the Start and/or Stop Recording process.


Improved Metadata Capabilities

In just:in v.4.0 metadata can also be exported to a JSON-file and new elements, like the DateTimePicker, are available for any Metadata set.


Improved Schedule Mode Process

just:in v.4.0 changes how the Schedule Mode is working in regards to how just:in is getting the event information. In this new version, this process is done by the UI, instead of the Engine, which means the Calendar application on the UI can be used for that. just:in v.4.0 customers do not longer have to use set up the Calendar application on each engine, which is very helpful for setups with more engine machines. Additionally, you can adjust the End Time of Scheduled Events while recording, so that operators can shorten or extend the scheduled recording events while recording.


Improved Engine Window and Error Section

In just:in v.4.0 all recording queues can be seen within the Engine Diagnostic Window and the improved Error Section within the Inspector provides simple error messages to help to identify problems.


Improved AVF recording process

just:in v.4.0 also improves the AVF (AV Foundation .MOV container) recording and writing process, especially when recording to NAS or SAN systems.


Just In.app is now called Just Control.app

The former Just In control application has been replaced by the Just Control application and resides within the macOS Applications folder.