just:play is a 24/7 automated broadcast playout server. It plays SD, HD, UHD and 4K, integrates live feeds, router + GPI events and realtime graphics.


Featuring an intuitive user interface, just:play empowers broadcasters to schedule and manage their playout, even while a clip is already on air. This is possible while having an unlimited number of users working concurrently on the same channel (depending on the user rights defined for this channel). just:play’s easy-to-use, timeline-based interface enables users to schedule content days or even weeks in advance, while providing a traditional list view with metadata support.


just:play’s versatile graphical user interface provides an unlimited, frame accurate review and preview of all scheduled video items via the timeline or the preview windows. At any time during the scheduling process, just:play gives you full control of the rundown. Gaps and overlays are easily visible and just:play’s playlist-based design makes it easy to structure the rundown.

Key Features

just:play supports major broadcast file formats and codecs (see below). It imports a wide variety of industry standard playlists using XML. just:play will compose videos and multiple layers of realtime graphics and play them out as an SDI signal and/or an IP-stream – simultaneously using a single hardware. 

Video Quality & Realtime Graphics

just:play delivers the high-quality video and audio playout you expect from a professional broadcast environment by using Apple’s pristine ProRes codec or uncompressed video. On top of that, interactive realtime graphics can be used to display live source data (i.e. news tickers, stock exchange, weather feeds). The tight integration with composition:builder – ToolsOnAir’s graphics template creation tool – enables pre-produced templates to be dropped into a graphics layer (on top of the video layer), allowing content changes to be made during playout and delivered in realtime.

Supported Codecs

    DV Stream, DVCAM, HDV
  • All Apple ProRes Codecs
  • XDCAM HD/ES/EX (1080i and 720p)
  • MPEG-2 , MPEG-4, H.264
  • All AVID LE/PE codecs
  • AVC-Intra
  • JPEG
  • IMX
  • Apple Animation Codec

Supported Containers*

  • MOV, MP4, M4V
  • AVI
  • 3GP
  • F4V
  • DV
  • MXF

some containers may not support all of the listed codecs.

Key Features

  • 24/7 automated playout
  • Adjustable graphical user interface
  • Ability to control several channels using one UI
  • Playout preview function
  • Sync point to easily identify “overs” and “unders” of important video start times
  • Default gap playlist
  • Custom playlist import
  • Built-in “OnAir” window
  • Direct trim and split of videos
  • Mixed resolution playout back-to-back
  • N+1 and 2N redundancy available
  • Native router control and GPI out
  • Up to six layers of realtime graphics
  • Ability to control several channels using one multi-layer UI
  • Mixed codec, aspect ratio and resolution support
  • Automatic scheduling update
  • Unlimited playlist editing
  • Realtime data insertion
  • Final Cut Pro 7/X timeline integration
  • Flexible “As-Run” log
  • Advanced user rights management
  • Advanced repository folder management
  • Frame accurate restart after power failure
  • Watched folder functionality
  • Last minute changes
  • IP-based interconnection
  • Live feed pass-through
  • Optional: RTMP streaming out

System Requirements

  • Any current Mac Pro, iMac or Mac mini
  • Minimum of 12 GB RAM
  • OS X 10.10.5 or later
  • For detailed system requirements please consult the online user manual or contact us