just:live is a live production playout for video and realtime graphics. It streamlines the playout of videos and realtime graphics in any live environment while maintaining full control over the production.

Live Playout

Manage and control the playout of videos, multiple layers of realtime graphics and router control/GPI events manually, in a single interface with multiuser support.

Smart User Interface

The smart graphical user interface provides an unlimited, frame accurate review and preview of all scheduled video items.

Have a Break

Set in- and out-points and split clips on-the-fly to insert commercials. Use placeholders to add videos at a later time.

Build, Monitor and Control

just:live’s integrated timeline allows operators to build rundown sequences and monitor the progress of currently playing clips.

Finished Actions

Advanced finished actions for each clip like play next, cue, reload, hold and cue or loop.

Industry Proven

Major broadcast file format and codec support, back-to-back playout of mixed container formats, codecs, aspect ratios, pixel sizes and field orders.

Web-based Control Interface

Optional HTML- and JavaScript-based user interface to control realtime graphics using any hardware which supports a web browser (e.g. iPad).

Goodbye Tape

Designed for tapeless workflows, just:live fully integrates into standard MAM, newsroom systems and storage solutions.

Standards Matter

ToolsOnAir’s playout products rely on standard hardware from Apple, AJA and Blackmagic Design.

UHD – Yes We Can

SD/HD and UHD – SDI and/or IP-stream playout of video and multiple layers of realtime graphics – using of the shelf hardware.

Supported Codecs & Containers

  • DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD, DV, 
  • DV Stream, DVCAM, HDV
  • All Apple ProRes Codecs, ProRes 4444
  • 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
  • MOV, MP4, M4V
  • MPG, MPEG, MPEG-TS
  • AVI
  • 3GP
  • F4V
  • DV
  • MXF


System Requirements

  • Supported Mac Pro or Mac mini (please check online user manual)
  • Apple macOS Mojave (10.14.x)
  • Minimum of 12 GB RAM
  • Support for AJA and Blackmagic Design video devices
  • For detailed system requirements please consult the online user manual or contact us

Supported Frame Rates

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