just:play is an automated 24/7 Master Control playout solution with SD, HD, and UHD format support, seamlessly integrating live feeds and routers as well as GPI events and static or realtime graphics.


Secure and Redundant 24/7 Playout

Manage your 24/7 playout in real-time with an unlimited number of clients working on the same channel, and industry-standard redundancy and failover support.

Schedule Your Way

Schedule content weeks in advance with the user-friendly timeline, the traditional list view (with metadata support), and a convenient calendar function.

UHD – Yes We Can

Native SD/HD and UHDp60 SDI playout of video and multiple layers of static or realtime graphics using qualified hardware from Apple (Apple silicon), AJA or Blackmagic Design.

Industry/Regulatory Compliance

Major broadcast container and codec support. Import of iplaylists using CSV and XML. Support for CEA-608/708, OP-47, EAS and reference LTC timecode.

Smart User Interface

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

Always in Control

just:play enables the operators to have full control of the rundown during the scheduling process.

Mind the Gap

Gaps, overlays, and placeholders are easily visible and can be edited right away. just:play’s playlist-based design makes it easy to structure the rundown.

Switch to Live

High-quality video, audio, and realtime graphics playout with the ability to switch to live using a single video device.

Static and Realtime Graphics

From simple station ID to interactive realtime graphics with multiple layers. Support for external data displayed by news tickers, stock exchange, weather forecast and more..

Extended Events Support

Support for HTTP events to include GET and POST methods as well as full support for frame-accurate SCTE-104 Splice Events.

Supported Codecs & Containers

Supported Codecs

  • DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD
  • HDV
  • All Apple ProRes Codecs
  • XDCAM HD/ES/EX, HD422
  • MPEG-2 , MPEG-4, H.264
  • MPEG IMX
  • AVC-Intra
  • Avid DNxHD®/Avid DNxHR® (decoder)
  • JPEG
  • Apple Animation Codec

Supported Containers

  • MOV, MP4, M4V
  • MPG, MPEG
  • MXF

Supported Frame Rates

  • 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60.
  • Supported frame rates are container and codec specific. Codec support depending on installed Apple Pro Codecs.

System Requirements

  • Qualified Mac mini (Intel & Apple silicon), Mac Studio (Max or Ultra) or Mac Pro 2019 (Intel), – please check online user manual.
  • Version 4.0: Apple macOS Catalina (10.15.7), macOS Big Sur (11.6.8), macOS Monterey (12.5).
  • Version 2.8: Apple macOS Mojave (10.14.6).
  • Minimum of 16 GB RAM (Apple silicon), 12 GB RAM (Intel).
  • Support for AJA and Blackmagic Design video devices (Intel & Apple silicon).
  • For detailed system requirements please consult the online user manual or contact us

Free Download / Infos

  • You are welcome to download a trial version of our latest just:play v.4.0.0 GM 1048 release, by clicking on the “Download” button below. The trial version of just:play is fully feature enabled but will apply a watermark on the outgoing PGM at a given interval. To run a watermark-free version of just:play, please contact our sales department at moc.rianosloot@selas or an authorised ToolsOnAir reseller to purchase a license.
  • Please note that you will need a new Activation Key, when upgrading from just:play v.3.x or older.
  • Due to a driver issue it is currently not possible to use the “Buffered Input” setting with video devices from Blackmagic Design on an Apple silicon based Mac. We are working with Blackmagic Design to fix the issue. INTEL based Mac’s as well as video devices from AJA (on INTEL or Apple silicon) are not affected.
  • MacPro5,1 is not supported anymore and we strongly recommend all customers using MacMini6,x and MacMini7,x to update to a new M1 based mini (Macmini9,1).
  • There are new Version 4.x documents available and we recommend all new, as well as all existing customers updating from a previous version to read the new manuals.
  • We ask all users updating from a previous version to follow our update guide which can be found here.

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