MovieRecorder provides Mac users with powerful and cost effective ingest capabilities as well as multi-station ingest control.
New Revamped User Interface: We tried to make MovieRecorder 4's new user interface even easier to work with - and more flexible, as well. The first thing you will notice, beyond its darker look, is that the size of the Viewers are now fully customizable. Select the number of Viewers you want to display at once, and then choose the layout that best suits your needs. MovieRecorder comes with a whole set of preconfigured layouts, but you can also customize them yourself. All the overlays can now be turned off if you just want to preview the video and not be distracted by their presence. There are even more additions, such as the ability to switch the position of two sources, or enable/disable/solo a destination on all Viewers at once.
NDI Sources: At NAB 2017, we announced the ability to output to NDI® with all our playout software, and it proved to be very successful, with a lot of customers embracing the new technology. It is only natural that we now support recording those sources in MovieRecorder. NDI® is an open, low-latency, video-over-IP protocol developed by NewTek™. It uses a simple gigabit ethernet cable to transmit video and audio over a local area network between multiple video systems. Now, thanks to NDI®, you can transfer HD and 4K video over a simple Ethernet cable. There is no need for additional routers or even SDI cables anymore, further demonstrating the ease-of-use and reliability of our products. NDI® opens the world to a different way of doing video production and to an ecosystem of devices supporting the protocol.
External Audio Sources: The ability to use external audio sources (including MADI) instead of SDI embedded audio will help those who want to record the audio coming from an audio mixer without the need of expensive SDI embedders. MovieRecorder 4 supports all the audio sources that are available to the macOS. Coupled with the Audio Mapping available in the AVPresets, this brings a lot of flexibility to your Audio configuration.
Effects and Overlays: You can now crop, deinterlace, rotate, and resize your video before it is encoded. We've had multiple requests for the ability to rotate the signal 90° for display on LCD monitors placed sideways, or to crop portions of the image. You'll also love the ability to overlay text, the current timecode, or even an image to your recording. As it's a "per destination" setting, you can have one signal recorded with overlays, and another as a clean recording. The multiple destinations available with MovieRecorder will be even more handy with this new feature!
HEVC Support: With the advent of 4K, an even more efficient codec than H.264 was needed. This is why HEVC/H265 has been created. Files can be compressed to 40% of the size of an H.264 compression without losing quality. But that encoding efficiency required a lot of horsepower, and even the highest end Mac Pro was not able to encode to HEVC in real time. And for MovieRecorder, as we encode live, we need real time!
What’s new in version 4.4.3
Updated on Jun 30 2022
Release Notes for OnTheAir Video Express and OnTheAir Video:
Added compatibility with T-Tap Pro
Changing the clip end behaviour on a playing clip will be applied immediately (previously it would only be applied the next time it played)
Contact Support: We now send the playlists used by the scheduler
The "Now Playing" will now also bring the playing playlist front, you do not need to be on the playlist itself anymoret
Searching in playlists is not case sensitive anymore
Behaviour with Locked/unlocked playlists. It is now possible again to edit playlists that are not playing.
Issue with Stream Deck, when using the built-in integration, and switching from one Softron application to another Softron application
Issues when doing skip to previous/next with next or previous clip offline
Some black frames could be seen when starting a clip shorter than 8 seconds
Field priority issues in SD PAL
Release notes for OnTheAir Video only:
Added the ability to run macros on ATEM using AppleScripts
Scheduler: Event may not stop if there were manual stops, or if the same playlist is reused multiple times before an event
The "color label" badge was shown at the same place as the "clocked" item icon
Traffic Option: Media Browser: would sometimes not become ready in very specific cases (on a very fast computer such as the Mac Studio, with very few media items stored on the internal drive for example)
Traffic Option: Skip to previous icon was disabled with traffic playlists
Traffic Option: Discrepancies between playlist and media browser status
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