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Our PN: MGCN0330002
Manufacturer: MagicSoft
Platform(s): Win

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Quick Overview

Magicsoft Playout is a solution built upon a client-server architecture that provides noticeable stability and usability advantages. It allows for optimum CPU balancing using today's multi-core systems; the server controls the video output while the client manages the playlist. The media files are verified by the client application before being accepted for playout. More than one client can run and you can dynamically jump from one playlist to another.



Manufacturer Part Number: MAGICSOFT PLAYOUT

The software runs on Windows OS and can use SD, HDV and full HD material in the same playlist. It works with Blackmagic's DeckLink or Intensity cards. Output can be either analog or digital depending on the video card used. The signals you can work with may be analog and/or digital depending of the card that is used.


  • GPI input support for SeaLevel USB devices
  • Extended support for decoders
  • MXF support
  • VU-meter
  • Watch-dog application to supervise the playout with the possibility to restart, send email and execute tasks

Client-server architecture
MagicSoft playout solution has a Client-server architecture and that brings some noticeable advantages for stability and usability

  • server (which controls the Decklink card) and clients (which manage the playlist(s)) allow a better cpu balancing for today's multicore CPU
  • clips are verified in the client application before being accepted for playout
  • you can have more than one client started and you can dynamically jump from one playlist to another

Linking with MagicSoft CG
The playout program has a very powerful way to link to the MagicSoft CG (Ultrared) acting as a TCP client to send the metadata associated to each clip to GC. The TCP/IP protocol allows you to control the text or image displayed by a project and can also trigger the projects.

Supported SD formats

  • DV in .avi container (fourCC dvsd and dsvd)
  • Mpeg2 (4:2:0 or 4:2:2 ) with extension mpg, m2p, mp2, vob, m2t, ts
  • QuickTime (can also have alpha channel) with extension .mov
  • Windows Media Video with extension .wmv
  • Mpeg4 (AVC) with extension .mts
  • For PAL the clips must have 576 lines (a clip with a size like 704x576 or 512x576 will be accepted in playlist and resized to 720x576)
  • For NTSC the materials must have 480 or 486 lines (and will be resized to become 720x480 or 720x486 if is necessary)

Supported HD formats

  • All supported SD materials (upscaling is done automatically)
  • HDV (1440 x 1080i .m2t or mpeg2)
  • Mpeg2 (4:2:0 or 4:2:2 ) with extension mpg, m2p, mp2, vob, m2t, ts
  • Windows Media Video with extension .wmv
  • Mpeg4 (HD-AVC) with extension .mts

Supported audio codecs

  • DV avi must have the sound uncompressed
  • Mpeg2 materials must have the sound as mp2 or PCM
  • Materials without sound are accepted for playout
  • Supported sampling rates are : 8000 , 11025 ,16000 , 22050 , 24000 , 32000 , 44100 and 48000 Hz
  • Both 8bit and 16bit and mono and stereo materials can be played

Supported NLE software

  • Adobe Premiere (beginning with version 6.0)
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Avid (using Sorenson for files larger that 2 GB)
  • Canopus Edius (export as Microsoft DV)
  • Sony Vegas
  • Pinnacle Liquid

Supported encoders

  • Mainconcept
  • Canopus Procoder
  • CinemaCraft
  • Other encoders may work
  1. Third party codecs are continually updated by the third party developers.
  2. Magicsoft strives to test as many third party codecs as possible but Magicsoft cannot vouch for the reliability of third party codecs or their updates used with Magicsoft software nor does Magicsoft recommend installing multiple third party codecs that are designed for the same format as these may conflict with one another and have unexpected results



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