Just:Live develops real-time media player

ToolsOnAir will introduce at IBC2009 Just:Live, a video and real-time graphics player for any sports, news or live event situation. As a part of the ToolsOnAir broadcast suite for Apple Macintosh computers, Just:Live is built to reduce the investment costs of establishing a TV channel.

Just:Live is a secure live video player with the capability to bring any kind of graphical information to the screen in real time. With four layers of graphics, the player can deliver background graphics in combination with station ID, news tickers or lower-thirds. The concept is to integrate video playout and real-time graphics in a single interface.

According to the company, broadcasters normally have to use a broadcast automation system as a video server and a real-time graphic solution from different vendors to run their live shows. With Just:Live, rundowns from any newsroom system can be taken and controlled from one interface with a single operator.

In the future, ToolsOnAir plans to integrate hardware devices such as switcher controls to integrate Just:Live at a deeper level within the hardware environment of a typical broadcaster. Just:Live runs on Apple’s off-the-shelf Xserve or MacPro computers.