just:in linux Getting Started (5.1)


Once the just:in linux appliance is wired (power, network, video signals) and set up (network) correctly, it is possible to connect to the just:in linux server and to start with the initial setup of just:in. In order to achieve that, following steps are required:

  • Check the IP-Address, which will be used for the communication between the just:in linux server and the User Interface (just:control).

  • Install just:control on a macOS based system, which has access to the just:in linux appliance (via the network).

  • Establish the connection to the just:in linux appliance with just:control.


Normally the just:in linux appliance has multiple network connections. One gets used for communication purposes, such as interacting with just:control and another one will be used for the storage system connection. In order to be able to access the just:in linux server with just:control, the IP-Address of the communication port is required (normally em1 gets used for that).

Please contact your network administrator or your local ToolsOnAir reseller or the ToolsOnAir team directly, if you do not know the current IP-Address of the just:in linux server.

Installation (just:control)

The just:control application can be found on the internal just:in linux RAID or within the Download Area of the ToolsOnAir support system.

If there is currently no internet access on your system, copy just:control from the internal just:in linux RAID to the macOS Applications folder. Therefore mount the internal just:in linux RAID on a macOS based system (Finder - Go - Connect to Server or with the Finder keyboard shortcut cmd + K). Type in the IP-Address of the just:in linux appliance, enter the credentials (User: justin, Password: justin) and select the tools share point. The just:control application can be found here.

You can access the just:in linux appliances via ssh as well to copy the just:control application. The internal RAID is mounted at following path.

# internal raid /media/internal_raid/ # just:control application /media/internal_raid/tools

If there is no just:control disk image on the internal RAID, please create a ticket in the ToolsOnAir Support System.

Usage (just:control)

Go to the macOS Applications folder and open just:control. Press the Login button to move on.

Enter the IP-Address of the just:in linux appliance and press the Connect button to start the Setup Wizard.

Choose “Configure device with the detected physical input(s)” and press the Scan button to display the available SDI or HDMI inputs.

Then select the Video Mode (SDI (AJA)) and the Video Format (1080i25) for the Device Inputs. Enter the Device Name and Channel Name as well as the Default Storage Path. These settings can be changed later again, if needed. As a last step filter the available Capture Presets and select at least one of these presets. To finish the set up process, press the Configure button.

After a few seconds all available inputs will be connected to the multi viewer and if there is valid signal on the SDI inputs, the channel viewer(s) display the video, audio and timecode preview.

Now the channels are ready for recording. Move the mouse into a Channel Viewer and press the record button to start the recording. Press the same button again to stop the recording.


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