About the Playout Admin User Manual (v.5.x)

This User Manual describes how to install and configure ToolsOnAir's playout applications v.5.x on a macOS-based systems running macOS Monterey (12.7.x) and macOS Ventura (13.6.x) on Intel-based Macs and Apple silicon-based Mac minis, Mac Studios and Mac Pros as well as macOS Sonoma (14.x) on Apple silicon-based Mac minis, Mac Studios and Mac Pros.

You will learn how to…

  • Install and set up the required hardware and software infrastructure.

  • Monitor the system to ensure that the playout applications Just Out, Just Connect, and Just Control operate effectively.

  • Perform software installations and maintenance on your own.
     

When reading this user manual, a basic technical IT and network technology knowledge is recommended.

Assumptions

  • You are familiar with a macOS based environment.

  • You have system administrator privileges for the network and the operating systems of the machines you are working on.

  • You are experienced in installing and configuring client-server software in a TCP/IP network.

  • You will install the software on machines that have been connected to a LAN or WAN by a network engineer.

  • You will install the software on a machine that has no other software installed – except the operating system and the drivers needed to operate the channel/hardware.

  • You understand the basic broadcasting concepts of the just:live/just:play user interface, e.g. the method that is used for broadcasting the output of the just:live/just:play solutions.

  • You understand general video technology terminology such as codecs, containers, frame rates, transmission methods, and timecode.

Customers using TeamViewer to access the Mac running Just Out

If you’re planning to use TeamViewer to access a machine running Just Out, please verify that you have the following settings deactivated in the “Remote control” panel of the TeamViewer client (the machine you use to connect to the machine running Just Out).

Failing to do so will switch the audio output away from the video device at the same time you connect to the machine running Just Out using TeamViewer.

Contents of this User Manual

  • Installation of the playout software and the configuration of the just: live/just: play solutions.

  • Listing of possible hardware configurations.

  • Configuration and administration.

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