just:in mac lite is a powerful basic version of the versatile just:in mac client-server ingest solution for the macOS platform. It shares the same flexible and reliable capture engine of just:in mac and covers the indispensable recording functions of broadcast and production environments that might not require the full feature set of our flagship ingest solutions or are in demand for a budget-friendly capture solution.
Supported Inputs: SDI, HDMI, NDI®
Support Capture Modes: Crash (Gang, Split), Schedule
Supported Encoding: CPU or Apple hardware accelerated (selectable for each Capture Presets)
Supported Codecs and Containers: All ProRes (MOV), H.264 (MOV and MP4), HEVC (MOV), XDCAM HD 422 (MXF), Uncompressed 8/10-bit (MOV)
Available for purchase via the ToolsOnAir Online Shop or ToolsOnAir Partner at EUR/USD 895.00 (VAT excluded)
Record up to 8 Channels on a qualified Mac with one just:in mac lite licence!
With just:in mac lite you can record up to 8 channels of SD, HD or UHD video on a single Mac in either Crash (Gang and Split) or Schedule recording mode, very much depending on the Mac model used and the amount of available storage.
Growing Files Support
In production scenarios where almost immediate access to the recordings is essential, the support for so-called Growing Files is indispensable. This allows the editors to access and edit files while the recording is in progress, and at the same reduces additional post-production time. Growing Files recorded with just:in mac lite are compatible with Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Adobe's Premiere Pro (MXF container only) or Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve.
Seamlessly Schedule Your Recordings
An important aspect of the daily production routine is the ability to schedule recordings to enhance overall efficiency. just:in mac lite uses the same method as the premium just:in mac solution to accomplish this, by using the Apple Calendar application available as part of every qualified macOS system. Just like creating a calendar appointment, the scheduled programming of recordings is achieved in the simplest possible way, by creating a calendar event that will automatically start and stop a recording scheduled for the related channel.
Flexible Apple Intel and Apple silicon Media Engine hardware acceleration support
The availability of hardware-accelerated encoding support for the H.264 and HEVC (H.265) formats was introduced as of macOS High Sierra (10.13), in combination with qualified Apple machines running on Intel Cores at first. It has been vastly improved with the introduction of the Apple silicon-based Media Engine lately.
The just:in mac lite and just:in mac lite NDI solutions feature the unique option to choose either CPU or hardware-accelerated encoding when using the recent Apple silicon models. This is to overcome possible encoding limitations when using a combination of Apple ProRes or H.264/HEVC Capture Presets in the available recording Channels. Please note that the Apple hardware acceleration for ProRes encoding is limited to progressive formats, therefore not supporting either interlaced formats or alpha channels.
Extensive support for timecode input sources
just:in mac lite supports various timecode sources to accommodate your needs.
Computer Time: the standard Timecode option available on every Mac, based on Time of Day information.
LTC over Audio: used with a USB Audio interface to sense and decode an audio-based LTC signal.
Capture card LTC: used when an AJA card with an LTC In port is available to receive and decode an applied LTC signal.
SDI Embedded: the preferred Timecode option, as all information is provided through the SDI cable. Requires an SDI Timecode Embedder.
The NDI® protocol, originally developed by NewTek™ and a registered trademark of Vizrt NDI AB, allows the transmission of audio, video, and metadata over standard gigabit Ethernet networks in real time. The NDI® protocol is bidirectional, has low latency, and can carry out video transmissions up to UHD/4K resolution and beyond. All ToolsOnAir ingest and playout solutions or point products fully support NDI® or NDI®|HX to ensure a straightforward IP-based workflow.