What's New in just:live & just:play v2.5, v2.6, v2.7 and v2.8



General Notes

v2.5 requires at least OS X 10.11.6, v2.6 at least macOS 10.12.

Sierra (macOS 10.12) and High Sierra (macOS 10.13) are recommended.

v2.7 and v2.8 require macOS 10.14.6.

Installation Notes

Before installing, make sure that Gatekeeper is properly configured as shown here. If desired, you may revert the setting after the installation has succeeded.

Version 2.5 Changes - just:live & just:play

  • Stability and speed improvements, several bugfixes.
  • Support for the play out of movies wrapped into an .mkv container format.
  • Extended "Stay Alive" in the Tools On Air System Preferences pane to included "scheduled restarting" of all applications.
  • The size of the proxy preview sent from just:out to just:connect and then onto just:live/play can now be defined in just:connect in the channel's format settings.
  • With multiple "on-line" channels in just:connect, the proxy previews in just:live/play now function for all channels, not just the currently selected channel in just:connect.
  • When reading metadata for the library, a "sidecar" XML file is automatically generated for each file to store the metadata. When the metadata is again requested (e.g. when starting just:play again, or running just:play on a second system), the metadata will be read from this sidecar file instead of the file itself.
  • It is now possible to define a "Filler movie" in the "Advanced" tab for a channel in just:connect. Once defined, the filler movie will play in a loop whenever just:out detects that no movie is currently playing on the main video layer.
  • Customers with a valid maintenance contract with Tools On Air are entitled to one free license to test onCore Designer.
  • Added two additional fields to the "Advanced" tab in just:connect, both related to automatically re-starting just:out under certain conditions.
  • For channels using redundancy, if the master engine fails the slave engine will now send all diagnostics (including the proxy preview) to just:connect and then onto just:live/play.Optional failover solution based on an AJA Kumo switcher or a BMD ATEM switch.

Version 2.5 Changes - just:live only

  • There is now a complete new control area available in just:live, where the status of the channel's main engine is now displayed with a "traffic light" system for buffer and CPU temperature. Yellow lights mean a warning, while red lights mean something requires immediate attention.
  • It is now possible to drag and drop items scheduled in the timeline to re-order them.
  • It is now possible to double-click an item or items in the library to add it/them to the currently selected folder on the workbench.
  • Start action - This action can be defined like the finished actions and could include a GPI trigger or BMD ATEM commands but maybe also execute on:core workflows.
  • New Finished Action option (like the loop) to trigger a workflow or event.

Version 2.5 Changes - just:play only

  • Optional just:next to execute the jump to next on several channels with a single mouse click.
  • Placeholder clips within a playlist can now be automatically "linked" or updated with a file. To achieve this, ensure that the placeholder's name matches exactly the name of the movie that will be created at some point (including file extension).
  • The status of the channel's main engine is now displayed with a "traffic light" system for buffer and CPU temperature. Yellow lights mean a warning, while red lights mean something requires immediate attention.
  • Double-clicking an item in the library now adds it to the selected playlist in the workbench.
  • A color code can now be used to turn an infinite graphics off. Such a color code can be defined on finder level or within the just:play user interface.

Version 2.6 Changes - just:live & just:play

  • Stability and speed improvements, several bugfixes.
  • It is now possible to define "just:in" events in just:connect and then add them to the library events tab. You can define events to start or stop just:in recording, or do a timed record with a specific duration.
  • Added six new metadata columns to the library: "Date Created", "Date Modified", "Data Added", "Last Opened", "Kind" and "Tags".
  • Fixed an issue when starting the system with just:out started by Stay Alive that could cause unexpected results with an AJA device.
  • Renamed the "Fast Setup" links in the installer to "Getting Started" and set the correct icon for all such links.
  • There are new codec-based decoding strategy options in just:connect in the "Advanced" tab. Here you can specify how just:out should decode specific codecs.The options are legacy QuickTime, AVFoundation within just:out (i.e. a 32-bit process), or an external 64-bit AVFoundation decoder. Normally you should not change these options unless instructed to do so by a ToolsOnAir support engineer or partner. This can be used to fix some crashes related to decoding specifc video files using AVFoundation in 32-bit.

Version 2.6 Changes - just:live only

  • The current document name and the name of the connected channel are now displayed in just:live's toolbar.
  • There is a new "Log out" menu item that returns you to the channel connect window. This allows you to switch channels without needing to quit and re-start just:live.

Version 2.6 Changes - just:play only

  • It is now possible to execute a "jump to next" even if nothing at all is scheduled after the on-air event (will jump to black).
  • If you attempt to switch to a channel within just:play using the drop-down menu, an error is now displayed if the channel isn't reachable (e.g. just:connect is not running, or the channel is incorrectly configured), and the previous channel remains connected.

Version 2.7 Changes - just:live & just:play

  • This version brings official support for macOS Mojave. Please use AJA driver version 14.2.1 and the latest driver version from BMD depending on the video device used.
  • Support for the ability to control just:in v4 engines using Events. This version supports ONLY just:in v4 and higher and does not support v3.x of just:in. Please use v2.6 to control just:in v3.x engines.
  • Growing or copying files are supported now. Such files are shown in Italic in the Library until they finished growing/copying but can be played out already. The ability to preview growing/copying files is disabled.
  • Stability and speed improvements as well as several bugfixes.

Version 2.8 Changes - just:live & just:play

  • Items loaded on the workbench via a double-click in the library now have the colour attribute in inspector as was the case after dragging and dropping item to the timeline.
  • Colours shown for items in the library, workbench and inspector now use the modern Finder "tags". As a consequence, setting a colour for an infinite graphics layer in just:connect now leads to the expected behaviour that dropping an item from the library with the same tag in the schedule automatically hides the infinite graphics on the layer for the duration of the item.

Version 2.8 Changes - just:live only

  • Key events (e.g. function keys) are now correctly routed when the workbench is undocked.
  • Items loaded on the workbench via a double-click in the library now have the colour attribute in inspector as was the case after dragging and dropping item to the timeline.
  • The "Load Window Layout Preset" menu item in the "View" menu now correctly loads a previously saved preset instead of resetting the window layout.

Version 2.8 Changes - just:play only

  • Fixed a bug that could lead to unexpected behaviour with scheduled playlists and placeholders when the "on:core communication" port was active.