Versatile in nature and running as a standalone solution, X-Pert Playout (XP) provides the playout automation processes, necessary for the broadcast facilities. Its modular architecture makes it suitable for broadcasting organisations of any size as well as for media professionals who need seamless content playout automation. Available in UHD/HD/SD-SDI or IP streaming, it secures unattended operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MPEG2, AVC/H.264, HDV and DV compression scalability and hardware independence are the typical highlights of X-Pert Playout. Ideally suited for time-critical live operations. In addition, device support through GPI, RS232, VDCP is also available. Above all, redundant playout makes it perfect for fail-safe environments.
The Multi Parallel Output (AP MPO) enables running of two or more outputs. As a result, the broadcasters can easily provide parallel outputs in any combination. For example, UHD SDI, HD SDI, SD SDI (with real time re-scaling) playout and IP streaming output, or output in H.264 (MPEG-4) and MPEG-2 at the same time.
X-Pert Playout supports MPEG1/2/H.264, HDV and DV streams from virtually every known production platform. It can provide AVI, MPEG, WMV, Quick Time or MXF content. Files from third-party servers such as Leitch or Seachange are natively supported.
For live productions, any changes to the playlist during on-air session are possible. There are no queued or locked clips. Every clip in the playlist, except the one which is currently playing, can be trimmed, edited or re-positioned. Moreover, you can change the playlist order on-the-fly with commands like “skip to next” or “jump”. Such order changes are performed without stopping the current session. Live productions are facilitated by the powerful Live Show Clipboard which allows insertion and/or execution of various events or live streams.
You can learn more about the product features here: X-Pert Playout product documentation.
X-Pert Playout comes in two options: X-Pert Basic Playout and X-Pert Advanced Playout.
|Features||X-Pert Basic Playout||X-Pert Advanced Playout|
|SD/HD output plugin||Yes (MPO)||Yes (MPO)|
|X-Pert Graphics NetControl (Commanding AG)||Local Only||Yes|
|Streaming option||Yes (MPO)||Yes (MPO)|
|MPO output||Limited to 1 IP or SDI||Yes|
|Live input (SDI/ IP stream)||Limited (no CC support, single stereo pair only)||Yes|
|Graphic rules||Limited (3 rules & 3 properties)||Yes|
|Logo||Limited (1-4 logo)||Yes|
|External events (incl. GPI/DTMF, Router/Matrix, LTC OUT, NetSender)||No||Yes|
|DTMF in/GPI in/LTC in||No||Yes|
|Multiaudio (more than 1 stereo pair)||No||Yes|
|Quality control/loudness normalization||No||Yes|
|Dolby Digital AC3||No||Yes|
|Playlist import (CSV)||No||Yes|
|NDI live input and output||No**||Yes|
|RTMP input and output streaming||No**||Yes|
|Nvidia HW decoding acceleration H264||No**||Yes|
|Nvidia HW decoding acceleration HEVC||No**||Yes|
|Nvidia HW encoding acceleration H264||No**||Yes|
|Nvidia HW encoding acceleration HEVC||No**||Yes|
|Technical support||E-mail only||Telegram live chat, e-mail, phone|
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