X-Pert Playout

Versatile in nature and running as a stand-alone solution, X-Pert Playout (XP) provides the necessary playout automation processes, needed in today’s broadcast facilities. Its modular architecture makes it suitable not only for broadcasting organisations of any size but 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, hardware independence are the typical highlights of X-Pert Playout. Ideally suited for time-critical live operations. Professional device support through GPI, RS232, VDCP is also available. In addition redundant playout makes it perfect for fail-safe environments.

The Multi Parallel Output – AP MPO enables the running of two or more outputs so that broadcasters can easily provide parallel outputs in any combination needed to deliver the content. UHD SDI, HD SDI, SD SDI (with real-time re-scaling) playout and IP streaming output, or for example, 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 providing 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 qued or locked clips. Every clip in the playlist, except the one which is currently playing, can be trimmed, edited or re-positioned. Moreover, playlist order can be changed on-the-fly with commands like skip to next or jump. Such order changes are performed seamlessly 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.

Newest Features

  • Intel QSV hardware accelerated MPEG2/H264/HEVC decoding and MPEG2/H264/HEVC encoding
  • SCTE35 triggers reading and generation over IP UDP transport stream
  • SCTE104 triggers reading and generation over SDI outputs (Decklink, AJA, Deltacast)
  • MPEG DASH dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP output
  • HLS HTTP live streaming IP output
  • Matroska Multimedia Container (.MKV) content supported in playlist
  • Nvidia VGA hardware acceleration support for H264/AVC and H265/HEVC decoding
  • Targeted time code information to specific IP address
  • Support of audio-only content for radio, music and informative channels playout automation purposes
  • Support of encrypted audio and/or video content
  • Fast forward feature to provide with more time for commercial in 24 hours standard scheduled playlist for movie channels purposes
  • Grayscale option per output

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.

X-Pert Basic Playout versus X-Pert Advanced Playout

FeaturesX-Pert Basic Playout X-Pert Advanced Playout
SD/HD output plugin Yes (MPO)Yes (MPO)
X-Pert Graphics NetControl (Commanding AG) Local OnlyYes
Streaming option Yes (MPO) Yes (MPO)
MPO output Limited to 1 IP or SDIYes
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
Backup option NoYes
External events (incl. GPI/DTMF, Router/Matrix, LTC OUT, NetSender) NoYes
DTMF in/GPI in/LTC in NoYes
Multiaudio (more than 1 stereo pair) NoYes
Quality control/loudness normalization NoYes
Dolby Digital AC3 NoYes
API control NoYes
Time events NoYes
Playlist import (CSV) NoYes
Multi-instance NoYes
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
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