Softron MovieRecorder 2 for Mac, Requires One License for Each Stream (Download)

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About the Softron 3IB23

The Softron's MovieRecorder 2 is a Mac-based, multi-format acquisition software for television stations and post-production facilities. It digitizes video into self-contained QuickTime reference clips for use in Softron programs and 3rd party programs like Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Server.

The MovieRecorder 2 supports up to 8 simultaneous streams, but one license is required for each stream. When downloading the software, you'll have the option of selecting a Single, Dual, Quad, or Octo version, depending on how many streams you want. Eight licenses will allow you to ingest eight SD or 4 HD streams. Multiple streams will also require multiple capture cards, which can be used on the same or different workstations. Most PCI, Thunderbolt and ExpressCard cards are supported.

Ingests can be scheduled to automatically take place over time or can be triggered manually and clips can be stored to multiple locations at the same time. Any number of licenses can be remotely controlled via a supporting app called MovieRecorder Control, which is included, or via MovieRecorder Remote. MovieRecorder Control is Mac-based and MovieRecorder Remote is for iPhones and iPads.

The MovieRecorder 2 uses dynamic memory buffering, which is less memory-intensive than normally when compressing incoming video streams and thereby overcomes AFP server file size limitations present in the original MovieRecorder. The MovieRecorder 2 Pro option, additionally allows capture of proxy clips and metadata, customization of metadata keys and batch capture from tape decks.

Softron 3IB23 Features

  • Supports ingest of up to 8 SD or 4 HD signals on one Mac (one license per channel required)
  • Supports AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox, MOTU and most other PCI, Thunderbolt and ExpressCard cards
  • Can be set to perform manual or scheduled recordings
  • A timer can be set to automatically stop a manual recording after a given time
  • Capable of recording to multiple destinations simultaneously (for redundancy)
  • An included application called MovieRecorder Control lets you create Final Cut Pro XML multicam files automatically
  • Remote Control: Any number of licenses can be remotely controlled via MovieRecorder Control or MovieRecorder Remote
  • Remote Control: AppleScriptable - you can build your own AppleScripts and control MovieRecorder from 3rd party software
  • Remote Control: 3rd party control works through Telnet and the protocol is the same as the one for MovieRecorder Control / Remote
  • Edit-During-Ingest: You can set a recording duration and it gets updated at the end of the recording (longer or shorter)
  • Edit-During-Ingest: MovieRecorder is compatible with most editing applications, including FCP X, Avid, Premiere
  • Scheduling: You can schedule daily and weekly recordings
  • Scheduling: And you can export/import schedules as XML for 3rd party integration
  • Scheduling: Each schedule item can have its own destination/file name
  • Scheduling: Schedules can be controlled remotely through MovieRecorder Control / Remote
  • An AppleScript can be started automatically at the beginning or end of a recording
  • Warnings can be disabled in remote sessions
  • Numbers can automatically be incremented to file names

Softron 3IB23 Specifications

System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
RAM: 4 GB for single stream, 6 GB for two streams, 12 GB for four streams and eight streams
Supported Video Cards: AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, MOTU and other cards/configurations/limitations
Supported Mac Models: Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini systems
Number of Licenses Required One complete license (with options) is required per stream
download the appropriate version -- Single, Dual, Quad, Octo
Supported Files / Codecs Supported: DV-PAL, DV/DVCPRO-NTSC, DVCPro-PAL, DVCPro 50, Uncompressed 10-bit, Uncompressed 8-bit
The following are supported but require a QuickTime component to be downloaded: AJA 8-bit, AJA 10-bit, Apple ProRes 422 family, Apple ProRes 444, Blackmagic 8-bit (2Vuy), Blackmagic RGB 10-bit, DVCPro HD Interlaced, DVCPro HD Progressive, MPEG IMX (30/40/50), XDCAM EX 1080i, XDCAM EX 1080p, XDCAM EX 720p, XDCAM HD 1080i, XDCAM HD 1080p, XDCAM HD422 1080i, XDCAM HD422 1080p, XDCAM HD422 722p
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