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MagicSoft Playout Broadcast Automation Software

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

MagicSoft Playout software is designed as an intuitive and powerful multi-format playout solution for professional environments such as broadcasting stations and production studios. It's suitable for 24/7 playout for news, music and movie channels, allowing to insert commercials and to switch between multiple live video.

It works under Windows 7 / 8 and 10 and equivalent Windows Server OS (64-bit only).

MagicSoft Playout accepts any type of media files with a size between 8K (7680 x 4320) and 320 x 240 and the frame-rate accepted range is between 3 and 120 fps.

Supported LIVE inputs and outputs :

  • Blackmagic Design devices (Decklink & Intensity)

  • NDI streams

  • UDP streams

Output streaming supports resolutions between 4k and 360 x 288.

Some of the RTMP / RTMPS servers that work for 24/7 streaming are :

YouTube, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Facebook and DaCast

There is also support for UDP ( supporting unicast and multicast by using H264 with AAC, AC3 or MP2)

The supported video input and output modes are : 1. 4K UHD 2. HD 3. SD

The internal video engine will automatically resize, match aspect ratio and transcode the media files and the live inputs in order to match the characteristics of the output.

Up to 4 video inputs and 4 video outputs are supported and the inputs and outputs depend on the capability of the used devices :

- SDI with audio embedded

- SDI with audio AES

- YUV with analog audio

- Composite with analog audio


MagicSoft Playout client allows you to schedule a certain clip or live input to be started at the pre-establish time.

The skipped events or gaps that may appear will be marked as such.

By using the "advanced audio" module, you can :

  • set up to 16 audio output channels

  • apply real-time audio loudness normalization

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