TV Production Playout

TV Production Playout


YouPlay is the smartest tool to manage video contribution in your PCR. YouPlay can send on-air any video format during news, talk shows or live events coverage. YouPlay can also feed studio video-walls, featuring clips playout or playlists, play/stop from still frame, animations and much more. YouPlay’s user-friendly interface fits perfectly into live productions and it is so intuitive that requires small to no training at all.


  • SDI/NDI/IP 4K/2K/HD/SD Playout and Ingest (Ingest available on Youplay Server version only);
  • Virtually any video and file format compatibility (SD/HD/2K/4K): DV, HDV, DVCPRO, MJPEG, MPEG-2, TS, MPG, VOB, H.264, H.265, AV1, MP4, QuickTime, PRORES, DNxHD, AVI, WMV, ASF, MXF, XDCAM, IMX, GXF, LXF, FLV, MKV, WebM, HuffYUV, VP8, VC3, JPEG2000, DPX and any audio or bitmap file format;
  • Up to 16 Audio channels (Dynamic selection of enabled audio channels);
  • Automatic Up and Down Scaling and Aspect Ratio adjustment (16/9, 4/3, etc…);
  • Mosaic for Video Walls;
  • Hardware Compatibility: BMD (SDI), AJA (SDI, SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110), BlueFish (SDI, SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110);
  • Key output on SDI with 32 bits Bitmaps sequence, QuickTime Animation and ProRes 4:4:4;
  • Timecode RP188-VITC-LTC;
  • Crop, field swap, aspect correction mode (Letterbox, no Letterbox, stretch);
  • Free CG Composer app for CG template creation;
  • Timed CG on playlist with dynamic text metadata;
  • Frame accurate single clip loops;
  • Slow-motion up to -2x/+2x;
  • Play while ingest (on YouPlay Server version only);
  • Remote control with BMD Atem, Newtek Tricaster, BMD Hyperdeck Emulation, VDCP mixer, RS422 controller;
  • MOS Protocol for Integration with most common Newsroom systems;


  • YouPlay Pro (Playout only)
  • YouPlay BRD (Playout only)
  • YouPlay Server (Playout and Ingest)

YouPlay – Playout

  • YouPlay is virtually compatible with any video and file format: DV, HDV, DVCPRO, MJPEG, MPEG-2, TS, MPG, VOB, H.264, H.265, AV1, MP4, QuickTime, PRORES, DNxHD, AVI, WMV, ASF, MXF, XDCAM, IMX, GXF, LXF, FLV, MKV, WebM, HuffYUV, VP8, VC3, JPEG2000, DPX in any resolution or frame rate with automatic adaption;
  • YouPlay manages automatic upscale, downscale, framerate adaptation and aspect ratio correction, CG overlay, log and as run log files;
  • Mark-in and mark-out and frame accurate loops are available together with slow motion (also with RS422 and VDCP controllers), REC while PLAY (for specific formats) with endless mark-out and a full set of Real Time tools such as Vertical and Horizontal Crop, field swap top bottom progressive, aspect ratio correction mode (letterbox, no letterbox, stretch, etc…), mirror and rotate;
  • YouPlay also allows you to set the automatic load of the last playlist at start-up and offers a simple scheduling tool for automatic playout. Start time code can also be modified for each clip, audio preview is available on windows audio together with audio master volume and single clip volume;
  • YouPlay also it embeds an advanced CG with clocks, tickers, rolls, crawls, bitmap animations and CG graphics as secondary events;
  • You can use GPI in/out with MOXA and JLCOOPER for play and stop commands, you can remotely control BMD ATEM;
  • and NewTek TriCaster and use Ableton Launchpad hotkeys Free CG composing app to create templates;
  • SDI preview output with OSD (timecode) is also available and the free XTrimmer tool grants quality control with SDI/NDI output, metadata insertion and loudness control;
  • In YouPlay you can also set a default behavior for duration, stop mode, aspect ratio, fields swap and stretch mode and a watch folder with GUI notification and 1 button load;
  • Multiple channel control from main channel is available for play, stop, pause, rec and stop rec as well as the automatic use of external audio files with same filename.  REST API commands and SNMP MIB, TRAPS and Alerts are also on;
  • YouPlay is compatible with MOS protocol for multiple channel gateway (protocols supported : SONY RS422,VCDP RS422, VDCP TCP/IP, BMD HYPERDECK) and has an integration for 3rd party RS232 RS422 routing switchers.

YouPlay – Ingest

  • With YouPlay Server you will also be able to manage the many tools of the YouPlay’s Ingest Core, such as the Capture time limit or automatic file switch and the simultaneous PROXY file capture;
  • The Internal RTMP server allows a for point to point connections over internet and in case of live sources you can manage SDI to NDI. IP streaming encoder of live input in RTMP, UDP, RTSP, IIS, HLS, WMS is also available;
  • The Ingest provides customizable memory buffer for capture and a batch capture from RS422 VTRs;
  • You can get accurate statistics of capture process as well as scheduling a calendar for unattended capture processes, log files are off course available together with seamless file switching during capture and image grab with custom file syntax;
  • Audio preview on sound card is available as well as volume adjustment with original volume simultaneous display;
  • Remote control TCPIP of Blackmagic Design ATEM, Videohub and NewTek TriCaster and remote control of any RS232 or RS422 routing switcher or master control;
  • SOAP & REST API and watchdog service are included.

YouPlay Playout

  • Supported Video Cards: BMD DeckLink and Intensity, AJA Corvid, Bluefish
  • Resolutions: SD, HD, 2K, 4K (depending on AV card)
  • Simultaneous NDI output
  • Up to 16 Audio channels
  • 10 Bit video output for CC over SDI and ancillary data
  • KEY and FILL output (if supported by video card)
  • Timecode rp188 and LTC
  • SDI inputs, NDI sources and URLs on the playlist


  • Channel alias, icon and color
  • Preview framerate adjust for RDP optimization
  • Customizable shortcuts for CUE, PLAY, FIRST FRAME
  • CC on preview
  • Drag and Drop of multiple files
  • Drag and Drop between Channels
  • Single clip position duration and position display
  • Total playlist duration and remain display
  • First frame positioning
  • OSD vu-meters and waveform
  • Customizable number of vu-meters
  • Realtime video preview
  • Customizable skins
  • Customizable drag and drop file sorting
  • Simple player or graphical/grid playlist GUI
  • Independent and sizable GUI for each channel
  • 4 channel GUI scaled for 1920×1080 screen

YouPlay Ingest – GUI

  • OSD vu-meters and waveform
  • Counters for total and segment
  • File code and Timecode counters
  • Taskbar miniplayer
  • User definable shortcuts
  • Channel label
  • Sizable GUI
  • Realtime video preview
  • Average and instant data rate monitoring
  • Space and time left on disk real time calculation
  • NDI source selection on main GUI
  • OSD display for counters
  • Custimizable 2-16 channel vu and peak meters

Video Codecs

  • MPEG 4 part 2
  • Cisco OpenH264
  • Intel Quicksync H264
  • Nvidia NVEnc H264
  • Nvidia NVEnc H264 lossless
  • Nvidia NVEnc H265
  • MPEG 1
  • MPEG 2
  • DV
  • FLV Sorenson
  • HuffYUV
  • WMV 8
  • Google VP8
  • Apple Prores proxy, LT, 422, HQ
  • QuickTime ANIM
  • Uncompressed 422 8-bit
  • Uncompressed 422 10-bit
  • DNxHD
  • VC3
  • OPEN JPEG2000
  • DPX

System requirements depend on

  • Video playout and capture resolution
  • Video codec format
  • Number of simultaneous playout/capture/streaming/proxy
  • GPU accelerated capture with Nvidia GTX or better and Intel quicksync

File format wrappers

  • Mpeg Program (MPG)
  • Mpeg Transport (TS)
  • MPEG4 part 14 (MP4)
  • QuickTime (MOV)
  • DNxHD (MOV)
  • MXF
  • MXF D-10 (IMX)
  • GXF
  • DV
  • FLV
  • ASF
  • iPod Mp4
  • AVI
  • Matroska (MKV)
  • WebM
  • Image Sequence (DPX, PNG, JPG)

Audio codecs

  • WAV (16, 24, 32, Cinema, signed, floating etc)
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • AC3 (ATSC A/52A)
  • AAC
  • ALAC

Suggested system requirement

  • I7 8700K CPU
  • Windows 10
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVidia GTX

Minimum system requirement

  • I3 CPU
  • Windows 7
  • 4GB RAM