Playout and Automation

XTV Suite

Broadcast TV Automation Software Suite

XTV Compact HD/SDI, 8TB, rack 4U 19″. 1 play and 1 rec simultaneous, SD/HD. Multiple format (DV, HDV, MPEG-1,2,4, MPG, VOB, WMV, QuickTime, H.264, etc.). Includes Playout, Capture (MPG-2, H.263 codec included), Trimmer and Scheduler freeware. Control of switchers, GPIs and serial devices

XTV Suite is a professional complete set of software tools for TV stations which manages from video capture, trimming, scheduling to playout.
Completely automatic and unattended efficiency 24/7.

XTV is perfect for TV stations, Satellite Channels, Cable TV, News Room, Web TV, CCTV, Corporate TV, Presentation, hotel pay tv channels, museums info channels and video wall display, which can take advantages of its user friendly interface.
At the same time, multi-channel tv stations and tv networks can enjoy XTV‘s scalable structure and universal file compatibility.

XTV is designed to achieve a true ‘universal format’ compatibility and provides broadcasters a powerful tool which can virtually play all media format from any source or feed.
XTV ties together all production departments allowing direct playout of DV, HDV, MPEG-2, DVD, DIVX, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, MPEG-1, H.264, QuickTime, MXF, etc., in any resolution or framerate with automatic adaption.

Media Compatibility and multiformat benefits:
XTV plays out any kind of media in any resolution: DV, HDV, MPEG-2, DVD, DIVX, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, MPEG-1, H.264, QuickTime, MXF, etc.
XTV allows to adopt and mix any media format according to broadcaster’s production workflow and pros and cons of each AV codec.
Hardware Compatibility:
VGA, BlackMagic, Aja, Blufish, DV FireWire 1394, IP streaming or any windows DirectShow device.
Dynamic Playlist:
Real time playlist management without black frames nor freezes.
Advanced Scheduler:
Unlimited playlist length with automatic clip skipping and cutting when late.
Duration stretching when ahead of time. Sequence loop. Automatic filler insertion for gap handling.
Log Report:
Status and playout logging, with XML export for easy processing and printing.
No Database:
Metadata is saved directly into media file, allowing file rename, copying and moving.

XPlayout: multiple format engine
– Designed for automatic 24/7 operativity
– Userfriendly interface and no specific training required
– Output on PAL/NTSC – SD/HD video and streaming over IP in the highest broadcast quality
– Dynamic playlist management for last minute changes
– Instantly play files from any NLE system
– Cg engine and editor for graphic overlays such as: logo, texts, clock, crawls, rolls, images, swf with dynamic text

XIngest: easily ingest in multiple format with advanced features
– Real time capture in multiple formats selectable MOV, MXF, MPG, MP4 etc
– Supports decklink and Aja boards
– Manual ingest or time scheduled capture for automated operations
– GPU h264 and h265 accelerated capture
– NDI inputs
– Allows Rec while play workflows

XScheduler: offline playlist editor
– Playlist management and editing
– Clip insertion by gender: spots, promos, movies, video clips, news, etc.
– Advanced features: text search, cut, copy, paste, replace, multi selection editing, printing, exporting, undo/redo, drag & drop from clip explorer/browser

XTrimmer: metadata media editor
– Offline Media Editor for metadata entry and clip splitting/segmenting
– Clip ID entry: name, category, notes, subclip, duration, mark in, mark out and reference image
– Clip splitting for advertisement breaks insertion.


All in one broadcast HD - SD playout
Complete workflow management tools
Multiple codec playout in the same playlist with resolutions and framerates automatic adaption
Multiple formats playout, automatic up/down scaling and aspect ratio adjustment (16/9, 4/3)
File sharing on LAN architecture
Direct file playout from NLE (no transcoding)
Four audio channels controls
TS MPEG2 H264, direct streaming output transport stream MPEG2 and H.264 codec
Automatic management of time during playout (delay/ahead) with filler
Live source fullhandling inside the playlist control of VTR, Switcher,
Multichannel and high availability configurations
Hot Key feature for instant videos playout
Graphic overlay: logos, clocks, tickers, animations
Clip trimming and metadatas for advertisements insertion and graphic contents
User friendly view with explicative colour scheme
A run and system logs for certification
Fast, powerful, reliable and maintenance free

Technical specifications

  • Brand Axel Technology
  • Item XTV
  • Groups TV Automation
  • Type Turnkey Unit
  • Area TV
  • Gross weight 27 kg
  • Net weight 23 kg
  • Height 35 cm
  • Length 60 cm
  • Volume 142800 cm3
  • Minimum System Requirements
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows™ 7
  • CPU Intel 4 Core minimum
  • RAM 4 GB
  • VGA 1920x1080
  • A/V capture device BlackMagic DeckLink and Intensity or any Windows WDM capture card
  • Audio Board Windows compatible audio card
  • Suggested HD / security SATA grade 1 / RAID 5
  • Output Video cards BlackMagic DeckLink and Intensity, DV (E1394 Firewire), BlueFish, Aja
  • Video Formats DV, HDV, MPEG-2, DVD, DIVX, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, MPEG-1, H.264, Quicktime, WMV, MXF and others
  • Controlled VCR Sony VP9000 Umatic on RS 232; Sony UVW 1200 Betacam on RS 232; Generic Sony RS 422 device protocol
  • Routing Switcher Self customizable protocol on RS 232 / 422, Blackmagic Videohubs
  • GPI PCI card 8 IN and 8 OUT, MOXA TCP

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