Main Features

• Multiple Layers and project control

• "Smiley" feature for graphics integration in Tickers

• Integration with the playout applications

• Overlay RSS feeds

• Create graphics with OnTheAir CG Designer for OnTheAir CG Server


Items Types

• Text

• Shapes

• Tickers (the content is automatically read from a folder where text files are placed)

• Video files

• Animated sequence tag or png

• Analog Clock

• Digital Clock

• Variables (to update content from third parties)


External Controls


• AppleScript

• Integrates with OnTheAir Video (using OnTheAir Video Actions)

• Integrates with OnTheAir Node (using Attributes and the OnTheAir CG plugin for OnTheAir Node)



Required macOS       

OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.2                       macOS 10.9.5 or later *

OnTheAir CG 3.3 or later                    macOS 10.10.5 or later *

OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later                    macOS 10.12.5 or later *

Warning: for macOS 10.13 or later, if you are using a dongle, version 3.3 or later is required.


Supported Video Devices    

Check the following Knowledge Base article to know which card can do keying.


Required AJA Drivers 

OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.1                       Drivers 12.1 to 14.3

OnTheAir CG 3.2 to 3.3                       Drivers 12.4.2 to 14.3

OnTheAir CG 3.4                                 Drivers 12.4.2 or later

OnTheAir CG 3.4.2                              Drivers 15.0.0 or later


Required Blackmagic-Design Drivers

OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.2                       Drivers 10.3.1 or later

OnTheAir CG 3.3 or later                    Drivers 10.9.5 or later

OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later                    Drivers 11.1 or later


Required Deltacast Drivers    

OnTheAir CG 3.0 to 3.1                       Drivers 5.17 to 5.18

OnTheAir CG 3.2 to 3.2.1                    Drivers 5.21 to 6.01.01 (but not 6.0 nor 6.01)

OnTheAir CG 3.2.4 or later                 Drivers 5.21 to latest

OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later                    Drivers 6.08 to latest


Supported Macs       

OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later require a Metal capable graphics card.

OnTheAir CG Designer should be able to run on any Mac running a supported macOS (see above).

OnTheAir CG Server will also run on those same Macs. However, you will be careful to use a Mac with a decent Graphics card. The better the graphics card, the more you’ll be able to do.


Other recommendations


4 GB


Supported Graphics Cards     

OnTheAir CG 3.5 or later require a Metal capable graphics card.


HD support     

Yes with the appropriate hardware and depending on the codec used


Compatible Storage   

Any storage that can sustain the required constant read speed. For network storage, make sure to enable Macro blocks, and disable cache flushing.


Requires Monitor Connected (Open GL Active)        

Yes Read More…



* While Softron tries to maintain compatibility with older versions of macOS, it is not always possible to achieve. Because Operating Systems are usually significantly improved over previous versions, Softron must use many of the more capable built-in functionalities inherent in Apple’s latest OS releases.  Failing to do so would me that Softron software would essentially be blocked from using the new Frameworks provided in the OS.  For this reason Softron’s free support is provided only on the current and previous version of the macOS.  If you have issues with using Softron software on older versions of the Operating Systems, your only solution may be to upgrade your Operating System to the current version.


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