MovieRecorder

$1,995.00
No tax
Multichannel edit-while-ingest on one Mac
• Fully configurable user interface 
• NDI® sources
• External audio sources (only on local sources, not supported with NDI®)
• Effects and overlays (8-bit only)
• HEVC (H.265) support
• Save and restore configurations
• "Express" version
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Supports Devices from AJA and Blackmagic-Design        

Yes

 

M|Family

Yes

 

NDI® sources    

Yes

 

Direct Link Sources (from one of Softron's playout application)               

Yes

 

Remotely Control other MovieRecorders           

Yes

 

Record Multiple channels at once (Depend on the format, codec and the computer. Up to 12 channels on one Mac)     

Yes

 

Max Resolution (Depend on the video device used)     

Up to 4K

 

Pixel Formats (Depend on the video device used)          

8bit, 10bit or ARGB

 

Add Effects and Overlays

Yes - only in 8bit

 

External Audio Sources (instead of using the audio from the video device, use another audio available for the macOS)               

Yes - on "Local Sources", not yet on NDI sources

 

Audio Mapping (done in the AV Presets)            

Yes

 

Timecode Sources          

Video device timecode (LTC, RP188,...) or application timecode (Mac Clock, Audio LTC, Timecode Systems)

 

Record to multiple Destinations with different codecs using easy presets          

Yes

 

MXF Support

Yes

 

Advanced codecs support           

Yes

 

Add effects (crop, resize, rotate) and overlays (text, timecode, image) on the recorded video

Yes

 

Closed Captioning Record (CEA-708 to a QuickTime CC track)    

Yes only with 8bit sources

 

Looped recording (record permanently in the same file and go back to the beginning when it reaches the end of the file. Ideal for TimeShifting playout for example)      

Yes

 

Custom naming (to automatically name your files with tokens)               

Yes

 

Metadata (embedded in the QuickTime file or as a sidecar file)              

Yes

 

Frame-accurate automatic split the recordings into chunks (support for 24/7 recording with no frames lost)

Yes

 

Frame-accurate manual split the recordings (create a new file manually instead of manually)  

Yes

 

Support edit-while-ingest          

YES with MXF, Classic or Segmented destinations (compatibility depend on the editing software)

 

Remotely Controllable using a REST API              

Yes

 

Control with GPI triggers (Requires GPICommander)    

Yes

 

Send GPI triggers (Requires GPICommander)   

Yes

 

Control from Elgato's Stream Deck         

Yes

 

Controllable via AppleScript     

Yes

 

Trigger AppleScripts when start/stop record or on error              

Yes

 

VTR Control and batch capture (using RS422 port on a device or our SerialCommander)               

Yes Only record from tape, no record to tape available

 

 

Fully configurable user interface            

Yes

 

Save and restore configurations (save the layout, source names, scheduled recordings, etc... and restore them at a later time)    

Yes

 

Remote Source Slave mode       

Yes

 

Scheduled Recording (repeated weekly, or specific date)           

Yes

 

Multiple Destinations  

Yes

 

Supported Codecs          

ProRes, H.264, AVC-Intra, DV/DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, DNxHD, FFV1, IMX, XDCAM

 

MXF      

Yes

 

Closed Captioning          

Yes

 

Metadata           

Yes

 

External audio sources (including Dante, or MADI)         

Yes

 

Add effects (crop, resize, rotate) and overlays (text, timecode, image) on the recorded video

Yes

 

Save and restore configurations              

Yes

 

Trigger AppleScripts when start/stop record or on error              

Yes

 

VTR Control and batch capture 

Yes

 

Remote Source Slave mode       

Yes

 

External audio sources (including Dante, or MADI)         

Yes

NDI® Sources    

Yes

 

Add effects (crop, resize, rotate) and overlays (text, timecode, image) on the recorded video

Yes

 

Save and restore configurations              

Yes

 

Remote Source Slave mode       

Yes

 

Manually split recordings           

Yes

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Compatible macOS        

Version 3.0 to 3.1:                           macOS 10.8.5 to macOS 10.12.6*

Version 3.2 to 3.4:                           macOS 10.9.5 to macOS 10.12.6*

Version 3.5:                                    macOS 10.10.5 to macOS 10.12.6*

Version 3.6 to 4.1:                           macOS 10.11.6 to macOS 10.14.6*

Version 4.2:                                    macOS 10.12.6 to macOS 10.14.6*

Version 4.3 and later:                      macOS 10.12.6 or later*

For streaming destinations:              macOS 10.14.5 or later*

 

WARNING: macOS 10.15 (Catalina) requires MovieRecorder 4.3 or later

 

Supported Mac computers         

All are supported, no specific requirement, except that the required macOS can be installed, and that it has enough resources for what you need to do.

 

Recommended macOS 

macOS 10.14.6 or later*

 

Recommended RAM     

4 GB for the first channel. Then add 2GB per additional channel.

 

Supported Graphics Cards          

A graphics card that supports Metal is recommended.

 

Supported Sources        

AJA, Blackmagic-Design, M|80, M|62, M|44, NDI®

 

Hardware acceleration to encode in H.264          

With all Mac computers with i5 or i7 processors, running macOS 10.9.5 or later for one channel. macOS 10.13 or later is required for multichannel support

 

Hardware acceleration to encode in H.265 / HEVC           

With all Mac computers with 6th generation of intel processors (2016 and later), running macOS 10.13 or later. Note that hardware acceleration is available only for one channel

 

Compatible Storage      

Most storage that can sustain the required constant write speed (depending on the number of streams, the codec and format). For network attached storage (NAS), make sure to enable Macro blocks, and disable cache flushing. If you need to run tests, make sure to do long term tests.

 

Requires Monitor Connected (Open GL Active)               

Yes. Even if MovieRecorder should behave fine in most cases, it is recommended to keep a monitor connected at all times for best performances. Or you should make the macOS think that there is a monitor connected. Beware of some KVM switches that can cause interrupts in the signal.

 

Number of license required      

One complete license required per channel (source).

 

* We know that some of our users cannot upgrade their macOS very often. This is why Softron tries to maintain compatibility with older versions of macOS as much as possible, but 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 mean 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 macOS versions. Also, most of our tests will be done on these macOS versions, and only basic tests will be done on the previous OS. We will always try to help, but in some cases, the best solution is to upgrade your macOS to a more recent version.

 

Data sheet

Video Formats
2K
4K
HD
Video Codecs
AVC Intra
Apple ProRes
Avid DNxHD
Blackmagic RAW
DVCPRO
H.264
H.265
MXF
XDCAM
Audio Features
Dante
MADI
Special Features
Closed Caption Recording
NDI Input
Record / Ingest
VTR Control & Batch Capture