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AV-Playback is now our newest solution for audio/visual professionals.
 
 
This Windows based media playback application offers a full list of robust features designed to give a professional playback operator will find indispensable.
 

Key Benefits Differences:
 
Flexible User Interface
AV-Playback features a floating window design enabling the user customize the layout of their Playlist and Confidence Monitor windows. Each one can be positioned and sized to suite the operator’s preference. Layouts can also be saved and recalled back directly from the Lunch Control window. When doing so everything about the last saved layout loaded including the playlists themselves.
 
Multiple Destinations
One of the primary reasons AV-Playback stands out from the rest, is its ability to support multiple destinations simultaneously.
 
This is accomplished by leveraging the power of today’s PC’s and the fact that more of them are now providing more physical monitor outputs as well more powerful video GPU’s. AV-Playback will automatically detect all available monitor outputs and provide access to them for use by its own playlist. 
 
If the computer is unable to provide any additional monitor outputs, no problem by utilizing another copy of AV-Playback installed on another computer, you can assign that computer as a remote node and your primary or let’s say, ‘Master’ workstation will be able to connect to it and utilize it as if it had another local destination available to it. Connection is via a simple network cable. This is convenient when you need control playback on remote monitors even ones situated at a great distance, such as out front in a lobby or another room.  An operator at the master workstation, now has full transport control as well as its own confidence monitor feeding back full motion video.
 
Synchronized Backup
It is also capable of synchronized control of another copy of AV-Playback running on a separate backup workstation. The backup will follow in lock step with events occurring within the master workstation. This includes opening of playlists, if the playlist does not exist on the backup it will transfer the data and automatically create a matching one. Also, any video clips that are not already on the backup node but are needed in the playlist, AV-Playback will automatic transfer will be initiated for each of the missing clips, saving you from having to move them manually.
This feature also works when connected to a remote node.
 
Other aspects are all transport control events, on the fly changes to a playlist, such as adding clips, changing status of a clip’s Link, Loop, Punch-In & Out points as well as Fades and its rates. Each of these adjustments will automatically occur on the backup node, keeping things always in sync.  We even considered the one time we do not want to be in sync such beginning play. For that there is an adjustment for you to set the amount of delay before the backup begins.
 
Music (Audio Only) Playlists
You can create separate playlist that just contain music, audio bumps or sound effects. These playlists do not require a video output so you can have as many open as you like. Most of the same features found in video playlist is also present in the audio ones.
 
You can also add audio only clips to a video playlist. In that circumstance, a still image file can be assigned to it and be displayed on the video output while it is active. 
 
Independent Preview Control
Any video clip in a playlist can have its own preview control. From here the operator can review a clip, set in and out points, make any needed geometry settings and adjust cropping panels.
When the preview clip is the same as the currently active clip any geometry or crop adjustment can be seen live. Making it easier and more accurate since you will be able the results directly on the actual screen.
 
The user can also assign a separate audio output making it possible to review clips backstage using ear buds even while another video is being played live.
 
More Features:
Support for 230 different media file types. 231 when you include the newly supported “.HAP” file type.
 
Can handle resolutions as high as your GPU can output even when stitching outputs together.
 
Cross fade between clips. Can even adjust the fade duration independent of one another.
 
Link clips together. They don’t even have to be next to each other in the list (e.g. Link 1–3–5–6 -10–etc.).
 

 
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