XPlayout software license – multiple format TV playout software (DV, HDV, MPEG-1,2,4, MPG, VOB, WMV, QuickTime, H.264, etc.) – Includes XPlayout, XTrimmer, XScheduler, XRouter, XRemote, XEmergency – Logo generation, Control of switchers, GPIs and serial devices.


Axel XPlayout software licence – multiple format TV playout software (DV, HDV, MPEG-1,2,4, MPG, VOB, WMV, QuickTime, H.264, etc.) – Includes XPlayout, XTrimmer, XScheduler, XRouter, XRemote, XEmergency – Logo generation, Control of switchers, GPIs and serial devices.


Axel Xplayout is a modern IP based – any file format – automation, but also allows traditional remote control of external devices such as Cart machines, VCRs, logo generators and especially GPIs and master controls, video mixers and routing swicthers, such as Blackmagic Atem, Videohub, Newtek Tricaster or any device with RS232/422 control. Live events can be inserted directly on the playlist and TCPIP or serial commands will be automatically sent to the external devices. Alternatively, live sources can be aired in “AV bypass mode” connecting them to capture card inputs of the system. In this case a delay from 3 seconds to several days can be applied to accomplish a time shifter mode, very handy when managing country time zone differences.

Xplayout is among the most reliable automation systems on the market, offering a variety of redundancy options:

1+1 Master and Slave workflow is built in the automation. Whatever the master XPlayout does, the slave follows automatically. If a changeover is used, it can send a GPI signal to the slave, transforming it into the master. (Axel Tech DML can be used as a sw changeover)


Media redundancy is built in the XPlayout, allowing to define a main media path to a networked NAS for example, a backup media path to a secondary NAS, and a preferred media path to a local hard disk copy of the media. Switching from one path to the other is completely automatic, and, in case of main media path failure, resume from backup path is available after just a few frames.

Axel Tech XPlayout Specifications:

  • Supported Video Cards: Blackmagic Design DeckLink and Intensity, AJA Corvid, Bluefish
  • Resolutions: SD, HD, 2K, 4K (depending on AV card)
  • Simultaneous NDI output
  • Simultaneous WebRTC output
  • Preview output on SDI
  • Up to 16 Audio channels
  • Timecode rp188
  • Virtual device emulation for use as capture device in 3rd party software
  • Split CG layer on separate SDI or NDI in Key and Fill
  • SDI or NDI inputs for LIVE sources in AV bypass
  • GUI

  • Full screen GUI optimized for 1920×1080 monitor
  • Channel Alias
  • Preview framerate adjust for RDP optimization
  • CC preview
  • Drag and Drop of multiple files
  • Single clip position duration and position display
  • Total playlist duration and remain display
  • First frame positioning
  • Dual graphical or grid style playlist GUI
  • Drag and Drop to GUI
  • OSD vu-meters and waveform
  • Realtime video preview
  • GUI lock with password
  • Customer Logo on main screen
  • Colors according to file gender or status
  • Features

  • Virtually any video and file format compatibility
  • Automatic upscale, downscale, framerate adaptation and aspect ratio correction
  • CG overlay
  • Key output on SDI with 32 bits Quicktime Anim, Quicktime ProRes 4:4:4:4, bitmap sequence
  • As run logs
  • Log files
  • VGA compatibility mode for old VGA cards
  • Separate audio track file management
  • Remote control of Blackmagic Design ATEM and NewTek TriCaster
  • MarkIn and MarkOut management (triggering)
  • Frame accurate loops REC while PLAY (for specific formats) with endless MarkOut
  • Realtime Vertical and Horizontal Crop
  • Realtime field swap: top bottom progressive
  • Realtime aspect ratio correction mode: Letterbox, no letterbox, stretch
  • Detailed info on playlist, preview and output status
  • AGC – Automatic Gain Control
  • Automatic switch on backup path in case of main path failure
  • Automatic play from preferred path if same media copy is available
  • Status file and thumbnail update of main output
  • Autofill from folder when ahead of time or end of playlist
  • Automatic load of playlist according to file syntax
  • Emergency file with hotkeys, also with numeric keyboard
  • Automatic load of last playlist at start-up
  • Routing switcher remote control : Blackmagic Design ATEM and Videohub, NewTek TriCaster, any RS232 or RS422 routing switcher or master control
  • VCR automation UVW, VP9xxx or and RS422 SONY
  • Cart machine control: PROMATIC, DIGICART
  • Fast CG for emergencies: clock, text and crawl
  • Automatic CG according to file gender or user custom types
  • Remote control of external CG
  • Integrated master and slave workflow
  • From 5 seconds to 1 day delay for SDI/NDI sources as time shifting
  • Subtitle rendering for SRT files
  • Advanced CG with clocks, tickers, rolls, crawls, bitmap animations, any video file format
  • 2D Squeezeback with advanced backround graphics layer
  • All CG graphics as secondary events
  • GPI in/out
  • Automatic skip/cut if schedule is late
  • Exact time management in cut/wait for end of current event
  • CG composing tool for template creation
  • Non-intrusive sub clip creation for advertisement insertion
  • Crossfade/effects between files
  • Traffic scheduling tool
  • Quality control tool with SDI/NDI output, metedata insertion and loudness control
  • Automatic media copy tool from NAS to local hard disk (optional)
  • Automatic music playlist creator (optional)