Read moreNew - PlaybackPro Plus X 4.0.2 is now available, compatible with macOS Ventura.

PlaybackPro Plus X

Professional Media Playback

PlaybackPro Plus X marks the next evolutionary step for the professional, high-definition, nonlinear media playback software that started it all. Well known features like a mixer for crossfades and direct cuts between clips, support for still images, freeze on last frame and available remote control over Ethernet remain within a fully updated and streamlined user interface. The 64bit code base and modernized playback frameworks offer full compatibility with the most current MacOS versions, significant performance improvements, h.265/HEVC codec support and connectivity with the new DT18 Multi-System Controller.

Key benefits:

  1. macOS macOS Catalina (10.15.x) – Ventura (13.x) compatibility
  2. More efficient 64bit code base
  3. Modernized User Interface
  4. Faster clip and playlist load times
  5. Support for h.265/HEVC codec
  6. Better support for .mp4 container files

PlaybackPro Plus X is the expansion of the core PlaybackPro(X) feature set and adds a mixer for crossfades and direct cuts between clips, support for still images and remote control over ethernet with the new DT18 Multi-System Controller or TCP/UDP commands. It makes professional media playback on a Mac quick and simple. By using the fully modernized 64bit Apple media engine, PlaybackPro Plus X has been optimized to play most modern Mac file types and UHD resolutions. The familiar and intuitive and modernized interface allows a user to rapidly add media, organize and play clips, set transition times, apply custom settings and save runlists for instant recall, all without altering the original files. The expanded yet flexible show controls allow users to quickly gain confidence and proficiency with the nonlinear function of PlaybackPro Plus X.

Remote control and multi-system video rolls are possible with PlaybackPro Plus X. Using the new DT18 Multi-System Controller, TCP, UDP or SimpleSync options, a remote device can send commands over an ethernet network to control many functions within PlaybackPro Plus X. A complete list of commands is available in the PlaybackPro Plus X User Guide.

Like PlaybackPro X, automatic output resolution and aspect ratio functions are built-in, with real-time manual adjustments available for sizing, stretching and cropping, as well as gain, saturation, gamma, black levels and volume.

Connecting a PlaybackPro Plus X system is simple, too. By using modern Apple video adapters or third party broadcast converters, a Mac easily connects with high-resolution monitors, video walls, video projectors and professional switchers.

Features:

  • Nonlinear media playback
  • Play most modern Mac file types
  • Clip ordering and playlisting, printable to paper and PDF
  • Resolution agnostic – SD, HD, 4K and beyond. Ideal for use in ultra-widescreen applications
  • Frame rate agnostic
  • Crossfade or cut between clips
  • Use still images
  • Remote control over ethernet with DT18 Multi-System Controller
  • Remote control over ethernet with TCP or UDP commands
  • Automatic output resolution and aspect ratio settings
  • Infinite image adjustability through sizing, stretching and cropping
  • Complete adjustment controls for individual clip gain levels, black levels, saturation, gamma and volume
  • Looping for individual clips or entire playlist
  • In-point and out-point markers
  • Custom Fade In and Fade Out settings
  • Time-elapsed and Time-remaining counters
  • Selectable slate image for quick visual clip identification
  • Goto 10, Goto 20 and Goto 30 buttons for cue-to-cue rehearsals
  • Easy interfacing with high-resolution switchers via VGA, DVI, HDMI or SDI*

*HD-SDI connections require 3rd party broadcast converters like BlackMagic Design or AJA mini converters. Video output devices like UltraStudio or T-Tap/Kona products are not compatible with PlaybackPro X or PlaybackPro Plus X.

HD

Any Apple computer sold after early 2019 contains all the necessary CPU, GPU, RAM, and SSD storage to support 1920 x 1080 HD playback. These systems run MacOS 10.15 or greater and require 64bit application compatibility. The efficiencies of 64bit MacOS processing combined with the new frameworks we use in our 64bit “X” version of PlaybackPro Plus, allow the use of less powerful computers for high-performance HD, 4K, and even higher resolution playback. Any Mac, sold after Mid 2019, will work very well with our “X” versions.

Recommendation for HD 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower.

Current Version:

  • PlaybackPro Plus X 4.0.2

Hardware:

  • CPU:
  •  Dual core i3 or better
  • Graphics:
  • AMD, Nvidia or Intel graphics with at least 512 MB of video RAM
  • System RAM:
  • 8+ GB
  • Storage (in order of preference):
  • Internal SSD
  • SSD external drive connected via Thunderbolt or USB3
  • NOTE: Apple Fusion drive is NOT recommended

Software:

  • OS:
  • macOS Catalina (10.15.x) – Ventura (13.x)
  • Recommended Codecs:
  • H.265/HEVC with variable bit rate between 15-30 Mbps
  • ApplePro Res 422 (standard)
  • H.264 encoded with variable bit rate between 15-30 Mbps
  • Container:
  • .mov or .mp4

4K UHD

Any Apple computer sold after early 2019 contains all the necessary CPU, GPU, RAM, and SSD storage to support 1920 x 1080 HD playback. These systems run MacOS 10.15 or greater and require 64bit application compatibility. The efficiencies of 64bit MacOS processing combined with the new frameworks we use in our 64bit “X” version of PlaybackPro Plus, allow the use of less powerful computers for high-performance HD, 4K, and even higher resolution playback. Any Mac, sold after Mid 2019, will work very well with our “X” versions.

Recommendation for 4k UHD 3860 x 2160 resolution or lower.

Current Version:

  • PlaybackPro Plus X 4.0.2

Hardware:

  • CPU:
  • Quad core i5 or better
  • Graphics:
  • AMD, Nvidia or Intel with at least 1GB of video RAM
  • System RAM:
  • 8+ GB
  • Storage (in order of preference):
  • Internal SSD
  • SSD external drive connected via Thunderbolt 2+ or USB3+
  • NOTE: Apple Fusion drive is NOT recommended

Software:

  • OS:
  • macOS Catalina (10.15.x) – Ventura (13.x)
  • Recommended Codecs:
  • H.265/HEVC encoded with variable bit rate between 30-40 Mbps
  • ApplePro Res 422 (standard)
  • H.264 encoded with variable bit rate between 30-40 Mbps
  • Container:
  • .mov or .mp4
This tab is provided for existing customers. Click the appropriate link for the license type you own. To try a demonstration version of PlaybackPro Plus select the Try tab.

USB Download

IA Download

User Guide

Quick Start

USB
Includes 32 and 64 bit versions

Internet Activated
Includes 32 and 64 bit versions

User Guide

Quick Start

PlaybackPro PlaybackPro Plus
Non Linear Playback icon icon
Play Most Modern Mac File Types icon icon
Clip Ordering icon icon
Create, Save and Print Playlist icon icon
Mixed Resolutions - SD, HD, 4K and beyond icon icon
Mixed Frame Rates icon icon
Automatic Output and Aspect Ratio Settings icon icon
Image Sizing, Stretching and Cropping icon icon
Clip Looping and Linking icon icon
In and Out Markers icon icon
Custom Fade In and Out Times icon icon
Countdown Timer icon icon
Slate Image icon icon
Custom Clip Attributes (Saturation, Gain etc.) icon icon
Crossfade or Cut Between Clips icon
Use Still Images icon
Remote Control Over Ethernet icon
Custom Gamma Settings icon
Freeze on Last Frame icon

Download

The download includes the 32 and 64 bit versions

The Demo download of PlaybackPro Plus X is fully functional with the exception of a watermark on the full screen output. It is generally used for testing the application or for setting up a show offline.

For best results when testing:

  • If using a laptop, plug in an external monitor
  • A modern multi-core Intel-based Macintosh is recommended
  • If using a desktop system, use two monitors (one for the interface, one for the output). If a second output isn’t available, the Program section of PlaybackPro Plus shows what would be displayed on the output
  • Although PlaybackPro Plus X scales to most modern hardware — the more disk bandwidth, processing power and graphics processing — the better
  • Running other applications simultaneously may cause the OS to use virtual memory and could potentially impact performance

DT Videolabs offers two license options, a USB Enabler key (dongle) license for the PlaybackPro Collection and Internet Activated (IA) serial code licenses for individual applications or the PlaybackPro Collection. All licenses are single seat but may be moved as needed. For more licensing information please visit our licensing page.

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