Your Professional Video Playback
and Editing Software for Windows

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Professional Video Playout for
Live Events and Cloud Based Productions

State-of-the-art, Windows-based media playout software with integrated edit-while-ingest functionality
made for professional live events, cloud-based remote productions and touring or rental businesses

Mix videos, graphics, audio tracks or even live inputs within your playlist.

Use two independent playback channels with different resolutions and refresh rates up to UHD-60p or 4K-DCI-60p including alpha channel support for output.

PLAYDECK supports all common containers and codecs and resolutions up to Ultra-HD/4K including HDR.

Playback via dedicated playout cards, e.g. from Blackmagicdesign, AJA, Bluefish444, via NewTek NDI or via the extended desktop

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Playlist Output Settings

In the Studio version, PLAYDECK lets you record an incoming live signal in a codec of your choice and edit and export clips while recording is still in progress.

You can set a live input (incl. Newtek NDI) for each channel that you can use as a playback element in the playlist. Just as if the live input were a video clip on your system.

For each playback block in your playlist you can decide individually whether playback should be started manually, remotely or automatically.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Automation and Scheduling Capabilities

Clear and concise displays on the user interface provide a quick overview of the planned show sequence.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Playback Control with Clear Countdown

For each clip you can separately define whether playback should loop Infinitely / x times / for x minutes / until xx:xx (time).
Furthermore, you can certainly loop a whole block or only the last x clips of a block for ultimate flexibility.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Playlist Item Clip Loop Several Options

Analyses the audio track and automatically adjusts it to the same perceived loudness without affecting the original file.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Integrated Loudness Normalization

Control your PLAYDECK via TCP/IP, especially convenient with Universe Show Control or Bitfocus Companion, or just use an Elgato Streamdeck.
Automated Remote Start is supported directly via Blackmagic ATEM Switcher Series, via vMix Software or via Tally Interface.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Several Remote Control Options incl. Universe, Companion and Blackmagic ATEM Switcher Series

For each still image, select whether to display the image for a specific duration, up to a specific time, or infinitely.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Individual Display Duration of Graphics

Up to 30 overlays (graphics, text, crawlers) with alpha channel support for e.g. lower thirds at the touch of a button or even automated incl. individual scaling, positioning and timing parameters.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Edit Overlay Settings Alpha Transparency Fade In Fade Out Position Scale Scaling
PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Overlay Crawler

Export a playback block as a single clip in a codec of your choice or convert a clip to another format.

Up to 30 tracks (videos, audio) with alpha channel support at the touch of a button. Several options are available for how to resume playback after the action clip has ended.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Action Buttons for Instant Playback

With PLAYDECK you can freely scale, position and crop your output video signal within the selected output resolution. Ideal for direct use on LED walls.
Some hardware scaler manufacturers also call this feature “Pan & Zoom”.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Area of Interest Region of Interest
PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Area of Interest Region of Interest
Scaled and freely positioned video image in a Full HD canvas.

Shows a test pattern, a black/blue/white screen, a still image or a looping video file when no clip from the playlist is played back. Works on both playback channels.

Fades in a playlist clip from the background and back into it.

Set In and Out points for each clip without changing the original file or adjust the size of a clip canvas and choose between different scaling options.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Cut Crop Clip Feature

CPU saving decoding, encoding and rendering with compatible graphic cards

„Collect all media files“ compiles all items from the playlist into a zip folder for easy transfer to another PLAYDECK system.

Freely customizable, easy switching between different shortcut sets

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Keyboard Shortcuts for almost every function

With the Production Window you allow the other members of your crew to stay up-to-date with the playlist. In addition to the current time, the Production Window shows the currently output video signal of the two playlist channels, the remaining time of the current clip and the current block, as well as a list of the upcoming clips.
The output is easily done via the extended desktop or by using the built-in streaming function.

PLAYDECK Professional Video Playback Playout Software for Windows * Production Window Feature

All playlist clips can be previewed even when playback of another clip is active.

You can add new clips to the playlist at any time using Drag & Drop from the built-in file explorer, even during playback.

and much, much more…

Video Tutorials

Get to know the extensive functions of PLAYDECK very easily:
Browse through our feature videos!

Whats new in PLAYDECK v3.4

  • NDI Inputs and Outputs (updated to NDI Version 4.5)
  • GPU-powered Output Rendering added
  • Area-of-Interest function added
  • Playout Automation added
  • Live Input in Playlists added
  • Remote control for vMix software
  • Support for Yuan devices

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