Getting Started with Reeltime Viewer

Reeltime Viewer is a companion app for Pomfort’s professional on-set playback system, Reeltime Pro. It lets you view low-latency video streams distributed by the video playback operator on iPads or iPhones within the local network. You can receive multiple local streams simultaneously and choose to view one stream in a single-view layout or up to four streams in a range of multi-view layouts. An “options panel” lets you set the source from the available streams, choose from various screen layout options, go to the settings view, and lets you inspect relevant information, such as the slate info and timecode of the received video signal.

Installation

The beta version is now available in Apple TestFlight. Please notice that there is a limited number of testers. Get in touch

System Requirements: The app is compatible with iPads and iPhones running iPadOS / iOS 17 or newer.

Connecting to a Reeltime Pro server

Reeltime Viewer receives its streams through the local network. Hence, you must connect to the same network as the machine at the video playback station running Reeltime Pro.

Please see the article Distributing Local Streams for Companion Apps for more information about configuring Reeltime Pro.

Once you’ve installed the app and connected to the local network, you can open the app. A dialog lists the Reeltime Pro servers available in your network. Tap on the server you would like to connect to. Enter the server’s local streaming password that is provided to you by the video playback operator.

If you’ve successfully connected to the server, you can head to the monitor windows page and choose from the available streams.

Note: A machine running the Reeltime Pro application acts as a local streaming server, while a mobile device running the Reeltime Viewer app acts as a client. If there is more than one machine running Reeltime Pro within the same network, you can also connect to multiple servers and receive and view streams from all connected servers simultaneously.

The settings view with the “Available Servers” tab can be reached at any time from the main view by tapping “Settings” from the settings menu in the options panel.