Datavideo CG-350 Character Generator for SD & HD with Extreme 3D Card


About Datavideo CG-350 KIT

The Datavideo CG-350 Character Generator for SD & HD is a Windows-based system designed for use in live- and post-production environments. It offers a standard set of base functionality plus a number of complementary functions managed by different subsystems. Also included with this unit is a Decklink card.

This unit supports resolutions from 320 x 240 up to 1080i HD. It also offers support for BMP, JPG, GIF, PCX, TIF and TGA images. Other features include anti-aliased characters, 24-bit color support, character attributes & style galleries, logo customization and multiple typefaces. Subsystems include a display list editor and a title composer. This model supports banner crawl for continuously scrolling text and Snyper effects, such as corner graphics, station IDs and "coming up next" animations.

Support for resolutions from 320x240 to 1080i HD

Supports both downstream keying (DSK) and key & fill. Please note: Key and fill is only available via SDI or HDSDI.

Anti-aliased characters with leading, kerning and tracking, with two edge and three shadow styles for each character.

Color Support:
32-bit color support (with transparency). Color can be selected by adjusting RGB or HLS levels.

Up to 32 shapes per page. Each shape can be set to a solid color, semi-transparent color, a color gradient, or a texture. The shapes can be edged, colored, sized, italicized and rotated just like text characters.

Up to 16 full-color logos can fine-positioned, overlapped, sized, etc. just like characters.

DeckLink HD Extreme 4K
CG-350 is compatible with DeckLink HD Extreme 4K.

Banner Crawl & Snyper
The CG-350 features continuously-rolling text crawls, corner graphics and animations over your outgoing program.

Gradient Support
Create smooth gradients between any 2 colors in the characters, edges, shadows and shapes.

Custom Texture Support
Character attributes can be drawn with custom textures (marble, wood grain, etc). (Up to 16 textures per page)

1000 Layers
Text, logos and shapes can be placed on multiple layers, each independent of the others. Layers can be named.

Many Formats Supported
Support for BMP, JPG, GIF, PCX, TIF and TGA images.

Text-Style Gallery
Text Style Gallery - One button access to your 64 user-defined text styles.

True Type
Typefaces - each page can use up to 25 True type different typefaces.

Independent Lettering
Character height, width, angle and rotation all customizable and independent from letter to letter.

Variable Blurring
Variable character and edge blurs, independent of each other.

SDK Buildable
The CG-350 has SDK's which allow you to create a direct interface to the software.

Datavideo CG-350 KIT Specifications

Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme 4K Card
Video Inputs: 2x HD/SD-SDI
Video Outputs: 2x HD/SD-SDI, 1x HDMI
Supported Formats: NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Minimum Computer Requirements - 1
Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 32bit, Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Windows Vista Business 32bit Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Business 64bit Service Pack 2, Windows XP Pro 32bit with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP Pro 64bit with Service Pack 2. NOTE: "Home" versions of the Windows Operating Systems are not supported.
Processor: Intel Pentium (2.0 GHz) or higher
Minimum Computer Requirements - 2
Memory: 2GB or higher for Windows XP or 4GB or higher for Windows Vista Business and Windows 7 Pro
VGA Resolution: 32-bit color recommended VGA, XGA or higher
Motherboard/Slots: High speed PCI-E 1 lane connection for maximum real time effects. Compatible with 1, 4, 8, 16 lane slots.
USB Ports: Computer needs 1 free USB 2.0 port for CG-300/350 USB Dongle
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