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.
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.
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)
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 - One button access to your 64 user-defined text styles.
Typefaces - each page can use up to 25 True type different typefaces.
Character height, width, angle and rotation all customizable and independent from letter to letter.
Variable character and edge blurs, independent of each other.
The CG-350 has SDK's which allow you to create a direct interface to the software.