Datavideo CG-300 kit

Datavideo CG-300TC Kit with Character Generator Software

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Datavideo CG-300TC Kit with Character Generator Software

  • Compatible with HD and SD
  • Supports text variable substitution
  • Import text from an excel file
  • Lower third titles, text crawls & text rolls
  • Character Generator
  • Supports BMP, JPG, GIF, PCX, TIF and TGA image formats
  • Use with Blackmagic Design Decklink
  • Use with AJA Xena
  • Windows-Based System
  • System & Subsystem Controls
  • Windows-Based System

Datavideo CG-300TC Kit includes a CG-300 Character Generator Software and TC-200 Overlay Box Character Generator. The CG-300 is an HD/SD Character Generator Software extremely powerful titling program designed especially for the live broadcast and video post-production environment.

The CG-300 comes with a Title Compose program for creating high-quality title pages. A display list can be created ahead of time to make on-air usage a simple, one keystroke operation, or you can randomly select the title pages while on air. Once the title pages have been composed, they can be displayed automatically or completely under Manual Control. It can be used to display standard format graphic. Title pages and graphic images can be freely intermixed with one another in any order.

The title pages can contain Text, background colour boxes, geometric shapes, full-colour graphics images such as logos and background graphic. The text is created using TrueType typefaces and can be sized, kerned, rotated, and italicized. Each of the characters can have up to two edges and three shadows. Moreover, the character's edges and shadows can be colorized with a solid colour, a vertical colour spread, a colour gradient (4pt, 5pt, or linear), or textures.

Note** Requires a DECKLINK 4K Extreme card, or AJA card to be used as a DSK (Downstream Keyer) or Key and Fill for HD/SD-SDI sources

The Video Interface cards that are currently supported by CG-300/350 are:

• Black Magic Design’s - Decklink Cards
• Black Magic Design’s – Intensity Cards
AJA Video’s – Kona Cards (LHe and LHe+)
• A second Video Output of your computer. (Does not support keying)

Media Catalogues
The Media Catalogue is divided into three groups based upon the type of images that the software can display. These are titles and graphic images. These images can be quickly added to the Display List Editor to create a display list.

The Title Catalogue
The Graphic Image Catalogue shows the graphics images stored in the folders that are included in the Catalogue

Display List Editor
The Display List Editor is used to create and edit display lists. You can add, delete, and duplicate images here. An image can be added here by double-clicking it in the Media Catalogue or dragging it from the Media Catalogue and dropping it into the Display List. You can also change the order of the images in this window using "drag and drop". This will change the order that the pages will be displayed. You can also randomly select the next page to display for those "last minute" changes.

Preview Window
The program previews an image before it is displayed to ensure that the wrong one won't be shown. The Preview Window previews the next Image to be shown. Use "drag and drop" to drag the page to be previewed from either the Display List or the Media Catalogue. Double-clicking on an image in the Display List can also be used to select an image to be previewed. The size of this window can be controlled from the "View" Menu.

TC-200 Title Creator
The Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit combines the TC-200 Overlay Box with the CG-200 CG software into an on-screen graphics and titling solution that requires minimal PC processing power. The TC-200 can be used with Datavideo’s Windows-based Character Generator software such as CG-200, CG-250, CG-350 and CG-500.

The TC-200 allows producers to create professional CG overlays with a Windows laptop instead of transporting a high-end desktop PC with PCIe cards fitted. This manual covers the TC-200 overlay box only, a separate manual is provided with the supplied Character Generator software.

TC-200 Features:

• HDMI input for laptop CG overlay input.
• HD-SDI video input for overlay or optional genlock.
• Two HD-SDI outputs can be configured as separate Key & Fill outputs or as CG overlay with video.
• Supports video resolutions up to 1080i including PAL & NTSC.
• Unit can be powered from Battery DC voltage when using an accessory battery mounting plate [7 to 15 V DC Input].
• Easy to follow DIP switch configuration.

*An optional DVI to HDMI cable or Display Port adaptor to HDMI cable may be required depending on the laptop being used.

More Information
In the box CG-300 Instruction Manual
1x DECKLINK 4K Extreme Card
CG-300 Installation CD-ROM
CG-300 USB Hardware Key
Limited 1-year warranty
Operating Systems

Recommended: Windows 7, 10 Legacy

(Qualified but no longer recommended): Windows XP, Vista, 8

Processor CPU - For Still Titles and Images: 1 GHz 32-bit - For Full Screen Animations with Multiple Layers of Titles and Images: Dual Core 64-bit 3 GHz (minimum)
Hard Disk Space 100 Mbytes of unused space (minimum)
Graphics Card 24 or 32 bits per pixel
Video Interface Card/Device  Datavideo TC-200 
Black Magic Design's Decklink Cards 
AJA Kona Cards (LHe and LHe+)
USB Port PC must have at least one unused USB port to install the Hardware Key (Dongle)
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