DATAVIDEO CG-300 HD/SD Character Generator


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The CG-300 is an extremely powerful titling program designed especially for the live broadcast and video post production environment. It comes with a very flexible, easy to use, Title Compose program for creating high quality title pages . Once the title pages have been composed, they can be displayed automatically or completely under Manual Control.

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. Even with a display list, you still maintain the flexibility for those last minute changes.

CG-300 can also be used to display standard format graphic. Title pages and graphic images can be freely intermixed with one another in any order.

Title pages can contain Text, background colour boxes, geometric shapes, full colour graphic images as logos and either a background graphic. The text is created using truetype typefaces and can be sized, kerned, rotated, and italicized. Each character can have up to two edges and three shadows. 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.

Media Catalogues
The Media Catalogue (shown below) 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 shows the pages in the current project
  • The Graphic Image Catalogue shows the graphic 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.

    Preview Control Buttons
    The Preview Control Buttons are used to control the previewed image.
    It has the following buttons:
  • Edit Title:This button will start the Title Composer and load the previewed page into it
  • Start Auto Sequence:This button starts automatically sequencing the images in the Display List.
  • Page Off:This button removes the image from the video output.
  • Display Previewed Page:This button displays the previewed page on the video output.
  • Display Image and Preview Next:This button displays the previewed page (just like "Display Previewed Page"). It also previews the next page in the Display List.

  • Compatible with either HD or SD
  • Work on the fly or run programmed events
  • Easy to master
  • Supports BMP, JPG, GIF, PCX, TIF and TGA image formats