Horita SCT-50
Character Generator


Horita's SCT-50 is a character generator that operates either stand alone or with a computer to title, caption, or time-date stamp video from cameras, VCRs, computers, etc. Insert up to 9 lines of 20 characters each into a video image to add source ID, to show camera number and location for security, video data collection, or other video monitoring systems. Use the internal clock calendar to add a real time/ date stamp to video images.

Release V3.xx of the SCT-50 operating system features an expanded user interface that increases the SCT-50 setup screens from one to five, including a help screen. 36 time and 60 date display formats are available , as well as auto line numbering, a continuously variable vertical split screen for letterbox displays, two page memory, plus many more new features. Shipped with new SCT-50’s, it is also available as a $50 upgrade for most older units.

Use the supplied "GMAN Lite" text editor/ control software to automate stand alone operation, operate video information displays, add instructional information or subtitling, log and document experiments, etc. "GMAN Lite" controls from 1 to 99 individual SCT-50s using only a single RS-232 comm port on your PC. Automatically stores 99 individual SCT-50 screens, any of which can quickly be selected and sent to an individual SCT-50, or multiple SCT-50s. The full version of the GMAN software (below) adds additional effects and features such as timed on/off and random text movement.

  • Front panel switch control for stand alone operationor simple commands from computer for character selection, location, size,background, flashing, black or white, horizontal and vertical, text or HEXdata monitor.
  • Unique continuously variable "split screen" modeallows character placement anywhere on the screen, or out of the action onletterbox displays.
  • Standard DB-9 connectors for serial port withRS-232 loop-thru operation allows up to 99 units to be daisychained together andindividually or group addressed by PC.
  • Programming examples are included in both Basic andC.
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