Datavideo CG350
Character Generator Software for SD & HD, with Banner Crawl and Snyper Functions


The CG-350 is a Windows-based character generators designed for live production and post production. Different functions are assigned to different sub-programs. It will work with a Blackmagic Design Decklink or AJA Xena card, as a downstream keyer or as key and fill sources (depending on the card).

Features and Specifications

  • The CG-350 features Banner Crawl for continuously-rolling text crawls andSnyper for corner graphics and animations (station IDs, "coming up next"animations, etc) over your outgoing program, both running independent from theCG software
  • Support for resolutions from 320x240 to 1080i HD
  • Supports both downstream keying (DSK) and key & fill
  • Anti-aliased characters with leading, kerning and tracking, with two edgeand three shadow styles for each character
  • 32-bit color support (with transparency). Color can be selected byadjusting RGB or HLS levels
  • Create smooth gradients between any 2 colors in the characters, edges,shadows, and shapes
  • Character attributes can be drawn with custom textures (marble, woodgrain, etc). As many as 16 different textures can be used on each page
  • 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 beedged, colored, sized, italicized, and rotated just like text characters
  • Up to 16 full-color logos can be fine-positioned, overlapped, sized, etc.just like characters
  • 1000 Layers - Text, logos, and shapes can be placed on multiple layers,each independent of the others. Layers can be named
  • 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 Truetype differenttypefaces
    Character height - 600 to -600 scanline heights (negative heightsmake characters appear inverted)
    Character width - 10% to 500%
    Italicsangle - -45 to +45 degrees
    Rotation angle - -360 to +360degrees
    Character and edge blur - Variable from 2 (sharpest) to 12 (heavyblur). Blurs are independent of each other

Sub Programs

  • Display List Editor: Used to create and edit the list of images. Drag anddrop your pages from the Title, Animation or Graphic Catalogs onto the DisplayList and create your playback sequence with ease
  • Preview Window: next screen preview; allows you to preview any particularpage without going live with it
  • Media Catalogs: information is organized into Title, Animations andGraphic Catalogs
    The Title Catalog shows all your static text pages
    TheAnimation Catalog shows pre-rendered text and shape animations
    The GraphicCatalog shows non-CG graphic images
  • Title Composer: Create static and animated title pages using editabletext, layers, graphic placements and shapes

Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme Specifications

  • Video Inputs & Outputs: SD/HD SDI (10-bit), SD/HD component, S-Video,HDMI
  • Audio Inputs & Outputs: AES/EBU unbalanced 2 channel, up to 16channels via HD SDI, up to 8 channels via SD SDI, 2 channels balanced XLR, 2channels via HDMI
  • Supported Formats: NTSC, PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K
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