The CG-350 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-350 can also be used to display standard format graphic images as well as text animation sequences. Text animations sequences are created by the title composer using the text FX features. Title pages, graphic images and text animation sequences 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 or background video. 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.
The Media Catalogue (shown below) is divided into three groups based upon the type of images that the software can display. These are titles, text animations, and graphic images.
These images can be quickly added to the Display List Editor to create a display list.
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.
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.
Guide to Datavideo CG Software
On screen titles, subtitles and visual information can turn a video into a programme.
No news programme, weather forecast, sports commentary, live interview or webcast is complete without accompanying graphics.
CG is a fundamental part of all video communications: it's used to introduce the name and title of an interviewee, show the time on-screen, add subtitles, present live sports stats to viewers, and much, much more.
To deliver real-time graphics, there are three software options...
There is a huge gulf between inexpensive but limited graphics and presentation software (Powerpoint, Keynote, Photoshop and After Effects) and full-blown database driven broadcast graphics solutions. Datavideo's CG software fills the gap.
|Short learning curve||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Optimized for live production||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Manual playout control||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Playlist / scheduling||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Live 3D graphics||Yes*||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Fast graphics rendering||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*Dependent on version of software
HD Character Generator and Titling Software for TV, Video and Streaming