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Datavideo CG-500 | HD/SD Graphics & Character Generator

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HD/SD Graphics & Character Generator

Product Code: DATACG500

Suggested Retail Price £2837+VAT

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Photoshop and After Effects can create beautiful CG but don't deliver the speed and playout control that live producers require. Realtime graphics is what makes CG-500 stand out: multi-layer titles can be created and modified on the fly, making every production immediate and highly responsive. Multiple playlists can be created and played out manually or to a schedule. Results can be sent to live TV or saved to a file for use in post production.

This is a broadcast-standard titling programme, with high class templates, external data support, sophisticated play out options and GPU-rendered effects. It's suitable for everything from webstreaming and IPTV to AV presentations and live TV.

Real-time graphic render, supports flexible play control of multiple playlists, real-time multi-layer play at the same time.

  • High-Quality Render and GPU Effects including 3D PageCurl, Swirl, Explode and Linear Light
  • All effects are keyframe-able
  • Innovative group playing and text playing: by character, by line and by text, exclusive GPU dynamic texture
  • Templates: including layout, CGlayout, Animation, Effect, etc.
  • Modify on the fly: create and modify without interrupting the current playout
  • Flexible Play List Control: 3 playlists, 1 subtitle and 1 quick play list each with sequence play, arbitrary play, schedule time play or auto play 
  • Independent playlist hotkey control
  • Real-Time data for text crawler objects, stock crawler objects, universal flip objects. These objects can be linked with kinds of external data source (such as CSV file, text file, ODBC, etc) for real-time updating of graphic information
  • External monitor displays title editing and playing through linking a single VGA
  • 3D Stereoscopic Creating and Playing: side by side, top and bottom, line interleave output. Advanced hardware supports 3D stereoscopic dual output of left eye and right eye (full colour, fill colour and alpha colour)
  • Compatible with DeckLink HD Extreme 3D+ Card
  • Windows Only

The Microsoft Windows™ based Datavideo CG-500 graphics, titling and character generator software is a powerful multi-layer, real-time solution for live programming and post production.

It is compatible with widely available professional video hardware and supports the lexible play-out of multiple playlists, even while titles are being created. CG-500 can be used by for SD or HD news, sports, weather forecasts and entertainment programming.

Minimum Requirements

Standard Definition

  • Intel Core Duo 2.4 GHz
  • Able to support Pixel/Vetex Shader Model 3.0 graphics card, or above,256MB graphics memory and 128 bit or above, NVIDIA stream processors have 96 or above, ATI stream processors have 480 or above
  • 1 GB system memory
  • 500 GB system hard disk
  • 1280*800 screen resolution monitor, or above
  • Windows XP Professional SP2


  • Intel i3 3.0GHz or i5 2.8 GHz
  • NVIDIA stream processors have 192 or above, ATI stream processors have 720 or above, 512MB graphics memory and 128 bit
  • 2 GB system memory
  • IT system hard disk
  • 1440*900 screen resolution monitor, or above
  • Windows 7 32bit or 64bit Professional or Ultimate

High Definition

  • Intel i5 Quad Core 2.8 GHz
  • Able to support Pixel/Vetex Shader Model 3.0 graphics card, or above,512MB graphics memory and 128 bit or above, NVIDIA stream processors have 192 or above, ATI stream processors have 720 or above
  • 2GB system memory
  • 500GB system harddisk
  • 1440*900 screen resolution monitor, or above
  • Windows 7 64bit Professional


  • Intel i7 2600 3.4GHz
  • NVIDIA stream processors have 336 or above, ATI stream processors have 1120 or above, 1000MB graphics memory and 256 bit or above
  • 4GB system memory
  • 1T system harddisk
  • 1680*1050 screen resolution monitor, or above
  • Windows 7 64bit Professional or Ultimate
New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

The perfect breakout assistant

Datavideo's DAC-75T is designed to convert video signals from VGA, HDMI, SDI to HDMI or SDI. With touchscreen control, it's a great ally for venues, conference teams and AV rental teams that need to be ready for whatever the presenter needs to project.  DAC-75T makes childplay of connecting your source to a screen or projector. The DAC-75T does upscaling, downscaling and standards conversion for any HDMI, VGA or SDI device to any HDMI or SDI screen or projector. RCA inputs allow audio to be embedded to the output of the video signal for recording purposes.

Holdan tours, bringing 4K to the UK

As the distributor of leading manufacturers, Holdan will be showing a vast range of 4K and HD products at the forthcoming Autumn tour. The events taking place in London, Belfast and Leeds are free entry and will give visitors the chance to try out the latest production, post production and streaming equipment.

Holdan's CG Guide now available

To coincide with the launch of Datavideo's CG-500, Holdan has released its quick guide to CG and titling software for live production.

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