The PCR-350HD Character Generator Rackmount Computer System from Datavideo is a complete mobile solution that includes the CG-300 software package preinstalled in a 3U rackmount computer. This turnkey solution allows you to place the computer in your equipment rack to facilitate your live- and post-production work. It is compatible with Datavideo's SE-800DV, SE-900, and SE-1000 switchers, or any system that accepts an SD-SDI or HD-SDI DSK or Key & Fill sources.
The CG-300 software package is a Windows-based system designed for use in live- and post-production environments. It offers a standard set of base functionality plus a number of complementary functions managed by different subsystems. This version also offers advanced functionality, such as banner crawl and snyper functions, which run independently from the character generator software.
- This version offers advanced functionality, such as banner crawl continuously scrolling text and snyper functions, such as corner graphics, station IDs, and "coming up next" animations
- This system offers support for resolutions from 320 x 240 to 1080i HD
- It supports both downstream keying (DSK) and key & fill
- This system uses anti-aliased characters with leading, kerning, and tracking, as well as (2) edge and (3) shadow styles for each character
- 32-bit color support (with transparency) is available and color can be selected by adjusting RGB or HLS levels
- It allows you to create smooth gradients between any (2) colors in the characters, edges, shadows, and shapes
- Character attributes can be drawn with custom textures, such as marble, wood, and grain, and as many as (16) different textures can be used on each page
- Up to (32) shapes per page are available and each shape can be set to a solid color, semi-transparent color, a color gradient, or a texture
- The shapes can also be edged, colored, sized, italicized, and rotated just like text characters
- Up to (16) full-color logos can fine-positioned, overlapped, and sized, just like characters
- It supports up to (1000) named layers, allowing text, logos, and shapes to be placed on multiple layers, each independent of the other layers
- File formats supported include: BMP, JPG, GIF, PCX, TIF and TGA
- A text style gallery allows one-button access to your (64) user-defined text styles.
- Each page can use up to (25) different Truetype typefaces
- Character height, width, angle, and rotation are all customizable and independent from letter to letter
- Variable character and edge blurs are independent of one other