Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit

Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit

Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit

B&H # DATC200 MFR # TC-200
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Product Highlights

  • TC-200 Overlay Box + CG-200 CG Software
  • On-Screen Graphics and Titling Solution
  • Supports Mixers with and Without DSK
  • Minimal PC Processing Power Required
  • SDI Input Supports Overlay Mode
  • 2x SDI Outputs Supporting DSK Fill & Key
  • No PCI Card, No SDI Adapter Required
  • Overlay Mode Substitutes for Lack of DSK
  • Supports 7.2V and 14.4V DV Batteries
  • Compatible with Windows 7/8
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The Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit combines the TC-200 Overlay Box with the CG-200 CG software into an on-screen graphics and titling solution that requires minimal PC processing power. Using a standard laptop, you can create and deliver striking on-screen graphics and titles in real-time, ideal for mobile broadcasting and live video presentations. All your laptop requires, beyond common standard specs, is an HDMI input.

The TC-200 offers an SDI input supporting Overlay mode and two SDI outputs supporting DSK (down-stream keyer) Fill and Key signals, allowing you to forego the use of an SDI adapter installed into your computer, and in turn allowing you to use a laptop on-the-go. This kit supports vision mixers with and without a DSK. In cases without a DSK, the TC-200 Overlay Box's Title Overlay mode substitutes for the lack of it.

The TC-200 works on 7-15V of operating voltage. It supports 7.2V and 14.4V DV batteries using an optional Datavideo MB-4 Battery Adapter (required).

Key Features
  • Live Title Generator
  • No additional PCI card required
  • Supports SDI overlay function or DSK function via HDMI
  • Support HD/SD SDI input and output in Overlay mode
  • Supports 1080i60/59.94/50, 720p60/59.94/50, 576i50, and 480i59.94
  • Title editing on laptop
  • Compatible with Windows 7/8 and supports all Windows fonts
  • Multi-language support
  • Supports animations including JPG, TAG, GIF, BMP, PNG
  • Supports scrolling
  • Title editing patterns include Slide and Reveal
  • Easy logo setups
  • User definable clock display
  • TC-200 Overlay Box features a 7-15V working voltage and can be used with 7.2V and 14.4V batteries (an optional Datavideo MB-4 battery adapter is required)
DSK Mode
The TC-200 and CG-200 can be used with a vision mixer equipped with a DSK (down-stream keyer). In such a setup, they can be set up as the key source or fill source. Any vision mixer with a DSK is supported, such as the Datavideo SE-2800 and SE-3000.
Overlay Mode
When no DSK is being used, the Title Overlay mode substitutes for the lack of it. Using the TC-200 Overlay Box, the HDMI output from a laptop is embedded with the SDI output from a camcorder, VTR, or vision mixer.
Text & Animation Tool
This tool allows you to edit color, size, transparency, board, location, and alignment.
Scrolling Function
Puts all the contents you need in text frame. Scrolling speeds can be preset.
UNICODE
The CG-200 software adapts UNICODE and supports all fonts in Windows.
Overlay Function
The TC-200 combines CG from the laptop's HDMI port with the SDI video signal and overlays graphics in real-time.
Text File Loading
The CG-200 software is capable of directly importing text files.
UPC: 672255004357
In the Box
Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit
  • Power Supply for TC-200
  • Installation Disc for CG-200
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • 2-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material and Workmanship per Product Registration within 30 Days of Purchase
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Text Sources Frame text, clock, text file, CSV file
    File Format JPG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF, GIF
    Animation Formats GIF
    Input / Output 1x HDMI input
    1x HD-SDI input
    2x HD-SDI outputs
    1x LAN port
    Input Formats 1920 x 1080i / 60 Hz
    1920 x 1080i / 59.94 Hz
    1920 x 1080i / 50 Hz
    1280 x 720p / 60 Hz
    1280 x 720p / 59.94 Hz
    1280 x 720p / 50 Hz
    720 x 576i / 50 Hz
    720 x 480i / 59.94 Hz
    Input Modes CG Overlay:
    HDMI input is CG; SDI input is Live Video

    Genlock Mode:
    HDMI input is CG; SDI input is Reference Signal

    Reference with Internal Signal:

    HDMI input is CG; SDI input isn't in use
    Conversion Modes HDMI signal is split into titles and alpha channel
    HDMI signal is split into titles and alpha channel with Genlock
    HDMI titles overlay over the input SDI signal
    Control Dip switch; PC
    Voltage Range 7-15 VDC (most of battery is 7.2V, 12V & 14.4V so will need to cover it)
    Firmware Upgrade Ethernet
    System Requirements Windows 7, 8 operating system; 3 GHz processor; 2 GB RAM
    Packaging Infodwvfteuvcfywxvzfzqdsdvvxus
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.268 x 5.984 x 3.15"
    TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Completely Propriarity I was given the impression that this could be used to create title overlays from a computer to send out to a video system using character generator software. What they didn't say was that you had to use THEIR software, which is extremely light weight, and overall lousy. I demoed a Datavideo HS-2200 over the summer and used it with 3rd party CG software and it worked fine. When I went to use it with my actual production system the colors were inverted and I couldn't get the frame sync to work when feeding it a reference signal. It was a total waste of money and I returned it- I'll save myself $500 and just use an HDMI to HDSDI converter and create my overlays as chroma keys instead.
    Date published: 2016-09-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hardware good, software poor We use this product to install a timestamp signal over a standard HD-SDI signal. The hardware is relatively easy to use, even though the documentation for the DIP switch is poor. It is well-built and robust - obviously intended for harsh environments/portability. Unfortunately that's where the goodness ends. The software supplied to make it work is poorly documented, only runs on Windows and crashes every two hours, without fail. Tested on WinXP SP2, Win 7, Win8.1 and Win10. Great for one-off uses where you might only need to use it temporarily, but we use it for a permanent camera feed and the constant crashing and requirement for a dedicated laptop (it puts whatever is on the laptop screen out when it's not in DISPLAY mode) to generate the time code is poor.
    Date published: 2015-09-17
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