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

BH #DATC200 • MFR #TC-200
Datavideo
Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Datavideo TC-200 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3DSK Mode
  • 4Overlay Mode
  • 5Text & Animation Tool
  • 6Scrolling Function
  • 7UNICODE
  • 8Overlay Function
  • 9Text File Loading

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

Datavideo TC-200 Specs

Text SourcesFrame text, clock, text file, CSV file
File FormatJPG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF, GIF
Animation FormatsGIF
Input / Output1x HDMI input
1x HD-SDI input
2x HD-SDI outputs
1x LAN port
Input Formats1920 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 ModesCG 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 ModesHDMI 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
ControlDip switch; PC
Voltage Range7-15 VDC (most of battery is 7.2V, 12V & 14.4V so will need to cover it)
Firmware UpgradeEthernet
System RequirementsWindows 7, 8 operating system; 3 GHz processor; 2 GB RAM
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.215 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.25 x 6 x 3.05"
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Hello everybody, I have a cutting table DATAVIDEO to 2000, this system works well with her? Thank you!
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Yes this will work with the Datavideo SE-2000. You can use this character generator with any switcher that has DSK available, such as the Datavideo SE-2000.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can you out put from the TC-200 as fill only ...

Can you out put from the TC-200 as fill only rather than both key & fill? in other words just send out one Alpha channel to an (1) input on the back of a switcher and Luma out the black? Thanks much
Asked by: James
According to Datavideo this is possible. You can just send out fill from the TC-200 and use Luma key to key out the black background.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-28

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hello, the equipment can be used with PC ?thanks
Asked by: Heru D.
Yes it can be. The TC-200 and CG-200 Kit is compatible with Windows 7/8.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Please can this work on Datavideo SE 500 switcher? If yes how will I do the connections to have the best production for live event? Can you ship to Nigeria and how long will it take to ship to Nigeria after payment?
Asked by: Mba U.
THE DATA IS 500 HAS VIDEO OUT COMPOSITE VIDEO ANALOGO AND TC 200 HAS IN / OUT VIDEO SDI DIGITALYOU CAN USE BUYING A AJA V2 DIGITAL (ANALOG TO SDI CONVERTER ) and an AJA D4E (SDI TO ANALOG CONVERTER)INSTALLATION IS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER SE500 ... V2DIGITAL ... TC 200 ....D4E ..... AND HAVE YOUR OUTPUT COMPOSITE VIDEO WITH CG.IF YOU NEED A DIAGRAM INSTALLATION HOW TO INFORM ME TO ATTACH
Answered by: OSCAR RAUL R.
Date published: 2019-11-16

How does it key out the background? Is it simply ...

How does it key out the background? Is it simply a luma key or if I have something semitransparent or black, will it show correctly?
Asked by: Caleb
Typically you want to use it with a switcher that has a downstream keyer built into it. If not then you can use the software included with it to key out the background. (software is for windows only)
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-07

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How does this work with the Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher? Do I plug the output of the switcher into the input of this and the output of the computer into this?
Asked by: Peter P.
To use this device you will first connect it to a computer through HDMI, from there you plug it in to a switcher using SDI. It overlays the graphics using the DSK, downstream keyer, on a switcher.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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