Datavideo CG-500 CG Software & DeckLink 4K Extreme

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Datavideo CG-500 CG Software & DeckLink 4K Extreme
Key Features
  • Windows-Based GFX, Titling, CG Solution
  • Designed for Live and Post Production
  • Multi-Layer and Real-Time Workflow
  • Flexible Play-Out of Multiple Playlists
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The CG-500 CG Software & DeckLink 4K Extreme from Datavideo includes Datavideo's Windows-based CG-500 character generator software and the compatible Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme PCIe I/O card.
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Datavideo CG-500 KIT Overview

The CG-500 CG Software & DeckLink 4K Extreme from Datavideo includes Datavideo's Windows-based CG-500 character generator software and the compatible Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme PCIe I/O card.

The CG-500 features a multi-layer, real-time workflow and supports play-out of multiple playlists even while titles are being created. It's ideal for live and post production broadcast programming in SD or HD. The DeckLink 4K Extreme supports 1080p 4:2:2 via single-link HD-SDI and 1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI. It also supports Component, Composite, and S-Video signals via an included breakout cable.

Datavideo CG-500 HD/SD Character Generator Software

The Datavideo CG-500 HD/SD Character Generator Software is a Windows based graphics, titling, and character generator software for live programming and post production. It features a multi-layer and real-time workflow and supports flexible play-out of multiple playlists, even while titles are being created. It's ideal for SD or HD news, reports, weather forecasts, and entertainment programming.

High-Quality Render & GPU Effects

3D PageCurl, Swipe, Explode, and Linear Light can be rendered in real-time

Effects Keyframing

All effects are keyframe-able

Group & Text Playing

Group and text playing by character, line, and text, with GPU dynamic texture

Premade Templates

A collection of premade templates includes Layout, CGlayout, Animation, Effects, and more

Modify on the Fly

Create and modify without interrupting the current playout

Flexible Playlist Control

3 playlists, 1 subtitle, and 1 quick play list each with sequence play, arbitrary play, schedule time play, or auto play

Real-Time Data

Real-time data for text crawler objects, stock crawler objects, and universal flip objects; these objects can be linked with different kinds of external data sources (like CSV file, text file, etc.) for real-time updating of graphics

Title Editing/Playing Display

External monitor displays title editing and playing through a single VGA link

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 color, fill color, and alpha color)
UPC: 672255005934

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme Capture & Playback Card

The Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme Capture & Playback Card features two SDI inputs supporting 6G and 3G capability, assignable in the Blackmagic Control Panel. With all the latest firmware updates installed, you can ingest DCI 4K, 4:2:2, or UHD 4K, YUV, 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI. The second input shuts off in this setup. DCI 4K, 4:2:2 can also be ingested via the HDMI input with the latest firmware installed.

With 3G-SDI assigned, you can ingest single-link, 1080p, RGB, 4:4:4; and with HD-SDI assigned, you can ingest single-link 1080p, 4:2:2, or dual-link, 1080p, 4:4:4. You can also use the SDI inputs for dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic workflows.

The remaining connections include two SDI outputs, an HDMI output, and Component, Composite, S-Video, XLR, RS-422, and genlock on an included breakout cable. The card also features an internal SD/HD keyer and broadcast-quality up/down/cross conversion. DeckLink 4K Extreme is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations and media servers and supports a comprehensive list of software (please see below).

Key Features

- PCIe I/O card compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations and servers
- DCI 4K, 4:2:2, or UHD 4K, YUV, 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
- DCI 4K, 4:2:2 by HDMI
- 1080p, RGB, 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
- 1080p, 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
- 1080p, 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
- Dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic by SDI
- Component, Composite, S-Video, XLR, RS-422, and genlock on an included breakout cable
- Internal SD/HD keyer
- Broadcast-quality up/down/cross conversion

Mac OS X Support

Drivers are available that work with software such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, and Avid News Cutter. For visual effects, DeckLink 4K Extreme supports full compatibility with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, and Adobe Photoshop. For audio, it supports ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo, and Cubase. And for streaming, you can use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, or Livestream Procaster.

Linux Support

DeckLink 4K Extreme is an open standard capture card and is perfect for the development of Linux based video applications. The availability of a free, well documented SDK facilitates developing specific solutions to meet your needs or to work with solutions developed by others. A free download of Blackmagic Design Media Express is available for capture and playback when using DeckLink 4K Extreme with Linux operating systems.

Windows Support

In use with a Windows system, you get access to vast range of software because DeckLink 4K Extreme supports WDM, DirectShow, and QuickTime. For editing, you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director, and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects, the card is compatible with After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop. The list of supported audio software includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. And for streaming, you can use Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast, and Livestream Procaster.

Supported Applications

Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Photoshop, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in / live:cut / just:play / just:live, Softron OnTheAir / MovieRecorder / OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro / Studio / Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Harris Infocaster

Datavideo CG-500 HD/SD Character Generator Software Specs

Minimum System RequirementsFor HD:
Intel i5 Quad Core 2.8 GHz
Able to support Pixel/Vertex Shader Model 3.0 graphics card or above
512 MB graphics memory and 128-bit or above
NVIDIA card with 192 or more stream processors
ATI card with 720 stream processors or more
2 GB system memory / 500 GB system hard disk space
1400 x 900 screen resolution monitor or higher
Windows 7 64-bit Professional

For SD:
Intel Core Duo 2.4 GHz
Able to support Pixel/Vertex Shader Model 3.0 graphics card or above
256 MB graphics memory and 128-bit or above
NVIDIA with 96 stream processors or above
ATI with 480 stream processors or above
1 GB system memory / 500 GB system hard disk space
1280 x 800 screen resolution monitor or higher
Windows XP Professional SP2
Recommended System ConfigurationFor HD:
Intel i7 2600 3.4 GHz
NVIDIA card with 336 or more stream processors
ATI card with 1120 or more stream processors
1000 MB graphics memory and 256-bit or above
4 GB system memory / 1 TB system hard disk space
1680 x 1050 screen resolution monitor or higher
Windows 7 64-bit Professional or Ultimate

For SD:
Intel i3 3.0 GHz or i5 2.8 GHz
NVIDIA card with 192 or more stream processors
ATI card with 720 or more stream processors
512 MB graphics memory and 128-bit or above
2 GB system memory / 1 TB system hard disk space
1440 x 900 screen resolution monitor or higher
Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit Professional or Ultimate
Compatible PC Hardware CardsDecklink SD: SD Internal Key
Decklink Studio: SD Internal Key, SD External Key
Decklink 4K Extreme
Decklink HD Extreme 3D: SD Internal Key, SD External Key, HD Internal Key, HD External Key
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6"

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme Capture & Playback Card Specs

SDI Video Input2x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable
Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4
SDI Video Output2x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable
Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4
Analog Video Input1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite
Component supports HD and SD
Analog Video Output1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite
Component supports HD and SD
HDMI Video Input1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD 4K support
HDMI Video Output1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and 4K monitoring support
Analog Audio Input2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
Analog Audio Output2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
AES/EBU Audio Input2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
AES/EBU Audio Output2 channels unbalanced
SDI Audio Input16 channels embedded in HD/2K/4K
8 channels embedded in SD
SDI Audio Output16 channels embedded in HD/2K/4K
8 channels embedded in SD
HDMI Audio Input8 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI Audio Output8 channels embedded in SD and HD
Sync InputBlackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD or 2K format
Device ControlSony compatible RS-422 deck control ports
Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
Computer InterfacePCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe Slots
SD Format Support625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
CodecsAVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4
Supported ApplicationsApple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Photoshop, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in / live:cut / just:play / just:live, Softron OnTheAir / MovieRecorder / OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro / Studio / Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Harris Infocaster
SD Format Support625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, and 525/23.98 NTSC
HD Format Support720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60
2K Format Support2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25
4K Format Support3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50 (output only), 3840 x 2160p59.94 (output only), 3840 x 2160p60 (output only), 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25 (SDI only)
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Metadata SupportVITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
HD RP188
Closed captioning
SamplingVideo:
4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2 only)

Audio:
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit
Color PrecisionSDI:
8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in all modes up to 2K DCI 25p and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes (12-bit RGB is output only)

HDMI:
8 and 10-bit (Deep Color)
(10-bit RGB in HD capture only; 10-bit YUV in HD and 4K)
Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709
HDMI ConfigurationHDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI ResolutionPixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions
HDMI Color Precision10-bit
Multiple Rate SupportHDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K
Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD
Copy ProtectionHDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources
Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time
3D ProcessingDual stream and frame packed capture & playback
HD Down ConversionBuilt in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output and Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
HD Up ConversionBuilt-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.
Cross ConversionBuilt-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback
Real Time EffectsApple Final Cut Pro internal effects
Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects
Avid Media Composer internal effects DaVinci Resolve
Operating Systems SupportedMac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
Windows 7 or Windows 8
Linux
Internal Software UpgradeFirmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
Physical InstallationPCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90% non-condensing
DimensionsDepth: 6.38" (16.2 cm)
Weight6.7 oz (190 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 5.8 x 2.8"
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will the 4k extreme card export key and fill in sync ?
Asked by: Ken N.
Yes it would. The DeckLink 4k Extreme card uses RGB colorspace eliminating illegal 100% RGB video levels and allowing accurate fill and key output for external keying of graphics and animation.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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