Datavideo PCR-500 Character Generator Workstation

Datavideo PCR-500 Character Generator Workstation

Datavideo PCR-500 Character Generator Workstation

Datavideo PCR-500 Character Generator Workstation

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Product Highlights

  • HP Z-Series Enterprise Grade Workstation
  • HD/SD-SDI Video I/O Card
  • HP 23" Computer Monitor
  • Designed for Live and Post Production
  • Multi-Layer and Real-Time Workflow
  • Flexible Play-Out of Multiple Playlists
  • High Quality Render and GPU Effects
  • Effects Keyframing
  • Group and Text Playing
  • 3D Stereoscopic Creating and Playing
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  • 1Description

The PCR-500 Character Generator Workstation is a bundle from Datavideo that features the CG-500 character generation software for Windows, an HP Z-series enterprise workstation computer, and an HD-, SD-SDI video I/O card from Blackmagic Design, and a 23" HP monitor. The software and I/O card come pre-installed so that the system will be ready to use out of the box. It is designed for both live and post production settings, allowing you to overlay titles, logos, and other forms of text-centric graphics over SD or HD video in real time.

CG-500 Character Generation Software

GPU Effects Rendering
3D PageCurl, Swipe, Explode, and Linear Light effects can be rendered in real-time
Effects Keyframing
All effects are keyframe-able
Group and Text Playing
Group and text playing by character, line, and text, with GPU-computed 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
3D Stereoscopic Support
Side-by-side, top and bottom, line interleave 3D muxing techniques are supported. Separate output of left and right also possible when connecting to compatible hardware
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 type files, text file, etc.) for real-time updating of graphics
Title Editing/Playing Display
Preview output displays title editing and playback on a single monitor
In the Box
Datavideo PCR-500 Character Generator Workstation
  • CG-500 HD/SD Character Generator Software
  • HP Z-Series Workstation Computer
  • Blackmagic Design Decklink Series HD/SD-SDI I/O Card
  • HP 23" Computer Monitor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Decklink Card
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on HP Computer and Monitor
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    • 1Description
    I/O Device
    Inputs 2 x HD/SD-SDI
    1 x HDMI
    Outputs 2 x HD/SD-SDI
    1 x HDMI

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