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Datavideo CG-300 Character Generator Software for SD &HD

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  • PC Designed for Decklink SDI Card
  • Character Generation
  • Windows-Based System
  • System & Subsystem Controls


MFR#: CG-300



The Datavideo CG-300 is Windows-based character generators designed for live production and post production.


  • Different functions are assigned to different sub-programs.
  • This sets will work with a Blackmagic Design Decklink or AJA Xena card, as a downstream keyer or as key and fill sources (depending on the card).
  • The CG-300 is a smaller version of the CG-350, without the Banner Crawl (continuously scrolling text) and Snyper (corner graphics, station IDs, "coming up next" animations, etc.) functions, which run independently from the character generator software.
  • Support for resolutions from 320x240 to 1080i HD
  • Supports both downstream keying (DSK) and key & fill.
  • Anti-aliased characters with leading, kerning and tracking, with two edge and three shadow styles for each character.
  • 32-bit color support (with transparency). Color can be selected by adjusting RGB or HLS levels.
  • Create smooth gradients between any 2 colors in the characters, edges, shadows, and shapes.
  • Character attributes can be drawn with custom textures (marble, wood grain, etc). As many as 16 different textures can be used on each page.
  • Up to 32 shapes per page. Each shape can be set to a solid color, semi-transparent color, a color gradient, or a texture. The shapes can be edged, colored, sized, italicized, and rotated just like text characters.
  • Up to 16 full-color logos can fine-positioned, overlapped, sized, etc. just like characters.
  • 1,000 Layers - Text, logos, and shapes can be placed on multiple layers, each independent of the others. Layers can be named.
  • Support for BMP, JPG, GIF, PCX, TIF and TGA images.
  • Text Style Gallery - One button access to your 64 user-defined text styles.
  • Typefaces - each page can use up to 25 Truetype different typefaces.
  • Character height, width, angle and rotation all customizable, and independent from letter to letter.
  • Variable character and edge blurs, independent of each other.

    Display List Editor
    Used to create and edit the list of images. Drag and drop your pages from the Title, Animation or Graphic Catalogs onto the Display List and create your playback sequence with ease.

  • Preview Window - next screen preview allows you to preview any particular page without going live with it.

Media Catalogs - information is organized into Title, Animations, and Graphic Catalogs.

  • The Title Catalog shows all your static text pages
  • The Animation Catalog shows pre-rendered text and shape animations
  • The Graphic Catalog shows non-CG graphic images

Title Composer
Create static and animated title pages using editable text, layers, graphic placements and shapes.

  • The CG-300 is available for sale in the U.S. only.

Note: Key and fill is only available via SDI or HDSDI.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Datavideo
Name Datavideo CG-300 Character Generator Software for SD &HD

Computer Requirements:

  • Windows NT 4, 2000, XP, Vista
  • Pentium 1GHz or higher
  • RAM: 128MB or higher (512MB minimum is recommended)
  • 80MB hard drive space for installation
  • 1 USB port for dongle key
  • VGA card with at least 16-bit color (32-bit recommended)
  • Software
  • Decklink HD Extreme Card
  • 1 Year Warranty Parts and Labor


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