HQP-1471 / HQP-1472 CHARACTER GENERATOR

HQP-1471 and HQP-1472 CG Server are turn-key system with CG-100 HD software installed. CG-100HD is a PC based broadcasting character generator for TV Live studio and master control room. It's intuitive and user-friendly user interface allows users to edit animated captions or graphics on screen for video programs broadcasting easily and instantly.

Broadcasting SDI/HD-SDI


                                       















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CG-100/CG-100HD is designed for Black Magic Design Decklink cards which provide broadcasting SDI / HD SDI I/O signals. CG and video can be merged directly inside the computer, or CG can be sent along with the “External Key” to Video Switcher, merged outside the computer. CG-100 utilizes the function of Decklink Reference Sync Input for CG synchronization with other broadcasting equipment.

Anti-Aliasing Text with Border


All text generated by CG-100 has been processed by its own anti-aliasing technique. The low resolution characters in small size can still be generated with very smooth edge. Text can set its border with size 1~24. Strong contrast of text and border like black and white makes the text CG outstand from the background video.

CG Pages Editing


A CG page is a full screen size space for CG editing. Users can add text captions, graphics and images in a page intuitively. The text, graphics and images are considered as CG objects which can be placed in any position of the page in any sizes. Simply click to select any object and drag it for editing. User can assign animations for a CG object or objects. Unlike the concept of video transaction, the animations can be a small area in a page, and there can be lots of animation areas in a page. All the CG objects and animations can be copied, inserted, deleted and moved forward backward and set preserved from last screen page. The well edited CG pages can be saved in one file.

CG Objects


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Users can edit CG objects intuitively. Place CG objects like sticking stickers on the paper and set parameters for each CG object. You can find parameters for each object as below:

 

Objects Parameter Descriptions
Text It is in Unicode for all languages worldwide. Drag the text object to adjust its position, rotate its direction, and scale its size. On the setting panel, you can set its font, width, height, word spacing, line spacing, transparency, and its size of the border, color for the text and color for the border.
Bar Drag the bar object to adjust its position, direction, and length. On the setting panel, you can set its thickness, add a border and set border’s thickness, set its color and border’s color, set the transparency of the bar.
Rectangle Drag the rectangle object to adjust its position, dimension, inner color, border color, transparency, or set it as a square according the TV standard of NTSC or PAL.
Ellipse Drag the ellipse object to adjust its position, size, inner color, border color, transparency, or set it as a circle according the TV standard of NTSC or PAL.
Image You can open image files in windows compatible formats without alpha channel. Or open image files in Targar format with alpha channel. And you can set transparency for the loaded image file. Images can be placed in any position, rescaled in proportion, resized in random ratio, or enlarge it to full screen.

Animation Objects


An animation object is to block an area in the CG page and assign its effect. All CG objects in this area will be affected by a same animation. The animation objects can be placed overlapped and performed by the sequence of the list.

 

Animations Parameter Descriptions
Display

Drag the mouse to block an area for display animation. Adjust its width and height, Set CG in or out for display. Set how many seconds waiting or waiting for user‘s keystroke before/ after the Push occurred.

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Push

Drag the mouse to block an area for Push animation. Set push type in 16 directions. Set CG in or out for Push. Set the speed, the smaller digit is slower in speed. Set how many seconds waiting or waiting for user ‘s keystroke before/ after the Push occurred.

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Wipe

Drag the mouse to block an area for Wipe animation. Set Wipe type in 16 directions. Set CG in or out for Wipe. Set the speed, the smaller digit is slower in speed. Set how many seconds waiting or waiting for user ‘s keystroke before/ after the Wipe occurred.

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Fade

Drag the mouse to block an area for Fade animation. Select Fade In or fade out. Set the speed, the smaller digit is slower in speed. Set how many seconds waiting or waiting for user ‘s keystroke before/ after the fade occurred.

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Live CG Operation


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There is an ON/OFF switch to allow users preventing a goof up when editing. Users can click “OFF”, to update CG on-the-air without revealing the process of editing. When the update is done, then click “ON” button to overlay CG again on the video. Another “Live” button enables users to real time update CG according to circumstances in Live studio. Clicking it allows users to edit one page of CG object while another page of CG is running with on-the-air video.

Roll for Cast/Crew List


CG-100 SD version enables cast/crew list rolling. The list of casts or crew members in text can be roll upward or leftward/rightward to present effects like people see at the end of a drama or a movie. In CG-100HD version, the Roll function is upgraded as Multipage Roll function. Users can pre-edit multiple continuous pages of CG (including text and graphics) for multipage Roll upward or leftward/rightward. This function enables rolling an illustrated long list.

Special CG & Animated TGA


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Clock and Timer
Digital clock and Timer can be set in different fonts, colors, positions and time formats.

Targa Sequence
1 to 3 animated Targa Sequences can be generated with scalable size in any position.

Crawl captions
The length of a text line longer than one screen wide or one screen high can be crawled to 3 directions: Leftward (Western languages), rightward (Arabic, Hebrew…) and upward (Asian languages) in various speeds. Users can set repeat for crawl captions.

CG for Master Control Room


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CG-100 offers a special app dedicated for master control room. This Logo-Generator app includes 24 pre-made CG pages with multiple events for selection. Staff in master control room can simply click to select a CG page to output animated logos, captions, crawl text for current TV program. Content of captions can be updated in real time. Users can use at most 3 animated TGA sequences for TV channel logo, program logo, and rating logo. 2 crawl captions can be run independently at a time for emergence announcement or business commercial.

TYPE

HQP-1471

HQP-1472

Chassis

4U 19" Rack-mount Server Case

Desktop Case

HDD Capacity

1TB RAID1

1TB

Display Interface

D-SUB

D-SUB

LAN

1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports

1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port

Internal Power

Redundant 500W Power Supply

500W Power Supply

External Power

AC-100-240V

AC-100-240V

Video Interface

BlackMagic Decklink 4K Extreme Card

BlackMagic Decklink 4K Extreme Card

Hardware Catalog Manual
HQP CG Server Series