Axel Tech CGLive
Software Character Generator SD/HD (requires Blackmagic card/OS Win7), 32 bit transparencies; Flash animations with dynamic text, PNG/TGA/TIFF sequencies; Clocks, crawls, rolls, tickers and RSS feeds; Transitions/effects; Realtime preview on VGA; Preview/key according to the cards.
Axel Tech CG Live is a software based solution for real time character generation. Axel Tech CG Live features animated backgrounds, movements and effects on text, images, clocks, animated logos, dates, crawl and news tickers. Axel Tech CG Live works via both SDI video boards and via NDI.
The solution is ideal to display graphical contents, such as text, logos and animations, crawls, tickers and rolls with dynamic contents/metadata retrieved from external data sources, like RSS, txt, Microsoft Excel files and more. Top broadcast quality and easy of use allow CG Live to be used for live production in talk shows, sports and entertainment.
Axel CG Live is very simple to use and does not need any specific training. Page compositing is also very user friendly and allows to add multiple object like texts, clocks, crawls, rolls and media (audio, bitmaps, video and animations) e and define their specific aspect in detail.
Axel Tech CG Live delivers top quality antialiased text, smooth interlaced crawls, tickers and rolls over SDI or NDI output. All layers are managed in 32 bits allowing precise alpha channel and transparency compositing. Text and media can be updated on the fly allowing to perform in live production environments.
Excel as an App
Axel Tech CG Live imports data automatically from TXT,CSV,RSS feeds and especially Excel files, so whenever data is updated, it goes straight on air. CG Live respects fonts, colors and alignment specified in the Excel files selecting from which sheet and cells to acquire the data. Hidden or unprintable cells will not air, very handy fro comments and remarks to the user inputting the data. CG Live also respects the formulas and database connections specified in the Excel files, allowing to create custom applications with macros and VBA scripting.
CG Live integrates with Social Hub (optional), which allows retrieving text, images and video clips from your favourite social media sources, such as whatsapp, facebook, instagram, skype, email, sms, openweathermap, line and rss feeds. User can select and edit messages before airing or create them from scratch. If your favourite social media is not among the supported plugins, a special Google Chrome plugin allows capturing text and images directly from the browser window and send them on air. Social Hub is a great add-on for any live program to add dynamic graphical content to the production and engage more efficiently with the audience.
Best of Both World
Included in the CG Live package is also the DLG Plus software, which share the same multimedia engine, allowing interchange of templates and projects. DLG Plus features an easy to use videomixer-like user interface so it can be used both in master control as in production environments. According to the type of interactivity which is needed for a specific production, you can choose which application to deploy.
CG LIVE Features
- HD/SD static and animated graphics and logos
- Antialiased text with gradients, borders and shadows
- Clock, countup/down, date, crawl, ticker and roll
- Template editor with multiple layers
- Preview channel over VGA and SDI/NDI
- TGA, BMP, PNG, TIF, JPG bitmap sequences
- Smooth IN/OUT transition: fade, move, zoom
- 32 Bit images processing with alpha and transparencies
- GPI on TCP/IP (or Rs-232 as option)
- Effects: shadow, blur, motion blur, smooth edge (deflicker)
- Internal key mode (video in – video out) or external key mode (Key and fill outputs)
- Audio output over SDI/NDI in external key mode
- Infinite layers on each page
- Social media integration with Social Hub (sold separately)
- Customizable shortcuts for each page
- Safe area on page composer
- Checkered background on page composer for transparancies highlight
- On the fly text and media change from user lists
- UNICODE texts with double byte language support
- Right to left language support
- Automatic text size adaptation to areas
- TTF fonts support
- Top/bottom/left/right/middle text alignment
- Text foreground, border and backrgound with 10 point color and alpha gradients with custom angle
- Custom identation for precise background alignment
- Fade in/out, move left/right/top/bottom, squeeze X/Y/XY transitions
- Shadows with color, offset and blur which follow animation alpha
- Video file animations in bitmap sequences, GIF, quicktime ANIM and Prores 4:4:4:4
- Video files import in DV, HDV, DVCPRO, MJPEG, MPEG-2, TS, MPG, VOB, H.264, H.265,
- AV1, MP4, QuickTime, PRORES, DNxHD, AVI, WMV, ASF, MXF, XDCAM, IMX, GXF, LXF, FLV, MKV, WebM, HuffYUV, VP8, VC3, JPEG2000, DPX
- Animations and video files in loop/stop at end/ stop at end and hide modes
- Automatic upscale/downscale of media as background
- Media on background outputs audio in external key mode
- Smooth crawls with area and speed selection
- Text, Crawl, roll and ticker datasource from text, CSV, RSS and excel files
- Automatic update of graphics on datasource change
- Excel file support of font, front/back color, alignment and hyperlinks to media
- Smooth tickers with number of lines, timing and transition type
- Multiple shapes with color gradients, outlines and rounded corners
- Date and clock with customizable formatting
- Object layering with priority managemen