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Smarter CG Overview

Smarter CG is a broadcast solution that is used to easily create, display and control a variety of different projects including Lower-Thirds, Tickers, Logos, Crawls, Clock and Rolls - essentially everything you need in your day to day operations

An unlimited number of items that can be animated by moving, rotating and changing color and transparency can be previewed prior to going out to air. Multiple real-time effects can be used for graphics and text providing an optimal visual appearance

Smarter CG is compatible with Blackmagic Design Decklink standard and high definition video cards that supports internal or external keying

SmarterCG runs independently on your computer and provides scrolls, crawls, title pages and lower thirds to your live production or live web stream. Smarter CG allows operators to pre-produce graphics and titles off-site, or on the way to the location, and delivers real-time display of scores, times, prices and other rapidly-changing information, providing instant updates for broadcast.

With the addition of SmarterCG to your live production, a separate graphics operator can ensure the correct title is ready for display at all times and title updates can be incorporated on the fly. Now, managing last-minute speaker changes is easy, and monitoring real-time data makes updating effortless.

The SmarterCG is a feature-rich, budget-friendly graphics system ideal for the production of 2D and 3D graphics. This single-channel system is available in either an SD version or an HD/SD-switchable solution and 2D and 3D character generator (CG), automation support, sequencer, ODBC integration, real-time animations and clip playback support. The SmarterCG platform offers a complete package of intuitive graphics tools to help public broadcasters, cable operators, small or mid-sized television stations, stadiums, educational facilities and houses of worship easily produce professional graphics, compelling digital effects and sophisticated titles and crawls — all at an unbelievably low price.

Smarter CG Software

The SmarterCG software package provides users with an easy-to-use, feature-rich 2D and 3D character generator, making it possible to import still graphics and media files and integrate text using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface to create stunning 2D and 3D CG pages — in minutes. SmarterCG supports most common image and clip formats, including TGA, TIFF, JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF. Text tools include full unicode support, as well as support for all TrueType and Adobe® OpenType® fonts installed on the system. Combined with ODBC integration, RapidFire page recall and much more, SmarterCG offers quality for any budget.

Compositing

Strata Compositing enables real-time compositing of multiple, independently controllable virtual channels into a single physical channel. Use it to output multiple graphic layers — a ticker, a station ID, a lower third and background video, for instance — as a single channel.

External Crawl control

ECC allows you to control up to three crawls to run independent, simultaneous and nonstop. ECC contents can be updated through Data Base or Unicode file… ECC also allows you to build and control three additional layers of graphics on top of your current output without having to use additional channels. Objects output with External Crawl control remain on the topmost layer and operate without disruption. They’re completely independent of other layouts, making them easy to control. You can easily insert and hide clocks, timers, still or animated logos, channel IDs, lower thirds, scoreboards, over-the-shoulder graphics, text crawls and temperature read-outs.

FX Animation (2D/3D)

Take your graphics to the next level with this easy-to-use 2D and 3D animation editor. You can use any software(after effects….) to make any movie or animation than export to TARGA and PNG sequence animation builder of CG which can convert it to VXA format that is easy to use. No previous animation experience is necessary.

• Provides easy creation of still, scroll and crawl, roll, animation and text pages.

• Allows creation of graphic objects (boxes, circles, splines, lines timer and clock)

• Save one page or the entire project for total flexibility

• Wide variety of text options using any installed TrueType font

• Instantly save or recall text styles

• Seemingly separate channels/layers output as one channel

• Quick Edit mode for rapid data entry

• Open database connectivity (ODBC) to databases and spreadsheets; displays RSS feeds

• Embedded audio support

• Real-time 2D and 3D animation creation and playback

• Support of all languages and ability of using simultaneous and unlimited multi languages in crawl.

• Ability of reading contents from file.

• Ability of edit or production of new title, simultaneous with broadcast.

• Ability to produce animation files and unlimited showing.

• Ability of replacing a word or a special character in crawl or roll with file (text, animation or picture) unlimited.