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Smarter CG Character Generator

The Smarter CG is a PC-based character generator that produces lower thirds, text rolls, text crawls and more. It can import .TGA animations, text files, still images and even display the PC's time.

Any font installed on the system can be used by our character generators, as well as languages (i.e. if using Arabic, Hebrew, etc., text appears right to left - the program itself is in English only). You can create and save as much text as your hard drive allows, and they can be recalled in sequence. Using the Live Operation Mode, the Smarter CG can also be used as a live on-screen typewriter.

Decklink Smarter CG Connections

NOTE: Blackmagic Design does not support the use of Decklink cards on Dell computers, due to past incompatibilities.

The Smarter CG is available as software only or bundled with a compatible Blackmagic Decklink card (see below).

Available Smarter CG Bundles

  • Smarter CG - software only
  • Smarter CG-SDI - software with Decklink SDI card, for use with SCG-1100  (High speed PCI Express 1 lane connection for maximum real time effects with your edit software. )
  • Smarter CG-Studio - software with Decklink Studio card for use with SCG-1200, (High speed PCI Express 1 lane connection for maximum real time effects with your edit software.)

Recommended Hard ware for Smarter Broadcast CG Software

  • An Intel Pentium or equivalent workstation, running any Microsoft Windows .Net compliant Operating System (Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008). Depending on selected message or data acquisition method, an Internet connection may be required.
  • Processor: Intel Pentium (2.0 GHz) or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB or higher for Windows XP or 6 GB or higher for Windows Vista and 7
  • VGA Resolution: 32-bit color recommended VGA, XGA or higher
  • USB Ports: Computer needs 1 free USB 2.0 port for Smarter CG USB Dongle

System specifications may change, without notice, depending upon the card used. Please consult your dealer for the latest advice.

For the latest information on Blackmagic Design Cards, please visit:

http://www.black-magic-design.com/support