Studio Character Generator


Videonics Powerscript 4000 Studio Character Generator

Price: $4,349.95

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Videonics PowerScript character generators provide high-resolution video characters and a wide range of creative capabilities. All PowerScript models generate fully anti-aliased characters and graphics. The PowerScript 4000 series of Character Generators gives you the capabilities of larger, more expensive CGs at a fraction of their price. With 10-bit 4:2:2 digital video at 5.5 MHz bandwidth, PowerScript character generators give you access to millions of colors, anti-aliased titles, and graphics that provide the on-air look professionals demand. PowerScript is simple to set up and, thanks to easyto- use menus and a mouse, even first-time and occasional users can feel confident operating it. The user interface has been designed to be fast and intuitive to support the rapid pace of real life video production. Experienced users will love the fast, efficient hot keys and Power Menus. PowerScript character generators offer maximum flexibility to meet your needs. They are excellent for on-themove productions, sporting events, broadcast trucks, or for rackmounting in the studio. All are rack mountable and come standard with one PC Card (PCMCIA) which holds the operating system and enough storage for several projects.

PS-4000 Studio: PAL or NTSC. Includes all PS-4000 Pro features plus adjustments for Sub-Carrier, Horizontal Phase and Key Delay.

Technology: Level 2 PostScript page description language. Anti-aliasing: 4-bit (16-level). Fonts: 35 included, imports PostScript Type 1. Support for over 57 languages. Colors: 4 million (8K combined with transparency). Transparency (alpha): 0-100% transparency in 64 steps. Shadow: Drop shadow, variable displacement and opacity. Spacing: Variable letter & word spacing. Justification: Left, right, horizontal center, top, bottom, vertical-center, and word wrap. Characters and Graphics: Lines, rectangles, squares, ovals, circles can be placed anywhere on the page. Graphics and characters are anti-aliased and the user can choose any size, angle, skew, color, transparency, fill, and outline width & color. Imported Graphic Formats: EPS, JPEG, GIF, PCX, and APS. Transitions: Variable speed roll, crawl and push (slide) in and out in all directions. Variety of additional transition effects between pages of titles. Timed roll and crawl selects speeds to match target duration and offers dynamic playtime speed adjustment. Color generator creates solid color background and borders from an unlimited color palette. Clock/Calendar: Displays current date and time in variety of formats, in any font, size, color, etc. Clock can activate selected titles at predefined times. Y2K Compliant. Pattern Graphics: Creates patterns (color bar, crosshatch, gray wedge, linearity, purity, black burst, others) and allows titling on pattern. Video Bypass: An internal relay allows composite video to pass through when power is removed.
PostScript-based character generation
Extensive Graphics Capabilities
Menu Navigation via Keyboard
Computer Connectivity
Definable Styles
Directory and File Management System
Word Wrap
Roll & Crawl Options
Variable Roll and Crawl Speed as Pages Play
Starting or Stopping Roll and Crawl
OEM PC Card Support
Menu Navigation via Keyboard
Remote Operations
PowerScript Communicator
Bulletin Board Template Guide
Keyboard Mapping
Extended Character Set
Manual or Auto Page Save
LOCK/UNLOCK Project/Page indicator
Tab Between Objects
PowerScript model feature comparison

Video Input Composite In and Out: BNC connectors, 1.0 V p-p, 75-ohm
Y/C (S-Video) In and Out: 4-pin mini-DIN connectors
Video Output Composite In and Out: BNC connectors, 1.0 V p-p, 75-ohm
Y/C (S-Video) In and Out: 4-pin mini-DIN connectors
GPI Input 2 x BNC. active-low Inputs
Preview Output BNC connector, 1.0 V p-p, 75-ohm
TBC/Synchronizer Full frame (two field) infinite-window
Serial In RS-232C, 9-pin (DB-9)
PC-Card (PCMCIA) Two slots,Type I/II/III
Networking Ethernet, FTP using TCP/IP, PPP
Video bandwith: 5.5 MHz
Sampling 13.5 MHz
Horizontal Resolution NTSC and PAL
S/N Ratio Over: 60 dB
Conversion 10-bit 4:2:2
Processor High-speed RISC
Raster image processor: Level 2 PostScript-compatible
Power requirements 100-240VAC, 50-60 HZ, FCC/UL/CUL/CE Approved
Dimensions 17.5" x 13" x 3.5" (444 x 330 x 89 mm)
Weight 15 lb. (6.8 kg)
Others Ref (Sync.) Input/Output
Keyer Internal/External
System Requirements PowerScript Character Generator, Video Monitor (composite video or S-video) 486/Pentium PC with 16MB of memory and 500 MB hard drive, VGA monitor, Windows, Mouse, Serial port or Ethernet card (card for both PC and PowerScript)