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          MagicSoft CG ver 6.5



MagicSoft 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

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





The CG can be used as a solution for news
allowing simultaneous management
of Live input, Lower Thirds and Tickers.


The Roll project can be easily previewed
during editing of multiple rows.
The content can be changed dynamically.



The TCP/IP protocol can be used for controlling
the CG from another application.
For example a specialised application for soccer.



The Lower Third project it is very flexible
and it can be easily used for managing
the promo or self-promo events.



The Script project can be combined with
animated smileys for producing hourly
weather presentations.



Televoting and interactive games
can be implemented by using scripting,
TCP/IP control or both of them



          FEATURES


text text All SD and HD 
video modes are
supported
text text Internal and external
keying are supported
depending by card
text text 16/9 modes for both
PAL and NTSC
text text Change in preview
without affecting
onair look and content
text text All items can be set
for displaying in a
3D perspactive
text text Modify the text in 
order to not exceed 
the given length
text text Can dynamically
change the assigned
text and images
text text Multiple tickers that
displays informations
from text or rtf files
text text Control the CG
by any other program
via TCP/IP commands
text text For each type of transition
a non⋅linear interpolation
mode can be assigned
text text Preset animations
are available for 
making transitions
text text Replace a group of
characters with a
sequence of images
text text Display and control 
counters with
the Live Manager
text text Dynamically change
the content and speed
from Live Manager
text text Dynamically display
text and images from
script files
text text Download and manage 
the RSS news to be 
displayed by the CG
text text Some actions can be 
predefined to occur at
the specified time
text text Support for UNICODE
UTF⋅8, UTF⋅16 and
right to left writting


          DESCRIPTION


Broadcast quality


MagicSoft CG has a GPU-based rendering engine that supports all SD and HD modes
The graphics is 24 bit (TrueColor) with 8 bit alpha channel (256 transparency levels)
De-interlacing and anti-flicker display options guarantee proper output of images and live video
The engine offers Antialiasing for TrueTypeFonts and Anisotropic Filtering for images profiting by GPU


3D working environment (no layers)


The objects can be animated by moving, rotating and changing color and transparency and can be dynamically moved on z-axis eliminating the limitations of the layer oriented programs
Rendering for both Preview and On Air is made in the GPU so powerful CPU is not needed
The key-frame concept is used to describe the characteristics in time of an object and can be used to interpolating the
previous-mentioned characteristics in the time intervals between key-frames

Scripting and Automation


MagicSoft CG offers the possibility to run application like SMStoTV by scripting
The TCP/IP protocol allows you to control the displaying and content of a project

          HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS


The following configurations are based on Intel motherboards ( socket 775 and 1156 )
The recommended configurations are easy to upgrade from SD to HD (sure, an HD system can also work in SD )
Our software works under Windows 7 ( Win7 64 bit it is recommended )

HP turn-keys HD
Type Observations Processor RAM Memory Video Card Blackmagic Card
Z 420
B2B95UT
Intel E5-1620 6 GB nVidia 670
4GB DDR5
(must be added)
DeckLink 4K
(must be added)

HP turn-keys SD
Type Observations Processor RAM Memory Video Card Blackmagic Card
Z 220 CMT
D8D21UT
Power source is limited
at 400 W so a suitable
video card must be used
Intel i5-3470 4 GB nVidia 640 DDR3
(must be added)
DeckLink Studio
(must be added)

HD configurations
CPU Socket MotherBoard Processor RAM Memory Video Card Blackmagic Card

Socket 1150
chipset Z87
Asus Z87-K Intel Core i7 4770k 2 X 4 GB
( Win7 64 bit
recommended)
nVidia GTX 670
4GB DDR5
DeckLink 4K

Socket 1155
chipset Z77
Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH
Asus SaberTooth Z77
Intel Core i7 3770 2 X 4 GB
( Win7 64 bit
recommended)
nVidia GTX 670
4GB DDR5
DeckLink 4K
Socket 1155 Gigabyte
GA-P67A-UD5-B3
GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Z68MA-D2H-B3
Intel Core i5 2500 2 X 4 GB
( Win7 64 bit
recommended)
nVidia GTX 560
2GB DDR5
DeckLink HD 3D
Socket 1366 Asus
Sabertooth x58
( use only the
16x PCIe slots )
Intel Core i7
920 - 970
3 X 2 GB
( Win7 64 bit
recommended)
nVidia GTX 460
2GB DDR5
DeckLink HD 3D

SD configurations
CPU Socket MotherBoard Processor RAM Memory Video Card Blackmagic Card

Socket 1155
chipset Z77
Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH
Asus SaberTooth Z77
Intel Core i5 3570 2 X 2 GB nVidia GT650(Ti) DDR5 DeckLink Studio
Socket 1155 Gigabyte
GA-P67A-UD3-B3
GA-P67A-UD5-B3
Intel Core i5 2500 2 X 2 GB nVidia GT440 DDR5 DeckLink Studio
Socket 1156 Gigabyte
GA-P55-UD3
GA-P55-UD5
GA-P55-UD6
Intel Core i5 750 2 X 2 GB nVidia GT440 DDR5 DeckLink Studio


          FREE APPLICATIONS

software screenshot
Extra Keyboard (free application)


  This application allows you to map multiple commands on each button in order to
manage projects and content of the text and images.
 A powerful wizard will help you to make this only by mouse clicking.
 This application also supports X-Key external keyboard


software screenshot
RSS (free application)


  With our free RssToTxt program you can manage the news from a RSS feed and
by saving as Unicode text files you can display them using a ticker project
  Latest version adds some function to find and replace strings, convert upper/lower



Scheduler (free application)


  This application can run scheduled commands for the CG at specified time.

GPI (free application)


  GPIClient converts a serial port to a GPI IN device. Commands can be map for contact on and contact off separately .



          SAMPLES


3D Lower-Third
Sms Game
Bumper 3D Effect
Chat
Call TV Show
Sms Game
Ticker & SMS Game
SMS Game



          FAQ


What are the primary benefits of MagicSoft CG ?

MagicSoft CG creates a 3D working environment using a GPU based 3D engine with low requirements for processor and the rest of the PC.


Are MagicSoft CG products available in analog and serial digital input/output ?

Yes. MagicSoft CG works with all Decklink cards in Keying mode and , as example, with Decklink Studio you can have SDI input and composite/YUV output.


How about licensing ?

MagicSoft CG SD is the basic license and allows you to work with unlimited tickers, logo, lower thirds, clock plus scripting for SMS games and UTF-8 TCP/IP protocol. The HD option can be purchased from the start or as upgrade. The license is bound in a dongle USB key , so you can move the installation to another computer without problems.


MagicSoft CG offers a preview while having a project On Air ?

Yes. You can preview and adjust projects on your computer screen before sending it On Air.


Do MagicSoft CG products support external commands?

Yes. We have a very flexible TCP/IP protocol that allows you to control the projects content and status


There is support for animations in MagicSoft CG ?

Yes. The animation concept works on text, animated sequences, clock, lower thirds. MagicSoft CG offers a system of keyframes which is applied for movement , rotation , color and transparency ( please see the pdf tutorial from installer)



For longer image sequence there is a possibility to compress the images ?

Yes. The .dds compression is supported and has a 4:1 compress ratio. In the installer package there is a free additional program for converting .tga to .dds.


How many more layers/objects can MagicSoft CG sustain?

MagicSoft CG it is not limited on working with layers. Being a full 3D environment with ortho projection it gives you the possibility to freely move the items. As for performance , in HD using a nVidia 9600GT card and an Intel Core2 Duo 2.5GHz processor you can have 3-4 tickers with animated smileys, several lower-thirds and rolls and as many graphic sequence that is allowed by the RAM memory capacity



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