From simple logos, to complex pages of graphics, animations, text, crawls and tickers, LogoMaster is all you need to achieve a new creative look while having live data feeds from the web or from a large range and types of databases and/or live RSS feeds. Complex graphics scenarios for sport graphics applications can be implemented easy out of the box.
Broadcasters everywhere are looking for ways to promote their channels in new and exciting ways. LogoMaster, from Converge Horizons, is the all-new graphics system that will give the tools to just do it at a very attractive price..
With its built-in play-out engine (for graphics sequences, graphics clips, graphics movies), broadcast font rasterizer (with interlacing-aware anti-aliasing) for text fields and crawl, database connection, SDI/O, active video bypass, multiple GPIs and Intelligent Interface automation protocol, LogoMaster can be used upstream or downstream of master control.
The architecture of LogoMaster is an uncompressed 4:4:4:4 signal path. Fill and key signals generated by LogoMaster system can feed your switcher or vision mixer, if LogoMaster is connected upstream, or the graphics can be overlaid internally using its 10 bit linear keyer if LogoMaster system is connected downstream in the digital video signal path. Complex multichannel configurations can be implemented with multichannel Decklink cards (Duo 2, Quad 2) or multiple Extreme boards (up to 8).
LogoMaster, provides a comprehensive set of tools able to:
Any logo or graphic element can have a timeline and can be resized and positioned anywhere on the screen, or saved in the local library for future recall. Designed to make it easy for its operator, LogoMaster’s simple to use interface minimizes the chances of on-air mistakes.
Options such as the Page Composer or the LogoMaster Off-Line can be installed on multiple computers, providing efficient tools for Off-line editing and rapid creation of scenes for the on-air unit.
The Multi-Channel configuration, available as an option, provides up to four fully independent Display Channels operated as A/B/C/D or Preview/Air. Any Crawl feed can be directed to be displayed in any particular channel.
LogoMaster practically supports an unlimited number of logos and text fields that can be placed anywhere on the screen, as well as large volume of compressed, pre-rendered animated graphics (flipbook animations) and graphics movie files with or without transparency (24 bpp or 32 bpp) that can be played back in real-time. Flipbook animations, as sequences of .tga or .png files, are easily made using inexpensive software tools, commonly used in graphics departments. Using the Clip-X option, Clips and Snipes can be easily added to this large array of tools. The Scenes’ Split and Merge capabilities give the user individual control over all graphic elements, either through an automation process, or with other applications. All graphic elements can be saved in “Projects” which can be stored on the hard disk or on removable media, for future recall.
The LogoMaster text capabilities include static and dynamic fields, text fields combined with graphics, tickers and MULTIPLE, independent crawls of an exceptional quality, assured by the 256 levels of sub-sampling and 256 steps of antialiasing. The text for those elements could be entered manually, or modified in real time from external data feeds, local or remote databases, spreadsheets or RSS feeds. The application does work with any Unicode text feeds, and its text rendering provides international support for Complex-text languages like, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, etc. Customizable effects layers for text styles, settings for font geometry, nearly unlimited effect layers for rendering, are just a few of the additional text enhancing capabilities. All text elements can be used in conjunction with all other graphics assets, practically providing unlimited layers of static, animated graphics and clips, including alpha channels, with true blending. RSS feeds, OLE databases, Analog and Digital clocks, Up and Down Counters, SMS messages, weather feeds or instant weather info are just some examples of data feeds. Why tie up your expensive CG when LogoMaster can do it all!
The Logo Master has an uncompressed 4:4:4:4, 8 bits per component architecture. Its outstanding video quality also comes from its 32 bpp frame buffer, 32 bpp graphics being processed un-converted until the final blending in the frame buffer and sub-sampling up to 1/256 fraction of a pixel for text and graphics in crawl tickers. The LogoMaster is uniquely able to create very smooth crawls at ANY speed. Playback of all graphics and clips is performed by using Black Magic - Decklink cards. Depending on the HW platform, a 10 bit linear, internal, downstream Keyer, or Video and Key outputs are provided for direct feed to the switcher. Other hardware platforms such as Deltacast, Harris Altitude, Bluefish444, compatible with previous version of LogoMaster, can be added on request. WSS signal can be generated for each individual composition to allow scenes with different aspect ratio be displayed from the same library. Intelligent bypass relay optional hardware can pass the HD-SDI signal to output in case of abnormal operation detected by its watch-dog module or, if operator needs to do maintenance.
If you would like to contact us with questions about our products or their integration in your applications, please send an email any time to our Customer Support Team, or call us Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am to 8:00 pm EST, at +1-516-236 7733, or between 9:00 to 7:00 pm GMT+2, at +407-223-68044