View Full Version : Constant crawl plus lower thirds?

08-22-2012, 12:47 PM
I am trying to figure out (if it is possible) how to run a constant crawl during the entire show and then use lower thirds to ID hosts/talents. The lower thirds would be cut on/off during the broadcast but I want the crawl to remain on the screen. Is this possible and if so, how?!

Thanks in advance!

08-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Sure. Two ways you could do it:

1) Use Livetext for the crawl and the built-in titler on the Tricaster for the lower thirds. Put the Livetext source in DSK1 and the onboard titler in DKS2.

2) Build your crawl as a video with alpha and play it from within the DDR, overlayed using one of the DSK channels. Then use Livetext or the built-in titler for your lower thirds.

08-24-2012, 04:00 PM
We wrote a flash based ticker which is keyed on Net1 (second screen of a laptop) and then have livetext available for other things. We've used the net1 input via IVGA for a lot of neat graphics overlaid as well as the ticker