Better stand-alone CG programs


XDCAM HD production
I really do still remember the CG in the Classic Toaster looking better for scrolls than our current one...

I mean, that can't really be true though, can it???

Jim Capillo

VT[5] SpeedEdit Pilot
Even the **gasp** Trinity had a kicka$$ CG.

If ya didn't have to reseat the dam n boards every time you start the thing, I might've been tempted to take the boat out of the water and use it..... :D

prospector much fun ;)
I mean, that can't really be true though, can it???
Yes it's true
It's what I still use my 4000 for

That and Splatterpaint..( god I wish someone would do a plugin for Aura that does that)

Tarheel Cougar

New member
FYI, we've installed 3 Compix systems, and there are at least 2 others around our city that I know of and they are well worth it. They are rock solid and easy to use, Windows based, import Targas with transparency (also imports formats like jpg, bmp), have a multi-channel option, external key, and more. We use one in our studio downstream of our VT4 for all of our CG and also in our truck. It scrolls beautifully. You have to buy the card and software together, or you can buy a turnkey computer.

The scrolls on the Amiga toaster were great and still hard to beat. We used them for over 10 years. Problem is, its not the highest resolution (try using small fonts), its monochromatic, no image scrolling, and only 5 speeds. In the Amiga VT you can't bring graphics in with effects (you can from switcher but then you can't change them on the fly) and you have to put the VT downstream which begs for the Guru Meditation message (or split off your cameras to it and never have matching colors). But that technology is still great stuff.
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