We have developed a lightweight broadcast graphics package for theCasparCG playout engine. It was created with live sports in mind but could be useful in many situations as a low cost option to create on-screen graphics in real time.
Generic lower thirds - one line, two lines, and extended two line banner
Score bug covers most sports
Operator-controlled team colours
Optional field for extra information (period number, stoppage, etc.)
Customised control panels for rugby (league and union) and basketball
Ability to generate a lower third from the current score data
Score bug "with history", for sports with two levels of scoring
Customised panel for lawn bowls
Count-up and count-down modes
Highly customisable, can be extended to other sports
IP connectivity to the CasparCG server. (Typically this runs on a computer in the production control room.)
We have tested on Windows and Linux. Mac has not been tested but is expected to work.
You can use CasparCG's own client with our templates if you like, but our client is designed specifically for the job.
The requirement for CasparCG server 2.1.0 is due to the HTML templates. If you have your own Flash templates running on server 2.0.x, you could modify our client to work with them.
If you want to design your own templates but use our panel, that's easy enough. You can use any template format that CasparCG supports (Flash, HTML, Photoshop).
Licensing and Availability
This package is currently in beta. Access is available free of charge, with the following provisos:
It is the user's responsibility to confirm compatibility, suitability and stability in their intended mode of operation before deployment.
No warranty is provided.
Support and customisation services are available on a commercial basis.