- On-line/Off-line template layout design tools, direct integration with Lyric graphics
- Playout control panel builder for simplified operation
- Intelligent, customizable automation interface layer
- Content-aware, self-adjusting animations for tremendous operational flexibility
- Real-time 2D/3D animation, and optional 3D DVE and clips
Custom Design and Automated Playout
Channel Box is an HD/SD-switchable channel branding and automated promo system, featuring 2D/3D design and playout for branding applications, including tickers, crawls, snipes, “bag & tag,” promos and end-credits. The system’s real-time video, graphics effects, clips and audio can be integrated with automation systems, or the system can be used as a standalone branding device. Channel Box is offered in two configurations to fit the needs of your facility:
A Complete HD/SD Branding Solution in a Single Box
Channel Box HA is a high-availability configuration with RAID storage in a server-grade chassis with redundant power supply, for critical placement in the video stream.
The standard configuration of Channel Box provides dual striped drives with a single power supply.
Not ready for HD yet? Channel Box is both SD and HD TODAY! Budgeting worries for HD upgrade paths are gone as the SD/HD feature comes standard with Channel Box.
Instantly insert graphics elements, Windows®
AVI or Quicktime®
movies, internal clips and audio files into Channel Box’s Scene Builder, and then create 3D animation paths, squeeze live video with the built in 3D DVE and time trigger events to replace timely and costly editing time with “Live-to-Air” real-time playback. Design a custom User Interface and connect with most automation systems and Channel Box is ready for air.
Reduce Production Costs and Create New Revenue Streams
Pre-producing credit squeezes or adding in program promos will be history. Channel Box provides the tools to do all of this LIVE. Build a station promo just once and let Channel Box insert new voice-over tags, text and graphics during the live broadcast day. Squeeze back the ending of a show to add more commercial content such as show sponsors or "coming up next" promos. Channel Box has built-in trigger points to be time-accurate for this added content. Trigger events using manual selection on the user-designed GUI, one of the 16 built-in GPIs or via automation.