DataVideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit



Datavideo TC-20

The Datavideo TC-200 & CG-200 HD/SD Character Generator Kit combines the TC-200 Overlay Box with the CG-200 CG software into an on-screen graphics and titling solution that requires minimal PC processing power. Using a standard laptop, you can create and deliver striking on-screen graphics and titles in real-time, ideal for mobile broadcasting and live video presentations. All your laptop requires, beyond common standard specs, is an HDMI input.

The TC-200 offers an SDI input supporting Overlay mode and two SDI outputs supporting DSK (down-stream keyer) Fill and Key signals, allowing you to forego the use of an SDI adapter installed into your computer, and in turn allowing you to use a laptop on-the-go. This kit supports vision mixers with and without a DSK. In cases without a DSK, the TC-200 Overlay Box’s Title Overlay mode substitutes for the lack of it.

The TC-200 works on 7-15V of operating voltage. It supports 7.2V and 14.4V DV batteries using an optional Datavideo MB-4 Battery Adapter (required).

Key Features

  • Live Title Generator
  • No additional PCI card required
  • Supports SDI overlay function or DSK function via HDMI
  • Support HD/SD SDI input and output in Overlay mode
  • Supports 1080i60/59.94/50, 720p60/59.94/50, 576i50, and 480i59.94
  • Title editing on laptop
  • Compatible with Windows 7/8 and supports all Windows fonts
  • Multi-language support
  • Supports animations including JPG, TAG, GIF, BMP, PNG
  • Supports scrolling
  • Title editing patterns include Slide and Reveal
  • Easy logo setups
  • User definable clock display
  • TC-200 Overlay Box features a 7-15V working voltage and can be used with 7.2V and 14.4V batteries (an optional Datavideo MB-4 battery adapter is required)

DSK Mode

The TC-200 and CG-200 can be used with a vision mixer equipped with a DSK (down-stream keyer). In such a setup, they can be set up as the key source or fill source. Any vision mixer with a DSK is supported, such as the Datavideo SE-2800 and SE-3000.

Overlay Mode

When no DSK is being used, the Title Overlay mode substitutes for the lack of it. Using the TC-200 Overlay Box, the HDMI output from a laptop is embedded with the SDI output from a camcorder, VTR, or vision mixer.

Text & Animation Tool

This tool allows you to edit color, size, transparency, board, location, and alignment.

Scrolling Function

Puts all the contents you need in text frame. Scrolling speeds can be preset.


The CG-200 software adapts UNICODE and supports all fonts in Windows.

Overlay Function

The TC-200 combines CG from the laptop’s HDMI port with the SDI video signal and overlays graphics in real-time.

Text File Loading

The CG-200 software is capable of directly importing text files.

UPC: 672255004357  DATTC200  TC200 datavideo TC200
Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Datavideo TC-200 Specs

Text Sources Frame text, clock, text file, CSV file
File Format JPG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF, GIF
Animation Formats GIF
Input / Output 1x HDMI input
1x HD-SDI input
2x HD-SDI outputs
1x LAN port
Input Formats 1920 x 1080i / 60 Hz
1920 x 1080i / 59.94 Hz
1920 x 1080i / 50 Hz
1280 x 720p / 60 Hz
1280 x 720p / 59.94 Hz
1280 x 720p / 50 Hz
720 x 576i / 50 Hz
720 x 480i / 59.94 Hz
Input Modes CG Overlay:
HDMI input is CG; SDI input is Live VideoGenlock Mode:
HDMI input is CG; SDI input is Reference Signal

Reference with Internal Signal:

HDMI input is CG; SDI input isn’t in use

Conversion Modes HDMI signal is split into titles and alpha channel
HDMI signal is split into titles and alpha channel with Genlock
HDMI titles overlay over the input SDI signal
Control Dip switch; PC
Voltage Range 7-15 VDC (most of battery is 7.2V, 12V & 14.4V so will need to cover it)
Firmware Upgrade Ethernet
System Requirements Windows 7, 8 operating system; 3 GHz processor; 2 GB RAM
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.215 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.25 x 6 x 3.05″

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