Character Generators

Press Insert Event > Insert CG.

Command Description
Clear Clear all graphics from the specified layer, or all layers on the program channel. Press Layer to select either a specific layer (On), or all layers (Off). Use the Layer knob to enter a specific layer.
Execute Macro Trigger a macro on a character generator. Enter the macro command you want to run in the Macro Name field (up to 62 characters). For example, to open and execute a macro on a Chyron, enter Lyric.Openname. Additional commands can be sent to the CG by inserting another Execute Macro event. You must insert a pause between execute macro events in a custom control to ensure that there is enough time for each event to be processed properly.
GPI Trigger a GPI input on the CG. Use the keypad on the Global Memory module to select the GPI you want to trigger.
Init Clr Removed all templates for the character generator rendering engine.
Init Initialize the character generator rendering engine. This is useful for speeding up the rendering of templates.
Load to Preview Load a page or template into the Character Generator preview channel. Use the keypad on the Global Memory module to select the template and layer you want. Press Change Template to enter a new template, and Layer to enter a new layer.
Load to Program Load a page or template into the Character Generator program channel. Use the keypad on the Global Memory module to select the template and layer you want. Press Change Template to enter a new template, and Layer to enter a new layer.
Play Play an animation on the character generator.
Read Load a page or template into the Character Generator preview channel. Use the keypad on the Global Memory module to select the template and layer you want. Press Change Template to enter a new template, and Layer to enter a new layer.
Resume Resume playing an animation that was paused. Press Layer On and use the Layer knob to enter a new layer.
Seq Next Select the previous effect in the sequence.
Seq Prev Select the next effect in the sequence.
Seq Take Take the current effect in the sequence on-air.
Set Folder Set the default folder for pages or templates.
Take Offline Take the current effect off-air with a transition.
Take Play the next effect that is cued up on the Character Generator. The next effect will be on the preview (PV) of the Character Generator and will be taken to the program (PGM) of the Character Generator with this event.