Freedom HD/SD Graphics
High-end motion graphics and DVE with unrivalled NewsTicker integration
The Freedom graphics line is a cost-effective high-end display solution for exclusive use with NewsTicker. The FreedomHD is used by more broadcast stations in America for their ticker and specialty branding needs than any multi-purpose character generator on the market.
Designed as a fully integrated display solution for NewsTicker clients, the Freedom graphics platform unleashes your power to integrate content from NewsTicker seamlessly with the most advanced graphics engine, all supported by one company. This optimized workflow streamlines your projects by giving you a single point of contact without the overheard of involving multiple vendors.
Fully integrate your pre-rendered, branded animations with current data from NewsTicker, rendered in real-time. Leverage Newsroom's highly-articulated automation engine to control your templates according to your demands. Combine your graphics with must-have features like completely customizable DVEs and audio tone insertion. Most importantly, count on the solid reliability of the Freedom's broadcast architecture.
The FreedomHD is a high-end speciality display engine, not a stripped-down, heavily limited CG. It gives you all of the advanced features you have come to expect including unlimited layering, 3D objects, timeline based editing, acceleration curve editing, clip play, DVE, audio insertion, and more.
Take your compelling motion comps to the next level with Newsroom's powerful automation engine. Not only can you use transition logic built into templates to inform design decisions, but data not even part of the scene can be inspected to generate design interactions difficult or impossible to do on inferior systems.
Intuitive User Interface
Intuitive user interface is similar to leading motion editing and 2D drawing software, making it fast to master. Regarded as easier to learn yet more powerful than mainstream character generators.
Dual DVE Support
Optional dual DVE support allows you to easily add live visuals to your breaking news crawls. At the press of a button, programming can squeeze, mix an audio alert, show a second live source, and crawl your breaking news.
Powerful Timeline-Based Motion Control
Timeline editor gives you complete control over the motion of your objects through keyframes. The curve editor gives you power over the acceleration and deceleration of your motion for truly custom transitions.
2D and 3D Object Support
Full support for import of standard 2D images with alpha channel. Built-in 3D objects include sphere, cube, and cylinder, as well as the ability to import your own 3D Mesh objects from popular 3D modeling packages.
Real-Time 3D Lighting
Directional, point and spot lights can be applied to 3D objects and rendered in real-time, including changing the color of the light source via automation. They can also be animated on the timeline, creating incredible effects.
Software Clip Player
Play large animation files instantly, streamed from disk, mapped with real-time data to effortlessly create stunning visuals.
Achieve seamless transitions between templates and perform look-ahead live data oriented actions, with template based transition logic, or backend data inspection.
10-bit internal keying over video with automatic bypass or key/fill external keying supportable.
Offline Editing and Preview
Design can be accomplished on an offline workstation, then transferred to the online system for playout, including a VGA preview of your playlist.
Powerful DVE Controls
Control all aspects of a DVE including size, aspect ratio and cropping for squeeze ups, L- and U-squeezes, including an optionally available dual DVE.
Duck program audio and mix wav files to create FCC-compliant emergency crawls.
|Ouputs||Digital (SDI) as composite (internal key) or separate key/fill|
|Sync||Analog blackburst or tri-level|
|DVE||2D Integrated, 3D in SD only|
|Bypass||Automatic and manual|
|Supported Standards||NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 720p50, 1080i50||
|Supported Standards||8 channels, Embedded SDI or Balanced AES/EBU|
|Sampling Rate||48 KHz|
|Mix Clip to Program||Routable to specific channels|
|Bypass||Automatic and manual (embedded SDI only)||
USER INTERFACE AND GRAPHICS PROCESSING
|Render Engine||Expio 6|
32-bit Graphic (.TGA, .BMP, .JPG, .PNG, .PSD)
Clip Player (.MOV, .AVI, .WMV)
Vector Outline (.AI)
3D Sphere, Cube, Cylinder
3D Mesh (.AI, .OBJ, .FBX)
Time of Day Clock, Countdown Clock, Timer
Clip Rects, Clip Planes
|Timeline Type||Renderless, keyframe-based|
|Timeline Triggers||Event-driven and arbitrary|
|Motion and Ease Method||Subpixel, Acceleration curve editing|
|Font Support||TrueType, OpenType|
|Offline Support||Template creation and preview|
|Online Render Engine||Real-time||
|Form Factor||4U (25.5" D), with slide rails|
|Processors||Dual Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz|
|Disk||One 250 GB SATA OS drive
Two 250 GB SATA data drives RAID 0 (striped)
One DVD+RW/CD+RW optical drive
|VGA||NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3GB|
|Network Interface||Dual 10/100/1000|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit|
Selected FreedomHD Video Examples
To learn more about the Freedom, including a product
demonstration and proposal, contact Newsroom Solutions
+1 (704) 665-5300 x1
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displays, additional training, or have a day-of
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The FreedomHD is the most widely used ticker graphics renderer in America. Clients include stations from three of the four major network O&Os, Cox, Gannett, Gray, Journal, Media General, Meredith, Nexstar, Quincy, Raycom, Scripps, Sinclair, Tribune, and more.
NewsTicker is installed in 74 of the 75 largest television markets and can be seen daily in more than 90-million homes.