For powering real-time messaging graphics for Japanese television shows and variety programs, broadcasters require efficient and high-quality telop and text character generator software. A key element of Japanese TV, telop entails scrolling tickers, captions and subtitles that serve as essential direction and messaging for audiences. To aid broadcasters in pursuit of streamlined telop creation and delivery, image solutions provider Photron recently developed TFX-Artist, a live telop system and character generator that leverages AJA’s KONA 5 to produce real-time messaging graphics for 4K productions.
TFX-Artist is the first telop system tailored specifically to the Japanese language, enabling broadcast clients to quickly and easily write vertical and horizontal characters and expressions. Used by editorial assistants during post-production, TFX-Artist is a streamlined program that simplifies the creation of captions with a robust feature set developed in response to customer feedback.
With growing demand for 4K/UltraHD production in the Japanese broadcast market, Photron equipped TFX-Artist with AJA’s KONA 5 PCIe I/O card for driving 4K/UltraHD graphics. KONA 5 supports the overlay of live 4K/UltraHD captions and graphics on output video, enabling broadcasters to finetune telop in real-time and increase the efficiency of production.
Looking forward, Photron is in the process of developing new tools for TFX-Artist that will aid in remote telop creation, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit: https://www.photron-digix.jp/telop/.
About KONA 5
KONA 5 is an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O card supporting 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/output for workstations or Thunderbolt™ 3-connected chassis. KONA 5 supports 4K/UltraHD and HD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows over a single cable. For developers, AJA’s SDK offers support for KONA 5 multi-channel 12G-SDI I/O, enabling multiple 4K streams of input or output.
KONA 5 is AJA’s blazingly fast, 8-lane PCIe 3.0 I/O card, designed for today’s most demanding video and audio workflows.
Whether you are working with HFR 8K/UltraHD2, 4K/UltraHD, 2K/HD, SD, Deep Color and/or HDR, experience the quality and peace of mind that KONA 5 brings to your world. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit* color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.
For HDR workflows, KONA 5 supports HDR10 and HLG* for rich color delivery over HDMI 2.0. KONA 5 has the power for the work you do today and into the future.