CG-8: Visual Synthesizer
Produces moving 3D images from still images - all controllable in real-time.
FeaturesThe CG-8 Visual Synthesizer brings the same revolutionary creative possibilities to the visual artists of today that the music synthesizer brought to musicians in the 70’s. The CG-8 takes simple JPG and PNG images and synthesizes them through cutting edge visual effects and modulators to create stunning real-time moving visual creations. The CG-8 uses an intuitive, easy to use interface of pads, control knobs, X-Y Pad and the revolutionary D-Beam to allow the artist to manipulate and perform visuals in real-time. The CG-8 makes video content creation available to those not experienced with high end computer based motion graphics software packages. Now VJs, churches, corporate AV companies, schools, web designers and video producers can create stunning motion graphics and creative moving logo treatments easier than ever before – and perform them live!
CG-8 Wins Best Video Product for 2006 awared by Club Systems International.
The CG-8 features more than 260 dramatic effects and a variety of parameters such as X/Y/Z 3D dimension, Color, or Speed. With these features, you can create amazing moving images from still images easily and quickly.
Up to 128 patches per project
Save all the elements and manipulative effects associated with a single image in a patch for instant recall during the performance.
Overlay moving images and title images
The CG-8 is capable of 2 layers of 3D motion images
and title images.
Tactile Real-time Control Surface
The CG-8 is equipped with 16 pads to trigger visuals instantly plus infra-red D-Beam and XY pad to manipulate visuals further.
Trigger Effects and Parameter Changes from the Audio Input
The CG-8’s visuals can be controlled by and synced to an audio source. The Internal Microphone or Line input can detect frequent peaks which will animate real-time changes to the visuals.
MIDI and V-Link Controllable
With MIDI and V-LINK capability, the CG-8 can be externally controlled by a familiar device such as a keyboard controller, V-Synth or V-Drums.
- Video Format
- VGA 640 x 480
- Supported TV System
- NTSC and PAL
- Number of colors
- 16.7 million colors (24bit full color) (value is approximate)
- RGB output
- HD DB-15 type
- Video output
- S-Video output 4-pin mini DIN type (Y: 1.0Vp-p, C:0.286Vp-p, 75ohm), Composite RCA phono type (1.0Vp-p, 75ohm)
- Number of Effects
- Photo: over 200 types, Overlay: over 60 types
- Number of Patches
- up to 128 patches per project
- Number of Photos
- up to 48 JPEG files (512 x 384)
- Number of Stamps
- Stamp: up tp 16 PNG files (512 x 256)
- Storage Device
- Internal Hard Disk Drive (for system program and data storage)
- 5-pin DIN type (In, Out/Thru)
- Foot switch
- 1/4 inch phone type
- Line input
- 1/4 inch phono type (L,R)
- Power Supply
- AC 117V, AC 230V, AC 240V (50/60Hz), AC 220V (60Hz)
- Power Consumption
- Card reader, AC cable, Owner's manual
- Edirol PCR series, Roland V-Synth, Roland V-Drums series, Roland PM-128-CF (CompactFlash)
- Size and Weight
- 453 mm
- 17-7/8 inches
- 323 mm
- 12-3/4 inches
- 108 mm
- 4-1/4 inches
- 5.8 kg
- 12 lbs. 13 oz.
- *The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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