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China Central confirms January HDTV

3 January 2006

China Central Television (CCTV), one of the world’s largest broadcasters and a pioneer in the development of high definition television services in China, has ordered five Dayang D3-CG-HD graphics and title production systems for installation in its new HD production studio in Beijing.

CCTV is currently broadcasting two hours of 1080i test transmissions each day and will launch the country’s first regular HDTV service on 1 January.

Based on Dayang’s D3-CG dual-channel SD character generator, the D3-CG-HD enables the creation of 16:9 HD graphics, titles and animation, including realtime letter-by-letter motion-path manipulation, 3D titling and true object-based timeline control for infinite-layer editing.

Operating on an open PC platform, the D3-CG-HD delivers 1080i-native multilayer graphics at 50/50.95/60 field/s or 1080p at 23.967/24/25/29.97/30 frame/s. Preconfigured templates allow fast text editing and delivery. Weather forecasts can be created automatically from title templates, including electronic data code and individual transition/display effects for each object.

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