CharacterWorks 2.0 has just been released. This release brings several exciting new features, as well as lots of improvements and fixes. Just for this release, we are making an exception and providing this major version update free-of-charge to our existing customers.
UltraHD / 4K
UltraHD / 4K output profiles have become available on output devices that support them (please contact us for recommended hardware specifications).
Audio output is now supported. Audio files or audio streams within video files can be played together with graphics. In addition to being sent to output devices (e.g. TriCaster or DeckLink), audio can be previewed and monitored through the host system audio card.
The standard CW Broadcast license does not support audio files that are more than one minute long. To enable support for longer audio files, the Playout Option is required.
Create your own simplified, button-based user interface to control all graphics actions, including TriCaster remote macro and playback invocation, handling even the most complex of broadcast scenarios, practically and efficiently.
Key-Value Data Source
A new type of data source that retrieves entries in Key=Value format from plain text files, making it possible to integrate data directly from most sources that work with LiveText. Supports dynamic updates through file watching.
New Project Inspector
The Project Inspector has been revamped, making it easier and more efficient to work on large projects with lots of motions and layers.
A state-of-the-art, real-time Chroma Key material/effect block, suitable for working with green/blue screen footage or input from live capture sources.
Extensions to the Automation Editor that facilitate linear broadcasts with video or graphics playback scheduling. Display clip information with CW graphics through the Playout Data Source.
Improved Language Support
Better support for languages that require complex text layout (i.e. Thai, Indian, Arabic, etc.).
Major Improvements and Fixes
- Tagging and tag-based filtering for CW layers and footage objects.
- Additional output profiles enabled for BlackMagic Decklink cards.
- Internal/External keyer mode selection for BlackMagic Decklink cards, making it possible to use CW switcher-upstream.
- Several new presets, sample layers and projects in the Library.