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VidiGo Toolbox

VidiGo Toolbox integrates any PC or web content in live TV with just a few mouse clicks. VidiGo Toolbox is the easiest solution on the market, it enables you to use any desktop content, play back any codec and professionally use video communication tools such as Skype, Google Hangouts and Viber. VidiGo Toolbox includes a grabber, VLC plugin, still store and generic return signal for video calls with a separate overlay for each function.

 

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Watch the Toolbox Webinar recording

Watch this 30 minute webinar for a full demonstration of VidiGo Toolbox and what it has to offer. See how you can easily integrate any pc or web content into your TV show. Use the grabber to show content from Google Earth, news sites and video communication tools like Skype and Google Hangouts. Use the built in VLC player to play any codec and bypass transcoding. The still store allows you to show any JPEG or PNG either key or fill.

 

Toolbox Webinar Watch the Video

Features

Grabber

Select and grab any PC or web content like YouTube, PowerPoint and Google Earth and put it on air. VidiGo Toolbox is the perfect software-based desktop grabber for any broadcaster using online content. With the best price and quality combination!

 

VLC plugin

Having trouble playing a video file with an unknown codec? If VLC can play it, we can air it! Simply drag and drop your video files into the VLC player and playback videos files in your broadcast.

 

Still store

Bring any image on air with the still store, now including a playlist and Ken Burns effect.

 

Generic return signal

Toolbox has a generic return signal option for online communication tools such as Google Hangouts, Skype and Viber.

 

Separate overlay

Showing relevant logos or graphics as an overlay has never been this easy. Prepare separate overlays for multiple sources, like a YouTube logo for YouTube content or a Google hangouts logo during a video call.

 

Complete GUI redesign

The new design offers an even more intuitive user interface. There is no need for specific technical knowledge or training, the icon driven interface speaks for itself. For each function only the relevant configuration settings pop up, enabling a fast and easy workflow.

Time saving high-end solution

  • Ease-of-use: In just one click this smart solution takes your PC or web content to live TV broadcasts.
  • Save time: No expensive scan converter but simply bring PC and web content to SDI.
  • Cost reduction: This is the Dutch army knife that a modern TV professional cannot live without. It is the most reliable and easy-to-use software product in its category. In one click you can select and grab PC and web content – from YouTube and Skype to PowerPoint and Google Earth – containing still or motion graphics, and take these to air.
  • High quality: Since VidiGo interprets every single pixel, the output quality is of the highest standard.

 

Case Study: WDR

For WDR, national public broadcaster in Germany, television, video phone service is an important tool. It allows them to incorporate more vivid images in the news. WDR foreign journalists need only a laptop with webcam and Skype software to share stories that would otherwise require a full camera crew. WDR realized high quality video using Skype in their newscasts.

 

Adding live shots to newscasts in high quality without a camera crew and SNG

News items pop-up around the world and with the increasing availability of built-in cameras and microphones on computers and mobile devices, visualized news travels fast. Faster than a camera crew. For WDR, Germany’s national public television broadcaster, video phone service is an important tool, it enables them to add more live shots to news stories. Digital gathering of content speeds up the process of news gathering. It also saves money, lots of money.

 

Read more about how WDR is using Toolbox.

Live remote interviews

Use any online communication tool to put video calls directly on air, with optional return signal.

Desktop grabber

Grab Google Maps, YouTube movies directly from your PC screen and bring it on air instantly!

VLC Media Player plugin

Play any codec and put it on air!

Still store

Load JPG, PNG multiple, scale, position, crop and place immediately on air.

VidiGo Toolbox workflow and features

  • Capture desktop - take anything from the screen of your PC and generate a SDI signal
  • Still store - select, manipulate, schedule and play out of the photo image and renders to SDI
  • VLC Media Player - playback any codec or stream to SDI
Desktop grabberGrab any part of the desktop
Audio delay
Real-time SDI output (with separate fill and key output)
Select (auto-detect) regions and windows
Single or multiple regions and switch real-time between different regions
Separate key and fill
Fit to screen or 1:1 output to screen and custom size
Scale, zoom in/out, re-positioning and reset transformation
Generic return signalReturn signal option for online communication tools such as Google Hangouts, Skype and Viber
(requires extra DeckLink SDI card)
Video file player VLC plugin
VLC native to SDI (codecs & streams)
Still store SDI with separate fill and key
Load and order multiple images (JPGs & PNGs)
Scale, position, crop and reset images
Fade images
Image overlayOverlay for permanent display of a transparent PNG, JPG or BMP image
Scale, position and opacity
GeneralAudio output level meter and volume adjust
Customizable mouse pointer
Deltacast or Blackmagic-Design SDI card

Video call return signal over SDI

Communicate (audio and video) with the other party without harming the SDI output.

Support different output

Toolbox output supports NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 720p50/59.94/60 Hz Hz 1080i50/59.94/60.

2 x SDI video output

SDI output signal with separate key and fill. Integrated VLC to SDI converter.

Windows 7 Professional

Toolbox runs on Windows 7 Professional 64 bits.
HardwareHP Z420 (Xeon E5-1620, 6GB DDR3, 1 TB, W7 64 bit)
or similar configuration.
NVidia® GeForce series 650 GTX Ti or better video card
option 1Deltacast DELTA-sd-e 12 SDI Card (facilitates SDI return signal)
option 2Blackmagic DeckLink Quad SDI card (facilitates SDI return signal)
option 3Blackmagic DeckLink Duo (using one channel for the output signal and one channel for the input signal or no SDI return signal)
option 4Deltacast DELTA-sd-e 02 (no SDI return signal)
SoftwareWindows 7 Professional 64 bit
Latest driver for Graphics card: NVIDIA Driver
DELTACAST SDI card driver - contact us
BlackMagic Design SDI card - latest driver
Audio and video output2 x SDI output (fill and key)
Embedded audio on SDI fill signal
NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 720p50/59.94/60 Hz, 1080i50/59.94/60 Hz
SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
16 bit 48 KHz audio
GenlockBlackburst or Trilevel
Image files PNG, JPG, BMP
Video filesAll formats supported by the VLC Media Player