The SoftNI DigiCipherŪ II Subtitler™ is an
open-architecture, software-based, viewer-oriented subtitling system that
provides high-quality, highly-readable subtitles for Motorola's HD & SD
transmission systems. The multi-channel, multi-language, multi-port option
is able to transmit bitmap subtitles in several languages to several
encoders simultaneously, using a single standard computer. This greatly
reduces the cost of the system, the operational cost, hardware failures, and
the need for expensive proprietary technical support. 1:1 or n:1 redundancy
Recovery Mode: The subtitles are encoded off-line into the VANC or VBI. During
transmission the subtitles are recovered from the VANC or VBI, transcoded, and
transmitted to the DigiCipher encoder(s). No need to interface with automation
systems, file servers, playlists, or other subsystems- perfect synchronization
of the subtitles is provided, with or without time code reference.
Automation Control: The subtitling files, stored in a file server, are
triggered by commands from the automation system. Subtitles are synchronized
with the video via time code.
Manual Operation: The subtitling files, stored in a file server, can also be
triggered manually from the Control or Subtitling Module. The subtitles are
synchronized with the video via time code or using the computer clock.
DigiCipherŪ II Subtitler™ can transmit multiple languages simultaneously to
several DigiCipher encoders, character generators, closed caption and Teletext
The DigiCipherŪ II Subtitler™ generates top-quality, highly-readable bitmap
subtitles, compatible with Motorola's encoders, IRDs and set-top boxes. The
system also can generate HD/SD open subtitles, closed captions and Teletext. It
uses standard commercial PCs, VANC/VBI encoders, and HDLC cards.