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User Guides

To begin General Survey, Installation of Hardware and Software

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Customizing of Solution based on FD322 Board The FD322 board specification, breakout box, the connectors marking, instruction on setup and customizing of solution for analog TV broadcasting. User's guide. Download  3.4M
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FD300 Board Hardware Setup The FD300 board specification, system requirements, using the SDI option , breakout boxes , the connectors marking, installing an FD300 board and other equipment for the "Forward T" products. Download  1.3M
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Forward T Software Setup Software installation Guide for the "Forward T" products. Download  299K
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SDI option for FD300 board Installation and Setup Guide for SDI-option for FD300 board. Download  1.2M
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SLControlBox 101 device Description of the SLControlBox 101 device intended for communitacion with external devices via GPI ?????????  4.1M
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To begin Hardware Settings

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FDConfig2 – FD322/FD422/FD842 board settings FDConfig2 is a program for adjusting the FD322/FD422/FD842 board. User’s guide. Download  6.5M
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FDConfiguration – FD300 board settings FDConfiguration is a program for adjusting the FD300 board. User’s guide. Download  582K
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FD300 Sound Control – Sound Settings FD300 Sound Control is a program for adjusting the multichannel sound mixer of the FD300 board. User’s guide. Download  671K
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To begin Capturing and Editing Video and Audio

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FDCapture – Capturing Video and Audio Data FDCapture is a program for capturing video and audio. User’s guide. Download  6.9M
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Forward AV Studio – Multitrack audio and video editor The Forward AV Studio program is a multitrack audio and video editor. User’s guide. Download  1.4M
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SLIngest – recording multichannel video to files SLIngest is a line of products for multichannel capture of video and audio data and recording to multimedia files. Quick start guide. Download  2.1M
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To begin Preparing Titles

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Forward Titling – Graphics Editor The Forward Titling program is a tool for fast and quality design of images with titles. User’s guide. Download  567K
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FDTitleDesigner – Creating Title Objects FDTitleDesigner is a program for creating complex projects with titles. User’s guide. Download  7.6M
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FDImageUpdateManager – Dynamic change of graphic files FDImageUpdateManager is a program for dynamically changing graphics files used as title elements in the projects created in FDTitle Designer.
Using the program, you can perform data output of the current temperature, pressure, humidity, which can vary in time, when broadcasting the title project. User’s guide.
Download  5.3M
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FDMovieListEditor – Task editor for the MovieList title element FDMovieListEditor is a program for creating and editing tasks for the FDMovieList title element. The title element is created in the FDTitleDesigner application and used to play a sequence of video clips and static images (banners) usually displayed in the lower part of the screen. User’s guide. Download  2.2M
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Creating Task List for the FDMovieList Title Element using Macro in Excel Automation of creating a file with a task list for the FDMovieList title element using a macro in Exel. User’s guide. Download  7.3K
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FDWebTracker FDWebTracker is a program for downloading a time varying text from a specified web site and saving it to a text file. User’s guide. Download  136K
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SPTEditor – task editor for the RollCrawl title element SPTEditor is a program for creating, editing, and previewing *.spt files used as tasks for the RollCrawl (scrollable crawl line) title element. User’s guide. Download  254K
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FrwRoll Emulator FrwRoll Emulator is a program for creating and previewing the RollCroll (scrollable crawl line) template. User’s guide. Download  131K
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Crawl automation TXT2TGA TXT2TGA is a program for the automation of creating graphics images from a text file for RollCroll (scrollable crawl line) title element simultaneously with creating a title script for the FDOnAir program. User’s guide. Download   92K
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TV Clock Designer TV Clock is a program for creating and editing a dynamic clock for broadcast design. User’s guide. Download  191K
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TGA2AVI – Creating an AVI file from a sequence of images TGA2AVI is a program for creating an AVI file with transparency (alpha channel) from a sequence of graphic images with transparency. User’s guide. Download  254K
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SLClock Designer SLClock is a program for creating and editing a dynamic clock for broadcast design using the Clock2 title element. User’s guide. Download  1.4M
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TSF – freeware library of scripted title objects Description of the freeware TSF library of scripted title objects. The library contains scripts with open source code (available to user). Scripts in the library allow to automate displaying markers about TV programs age limitation, program announces ("Now on air...", "Next..."), crawl line with stopping text (e.g. phone number) with different styles, information about song and performer of musical clips and more. User’s guide. Download  6.4M
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TS1 – paid library of scripted title objects Description of the paid TS1 library of scripted title objects. The library contains scripts with closed source code (that is not provided). Scripts in the library allow to automate displaying TV program announces ("Now on air...", "Next..."), crawl line with stopping text (e.g. phone number) with different styles, information about song and performer of musical clips, TV program guide, text ads with categories, news info blocks with categories, horoscope and more. User’s guide. Download  9.2M
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SMSManager - output of SMS into titles

The SMSManager program is used for loading SMS from text files to one of the SMS/SMS2/SMSRoll elements.

Download  794K
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To begin Controlling Broadcast (FDOnAir)

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FDOnAir – Broadcast Automation (basic user’s guide) A detailed description of the FDOnAir program (the "Forward TA;" product) for the automation of broadcast. User’s guide. Download  5.2M
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FDOnAir – Additional Sections Additional sections. Topical information of the features of the FDOnAir program and some elements of the user interface. User’s guide. Download  7.0M
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FDOnAir Commands List – Broadcast Automation Classification and detailed description of the commands controlling broadcast in the FDOnAir program. User’s guide. Download  803K
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Log files of the FDOnAir program - Recording setup and viewing
This guide contains information about different types of log files of the FDOnAir program. The files are described accordingly to the order of work with SLLogViewer and SLAirLogConfig applications. ?????????  2.4M
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Interaction of FDOnAir with External Devices This instruction provides with information about programs necessary for configuring and receiving/transmitting of commands to external devices via RS-232 interface (COM port). Also the document describes a general principle of operation, interface and order of working. Download  2.0M
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SLBlockEditor SLBlockEditor – editor of projects to playback video clip blocks in FDOnAir. User’s Guide. Download  1.1M
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Creating a Report of data played in FDOnAir using Macro in Excel Automation of creating a report of data played in FDOnAir for a certain period of time using a macro in Microsoft Excel. User’s guide. Download   67K
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Configuration of Network Connection for Mirroring or Remote Control To use in FDOnAir a function of mirroring or function of remote control (RemoteOnAir) network connection between used machines must be customized. The present document contains instruction on configuration of network connection. Download  923K
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IPInput Video Line Rebroadcasting of streaming video delivered on video server over IP network on a full screen. User’s guide. Download  1.9M
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FDTimeShift video input in FDOnAir Automation of ads insertion into signal rebroadcasted with delay. AutoDetect software combined with FDOnAir with FDTimeShift video input. User’s guide. Download  1.2M
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Automation of ads insertion into signal rebroadcasted with delay AutoDetect software combined with FDOnAir with FDTimeShift video input. Quick start. Download  1.5M
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Insertion into one SDI channel Insertion of user content into SDI passthrough signal (one broadcasting channel). Configuration of Forward TA SDI solution based on FD422 board. Quick start. Download  3.6M
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To begin Retransmitted Signal Delay (PostPlay)

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FDPostPlay – Retransmitted signal delay server A detailed description of the FDPostPlay system (the "Forward TP" product), installation, adjustment of settings, and exploitation user’s guide. Download  1.1M
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FDPostPlay Capture Application for input of audio and video data into PostPlay storages, dealing with storages using the FD322, FD422, FD842 boards. User’s guide. Download  1.0M
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FDPostPlay – Creating PostPlay Clips using Macro in Excel Automation of creating clips for playing in the "Forward TP" system using macros in the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. User’s guide. Download  7.3K
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FDTimeShift – Retransmitting a TV Signal with a Time Shift FDTimeShift is a program designed to retransmit a TV signal with a time shift (a delay of 10 seconds up to twenty-four hours). User’s guide. Download  471K
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FDTimeShift video input in FDOnAir Automation of ads insertion into signal rebroadcasted with delay. AutoDetect software combined with FDOnAir with FDTimeShift video input. User’s guide. Download  1.2M
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Automation of ads insertion into signal rebroadcasted with delay AutoDetect software combined with FDOnAir with FDTimeShift video input. Quick start. Download  1.5M
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To begin Digital Broadcasting/Streaming (Forward TS)

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Forward TS Product Line - General Information General description of Forward TS products designed for digital streaming via the ASI/IP interfaces: function, description, algorithm for choosing a product. Download  2.1M
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Forward TS Software Setup Software installation Guide for the "Forward TS" products. Download  359K
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SLStreamer Lite, SLStreamer Pro

This User's Guide covers programs from the Forward TS software designed to configure and monitor network streaming systems:

  • SLStreamer Lite - to work using typical streaming templates.
  • SLStreamer Pro - to work with systems of any complexity not confined to templates.
Download  5.1M
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Webcasting and Broadcast archiving Solutions based on the Forward T software set and Windows Media Encoder or Adobe Flash Media Encoder. Broadcast or archive your audio and video content to network without any additional costs. User's Guide. Download  3.5M
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HLS broadcasting - receiving and transmitting of media content via
HTTP Live Streaming Technology
The ForwardTS set of products provides with a function to organize receiving and transmitting of video and audio data via the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.
The HLS technology is used to transmit video and audio content to user’s device via the Internet and HTTP. The technology is developed by Apple. Devices with iOS and applications with Windows (VLC media player, Forward TS, etc.) receive and play data via HLS.
Download  2.0M
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Generation of EIT tables with TV guide in the transport stream Description of the process of TV program guide generation basing on the FDOnAir schedule, adding of EIT tables with TV program guide to the transport stream. User's Guide. ?????????  2.2M
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SLTitleMonitor The SLTitleMonitor program is used to view on computer's monitor audio and video from Videoprocessor: from its output or from a named region on title layer being processed by Videoprocessor. User's Guide. Download  2.0M
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To begin Program options for Forward T/Forward TS products (AutoDetect, IPOut etc.)

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Forward T Plugins Software Setup Software installation Guide for the "Forward T" plugins (program options). Download  430K
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AutoDetect Software - Broadcast automation based on Recognition of jingles and videofragments SLAutoDetect Software is a set of programs designed to recognize jingles and videofragments and automate inserting commercials. User’s guide. Download  1.4M
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AutoDetect (SCTE-35) - automatic ad insertion using SCTE-35 cue messages The AutoDetect (SCTE-35) software is designed to automatically insert local blocks of programming while retranslating programs from the main station (MPEG-2 transport stream) using SCTE-35 messages (cueing messages that adhere to the ANSI/SCTE 35 standard). User's guide. Download  1.8M
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SLTelephone - Displaying of Voting Procedure On Air The SLTelephone application is designed to display telephone poll results in real time on air in the form of dynamically updated picture. User’s guide. Download  3.3M
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IPOut, ASIOut - Digital streaming for Forward products The IPOut and ASIOut options are designed for the digital streaming of audio and video data from the FD300 board output via IP and ASI interfaces respectively. User’s guide. Download  3.0M
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SLStreamCapture - capture video and audio to WMV files The SLStreamCapture program is designed for stream audio and video data capture and record to files in Windows Media (WMV) format from the FD300 board input or output. User’s guide. Download  2.2M
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FDVideoMixer - video/audio mixer on FD300 board The FDVideoMixer is a software audio and video mixer (commutator) for live broadcast organization with switching between video sources connected to FD300 board on-the-fly. User's guide. Download  1.3M
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SLNewsLine - text generator for scrollable crawl line The SLNewsLine is a program for creating tasks for scrollable crawl line in automatic mode. Quick start. Download  1.3M
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RemoteOnAir - remote Access to FDOnAir The RemoteOnAir is designed to control a process of broadcasting distantly and provides with a remote access to broadcasting server. Quick start. Download  3.6M
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IPCamera - rebroadcasting of IP stream audio/video data The IPCamera plugin is used to organize rebroadcasting of audio/video data of IP stream, e.g. video from IP cameras or TV programs broadcasted over IP networks. User's guide. Download  3.0M
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SLScreenCapture - broadcasting screen content in form of titles The SLScreenCapture plugin is used to organize broadcasting of image from PC screen (with corresponding sound if necessary) in the form of title overlayings. User's guide. Download  1.5M
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IP2PostPlay - recording streaming audio and video into PostPlay storages

The IP2PostPlay plugin is designed to record video and audio from IP stream (MPEG TS) into PostPlay storages. User’s guide.

Download  1.8M
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SLSocials - displaying messages from the VK and Twitter social networks during live broadcasting The SLSocials plugin is designed to display messages and comments from the VK and Twitter social media networks as titles. User's guide. Download  3.5M
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SLIPInputLayer - previewing and capturing audio and video content from MPEG-TS to files The SLIPInputLayer plugin is designed to work with audio and video content received by server input in MPEG-TS stream, i.e. TV programs transmitted by the main broadcasting station via IP/ASI interface, video content from IP camera, etc. Quick start. Download  842K
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SLNewsTitler - program for operative control over titles during live broadcast The SLNewsTitler program is used for interactive control of title elements in TV programs. User`s guide. Download  4.5M
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To begin Utility Programs

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FDPreview FDPreview is a program for previewing the input/output video/audio of the FD300/FD322/FD422/FD842 boards in the program window. User’ s Guide. Download  962K
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SLAudioNormalizer SLAudioNormalizer is a program for automatical adjusting audio volume of media files for further playback in FDOnAir. User’ s Guide. Download  759K
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SLLoudnessMMeter program - metering loudness in "EBU Mode" The SLLoudnessMMeter program is designed to control loudness level on selected device (for example, device that plays sound broadcasted on air). User's guide. Download  711K
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CopyDR CopyDR is a program for copying files with a specified data rate, which allows you to decrease the load on the disk subsystem and preclude or diminish the probability of drop frames when playing video (e.g., when broadcasting from OnAir on the same computer). User’s guide. Download  123K
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AVI FourCC Changer – Changing FourCC AVI FourCC Changer is a program allowing you to change the FourCC of AVI files without their rewriting. User’s guide. Download  395K
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SLRegManager – Working with Program Settings and Registry The SLRegManager program is designed to work with the settings (in the system registry) of the programs included in the Forward T software package. User’s guide. Download  7.3K
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SLAutoMPEGIndexer – automatical indexing of MPEG files The SLAutoMPEGIndexer program is designed to manage MPEG files indexing automatically. User’s guide. Download  727K
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Use of SoftGPI signals It is possible to organize exchange of signals between some programs using software GPI signals. For example, you can control data capture in FDCapture from FDOnAir using SoftGPI signals - to do this, use instructions from this user’s guide. Download  882K
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TrimEditor Program for viewing media files, quickly getting their properties, selecting fragment for playback and adjusting playback parameters. User’s guide. Download  2.0M
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SLPlaybackReport - program for logging broadcasted on air video clips The SLPlaybackReport program is designed to get all necessary information about clips with advertisement broadcasted on air. Quick start. Download  369K
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To begin Chroma Key

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FDKeyConfigPro FDKeyConfigPro is a program for setting the color keying parameters using the FD300 board (the "Forward TK" product). User’s guide. Download  748K
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To beginForward Goalkeeper

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SportReplay – Multichannel Video Recording and Instant Replay System A general description of the "SportReplay" system. User’s guide. Download  180K
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ReplayMachine Software – multichannel video recording and instant replay SportReplay system software – Setup Guide Installing software for the "SportReplay" product. Setup guide. Download  326K
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FDReplayVideoIn – Multichannel AV capture to storages. FDReplay VideoIn – is a program for multichannelly capturing audio and video data. User’s guide. Download  283K
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ReplayMachineConsole – Instant Replay Control The ReplayMachine Console program presents a workstation for the instant replay operator. User’s guide. Download   16M
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To begin Forward Referee

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FDReferee

FDReferee – work place for a video goal judge during sport events. User’s Guide. Download  2.7M
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To begin QuickStart Guides

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RollCrawl Title Element Creating a region and style collection. Quick start. Download  821K
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RollCrawl Title Element Preparing for live broadcast. Quick start. Download  598K
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RollCrawl Title Element General information. Quick start. Download  728K
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RollCrawl Title Element Controlling the element
using operator commands. Quick start.
Download  372K
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RollCrawl Title Element Controlling the element using schedule commands. Quick Start. Download  1.5M
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Forward WatchDog Monitoring Hardware-Software Systems Based on the FD300 Board. Setup guide. Download  2.0M
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PostPlay System PostPlay is a broadcast delay system based on the FD300 board. Quick Start. Download  2.4M
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PostPlay System - Configuration of Remote Access via Network Configuration of remote access via network to the PostPlay system on another PC. Quick Start. Download  685K
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To begin Other Documents

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SLTM Video Renderer A description of SLTM Video Renderer which is a module for playing video on the FD300 board using Microsoft DirectShow and a user’s guide for using the module along with ZoomPlayer. Download  7.3K
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GPI connection Connecting GPI for using along with the "Forward" and "Forward T" products. User’s guide. Download   33K
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SoftLab-NSK VFW Codecs – Properties and Settings Properties and settings of the Video for Windows video codecs created by SoftLab-NSK and included in the Forward T software package. User’s guide. Download  699K
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Forward GPI-Box Organization of interaction with external devices by means of GPI signals with the use of Forward GPI-Box device. Installation and setup guide. Download  1.6M
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Receiving and Rebroadcasting Video Signal with Teletext The Soft-Lab NSK company products support dealing with VBI and DVB teletexts. Download  656K
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To begin Drafts

The section contains draft documents that are still in the works.

Attention! The documents below may contain sections describing the installation of new components. In most cases it may not be necessary because the new components are already included in the software version you have installed. Please specify the need to install new components in the technical support department.

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Till the end of 201N rests... The TimeLineGen program is used to organize output of the "Till the end of 201N rests X days Y hours Z minutes" message on air. Download   79K
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"APTO stream processing (Linear Acoustic)" plugin The "APTO stream processing (Linear Acoustic)" plugin allows you to normalize output audio signal during real-time broadcasting ("on-the-fly") without preliminary processing. Download  1.3M
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Products for work with NDI by SoftLab-NSK company The SoftLab-NSK company provides with a complete set of products to work with NDI protocol. Download  2.3M
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SOFTLAB-NSK SPLICER A device for splicing local content into program transport streams according to the SCTE 35 standard. Download  612K
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Configuring of text at DVB subtitles generating You may change some of the settings for DVD subtitles at their display: text font, font size, text color, text style (normal, bold, italics), position of text on the screen, interlacing. Download  147K
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TS1_FastMovieTitles - fast scrolling of final titles in movie The script is designed to scroll final titles in movie quickly to save time. Some time before the end of the movie the screen is split into 2 areas: the first one continues displaying the last minutes of the film, the second area scrolls part of the movie with final titles at a higher speed. Download  899K
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Support of Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) in Forward TS products Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) is a UDP audio and video transmission technology. SRT is designed to optimize transfer of data through unreliable (heavily loaded) networks with a minimal delay. Download  160K
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