TextGrabber is capable of decoding data from the 4 caption channels (C1,C2,C3,C4), and from the 4 text channels (T1,T2,T3,T4). TextGrabber even supports the new XDS extended data service channel. TextGrabber can be set to decode all of the contents of field one, field two or both fields simultaneously. In addition, TextGrabber supports a special filter mode which will strip out the various control characters from the text stream used for positioning text for traditional on screen display applications, leaving a clean word-for-word sentence structured transcript. All of these functions plus many more are handled exclusively by a custom on board microprocessor which is controlled by sending a series of simple control characters from either custom application software or most terminal emulation programs such as Hyperterm or ProComm.

TextGrabber offers a wide variety of applications. In education it will generate written transcripts of television broadcasts for use as study guides. Create supplemental text for the hearing impaired. Offers a low cost solution for the broadcast industry to recover VBI 21 data for MPEG processing.

Product Features
  • Accesses all Closed Caption Channels (i.e., C1,C2,C3,C4).
  • Accesses all Text Channels (i.e., T1,T2,T3,T4).
  • Supports the New XDS Format (Extended Data Services).
  • Supports Full EIA-608 Standard.
  • Can Select a Specific Data Channel (i.e., C1 or T3) or The Entire Field.
  • Filter Mode for Stripping Out Control Characters Used for OSD Formatting.
  • Raw Mode That Accesses All Data Contained Within a Given Field.
  • Front Panel LED's to Display System Mode and Data Present Conditions.
  • NTSC and SVHS Support. (Note: The Unit Must Have A Composite Video Input!)
Consumer Applications
  • Generate Word-for-Word Transcripts of Your Favorite Television Programs.
  • Read the News in Minutes by Quickly Filtering Out Annoying Commercials.
  • Create Hard Copies of Various How To Programs for Later Reference.
  • Create Transcripts of Documentaries And Use as a Study Guide.
  • Operate you own clipping service using the TextGrabber Control Software.
Commercial Applications

  • Broadcasting - Use as a VBI Line 21 Recovery Device.
  • Digital Processing - A Must For MPEG and MPEGII Processing.
  • Education - Create Transcripts For Classroom Use.
  • Advertising - Video Monitoring and Media Asset Tracking
Special Applications
  • Hearing Impaired - Use TextGrabber to Supplement OSD Display's on Television Sets.
  • Visually Impaired - Connect to Brail Printers to Create Brail Transcripts of Television Programs.
  • Raw and Filter Modes
  • Field and Data Channel Selectable
  • Supports Both Odd & Even Fields
  • Supports All Caption Channels
  • Supports All Text Channels
  • Size (1-3/4"H x 5-3/4"W x 7.00
  • Composite Video In/Out (RCA)
  • S-Video In/Out (4 Pin Din)
  • RS-232 Interface (db9)
  • 9600 Baud (8/N/1)
  • 12 LED Status Indicators
  • HQ Circuitry for BC Quality Video

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