Author: suitecg

Changelog- 0.5.41

Fixed issue where some installations would fail to launch after updating due to missing NDI libraries

Changelog- 0.5.40

New Features

  • Added Clock Camera feature to permit embedding live video of scoreboard clocks in to SuiteCG graphics packages
  • Added option to CG Settings to provide improved alpha blending to graphics packages, at a small cost to CPU usage
  • Updated libraries to NDI 3.7

Bug Fixes

  • NDI feeds now work when the localhost is not connected to a LAN

Automate Game Clocks with New Clock Camera Feature

SuiteCG is excited to announce release 0.5.41 that includes a new feature: Clock Cameras. This new feature will allow users to point a camera (or two if needed) at the arena scoreboard and/or secondary clock display for the purpose of cropping the clocks and inserting them in to the scorebug and/or other graphics where the clock is desired.

2018-12-03-Clock Camera Feature Screenshot

Clock signals must be available as an NDI feed, which would require either a capture card or USB capture dongle and the free Newtek Connect program to convert the camera feed in to NDI. As opposed to performing a clock overlay inside of your production software, and then removing the overlay prior to displaying over graphics, these embedded clock feeds are a part of the graphics and will animate in and out along with the graphic of which they are a part. This new feature eliminates the need to track the clock manually, freeing up the operator for other tasks. While it lacks the more polished look of a pure digital text field, it has proven a more reliable method of clock insertion over OCR applications where cloudy skies and changing brightness and contrast can fool the OCR in to resolving digits incorrectly. While we are exploring external data solutions, like OCR and scoreboard data feeds, we believe live camera feeds are a fast, safe, and reliable method of providing your viewers with an accurate clock for your sports productions.

This new release is now available to download from the website or through the SuiteCG License Manager for anyone who has downloaded an earlier version of the program. Basketball, football (American), and football (soccer) graphics packages have been updated to support the clock camera feeds.

We have also added a Tutorial Video to the Knowledge Base explaining how to configure Clock Cameras.

A full list of SuiteCG updates can be found in the Changelog.

A special thanks to the University of Northwestern- St. Paul for their cooperation in recording scoreboard footage.

Changelog- 0.5.23

Initial Release with support for Football (American), Football (Soccer), Basketball, and Baseball/Softball.

SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard is Here!

Welcome to the world, SuiteCG! We’ve been waiting a long time and now you’re ready for the world!

SuiteCG is now available for Download as well as purchase. A big thank you for your patience as we worked out all the small details over the past months. We still have more to add like team rosters and increase the number of sports we’ll offer. We also have a lot of Knowledge Base articles to complete.

Football (American) season is upon us and we have a crash course instructional video on the football user interface. Be sure to check it out:

Instructional videos on other sports will be posted over the next few weeks.

Check out our new MultiSport Scoreboard Product Page for Compatibility Matrix, Supported Sports, the download link, and pricing options! This is just the beginning, there’s lots more to come from SuiteCG!

 

Knowledge Base Taking Shape… SuiteCG Release Imminent

We know you’re (im)patiently waiting for the release of SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard. We are too! Our closed-group of testers have already had a chance to use it over the last few days to help us work out any unexpected kinks in the football user interface and it was well-worth it. We’ve discovered a few small items that we need to fix before we can release, and we’re working on finishing the Knowledge Base, which can now be found in the Support section of the website main menu.

We expect the release of SuiteCG very soon!

Office Closed July 27-August 5, 2018

Our office will be closed for vacation July 27-August 5, 2018. When we return we will be back to work preparing for the launch of SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard! We will respond to any inquires when we return. Thank you for your understanding.

American Football Graphics Package for SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard

A showcase of the features of the American Football Graphics Package included with SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard. No download required.

 

 

Sunset Approaches for CGStatLink Products

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost four and a half years since the first CGStatLink product for Baseball/Softball was released. We… kind of knew what we were doing. There was a lot of stumbling around and figuring things out as we went. We’ll never forget how excited we were when, after a month of having a working product, we finally had our first paying customer! Looking back at our build archive, I found our very first working build. I didn’t even know if it would run, but it did!

We’ve… come a long way:

And for comparison, the Baseball UI for SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard:

What started out as strictly an StatCrew-to-LiveText converter quickly grew in to something much more, with other sports to support, an unexpected demand for manual controls, and eventually a very basic internal character generator.

It’s bittersweet to say it, but CGStatLink had it’s heyday. It’s time to start wrapping up support of this product line to make way for it’s progeny- SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard.

The sun is starting to set on CGStatLink.

Effective July 13, 2018 we will no longer be offering 4-month licenses of any CGStatLink products. We will continue to offer 1-month and 1-week licenses up until the release of SuiteCG. We have only a few bugs to kick and we are working on our Knowledge Base, which will also serve as the user documentation.

SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard does not currently have any data automation features. To this end, CGStatLink Football and Baseball/Softball will continue to be available to schools requiring XML automation until such time that SuiteCG offers complimentary features. Let me say that again: schools requiring XML automation will be able to still purchase specific CGStatLink products by special request until SuiteCG MultiSport Scoreboard offers similar features.

MultiSport Scoreboard has taken a lot longer than we had hoped to release, but we hope it will be worth the wait. It is in every way a superior product to CGStatLink, giving the user much more flexibility to adapt the program to their specific needs, providing animated graphics packages via NDI(R), and offering a large, touchscreen-friendly user interface for easy operation.

We will be announcing pricing very soon, as well as pushing some new content updates to the website.

The sun is setting on CGStatLink, but the dawn of SuiteCG is not far behind!