Define and identify the basic functions of a character generator and
describe and identify the procedures used to enter information using a
Given material with illustrations describing functions and operation of a
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding
correctly to 80 percent of the multiple-choice test questions pertaining to
character generator operation.
Learning Event 1:
DEFINE AND IDENTIFY THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF A CHARACTER GENERATOR
1. The purpose of this lesson is to provide you with quality information to
get you started in the operation of a character generator (CG). It is not
the intent of this lesson to teach you step-by-step procedures regarding the
operation of any specific character generator.
You should consult the
owner's manual whenever you are using a particular character generator.
2. A character generator is a computer-like device that works much in the
same manner as a typewriter except that it produces alphanumeric characters
and graphics electronically on a television monitor rather than on paper.
This information can then be stored and recalled at any given time. Most
television facilities use a character generator to increase the creativity
and flexibility of the production.
3. The many uses of a CG include tilting, graphic imaging, closed captions,
closed-circuit TV, broadcast and non-broadcast TV, and live or prerecorded
Some CGs are equipped with one or two disk drives used for
storage; two output channels, one for preview and the other for program, and
a built-in monitor.
artistic talent or creativity is needed to compose