What is the best practice for creating/exporting display ready content for DMP-8000?

Topic

  • What are supported file formats for DMP-8000?
  • What is the best practice for how to export display ready content in Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere for DMP-8000?

Environment

  • Product Family: Software and Controllers
  • Product: DMP-8000 (V-Net)
  • Component: content
  • Control System: Show Control, Venus Control Suite

 

Steps

DMP-8000 Creative Specifications

Display sizes (approximate) - Small displays (up to 350K pixels), Medium displays (350K-2.5M pixels), Large displays (>2.5M pixels or wider than 3840 or higher than 1080)

Color Mode- RGB
Resolution- 72 DPI
Pixel Aspect Ratio- Square
Recommended Static File Format- PNG
Other acceptable Static File Formats are BMP, GIF, JPG/JPEG, TIF

Recommended Animated Format- see table below

Display TypeRecommended Output File TypeCreation Method
Small display - no alphaMOV using Animation codec (RGB: 8 bits per channel)Adobe® Media Encoder Preset 1
Small display - alphaMOV using Animation codec with alpha (RGB+A: 8 bits per channel)Adobe® Media Encoder Preset 2
Medium display - no alphaMP4 using H.264 compressionAdobe® Media Encoder Preset 3
Medium display - alphaMOV using Animation codec with alpha (RGB+A: 8 bits per channel)Adobe® Media Encoder Preset 2
Large display - no alphaMOV using HAP codecFFMPEG
Large display - alphaMOV using HAP codec with alphaFFMPEG

The table above is the recommendation for the best processing and playback performance. Small to medium size displays will be able to play back many variations of output types without any visual or performance issues.

Tips for exporting content from Adobe® After Effects® or Adobe Premiere® (Small and Medium Displays)

The steps for exporting animated content are described in: DMP-8000 Content Standards Quick Guide DD3002238

Tips for exporting content from FFMPEG (Large Displays)

The steps for exporting animated content are described in: DMP-8000 Content Standards Quick Guide DD3002238

For more information about the FFMPEG file converter program, refer to the FFMPEG File Converter Quick Guide.

General Settings:

Codec- (Format) Animation (RLE) or H.264
Profile
  • Main- Choose this for resolutions up to standard-definition video 720 (w) x 525 (h)
  • High- Choose this for resolutions above standard-definition video, 720 (w) x 525 (h)
Level- 5.1
Bitrate (Target - Maximum Mbps)
  • 3-4 Mbps     -Choose this for up to standard definition, 720 (w) x 525 (h)
  • 20-25 Mbps -Choose this for up to 1080p, 1920 (w) x 1080 (h)
  • 40-45 Mbps -Choose this for up to wide resolution, 3840 (w) x 1080 (h)
File Format (Container)- MOV or MP4 (see table above)
Frame Rate (Frames/Second)
The player we will try to compensate for the rate difference, but you may notice a periodic jump or skip if the rates don't match.
  • 29.97 FPS -Choose this for North American video output formats - Examples would be: 1280x720 (720P) or 1920x1080 (1080i or 1080P)
  • 25 FPS      -Choose this for International video output formats- Examples would be: 1280x720 (720P) or 1920x1080 (1080i or 1080P)
  • 30 FPS      -Choose this for non-video formats.  Ribbon displays using DVI would use this setting.
  • 60 FPS  - Choose this for content with a tickering motion

Audio (If Required-) Stereo AAC audio at 48 kHz in the MP4 file format
Note: If audio is not required, no audio track should be included in the video.

Related Resources

Getting Started with Graphics Video
How to Load and Script Content with Show Control and DMP-8000 Video
How to Import Graphics into DMP-8000?

KB ID: DD3087807


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