What are the requirements for creating graphics or images in Venus 1500, Visiconn and/or Show Control System?

Question

  • What are the requirements for creating graphics or images for Venus 1500, Visiconn and/or Show Control Display Studio?
  • What file formats are supported in Venus 1500, Show Control, Content Studio and Visiconn?
  • What type of content file formats (movie, graphics, pictures) are supported in the Venus Platform?
  • What are the best practices for content creation in Venus 1500, Visiconn, SCS Display Studio, and Content Studio?
  • What are the content guidelines that I should follow when I create messages/presentations in V1500, Visiconn, and Show Control?

Environment

  • Product Family: Control System
  • Product:
  • Component:
  • Control System: Venus 1500 V3, Venus 1500 V4, Visiconn, Show Control System

Answer/Steps

Step 1: Follow the Standard Settings for All Software Types:

  • 72 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Height and Width of the Display in Pixels (ex: 32x112 = 32x112 pixels), do not use inches or feet.
    • Venus 1500 and Display Studio: It is recommended to not use images any more than 2 or 3 times the size of the display for Venus 1500 or Show Control.
    • Visiconn: Graphics used in Visiconn are required to be the exact pixel width and height of the display. 
  • RGB 8 Bit Color Mode.

Step 2: Create files in the supported file type depending on Software Type.

Venus 1500 V3 and V4:

  • JPG/JPEG (Recommended)
  • GIF (Note: Only Venus 1500 V3 support Animated GIF files)
  • PNG (Note: Only M4 - GPR, GP3, GP4 - display types support transparent PNG files)
  • BMP
  • TIF/TIFF
  • PSD (Flattened single layer support only)

Visiconn:

  • JPG (Recommended) (Note: CMYK JPG files are not supported)
  • GIF/GIFF (Note: ValoPlay and GNET displays do not support animated or transparent GIF files)
  • PNG (Note: ValoPlay displays do not support semi-transparent PNG files)
  • BMP (Note: 16 and 32-bit BMP files are not supported)

Show Control Display Studio:

  • JPG/JPEG (Recommended)
  • GIF (Note: Only Venus 1500 V3 support Animated GIF files)
  • PNG (Note: Only M4 (GRP, GP3, GPR) display types support transparent PNG files)
  • BMP
  • TIF/TIFF
  • PSD (Venus 1500 V4 Only - Flattened single layer support only)

Venus Control Suite:

Please follow: What are the supported file formats and specs for video in Venus Control Suite?,DD3185674

Additional Information

Graphic Editing Programs: (Not supported by Daktronics)

For videos and tutorials relating to graphics requirements please click on the following link:
Venus 1500 Learning Center:  http://www.daktronics.com/en-us/support/venus-1500/learning-center.

KB ID: DD2000936


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