What are the supported file types, formats and requirements, specifications for animations and videos in Venus Control Suite?

Question

  • What are the supported file formats and specs for video in Venus Control Suite (VCS)?
  • What video files can I upload in Venus Control Suite Media Library?
  • What are the requirements for creating videos or animations for Venus ?
  • What animation or video file formats are supported in Venus?

Environment

  • Product Family: Software
  • Product: Venus Control Suite
  • Components: Venus Pro Ad Grid, Venus Pro Playlist, Venus Prime
  • Control System: Venus Control Suite Daktronics Hosted, Venus Control Suite Local Hosted

Answer/Steps

  • Standard Settings:
    • Color mode:  Save as RGB.
    • Resolution:  72 DPI (dots per inch).
    • Pixel Aspect Ratio:  Square
      • Height and Width of the Display in Pixels (e.g. 32x112 = 32x112 pixels), do not use inches or feet.
  • Video Settings:
    • Video Frame Rate:  30 FPS
    • Video Color Depth:  24 bit RGB
    • Video Bit Rate:  +9000
  • Recommended Animated File Formats:
    • MP4 with H.264 Codec
  • Other Acceptable Animated File Formats:
    • Uncompressed AVI files at 29.97 frames per second
    • MOV (with Animation Codec for best quality)
    • Daktronics VMPF Files
  • Other Content Considerations:
    • Unsupported - QuickTime/RLE (Often labeled as Lossless in Adobe AfterEffects) is not supported.
    • Dimensions - Venus Control Suite will allow you to upload any file dimensions. It is recommended to upload files that match the display pixel matrix or no larger than 3x the display dimensions.
    • Length - The optimal length for content is less than 15 seconds.  This allows for the message to be conveyed effectively to the greatest number of spectators before their attention is focused elsewhere.
    • Transitions - All content should loop, or transition smoothly in time for the end, back to the beginning in case it runs multiple times consecutively.
    • Audio - If audio is available, the required format is uncompressed (PCM).  Audio should be interleaved with the video frames of the video file.  The file should be preload 500ms - 2 seconds of audio before the video starts and the audio should be interleaved between each frame of the video.  Audio can be mono or stereo, but surround sound modes are not currently supported.
    • Backgrounds - Text and logos should appear in front of a contrasting background.  Predominantly white backgrounds should be avoided as they tend to be bright and wash out the accompanying logos/images.

See Also: 

Venus Learning Center
For additional information, please visit:  http://www.daktronics.com/en-us/support/venus-control-suite/learning-center/Intro

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