How to create Media RTD for Time Outs


  • How do you create MediaRTD for Time Outs in Content Studio?


  • Product Family: Control System
  • Product: DMP-7000 or DMP-8000 Players with Content Studio
  • Components: All Sport 5000
  • Control System: Show Control


This article is meant to show you how to put Media RTD into use. Refer to Best Practice for Creating Media RTD Fields in Content Studio, DD3070725

Media RTD fields are fields that display images for real time data fields, instead of alphanumerical data. 

Example: I want to use dashes or some other graphics to represent the timeouts.

  • DMP-8000 Supported File Types:  VMPL, VMPF, AVI, BMP, JPG, JPEG, PNG, MPG, MPEG, and SWF
    • Images must stored in the MediaRTD folder, located under C:\Program Data\Daktronics\VNET4\Content\MediaRTD
  • DMP-7000 Supported File Types: BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, and TIF
    • Images must be stored in the Bitmaps folder, located under D:\V7000\Bitmap
  • What the graphic file to be used should be named:
    • Time Outs come into the Daktronics system identically as the numbers 1, 2, 3. For example when there are 3 timeouts entered, the data field is the number 3. Therefore, the files for time outs should be named 1.png, 2.png, 3.png.
      MediaRTD png.PNG

  • What content studio RTD field to use:
    • Game In Progress: Football - (Home/Guest) Time Outs Left - Total (For this example, we are using football)
  • What application the stat comes from:
    • Time out data will come from the All Sport 5000.
  • What the file would look like:
    • Typically, brightly colored dashes or shapes are used as the indicators for time outs on top of solid colored backgrounds. Often times, place holders for used time outs will be slightly grayed out or darkened to indicate where they will go.
      Daktronics - GIP- BB-FB - 144x1280 edit.png
  • The number o​​​​​f time outs will update automatically as the numbers are entered into the All Sport.

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