Category: Training

Use Presets in Content Studio to Create Effective Content Quickly

Effective use of color can really help your content cut through the advertising clutter and draw your audience’s attention. Your display has a huge color capability, so take advantage of using rich, vibrant colors. Bright colors with no white in them are better choices than pastels or low-contrast colors. If you’re not sure what colors ...

Sharing Content

Sending content to another Venus 1500 User Do you want to share a presentation with another Venus 1500 user?  You can! Open the presentation you want to share. Click the orange “V” in the top, left corner of Content Studio. Point to “Save As.” (Fig. 1) Left click one time to open the “Save As” ...

How Long Should Hold Time Be?

You’ve created content using Venus® 1500 control software. Now you need to decide how long your content’s hold time should be. The rule of thumb is to set the hold time for at least 2 to 3 seconds. You want to give customers time to see it, and then turn into your parking lot. We’re ...

Done with Your Message? Check Your Work.

Now...we’ve given you tips, and you’ve created content using Venus® 1500 control software.  Let’s check it out for clarity. PREVIEW Before running outside, view the content in the Content Studio preview. Use the Venus® 1500 software zoom to view at 100% (see Fig. 1).  That represents how the display will appear at the recommended viewing ...

Less Is More When Using Text

Less Is More When Using Text Let’s talk about the use of text when creating messages in Venus® 1500 software. First of all, use as little text as you can.  Remember that your target audience may have only 3 to 6 seconds to read and react to your message (see Fig. 1). Next, if possible, ...

Text Size: Viewing Distance and Moving Audience

VIEWING DISTANCE Think about the viewing distance as you create messages in Venus® 1500 software. Using the right size font will result in much more effective messages. Here are some simple rules (keep in mind, 360 feet is a city block): For text to be visible from 150 feet, letters must be at least 4 ...

Use This Calculator to Discover Font Size

You want customers to read the messages on your display. Remember, they only have about 3 to 6 seconds to do it. That means you need to know your font size when it appears on the display. Now there’s a simple way to find out. The Daktronics software team just uploaded a Font Size Calculator ...

Software Help Is a Keystroke Away

Use your web browser and go to http://www.daktronics.com/venus1500support to find all kinds of cool stuff! Venus® 1500 software download and updates (updates are free) A search field for our Knowledge Base Our FAQs – your question may already be answered Venus 1500 guides and manuals How-to videos Coming soon! The Font Size Calculator will tell ...

We Can Help You Get Your Folders in Order!

In our previous post, we talked about how great it is to have your presentation organized. Then you can find content you’ve created right away to use again. This article will give you more direction in getting everything in order. First, take stock of what you have. Go to the Content Tab and right click ...

Easily Locate Presentations to Reuse

“The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down.” Beryl Marham, author This is a painful way to find something! Daktronics wants to make it easy for you to find your Venus® 1500 content. We know how busy you are. If you’ve had your software for a while, odds are you ...