Cropping Video Duration

You can use the Venus® 1500 Timeline to extend the length of a seamless video. But if the video has artifacts or transitions at the beginning or end, you’ll want to crop those first for a smooth, continuous playback. Double click, or click, drag, and drop, the desired video from the Media Library or from ...

PLACING TEXT OVER GRAPHICS

Use Venus® 1500 control software to add your own text over a graphic. With the holiday season upon us, use your display to keep your customers informed about store hours and special events. To sort for holiday videos: Select the Videos tab in the Media Library. Click the drop down next to Daktronics library. Click ...

Social Media Survey Results and Winner

Congratulations to James White of MediaNow Inc., Netcong, New Jersey, winner of a $50 American Express card for responding to our survey. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. We  really appreciate your feedback. Are you aware that the Daktronics website is mobile and tablet friendly? http://www.daktronics.com  Here’s some of the feedback from the survey: ...

Small Display Help 2 – Scrolling a Graphic

Use Venus® 1500 control software to run graphics, even on a smaller display. Sometimes, with smaller displays, you may have a graphic that just doesn't reduce down to fit on one layout and still keep the image’s integrity. A solution for this is to scroll the graphic over multiple layouts. Round logos and portrait-type images ...

Ad Sales Strategy–Seasonal Ads

In 2013, winter holidays accounted for nearly 20% of annual retail sales.* As the holidays approach, encourage current and potential clients to take advantage of holiday-themed ads. You can see by our examples that designers can give a seasonal spin to almost any business! And if you're selling several affordable slot rotations, even retailers on ...

Talk to Customers about Financing

How often do potential customers say they can’t afford a new sign? What can you do to change their thinking? How can you get them to realize what a great investment an LED sign is? Our new flier, “How to Introduce Financing Options to a Customer” will help you overcome this stumbling block. Turn the ...

Small Display Help – Using the Character Map to Add Interest

Many times, owners of smaller displays think they are limited to text only. Not true. If you own a smaller display, you can use the Character Map to create holiday presentations, school presentations, weather-related presentations, and more! If you are just starting out and want to do something easy, insert a character that has to ...

Keeping It Clean—Digital Billboard Content Guidelines

No matter how cutting-edge your digital billboard may be, without powerful content, your clients won’t get the sales lift they’re looking for. When it comes to content creation, this different medium needs a different approach. A print ad must contain a lot of information--it has just one shot with the viewer. On the other hand, ...

3 Easy Steps to Determine Pixel Pitch

Answer the following questions to place an order for the right pixel pitch for your customers. Traffic speed? You’ll have a chance to find this out at the site survey. Here’s a nice rule of thumb: 1 mm = 1 mph For improved clarity use 0.5 mm = 1 mph Viewing distance? Also note the ...

Chance to Win $50—Take Our Short Poll

Help us to create sales materials in the format you need! Please respond to this short survey for the chance to win a $50 credit card! Fill out completely to participate in the drawing on November 14.