Tag: LED sign content

Plan Ahead! One-Day Workshop in April

Daktronics offers professional Venus® 1500 software training for our customers in a variety of methods. Operators who attend our workshops will learn how to create, program, and schedule display content. However, if you prefer a more “hands on” type training, then our One-Day Workshop is perfect for you! Quarterly One-Day Workshop April 23, 2015 Location: ...

March Daylight Saving Time. Can You Support Your Customers?

Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is the period of the year when we move our clocks one hour ahead. In the United States, this has the effect of creating more sunlit hours in the evening during months when the weather is the warmest. For 2015, this is going to happen March 8 at 2 a.m. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Plan Your Ad Campaign

Do more than just manage your sign. Increase your ROI! Take some time to plan how you want to use your message display. Start your ad campaign by brainstorming what you want the display to feature for the next 12 months. Don’t assume that passers-by have noticed your facility or that they know what you ...

Using the Timeline Part 2

Tips Resizing and Identifying Content If you missed our previous post, you might want to read it before moving on to this week’s information. View Creating a presentation using Timeline. If you don’t see the Timeline in your Content Studio to enable Timeline View, follow the simple instructions in “How do I view/disable/enable Timeline in Content ...

Using the Content Studio Timeline Part 1

Creating a presentation using the Timeline When you first install Venus 1500 v 4, Content Studio is in basic user mode. At the bottom of the Content Editor, you will see the Layout Storyboard with a thumbnail of each layout and its hold duration. But once you’re more confident and want to be a bit ...

Choose High-Contrast Colors So Your Messages Get Read

People can see messages using contrasting colors from a great distance, while messages with low-contrasting colors blend together and appear murky. Research shows that high-color contrast improves recall by 38%. Understanding these basics will help ensure that the messages you create using Venus® 1500 software are easy to read and comprehend. Use high-contrast colors Look ...

Use Dark Backgrounds

We have one easy tip that will always make your messages look better: use a dark background. Using a dark background is always a good choice. A graphic with vivid color, such as a logo, looks best in front of a dark, contrasting background. The dark background always provides a classic look and helps focus ...

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 ...