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To add notices, slideshows of photographs, or videos to the Scotch digital signage:

  1. Export the image/slide that has been sent to library@scotch.wa.edu.au as a JPEG file
    • Size needs to be 1920 x 1080 pixels
  2. Open the BrightSign server (smb://sctdata02.scotch.local/Brightsign)
  3. Select the Content folder
  4. Select the current year folder
  5. Select the relevant sub-school folder
  6. Drag image into folder and name it appropriately (ie. SS_InternationalCuisineDay)
  7. Launch BrightAuthor  on the Clickview desktop machine
  8. Select File and then Playlists (SS General or MS General)
  9. Click the folder icon under Media Library
  10. Navigate to BrightSign server and select image file
  11. Drag and drop image into playlist in the window on the right
  12. Double click on the slide to change the time it remains on the screen if necessary
  13. Click Upload to Network in the top right corner
  14. Click Yes for first pop-up
  15. Click Okay for second pop-up
  16. Click Yes for third pop-up

**In the Manage tab you can see the televisions which are active (green) and where they are located in each sub-school

 

To make a photographic slideshow (MP4 format, 1920 x 1080 pixels):

  1. Download the photos you have selected from Vidigami
    • Select 'Low resolution print' and tick 'Use original if selected size is unavailable'
  2. Open Lightroom
  3. Click on Library tab
  4. Click Import in the bottom left corner and locate the relevant folder and images
  5. Click Import
  6. Click the letter 'P' to flag the photos that you want to include (or click on the flag button)
    • Limit the number of photographs to a maximum of 40-60
  7. Click on the Slideshow tab
  8. Under the Backdrop drop-down menu on the right, select a photo and drag it into the Background Image panel. Change the opacity to 40%.
  9. Double click the title to change it and grab the edges of the text box to resize it
  10. Click Export Video in the bottom-left corner and enter a title that includes the sub-school and year (ie. SS Valedictory 2017)
  11. If the file has exported as an M4V file, change the file extension to MP4
  12. Add the file to the relevant folder on the BrightSign server and follow Step 7 onwards as listed above for JPEGs

 

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