Digital Signage — Designer — Scala

By: Scala  11-11-2011

Scala Designer is the fastest, most cost-effective solution for creating truly dynamic content for digital signage. You can author professional media in an attention-grabbing environment for virtually any type of display by incorporating your existing media files into a ScalaScript. From retail dynamic signage to government and education to business communications, Designer gives you more creative control of your content with flexibility and real-time edits not offered by video production. Designer helps you create great content that can be more efficient to send and store than using video. While your Scala network does not require that your content come from Designer, it is the best way to create rich, professional content that can be changed quickly and easily without sacrificing any attention-grabbing appeal.

  Use Your Favorite Tools – Feel free to use your favorite video and image creation tools for complete productions, or as elements you can enhance with Designer to create rich, dynamic content that can be changed quickly and easily without sacrificing any attention-grabbing appeal.
  Photoshop Plug-in – Designer comes with a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that lets you create your layout in Photoshop and export to Designer where you can add timing, transitions and interactivity.
  Aggregation of Different Media Formats – Designer composites a large variety of image, video and audio file formats without file conversion or re-rendering on the server side.
  • Image: BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF
  • Video: AVI, SWF, MPG, WMV, H.264
  • Sound: WAV, MP3
  Make it Dynamic – Seamlessly combine text, graphics, sound and video into broadcast-quality multimedia. Preview exactly how it will appear, even full-screen.
  Forget Re-rendering – Designer doesn't re-render your videos or other content, giving you more creative control over the final playback quality. Playback is rendered live and on the fly with the original media formats unaltered, yet composited, layered, and sequenced as instructed from Designer and Content Manager.
  Amazing Transitions – Designer lets you take advantage of hundreds of smooth, full-screen effects and transitions built into the Scala playback engine.
  Layout – Compose more attractive and distinctive screens with element alignment tools, grids and guides.
  Talk Your Language – Create your content in dozens of languages with support for most international writing systems (including European languages, Asian languages, Arabic, Hebrew, and more).
  Design Versatility – Design for landscape, portrait or video walls. Content can be auto-rotated and scaled to perfectly fit your displays.
  Crawl Around – Add data-driven text crawls with controllable direction and speed.
  Fully Stocked – Scala Designer comes with a plethora of clip art, stock images, templates, backgrounds, and stock video to help bring your content alive.
  Template Design – Design great templates and keep your look clean and consistent while letting any internet user easily add content and text with template creation via the Template Composer EX Module in Content Manager.
  Go Interactive – Design interactive content with interactive buttons, variables and branching for kiosks or other applications.
  Easy Customization – Many interactive applications can be authored right in Scala's easy to navigate, graphical interface.
  Optional Scripting – Programmers can dive into the ScalaScript language or use supported Windows Scripting languages such as VBScript, JavaScript or Python.
  Authoring Amenities – Designer comes with plenty of other useful authoring features such as undo, spell check, printing, collect files and exporting.
  EX Modules – Optional add-ons to control switchers, video playback hardware and other devices.
  Publish Your Work – When complete, publish your content to Scala Content Manager where it is scheduled and distributed to Scala Players.

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