Spectrum Template Authoring Web-Based Simulations



Course Description:

This instructor led course includes everything needed to configure, create, and edit a variety of graphic templates supported by Spectrum X and ChannelPort environment.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, students will learn about customizing their Harmonic templates by including three-point animation and widgets, setting up a custom template in Adobe® Flash®, using image sequences to create a Flash Video or MPEG-4 File with Adobe Media Encoder or Adobe After Effects, creating single and dual digital video effects (DVE) templates with Adobe Flash, and template authoring performance guidelines and troubleshooting.

Course Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of ingest of video for playout, Samba, FTP, general networking, the Harmonic tools for previewing, including ClipTool, FXTool, and PreviewTool, the Spectrum file system and its structure, Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects or Media Encoder, Flash player, and graphic formats such as Shockwave Flash Move (.swf), Flash Video (.flv), MPEG-4 (.mp4), Portable Network Graphic (.png), and Bitmap (.bmp).

Course Duration:

4-6 Hours (includes three simulation modes)


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Lesson 1 – Image and Flash Templates

  • Create a Full Raster Image Template
  • Edit a Sample Harmonic Template

Lesson 2 – Customizing Flash Templates

  • Create Animation Frame Labels
  • Import the Harmonic Widget Library
  • Name a Widget Instance
  • Reconfigure a Harmonic Widget
  • Use the Text Scroll Widget
  • Set Up a Custom Template

Lesson 3 – Flash Video and MPEG-4 Files

  • Create a Flash Video File with Media Encoder
  • Create a Flash Video File with After Effects
  • Create a MPEG-4 File with Media Encoder
  • Create a MPEG-4 File with After Effects

Lesson 4 – DVE Authoring

  • Create a DVE Squeezeback Template
  • Create a Dual DVE Side-by-Side Template

Lesson 5 – Appendix

  • Modify the Clock Widget – 24-Hour Clock


Group Size Location Price
Individual Harmonic University Free for any customer with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) on file.

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