Spectrum Template Authoring



Course Description:

This instructor-led course provides an overview of Harmonic-provided graphic templates and covers creating, configuring, and editing a variety of customized templates. Templates are created using Adobe® Creative Suite®, including Adobe® Flash®, Photoshop®, After Effects®, and Media Encoder. Students test templates using FXTool, Harmonic’s software application for testing graphic templates. Optional topics are included on an as-needed basis.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to create a full raster image template using Adobe PhotoShop, create a custom template using Adobe Flash, use Adobe Media Encoder or After Effects to create a Flash Video or MPEG-4 file from an image sequence, create a DVE or dual DVE template using Adobe Flash, and perform some basic troubleshooting for common Spectrum Template Authoring related issues.

Course Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of the Spectrum environment and SystemManager, including ingest of video for playout, Samba, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), general networking, FXTool, Adobe Creative Suite, Flash Player, and graphic formats such as Small Web Format (.swf), Flash Video (.flv), MPEG-4 (.mp4), Portable Network Graphic (.png), and Bitmap (.bmp).

Course Duration:

1 Day


Module 1  – Template Authoring Overview

  • Spectrum Branding
  • Workflows
  • Branding Examples

Module 2 – Image and Flash Templates

  • Full Raster Image Templates
  • Template Authoring Package
  • Harmonic-provided Templates
  • Editing a Sample Harmonic Template

Module 3 – Customizing Flash Templates

  • Customizing Flash Templates
  • Three-point Animation
  • Harmonic Widgets
  • Setting Up a Custom Template

Module 4 – Flash Video and MPEG-4 Files

  • Flash Video and MPEG-4 Files
  • Creating a Flash Video File using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating a Flash Video File using Adobe After Effects
  • Creating an MPEG-4 File using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating an MPEG-4 File using Adobe After Effects

Module 5 – Digital Video Effects (DVE) Authoring

  • DVE Authoring
  • Configuring DVE Properties
  • Creating DVE Templates

Module 6 – Template Authoring Troubleshooting

  • Performance Guidelines
  • Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Contacting Support

Optional Topics as Needed

  • Modifying the Clock Widget – 24-Hour Clock
  • Creating a NewsTicker Template
  • Anchor Points and UHD Workflows
  • Monitor Out


Location Price Part Number
Harmonic Facility $1500 per student TNG-CP-AUTH-PP
Harmonic Facility $3500 per group, max 8 students TNG-CP-AUTH-GROUP
Customer Site

$4000 per site, max 8 students

WEBEX Session $1500 per day, per group TNG-CP-AUTH-WEBEX


There are no sessions scheduled at this time.

Harmonic Training Centers

Harmonic Training Centers are located at our corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA, and at our office in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.
Students are responsible for their own transportation and hotel reservations. Please click the Hotel information link below for local hotel information. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are provided on training days.

San Jose, CA
4300 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
12, rue Rouget de l’Isle
1st Floor
Issy les Moulineaux, 92130
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