Spectrum Template Authoring



Course Description:

Harmonic Spectrum X and ChannelPort products provide comprehensive integrated channel playout (ICP) capabilities, including graphics, branding, and DVE, created using industry-standard authoring tools. In this instructor-led course students learn about Harmonic-provided graphic templates and creating, configuring, and editing a variety of customized templates. Templates are created using Adobe® Creative Suite®, including Photoshop®, Adobe® Animate, After Effects®, and Adobe® 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 Animate, use Media Encoder and After Effects to create a WebM or MPEG-4 file from an image sequence, create a DVE or dual DVE template using Animate, 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, and graphic formats such as Small Web Format (.swf), Flash Video (.flv), MPEG-4 (.mp4), Portable Network Graphic (.png), and Bitmap (.bmp).

Course Duration:

4 hours-1 Day


Module 1: Template authoring overview

  • Spectrum branding
  • Workflows
  • Branding examples

Module 2: Image and Animate templates

  • Full raster image templates
  • Template authoring package
  • Harmonic templates
  • Source template editing

Module 3: Animate template customization

  • Animate template customization
  • Three-point animation
  • Harmonic widgets
  • Custom templates

Module 4: Video files

  • Video files
  • WebM files
  • MPEG-4 files

Module 5: Digital Video Effects (DVE) authoring

  • DVE authoring
  • DVE properties
  • Single DVE templates
  • Dual DVE templates

Module 6: Troubleshooting

  • Performance guidelines
  • Troubleshooting scenarios
  • Technical Support

Optional topics as needed

  • Clock widget: 24-hour clock
  • NewsTicker template
  • Anchor points and UHD workflows
  • Monitor out


Type Location Duration Number of Students Price Part Number
Classroom Harmonic Facility 1 day Individual $1,500 per student TNG-SP-AUTH-PP
Classroom Harmonic Facility 1 day Group, maximum of 8 students $3,000 per group TNG-SP-AUTH-GROUP
Classroom Onsite 1 day Group, maximum of 8 students $3,500 per group TNG-SP-AUTH-SITE
Webinar Online 4 hours Group, maximum of 12 students $1,500 per group TNG-SP-AUTH-WEBINAR


There are no sessions scheduled at this time.

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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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