1. Pv 11
  2. How to make a Countdown in Pv11

How to make a Countdown in Pv11

Pv11 can add dynamic text for a countdown message. You can use the built-in background color option, or create a background image/animation using a third-party program (ex. Adobe After Effects or Photoshop)

Follow these steps for a simple countdown message. Once you get a handle on how the feature works, you can customize your countdown even further.

Step 1: In Pv11, go to the Content Tab and select “Create Dynamic Image.”

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Step 2: Import a Background Image/Animation (or simply add a background color if desired)

Step 3: Add the “Countdown” option.

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Step 4: Check the show box for Days, Hours, Minutes, and/or Seconds. Also check any other box option you may want, like Show if 0, or Calculate.

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Step 5: Now you will want to change the font, the color, size, and position of the text.  You can use various symbols for separators.

Step 6: (optional) Text when completed will show after the countdown is finished.

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Save and Exit and the .DD2 will be saved in the content library.

You will still need to schedule this message in a schedule or your play list.

NOTE:
We noticed that using spaces as separators isn’t supported in all the versions of Pv11. So we have a little note for you if this is the case.

First: Follow steps 1-3 above. Then add four countdown data layers. (Day, Hour, Min, and Sec.) So you will end up having four countdown layers.

Second: Follow the steps above for setting the countdown, repeat for Day, Hour, Min, and Sec countdowns.  You will want to set the countdown Date/Time and check the Calculate boxes for the options  before the one you are currently on.  (ex: Hours; check the show box, and pad with 0 and show if 0. Then check the Calculate box in Days.)  For Days you only need to show.

 

NOTE:

This feature is only available in Pv11.