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flash design for television

interface for plasma screen

   
8:43 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi
I have to design an interface to be displayed on a plasma screen tv for a forthcoming conference. Its basically going to be a 100% flash site type affair.

was wondering whether any has any advice in reference to this, e.g. resolution, font sizes etc.

thanks

8:51 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I believe you will need to design for about 640 X 480 or less pixels as a standard for tv. Might be wrong on that though.
10:34 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is it a wide-screen plasma tv? If so than the aspect ratio is different to that of a 'standard' tv. Worth checking it out...
11:13 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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yeah im assuming its widescreen but cannot get access to it yet (convieniently :() - so there not really much time for testing, hence the post.
thanks
12:31 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is it PAL or NTSC? Both have different pixel depths. Is it going to be enlarging someone using a regular monitor?
12:52 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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pal and yes it will be running from a regular laptop
thanks
1:04 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I believe PAL captures at 720x576. I am an NTSC guy here in the states so thats about as much as I know. With any computer thing going to video remember that text should be thicker than normal because the resolution is not as crisp as a computer monitor.
1:14 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I also forgot about safe action areas. Video monitors crop the edges of the video. TVs do this in different amounts. You don't want to place information on the edges. I found this page [learndynamicmedia.com] online that has safe action area templates for photoshop in both PAL and NTSC. It looks bad if you have cropped text at the top so take your safe action area into account.
8:53 am on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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thanks very much :)
 

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