Adding an interstitial to your display can be done in 5 easy steps:
- Save any graphics as high resolution image files (.png or .jpg), or videos as .mp4 files that you want to include as interstitials.
- Download an app that will allow you to create a url shortcut for you interstitial. We recommend Dropbox or Droplr.
- Using Dropbox or Droplr, create the urls for your interstitials.
- Copy and Paste the url into your live display interstitial builder and control the rotation timing.
- Save and launch your display!
Step One: Select and Save your Interstitial Files
- Interstitials can be a graphic or a video file.
- Graphics: high resolution image files
- Videos: .mp4 files
Don’t forget to take into account the screen ratio of the screen that your display will be shown on. If your screen is a standard 16:9 screen, your graphic or video should be created with the same ratio. If you screen is a vertical 9:16 screen, then your interstitials should be created for that ratio.
For Lower Third Displays, the Interstitial is confined to the active space, so be sure create your graphic or video in the same dimension as your Lower Third and within your safe zone. By default, the height is 30% of the display height. (Ex: in a 1920x1080 display, the Lower Third dimensions are 1920x324).
Step Two: Download and Install Dropbox or Droplr
Dropbox is an application that creates a folder on your desktop where you can save image/video files and generate URL's for those files. Dropbox is available on Mac, Windows, Linux and mobile (you can view all compatibility requirements here: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/3). To download, visit this link: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/4454. (We recommend Dropbox, but you can use any tool that creates a permanent URL for the file.)
Droplr is an application that allows you to drop image/video files and create a URL shortcut to those files. Droplr is available to download for Mac, Windows, and Linux. To install, visit this link: http://droplr.com/apps.
Step Three: Create Image/Video link
To create a Dropbox link, simply drag and drop your image/.mp4 file into the Dropbox folder or upload the file on Dropbox.com, and then click on the Dropbox icon and select "Copy Link".
To create a Droplr link, simply drag and drop your image/.mp4 file into the Droplr icon. This will automatically create your own custom image/video link. To copy that link, click the link icon next to the file you want you use.
Step Four: Add image/video link to Interstitial Builder
Open your Tagboard’s live display, select “settings,” scroll down until you see a section called “Interstitial Builder”.
Always replace the "0" at the end of your Dropbox link with a "1". The link will not work without the “1”.
Always add a “+” sign at the end of your droplr link. The link will not work without the “+” sign.
Step Five: Apply or Save
Click ‘Apply’ to save for just this session, or choose "Save" to save these settings to your tagboard moving forward.
That’s it! You are now ready to build and launch your own interstitials.