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Get the Most Out of the Scoreboard Overlay

BlueFrame’s scoreboard overlay design has a lot to offer productions. This article will feature the control panel and scoreboard for football. However, the flat design overlays are available for various other sporting events.

If looking for overlay basics, please reference the following article: The Basics of Overlays

  1. Open and log in to Production Truck. Open the overlay manager window by clicking the blue plus + sign in the bottom left quadrant.

  2. Use filters to narrow down overlay options to a specific sport.

  3. Football overlay options are displayed. For demonstration purposes, the Football Scoreboard || Gotham || and Control Panel overlays will be used. Click the check box next to each graphic and click the Download button in the bottom right-hand corner. Once those download, move over to the Open tab and then select Open in the bottom right hand corner.

  4. The Control Panel is for your eyes only. Updates for the score, time, down & distance and team information will appear here. The scoreboard overlay will exhibit the information from the control panel to viewers. Click and drag the Football tab over to the bottom right quadrant, aka the overlay preview window.

  5. Back at the control panel, input information for each team under the “away” and “home” tabs on the left side. The team abbreviation is what will appear on the scoreboard.

    Use Team Control Panels to quickly add in team and roster information. Check out our help article here to learn how!

  6. Save the teams by clicking Save Team located under the record line. Add a team logo by clicking Select File as a PNG file with a transparent background.

  7. Back on the Game tab within the control panel, click the boxes next to various features to further customize the scoreboard overlay. When the eye is showing, that feature will appear on the scoreboard. A quick click on the eye again will make that feature disappear.

  8. Under the football tab in the left quadrant, add network logos or sponsor logos on the left and/or right sides of the scoreboard. Use the pop-up to let fans know certain information, such as “audio is unavailable” or a Twitter hashtag.

  9. Move the scoreboard overlay within the preview window by using the pin option. Clicking the home icon will return the scoreboard back to its original place at the bottom.

  10. Click Overlay above the bottom right preview section to display the overlay to your viewers. Clicking Clear will clear any unlocked overlays from the program feed.

  11. There is also a locking feature that will Lock an overlay into place. This is often used for watermarks in the corners of the screen. Lock the watermark into place so that it would remain on the screen even if you click Clear.