The Definitive Choice in Video Broadcasting Software
Intuitive, Powerful Video Broadcasting Software
The Presentation Solution for Video Broadcasting Pros
Designed for live events, video mixing, live broadcasting, instant replay, and more, ProPresenter is the top solution for pro-grade video broadcasting needs. ProPresenter 7, doubles down on pro-grade video and streaming features, making it one of the most powerful tools in the video broadcasting software market.
User-Friendly Interface with Industry-Leading Functionality
ProPresenter 7 provides an intuitive user interface and boasts powerful yet user-friendly features. Getting started with ProPresenter 7 is fast and easy. With a large user community, official support, and both written and video-based tutorials, even complex or advanced functions can be made simple.
WHY PROPRESENTER FOR VIDEO BROADCASTING?
Seamless Communication with Professional Software and Hardware
ProPresenter 7 was built with an emphasis on professional software and hardware integration capability. Support for pro-grade solutions is core to the app.
ProPresenter enables broadcasting main content simultaneously with lower thirds, overlays, user-generated chyrons, graphic bugs, audio, and more. ProProsenter handles inputs and outputs over SDI with internal and external keying, NDI, and Syphon. In addition, it also supports other standard system display formats, including HDMI and DisplayPort.
ProPresenter pulls in content from webcams and virtual inputs, so you can pull live video streaming into your video productions.
Hardware Encoder Support & Formats
ProPresenter supports Blackmagic hardware encoders in a wide range of formats:
External PCIe cards in Thunderbolt enclosures
Check out the full list of supported Blackmagic devices here.
ProPresenter is compatible with Bitfocus Companion for control and automation, and many other software you’d use in video broadcast environments like Ableton, Lightkey, and lighting board controls.
Additional industry-standard protocols that ProPresenter supports:
- MIDI control*
- DMX lighting control
- Sony BVS
- Sony BVW
Interested in Chroma keying? Send ProPresenter’s video content output to a Chroma Key on a video switcher.
ProVideoPlayer, a Mac-based multi-screen media server application, offers advanced built-in screen control functionality for multi-camera setups or screen control systems.
* MIDI supported by both Mac and Windows; other communications methods only available on Mac.
Built for Video Environments of Any Level of Complexity
ProPresenter is the versatile, user-friendly option that’s built for video broadcast environments of any size or complexity—from small and simple to massive and complex.
This is how ProPresenter handles everything you might need related to presentations in video broadcasts.
Unlimited video outputs: your hardware is the only limitation.
Each output can use any combination of seven layers of content.
Mix and match video input and output resolutions, from SD to 8K and higher, including double and triple-wide screen setups. ProPresenter handles screen scaling and aspect ratio conversions automatically.
Projector edge blending, corner pinning, and sub-pixel accuracy drive highly accurate visuals across a wide range of potential output sizes and resolutions.
ProPresenter is flexible in how and where it sources content.
Sync slides, media, and show setup repositories up or down both locally and via your choice of cloud service.
Imports audio, images, video files in many formats, and media with alpha transparency. You can even import PowerPoint files as jpegs.
Create macros to simplify show setups, and save and toggle between stage display layouts with just a click or automation.
Advanced Audio Routing
For professionals looking for a solution that supports advanced audio routing, ProPresenter offers up to 16 busses (Pro Channels), independently configurable with whatever inputs and outputs you need. Audio outputs can also be assigned separately for each piece of content or media.
Consider this scenario: You’re running a live broadcast and obviously need your current audio to route for broadcast. However, you need to cue up an audio file for later in the show, and you need to preview it to be sure you’ve grabbed the right one. You can set an audio output for previewing to go to the Headphones Output, while all live audio goes out through the Mains Output.
In ProPresenter, you can output audio over nearly anything, including standard and pro output formats, USB audio interfaces, and virtual devices like Dante Virtual Soundcard.
If your computer can see an audio device, so can ProPresenter — and it can send or receive audio from that device.
Bulletproof Live Streaming
It’s increasingly common for video broadcasts to go out simultaneously via live streaming (such as on social media) and legacy broadcast formats. Why rely on a separate streaming and recording tool or dedicated live streaming software when you have all the professional-grade streaming tools you need already built into ProPresenter?
ProPresenter 7 is the only software solution on the market today using the powerful proprietary streaming protocol from Resi.
Resi handles variable Internet speeds with ease and can even accommodate a complete Internet blackout for up to two minutes.
This solution is so effective that you can even recover from somebody physically cutting the Ethernet cable. Simply re-terminate within two minutes, and the audience won’t notice a thing — not even a drop in quality!
- ProRes (up to ProRes 4444 XQ at 60fps)
- HAP (including HAP Alpha and HAP Q)
Built-in support for multi-camera streaming as well as a wide array of capture cards allows you to stream across one or multiple platforms with a live stream restreaming service, in real-time.
If you’re looking for a streaming solution alternative to OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, or XSplit Broadcaster, vMix, or Lightstream, look no further than ProPresenter 7.
Control How You Trigger Items for Content Playback
ProPresenter 7 has a built-in calendar for scheduling content playback that allows you to trigger items from a calendar, on startup, or even at the click of a button.
Trigger show cues either on a schedule or simultaneously with content playback, and use macros to combine a large number of individual actions into a single button or trigger.
You can also set specific content, cues, and actions to trigger upon startup.
Keep Your Stage Talent and On-Camera Talent Happy and Focused
ProPresenter 7 includes many features geared toward your on-screen talent.
Turn any screen on the network into a confidence monitor with our iPad and tvOS apps.
Customize stage display streams based on talent needs with the ability to send unlimited unique streams. For example, color and timer-based triggers that automatically communicate to talent when time is running down.
Remote control apps for iOS and Android support speakers who want control of their own show.
Support for industry-standard remote control hardware, including DSAN PerfectCue and Logitech R-series.
No matter how professional your broadcast environment is, you have to be prepared for the unexpected. You may, on occasion, have a guest who brings in a PowerPoint or Keynote show. ProPresenter has you covered there, too, allowing you to import slides from both apps as jpegs for presenting.
Pre-Build Your Shows
Building shows can be complex, and no one wants to wait until the finalized production environment is completely set up to begin.
In ProPresenter, you can set up dummy placeholder outputs so that you can build your show ahead of time.
- Eliminate the need to have all the right hardware in place to start building.
- Preload content layer assignments (or change them automatically, or simultaneously with individual content) with ProPresenter’s Audience Looks.
In professional video environments, every pixel matters and there’s no room for error.
That’s why ProPresenter includes tools for fine-tuning your prebuilt shows, like linked text, guides, and rulers.
Now there is no more guessing whether something is aligned consistently from slide to slide or hoping that an overlay is properly placed. With ProPresenter, you’ll know with certainty.
And if you happen to notice a mistake within your presentation—even after you’ve gone live—you can fix it in ProPresenter. With no separate modes for editing and presenting, you can make adjustments on the fly if you need to do so.
Pro-Grade Solutions Supported Across Multiple Languages
ProPresenter is the solution of choice for many in video broadcasting and streaming thanks to its ideal balance of pro-grade features, robust functionality, and ease of use. It’s a globally relevant solution, too, with localizations available in these languages:
- Chinese (simplified)
Competitive Comparison Chart
|PlatformsOperating systems supported|
|LanguagesLanguages natively supported||10English, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Norwegian||350||9English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, and Hungarian||77|
|Free Unrestricted Trial||✔Yes14 Days||✖No||Included with MacOS||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Version Reviewed||7.8||2107||11.1||Not Relevant||Not Relevant|
|Display Slides with text, graphics, & video||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Advanced Slide Editor||✔Yes||Limited||Limited||Limited|
|Shapes, gradients, & Bezier curvesAbility to do custom shapes, gradients, and Bezier curves when creating slides.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Set opacity and shadowsMake the text see-through, or add shadows under it to make it pop out.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||Shadows yes, opacity no|
|Styles, templates, and themesApply 1 template to all slides.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Build slide objects in and outIndividual transitions for slide objects, allowing custom build-ins and build-outs.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Slide transitionsVarious options for transitioning slides||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Gradient textGradient color for slide text||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✖No||✖No|
|Scrolling textScrolling text up/down/left/right.||✔Yes||✖No||✔Yes||✖No||✖No|
|Dynamic text scalingText size scales bigger or smaller to fit the slide.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Linked text boxesText can be linked to other text boxes.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Data driven text boxesSlide text can be driven by external sources.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Data LinksDynamic text, to show automatic text, such as countdowns and clocks, lyrics for the next verse, or external RSS feeds.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Guides and rulers||✔Yes||✖No||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Conditional element visibilitySet slide object visibility based on various factors, such as a countdown is running.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Live video & camera inputs||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||Sort of||✖No|
|Stage ScreensAlso known as Foldback Screens or Confidence Monitors. These are screens used by people on stage to see additional info while presenting.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Maximum number of Stage Screens||Unlimited||1||1||✖No||0|
|Customizable Stage ScreensAbility to have different output options for the different stage displays.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Customizeable Producer ViewCustom stage screen designed for producers in broadcast environments.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Customizeable Operator ViewCustom stage screen for ProPresenter operators to see various outputs, timers, and settings.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✖No||✔Yes|
|Send different content to specific output layers||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Color Triggers based on TimersCountdown color changes at different times, such as Green > Yellow > Red.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Reflow EditorSpecial editor to simplify line breaks in slides.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Continuous PlaylistThe ability to see the slides from one document to the next, without needing to click on the next document to start seeing what's coming up. This is helpful in running a live show and knowing what's coming next while not have to click away from the main cue area.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✖No||✔Yes|
|Clocks, timers, and countdowns||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✖No|
|Calendar / SchedulerAbility to schedule media or presentations to play at set times.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Easy ViewCustom view for operators to see content more clearly.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Props layerProps layer for logos, bugs, lower thirds, and other overlays.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Audio layerDedicated layer for playing audio.||✔Yes||✔Yes||✖No||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Audio playlistsBuild playlists of audio inputs.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Free Media & Content Included||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✖No|
|Paid Media storeAccess to buy additional media assets||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✖No|
|Audience Alerts / Nursery CallsAble to post messages on screen, like license plates numbers with lights on, or nursery calls.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Stage/Confidence Monitor AlertsAble to send messages to the stage screens||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Dark User Interface (Dark Mode)||✔Yes||✖No||✔Yes||✖No||✖No|
|Smart PlaylistsAutomatically import media from specific computer folders with a smart playlist.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Lyrics & Presentation Search||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Slide labels and groups||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✖No|
|Import PowerPoint slideshows||Yes as Images||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Unique audio & video settings per clip||✔Yes||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✔Yes|
|Facebook Users Group||✔Yes37,000 members||✔Yes51,000 members||✖No||✖No||✔Yes|
|Designed to display Copyright for LyricsShowing copyright is a requirement when displaying||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Maximum number of unique Audience OutputsUnique displays, not splitting a single output signal.||Unlimited||1||1||1||1|
|Edge blendingUsed when overlapping projectors, so the image smoothly transitions across them.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Live StreamingStream directly from the software to a destination, such as YouTube or Facebook.||✔YesRTMP or Resi||✖No||Sort ofYou can share Keynotes online to a live iCloud link||✔Yes||✖No|
|Record presentation output to disk||✔YesH.264, H.265, HAP or ProRes up to ProPres 4444 XQ||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes||✖No|
|NDI outputsNDI is a video standard for sending video over networks.||✔YesInput and output||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|SDI outputsSDI is a standard cable and protocol for sending video signal over long distance. Some common hardware that uses SDI is video switchers, professional video cameras, and video output cards for makes like Blackmagic Design.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Announcements or Digital Signage outputsDedicated output for announcements, such as a loop in the lobby, while running a presentation.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Display masksMasking displays is particularly common in environmental projectioin, or there is some thing partially covering the projecotr to the screen, that you don't want to project on.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Alpha keyerUsed for sending transparent layers, such as for lower thirds and lyrics overlays.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|MIDI, DMX & other communications||✔YesMIDI, DMX, AMP, CITP, GlobalCache, RossTalk, GVG100, Sony BVS, Sony BVW, VDCP||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Triggerable feature actionsActions that correspond to specific features, able to be added to a slide cue, macro, or other simillar soltion for triggering one feature at a time, or multiple together.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Audience "Looks" - premade screen layout changesCustomize output layouts for different parts of the presentation, such as one set of themes for the music, and a different set of themes for speaking.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Apps for remote control||iOS||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Stage screen appsTurn a tablet or other hardware into a stage display.||iOS, AppleTV||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Advanced audio routingMultiple audio channels, routed to different inputs and outputs, to allow for fully customized audio routing.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Macros for automationMacros can fire multiple triggers at the same time.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|Cloud SyncSync presentations and libraries to the cloud.||✖No||✖No||✔Yes||✔Yes||✔Yes|
|Integration with Streamdeck CompanionStreamdeck Companion is a popular aaccessory for controlling professional equipment from a single device.||✔Yes||✖No||✖No||✖No||✖No|
|PricingNot including add-ons, such as Bibles.||$399-$999||$99 USD/Year (For Office 365)||With a Mac Purchase||$15-$19/moThey also have a free tier, but it's only holds 5 presentations, so isn't sustainable for most clients who want a long-term solution.||Free|
The Top Choice in Live Production Software
With its ability to seamlessly customize audio, video, and presentation feeds, ProPresenter is the ideal solution for professional broadcasters who need to augment their presentation and display capabilities.
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