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The Definitive Choice in Live Production Software

Overview

Intuitive, Powerful Live Production Software

Now Anyone Can Present Like a Pro

ProPresenter is a compelling choice for pro-grade live production software, suitable for video mixing, live productions, live broadcasting, and more. And now, with ProPresenter 7, we’ve doubled down on pro-grade video and streaming features, making our latest release a powerful tool in the live production software market.

User-Friendly Interface with Industry-Leading Functionality

User-Friendly Interface with Industry-Leading Functionality

ProPresenter 7 is powerful yet user-friendly, with an intuitive user interface. Despite many advanced features and integrations, getting started with ProPresenter 7 is fast and easy.

WHY PROPRESENTER FOR LIVE PRODUCTION?

 

Seamless Communication with Professional Software and Hardware

ProPresenter 7 is built with professional software and hardware in mind. Support for pro-grade solutions isn’t an add-on or afterthought: it’s core to the app.

ProPresenter is designed for broadcasting main content simultaneously with lower thirds, overlays, user-generated chyrons, graphic bugs, audio, and more. And it can easily handle inputs and outputs over SDI with internal and external keying, NDI, and Syphon. Other standard system display formats, including HDMI and DisplayPort, are also supported.

ProPresenter pulls in content from webcams and virtual inputs, so you can pull live video streaming into your live video productions.

Hardware Encoder Support & Formats


ProPresenter has a long history of Blackmagic hardware support, including a wide range of formats:

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UltraStudio

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DeckLink

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ATEM series

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External PCIe cards in Thunderbolt enclosures

Check out the full list of supported Blackmagic devices here.

ProPresenter works with Bitfocus Companion for control and automation, and just about all the other software you’d use in live production. (think Ableton, Lightkey, and lighting board controls).

Other industry-standard protocols that ProPresenter supports:

  • MIDI control*
  • DMX lighting control
  • AMP
  • CITP
  • GlobalCache
  • RossTalk
  • GVG100
  • Sony BVS
  • Sony BVW
  • VDCP

Video professionals interested in Chroma keying can send ProPresenter’s video content output to a Chroma Key on a video switcher.

For multi-camera setups or screen control systems, ProVideoPlayer, our Mac-based multi-screen media server application offers advanced built-in screen control functionality.

If you’re using pro software and hardware for your video broadcasting and professional live shows, you need a professional presentation solution. You need ProPresenter 7.

* MIDI supported by both Mac and Windows, other communications methods only available on Mac.

Built for Live Shows of Any (Yes, Any) Size

Built for live shows of any size

ProPresenter is the versatile, user-friendly option that’s built for live shows of any size—from small and simple to massive and complex.

 

Here is how ProPresenter accommodates live shows of any size.

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Unlimited video outputs: your hardware is the only limitation.

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Each output can use any combination of seven layers of content.

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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.

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LED wall control: support for mixing multiple display outputs into a video wall (up to 4 x 4).

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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. 

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Sync slides, media, and show setup repositories up or down both locally and via your choice of cloud service.

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Imports audio, images, video files in many formats, and media with alpha transparency. You can even import PowerPoint files as jpegs.

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Create macros to simplify show setups, and save and toggle between stage display layouts with just a click or automation.

Advanced Audio Routing

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 even be assigned differently for each piece of content or media.

Consider this scenario: You’re running a live production with copyrighted background music. You’ve cleared the rights for your live production, but you either don’t have streaming rights or are concerned that you’ll get flagged for auto-takedown even with the rights.

Using advanced audio routing in ProPresenter, you can send that background music to your in-house feed (and your archival feed) but leave it out of whichever feeds are going out over social media or being used on various streaming platforms.

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

Bulletproof Live Streaming

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.

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Resi handles variable Internet speeds with ease and can even accommodate a complete Internet blackout for up to two minutes.

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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!

Additionally, ProPresenter 7 has built-in output video recording in the following formats:

  • H.264
  • H.265
  • 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 an 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. With it, you can trigger items from a calendar, on startup, or even at the click of a button.

Trigger lighting 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.

 

Control How You Trigger Items for Content Playback

Keep Your Stage Talent and On-Camera Talent Happy and Focused

ProPresenter 7 includes many features geared toward your stage and screen talent. 

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Turn any screen on the network into a confidence monitor with our iPad and tvOS apps.

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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.

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Remote control apps for iOS and Android support speakers who want control of their own show.

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Support for industry-standard remote control hardware, including DSAN PerfectCue and Logitech R-series.

No matter how professional your stage environment is, you have to be prepared for the occasional 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.

 

Pre-Build Your Shows

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.

 

Pro-Grade Solutions Supported Across Multiple Languages

ProPresenter is the solution of choice for many in live production 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:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Norwegian
  • Czech
  • Chinese (simplified)

Competitive Comparison Chart

Competitive Comparison Chart
FeatureProPresenterPowerPointKeynotePreziGoogle Slides
Basics
PlatformsOperating systems supported
LanguagesLanguages natively supported10English, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Norwegian3509English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, and Hungarian77
Free Unrestricted TrialYes14 DaysNoIncluded with MacOSYesYes
Support Options
Version Reviewed7.8210711.1Not RelevantNot Relevant
Slides
Display Slides with text, graphics, & videoYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced Slide EditorYesLimitedLimitedLimited
Shapes, gradients, & Bezier curvesAbility to do custom shapes, gradients, and Bezier curves when creating slides.YesYesYesYesYes
Set opacity and shadowsMake the text see-through, or add shadows under it to make it pop out.YesYesYesYesShadows yes, opacity no
Styles, templates, and themesApply 1 template to all slides.YesYesYesYesYes
Build slide objects in and outIndividual transitions for slide objects, allowing custom build-ins and build-outs.YesYesYesYesYes
Animated fly-insYesYesYesYesYes
Slide transitionsVarious options for transitioning slidesYesYesYesYesYes
Gradient textGradient color for slide textYesYesYesNoNo
Scrolling textScrolling text up/down/left/right.YesNoYesNoNo
Dynamic text scalingText size scales bigger or smaller to fit the slide.YesNoNoNoNo
Linked text boxesText can be linked to other text boxes.YesNoNoYesYes
Slide notesYesYesYesYesYes
Data driven text boxesSlide text can be driven by external sources.YesNoNoYesYes
Data LinksDynamic text, to show automatic text, such as countdowns and clocks, lyrics for the next verse, or external RSS feeds.YesNoNoYesYes
Guides and rulersYesNoYesYesYes
Conditional element visibilitySet slide object visibility based on various factors, such as a countdown is running.YesNoNoNoNo
Live video & camera inputsYesNoNoSort ofNo
Stage ScreensAlso known as Foldback Screens or Confidence Monitors. These are screens used by people on stage to see additional info while presenting.YesNoNoNoNo
Maximum number of Stage ScreensUnlimited11No0
Customizable Stage ScreensAbility to have different output options for the different stage displays.YesNoNoNoNo
Customizeable Producer ViewCustom stage screen designed for producers in broadcast environments.YesNoNoNoNo
Customizeable Operator ViewCustom stage screen for ProPresenter operators to see various outputs, timers, and settings.YesYesYesNoYes
Send different content to specific output layersYesNoNoNoNo
Color Triggers based on TimersCountdown color changes at different times, such as Green > Yellow > Red.YesNoNoNoNo
Presentation playlistsYesNoNoNoNo
Reflow EditorSpecial editor to simplify line breaks in slides.YesNoNoNoNo
Arrangements EditorYesNoNoNoNo
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.YesYesYesNoYes
Clocks, timers, and countdownsYesNoNoYesNo
Calendar / SchedulerAbility to schedule media or presentations to play at set times.YesNoNoNoNo
Easy ViewCustom view for operators to see content more clearly.YesNoNoNoNo
Props layerProps layer for logos, bugs, lower thirds, and other overlays.YesNoNoNoNo
Audio layerDedicated layer for playing audio.YesYesNoYesYes
Audio playlistsBuild playlists of audio inputs.YesNoNoNoNo
Free Media & Content IncludedYesNoNoYesNo
Paid Media storeAccess to buy additional media assetsYesNoNoYesNo
Audience Alerts / Nursery CallsAble to post messages on screen, like license plates numbers with lights on, or nursery calls.YesNoNoNoNo
Stage/Confidence Monitor AlertsAble to send messages to the stage screensYesNoNoNoNo
Dark User Interface (Dark Mode)YesNoYesNoNo
Smart PlaylistsAutomatically import media from specific computer folders with a smart playlist.YesNoNoNoNo
Lyrics & Presentation SearchYesNoNoNoNo
Slide labels and groupsYesNoNoYesNo
Import PowerPoint slideshowsYes as ImagesYesYesYesYes
Print presentationsYesYesYesYesYes
Unique audio & video settings per clipYesYesNoNoYes
Facebook Users GroupYes37,000 membersYes51,000 membersNoNoYes
Designed to display Copyright for LyricsShowing copyright is a requirement when displayingYesNoNoNoNo
Advanced
Maximum number of unique Audience OutputsUnique displays, not splitting a single output signal.Unlimited1111
Edge blendingUsed when overlapping projectors, so the image smoothly transitions across them.YesNoNoNoNo
Live StreamingStream directly from the software to a destination, such as YouTube or Facebook.YesRTMP or ResiNoSort ofYou can share Keynotes online to a live iCloud linkYesNo
Record presentation output to diskYesH.264, H.265, HAP or ProRes up to ProPres 4444 XQYesYesYesNo
NDI outputsNDI is a video standard for sending video over networks.YesInput and outputNoNoNoNo
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.YesNoNoNoNo
Announcements or Digital Signage outputsDedicated output for announcements, such as a loop in the lobby, while running a presentation.YesNoNoNoNo
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.YesNoNoNoNo
Alpha keyerUsed for sending transparent layers, such as for lower thirds and lyrics overlays.YesNoNoNoNo
MIDI, DMX & other communicationsYesMIDI, DMX, AMP, CITP, GlobalCache, RossTalk, GVG100, Sony BVS, Sony BVW, VDCPNoNoNoNo
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.YesNoNoNoNo
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.YesNoNoNoNo
Apps for remote control iOS No NoNo
Stage screen appsTurn a tablet or other hardware into a stage display. iOS, AppleTV NoNoNoNo
Advanced audio routingMultiple audio channels, routed to different inputs and outputs, to allow for fully customized audio routing.YesNoNoNoNo
Macros for automationMacros can fire multiple triggers at the same time.YesNoNoNoNo
Cloud SyncSync presentations and libraries to the cloud.NoNoYesYesYes
Integration with Streamdeck CompanionStreamdeck Companion is a popular aaccessory for controlling professional equipment from a single device.YesNoNoNoNo
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
LicensingProPresenter+SubscriptionN/ASubscriptionN/A

The Top Choice in Live Production Software

With its ability to seamlessly customize audio, video, and presentation feeds, ProPresenter is the ideal streaming solution for live video productions.

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