While we’ve used words keyed over IMAG shots on the side IMAG projections screens for some time, the unfortunate side effect is that all eyes are focused to the right and left of the stage. Utilizing the Master Control Module in ProPresenter 5, we were able to control a secondary ProPresenter machine (Mac Mini) with a TripleHead2Go attached to three LCD displays for which we made a custom mount. This dramatically enhances the worship environment by allowing eyes to center on the stage while still being able to follow along with the songs.
CHIC, a high school conference produced by the Evangelical Covenant Church, featured 11mm and 25mm LED as well as 12×21 projection screens with 20k projectors. ProPresenter provided all lyric and Scripture support. A ProVideoPlayer network was used–the master driving pixel mapped content to all LED screens, with a network node sending corresponding content to the projection screens. ProPresenter Stage Display was also used to send content to plasmas being used by the band and speakers for confidence monitors.
All LED was on curved truss and the upstage and downstage banners were on high speed motors allowing them to move during the show to achieve different looks.
This event features some other exciting production elements including lasers, Xylobands, and pyrotechnics. Bands during the week included LeCrae, Gungor, Skilet, and Chris Tomlin.
Of note, Renewed Vision served as video producer for this event. If you would like to have RV produce an event, please email [email protected]
Passion is an event very close to our heart. ProPresenter was actually invited to support the Passion “Road To OneDay” Tour back in 1999 and we have been involved with Passion events ever since.
Passion 2012 in Atlanta at the Georgia dome was an event for over 40,000 college students. ProPresenter provided all Scripture and Lyric support, while ProVideoPlayer provided all video playback. A separate ProPresenter station was dedicated to Stage Display to communicate with the leaders on stage.
I wanted to test out Renewed Vision’s ProPresenter 5 in different church environments where the architecture presented alternative challenges due to shape and size, plus where the brick work verses plastered white walls might impact on projection Images.
Christ the Redeemer Church in West Belfast, based in Northern Ireland. It was a very wide church and I use 3 projectors, ProPresenter 5 and Matrox TripleHead2Go to fill its expanse.
The effect was very effective. It took a churches lovely plain white walls as its canvas and allowed for strong colours to pop out.
North Belfast’s Sacred Heart Parish in Northern Ireland.
This was a newly renovated catholic parish church that had the added complication of not being square but having a triangular roof. Thanks to the Masking layer in ProPresenter 5 and its ability to create a shape and rotate it by degrees, this allow us to very easily mask out any bleed from a square projection unto the roof. Creating a very nice clean affect.
I’m lucky to have a Panasonic PT-6700 with its WUXGA and fix short through lens. This aloud me to fill this whole wall with only one projector.
The 3rd church was St. Anthony’s Church, in Craigavon also based in Northern Ireland.
I used the same set up I did with Church 2. The issue I was concern about was whether the brick rather than a smooth white plastered walls would impact the image quality much. I found that as long as the projector was bright enough and the church could black out the daylight with curtains & drapes to cover windows and skylights or it was just night time it worked very well. You can see that the images where still punchy and ProPresenter 5 worked a treat.
We also used the Prop feature within ProPresenter to highlight the cross and banners which could be easily switching on & off to reveal or conceal them.
For this set-up, I’m using the Matrox TripleHead2Go DP edition to allow me to drive LED walls, a center screen, and lower thirds for IMAG simultaneously with one computer running Propresenter 5.
I set the resolution of the Matrox to 4080 x 768 and send three separate signals of 1360 x 768 to the appropriate places.
The left output on my computer goes to our video switcher which controls the IMAG screens that flank the stage. During times of music, I’ll send lower third lyrics on a black background that can be keyed over LIVE video. For video playback, I send videos to these screens. During talks, I mirror whatever I’m sending to the center screen in case our director wants to take a slide live.
The center screen in this set-up is all me, all the time. I send videos, speaker slides, announcement loops, lyrics and backgrounds, etc to that screen. I run that screen off the center output on my TripleHead. During music, I’ll put backgrounds and lyrics here, during a talk I’ll have either the conference logo or the speaker’s slides, during video playback, it’ll have a video, etc…
My right output is sending signal into a LED Pro and then out to the Barco Mistrips. Basically, the only thing I put on the LED walls are backgrounds. So, during music, the same background I have on the center screen will be sent to the walls without the lyrics. During talks, the LED walls will have a still background to provide color and backlighting for camera shots. During video playback, I black the walls out entirely.
The fun in this set-up has been finding unique ways to take advantage of the multiple layers that Propresenter 5 offers so that I can set up my presentations and have everything go to the screen it needs to go to, when it needs to go there, while maintaining my ability to change things on the fly if need be. The reliability and flexibility of this set-up has meant a world of difference in the way we do things. Simply amazing!
Used ProVideoPlayer and ProPresenter for our conference to drive lyrics on the main wall and the video front projected with two projectors.
The American Bible Society recently remodeled their Atrium at the New York City based headquarters. The project was unveiled at a special event for the History Channel’s The Bible series.
The Atrium project used ProVideoPlayer HD with PVP Network Nodes to provide content for a 4×2 Barco video wall. Each monitor had a dedicated Apple MacMini. In addition, ProPresenter 5 (using the remote app) was used to playback content on 10 additional Barco monitors throughout the space.