I just received an update on April 16, 2013 for EasyWorship X. The new version does not have a name yet. The 2013 release of EasyWorship will bring a handful of new features and intelligent UI control with a familiar flow to existing EasyWorship customers. “Easy” is the key word in this worship software!
Here are some additional features in the recent update for the EasyWorship release in 2013.
- Drag and drop media from anywhere on your computer directly into the proper media folder in EasyWorship.
- Preview media, including video with player controls, in the Resource Area preview window.
- View all the slides in a song or presentation in the Resource Area preview window with navigation arrows.
- Navigate live in the “Live Output” window with new linear navigation controls.
- Create, Add to, and Edit Collections and Folders.
- Search contextually through all resources including presentations and PPT.
- Edit a PPT file and create a searchable database of PPT files.
- Add and edit a Theme.
- Save and open an existing schedule in EasyWorship.
- Explore more robust Editor controls including “Snap To” alignment guides and aspect ratio design control.
- Connect video hardware using the integrated live feed function
- View scripture reformatting with verse annotation.
You can get a free upgrade and free worship backgrounds if you purchase EasyWorship 2009 today. Visit the product page here
ProPresenter Cloud (Mac & Windows)
Now you can edit and share presentations and content from anywhere you have Internet access and ProPresenter running. This exciting new feature offers incredible convenience. If church staff want to work on services at home without the hassle of exporting and transferring their presentations, they can do so easily now using their own system.
With this annual subscription service, all machines on the same account will automatically stay in sync. What you create and upload at home or the office will automatically be downloaded to your presentation machines. This is also a great solution for deploying content and presentations to multiple locations and across platforms. You can easily set up presentations on one machine and it will automatically be deployed to all users signed up on that account.
The ProPresenter MIDI module for Mac allows you to control ProPresenter by a MIDI controller. While simple commands can be initiated from a MIDI keyboard, users can take advantage of the more advanced triggering methods obtained through sequencers (i.e. Ableton Live/Digital Performer) or lighting consoles. This tool is a great way to allow the band to run lryics from the stage or start video playback, as the Chris Tomlin band did on their recent tour.
The communications module for ProPresenter gives you advanced capabilities to control ProPresenter running on your Mac from other production devices (and in some cases control other production devices) to simplify the workflow for your production crew. The module features a number of different protocols for communicating including:
Art-Net for Lighting Consoles (DMX over Ethernet)
Control ProPresenter Slides, Backgrounds, Audio, and Timelines from a lighting console to trigger videos simultaneously with lighting cues.
Video Switchers/Deck Controllers Controlling ProPresenter
There are a bevy of protocols for video switchers that ProPresenter can work with, among them are:
- VDCP and AMP (Serial or Ethernet)
- Sony BVW (Serial)
- RossTalk (Ethernet)
ProPresenter Controlling Video Switchers:
- Sony BVS (Serial)
- GVG 100 (Serial or Ethernet)
- RossTalk (Ethernet)
MIDI (through a MIDI interface or over a network
Control ProPresenter Slides, Backgrounds, Audio, and Timelines from any MIDI standard interface or software sequencer (i.e. Ableton Live, Digital Performer, etc.).
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This Module has a lot of creative potential and it’s really up to the user as to how you apply it to your system. From the research I have done it seems like pretty much any midi controller will work with ProPressenter. This module can use midi controllers to operate tons of features within ProPresenter. This could come in handy with midi foot switches for when you are without a media worker or you just want to have specific queues set up that you might want your worship leader to trigger from the stage.
Here is a screenshot of the MiDi Module Control Panel in Propresenter 5.
As you can see there is a lot of features that are controllable via MiDi devices. These can be applied in several different ways depending on your situation.
EasyWorship 2009 Tutorial Difficulty Level:Intermediate
This process is pretty involved but it is definitely worth it. As stated in the video H.264 is a great codec that cuts down on size of video while maintaining quality. This format is very common in video loops and mini movies found online which is why this codec is very important. For more information about the codecs check out this tutorial it gives you an in-depth look at each one and goes over pros and cons for each one.
EasyWorship 2009 Tutorial Difficulty Level:Beginner
This Tutorial Explains the Following EasyWorship Features in This Order:
- EasyWorship Interface Overview
- Adding Songs to The Schedule
- Adding Backgrounds to Songs
- Adding Video Backgrounds to Songs
- Importing PowerPoint Files Into EasyWorship
- Saving Schedules
- Presenting Songs
- Clear, Black, and Logo Options
This tutorial covers the basics of the interface with things like the clear button which removes all the lyrics and displays only the background, the black button which clears everything on the screen and displays a black projection, and the logo button which displays your church/company logo that you set ahead of time. The video also goes over adding songs and media and organizing your schedule. Another great feature in EasyWorship is the PowerPoint Integration, there is no need to switch programs for the pastors presentations or for announcement loops. All of these topics are covered in more depth in our other tutorials which can be found on our blog. Worshipsoftware.com