All New EasyWorship for 2013 – Coming Soon!
The all new EasyWorship is just around the corner! There are preview videos now posting daily with a sneak peek. No official name has been decided but WOW! there are some awesome features. Internal it is called Project X. Check them out below. Be sure to bookmark and return to this page for updates as they happen with our commentary included.
Special Announcement on Pricing
For a limited time you can purchase the current version of EasyWorship with free media for $379 and get a free upgrade. After the release date the retail price will be $429. This is a $50 savings PLUS free media.
Some points to remember. If you purchase EasyWorship today you are eligible to a free upgrade to the new release. Also, the new platforms are for both Windows and Mac OSX. You can visit this link for the pricing info.
Paul Constable provides a sneak peek into Project X as the first video of the EasyWorship release series.
This video covers the interface and some dynamic features. Real-time searches, interface customization and some additional insight to the new EasyWorship release.
EasyWorship for Mac is here! There are already released interface screenshots and pricing. The new release is just around the corner. In fact, you can order the current version for $379 with free media from Worship Media Pro and get a free upgrade when the new version is out. The retail when released is $429. This is a $50 savings when you purchase it today. Watch the new release videos and a sneak peak to the new interface and features.
As mentioned in my last post the new EasyWorship will have the ability to run on both platforms Apple Mac OS X and Windows.
The interfaces will be similar to each other and will still incorporate the same flow as the EasyWorship 2009 version. Although there is not much information yet on the new release SoftTouch Development released a screenshot of the new Mac OS X interface. AWESOME!
The new version of EasyWorship for Mac will be a site license so you can use it on a Mac or Windows and on as many computers as you like in the Church. Great work SoftTouch Development!
With this coming release of EasyWorship 2012 there have been some questions regarding prices for upgrading and new purchases. The great news is a free upgrade is available and the date range will be released soon. But is is safe to say if you purchase after May 20th, 2012 you will be eligible.
Retail Pricing Structure
1) A new EasyWorship Windows or Mac purchase – $429.00
2) An upgrade from version 2007 or earlier – $149.00
3) An upgrade from version 2009 – $49.00
4) An upgrade from a competitive product – $229.00
This is an updated version from my recent pricing update published in Feb 2011 here.
I’d imagine there is now some media techs wondering what the next version of EasyWorship will be and most important when will it be released. Well, I’m not entirely sure on the release date. I check often and have signed up as a beta user to get a first look and hands on with the new EasyWorship.
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Learn how to choose the correct motion backgrounds for your worship software. This information table is extremely helpful in understanding your options.
Choosing Background Sizes
There are two sizes you can choose from when it comes to worship backgrounds. The sizes really are aspect ratios and not pixel dimensions. There are 4:3 and 16:9 ratios. This determines the width and hight of your projector screen and area of coverage. This also determines your worship backgrounds both motion and still. For motion backgrounds we refer to 4:3 as 480p and 16:9 as 720p.
4:3 aspect ratio
This is the original and still widely used screen dimension. With this screen you would want to choose 480p (640×480) for motion backgrounds . Choosing these sizes for 4:3 aspect screens ensures there is no stretching of the video on the screen and it will fill the screen as expected. This motion backgrounds screen size is available in MOV h.264 & WMV formats.
16:9 aspect ratio
This is a very popular screen size today. With a wider screen you have more screen real estate to work with and opens the door to HD movie play back. If you are using motion backgrounds you should use 1080p (1920×1080) or 720p (1280×720) motion clips. Using these sizes will eliminate any image stretching or distortion. This motion background screen size is available in MOV h.264 and WMV formats.
HD Motion Backgrounds are large video files and should only use MOV h.264 encoding or WMV advanced encoding to preserve video quality in playback.