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.
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Examples of Motion Loops
This is excited news. MediaShout for Mac is officially released! Yes, now you can get MediaShout for your Mac. This is good news for Church’s that have been using the popular software for years on their PCs but wanted to move to a more stable platform like an iMac or MacBook.
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MediaShout for Mac
MediaShout for MacOS X combines time-saving tools and a streamlined workspace with the comprehensive list of features you’ve come to expect from the premiere ministry presentation system. From basic worship presentations to intricate multimedia experiences, MediaShout Mac version connects your creativity with powerful tools to communicate life’s most important message.
2GB RAM recommended
Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)