Still using Microsoft PowerPoint for music, announcement and sermon slides? If so, you need the below information. Three of the leading software options include: ProPresenter, MediaShout, and EasyWorship.
ProPresenter is a high quality, stable and easy to use application. Below are some features found on the website:
- Independently control backgrounds and text slides; this enables you to have as many backgrounds within a song as you wish.
- Smooth video cross-dissolves.
- Video playback through SDI output.
- What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) slide previews: the entire interface shows exactly what a slide will look like when made live so you can see text formatting/line returns and make changes before making a slide live.
- Fully searchable song database.
- QuickEdit feature allows you to edit or reformat slides while still clicking on other slides to make them live.
- Dynamically generated count down timer.
Download a free trial today to see if ProPresenter is good for you.
MediaShout is another option for your congregation productions. Features for MediaShout include:
- Offers on-site or online training, for an addtional fee
- Simple workspace and playback tools
- Scripts can be presented in linear or non-linear fashion
- Virtual displays
- Multiple workspaces
- Web integration
- Nursery alerts
- 50+ Bible versions
- More features can be found by following the virtual tour.
The EasyWorship website brags that its software is an easy-to-use platform that includes free site licensing and phone support, as well as a 90 day money back guarantee. Other features include:
- Bible translations
- Video – fade between video backgrounds and still images on-th-fly, independent of live text
- Organise lyrics
- Compatible with PowerPoint
- Import and organize audio for scheduled playback
- Web integration
- Nursery and message alerts
Would you like to try EasyWorship for 30 days? A trial download is available for this software.
Need advice on which software to purchase? Visit the Worship Advice blog and read Adam Caughern’s ProPresenter, MediaShout, or EasyWorship? post.
KStratt Designs can help you create any type of graphics for use in the above platforms. Contact KStratt Designs today to set up a consultation.