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Bob.Witte

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MAC Projection Software
« on: April 04, 2006, 01:22:03 pm »

My family is slowly switching from PC/Windows to MAC. Most software we use is readily available for the Mac and OS-X.  Smile

However, worship lyric projection is a bit of a problem. We have our own worship band that travels to various churches and I would like to have a laptop ready for projection at those churches I can plug into.

Yes, I could use Keynote or Power Point, but I would rather have a solution like Song Show Plus (since we use it at our Church and I have a large song database already) or some other projection application made specifically for worship lyrics projection. We move pretty freely around in a song and using PPT or Keynote would be a challenge for following the verses and chorus's of a song.

My searches for this have come up a bit empty.  Crying or Very Sad

Does anyone else have any good ideas?
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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 04:18:58 pm »

Well, Apple just announced Boot Camp that lets you set up a partition for Windows XP, with all of the key drivers and then have a dual boot system on an Intel based MAC.

IF the video driver gives full access to dual monitor support, DirectX support through Windows, this may be a solution.

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2006, 04:00:57 pm »

Bob,
MediaShout is getting very close to releasing a Mac version--saw it working last weekend (studentlife conference).  But until then try ProPresenter; I, personally am not a fan, but it is all I know of in Mac world at the moment.  I use MediaShout on a PC.

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 12:55:31 pm »

Well MS is no longer doing a MAC version - sigh.

I now own a copy of MS and will be stuck with WINDOWS for awhile - double sigh.

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 04:59:36 pm »

As your family slowly switches, has anyone switched to a Mac with an Intel chip? Currently the iMac, MacBook, and MacBook Pro, all have dual core Intel chips, and can run Windows XP natively. Since you will have some Windows machines going out of service, you can use the Windows OS from them on your new Mac, and continue using the lyric display software you like. Boot Camp from Apple requires you to reboot into Windows, but then you are truly running native. Parallels (I think that's the name) allows you to run Windows XP in a window of Mac OSX, but you have to pay for it, Boot Camp is free. The MacBook is only $100 more than an iBook was, for way more performance, unless you need to run intense 3D graphics, in which case you would be better off with the MacBook Pro.

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 01:28:31 pm »

YUP - bootcamp is the alternative - still have to reboot into Windows. We do use moving backgrounds etc. so I believe the Pro versions would be the only ones to consider with there much greater video capabilities. Can you even "extend" the desktop on the MacBook? Was hoping to stay away from Windows, even on the Mac platform - therefore my "sigh".

Thanks Mac for the Mac advice! It's nice to see you Kerr Smile
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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006, 07:02:05 pm »

Bob.Witte wrote on Tue, 13 June 2006 13:28

YUP - bootcamp is the alternative - still have to reboot into Windows. We do use moving backgrounds etc. so I believe the Pro versions would be the only ones to consider with there much greater video capabilities. Can you even "extend" the desktop on the MacBook? Was hoping to stay away from Windows, even on the Mac platform - therefore my "sigh".

Thanks Mac for the Mac advice! It's nice to see you Kerr Smile
Parallels doesn't require a reboot, and moving backgrounds are not intense 3D graphics. You should be fine with a MacBook.

It's nice to see someone knows how to pronounce my last name.  Laughing

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 02:11:59 pm »

I have been using ProPresenter on the Mac for a while now and it works great for me. Check it out at http://www.renewedvision.com/

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 04:16:33 pm »

I haven't heard much about ProPresenter. Anyone else using this and wish to comment on how it works compared to Mediashout, SSP etc. (other than it works on the Mac OS-X platform).

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Re: MAC Projection Software
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2006, 10:26:24 pm »

Bob:
ProPresenter from www.renewedvision.com is presentation software created specifically for the MAC platform.  It gives you the flexibility you need to select songs on the fly and 'move around' in songs.  It boosts some cool features for video playback and video under lyrics that presentation software like Easy Worship and Media Shout are finally catching up with.  Most of all it gives you stability that I have found some of the windows based presenters do not.

As with most products, preference does play a big part in how much you will like the product.  You can download a version of ProPresenter from the website above to evaluate it.  

Good luck!
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