Slide Element Transitions
A significant new addition to ProPresenter 6 is the ability to apply transitions to individual objects. ProPresenter 5 offered transitions between slide, but now this is extended to any element on the slide. Each object can use a different transition, and you can specify a "Build In" transition as well as a "Build Out" transition.
This can be extremely useful when you need to bring in a text element and picture element, but want to do this at different times or with different transitions. Each element has the option to be displayed either manually when the slide is clicked, automatically after a certain amount of time, or grouped together with other elements.
This slide build ability provides another level of elegance and professionalism to your slide shows putting ProPresenter on par with any other presentation tool on the market.
Telestrator allows you to draw on top of your live output in real time. Using the pen tool, you can sketch any freehand drawing or you can use the circle tool to draw quick circles. The spot tool draws focus to a particular part of the screen inside of a circle, and the laser tool functions like a laser pointer, allowing you to virtually point to anything on the screen.
The tools, size, and color, can be quickly selected from the menu bar at the top of the window.
With Telestrator functionality in ProRemote for iOS and Android you can use this functionality remotely as well.
Additional Operating Enhancements
Apply Transition to multiple Clips at the same time
ProPresenter 6 now saves you lots of time by adding the ability to apply transitions to multiple Video/Image Bin items at the same time. Just hold down command to select all of the items you would like to apply a transition to, right click on one of the items and select "Transitions...". The transition you select will be applied to each of the items.
Go to "X" after Clip
In ProPresenter 6's Video/Image Bin, you can now specify that a particular media cue should be played after a previous media cue is finished. Simply right click on any video cue and select "Go to Cue". You will see a list of all other videos and you can select one to automatically be played when the previous cue is finished playing.
Go to Next for Media Bin
When playing videos directly from the Video/Image Bin, you can now specify that a video should immediately go to the next clip in the bin when it is finished playing. Right click on any video and select "Next". Now when that video is played, it will advance to your selected video after it is finished.
Media Bin Keyword Tagging
Sorting the Video/Image Bin is easier than ever with Tags. You can create keyword tags, each with it's own color, and assign these tags to Videos or Images. All videos or images that are tagged with any tag are shown by selecting the tag from the left bar of the Video/Image Bin.
Each Video or Image can have multiple tags. For example, you could create a tag called "Blue Videos" and a tag called "Slow Videos", and apply it to a video that fits both of those descriptions. Then, when you select either of those Tags in the Video/Image bin, you'll see that video, along with any others in that tag.
Audio Bin Enhancements
An often requested feature before or between events is a random audio "shuffle" capability in the Audio Bin, so we listened and added it for those of you who asked.
We also added search functionality in the Pro6 Audio Bin because finding a specific audio file in a large library of music and sound effects can be challenging. You can quickly filter the Audio Bin by any search term, including title, artist and album.
Send MIDI Cue
The MIDI module in ProPresenter allows external control of ProPresenter through MIDI notes. In ProPresenter 6, you can now send a MIDI note directly from any slide. For example, when you click to display a particular slide, you could have a MIDI note sent to your lighting console to trigger a particular lighting scene.
Syphon Output (Mac)
ProPresenter 6 now has the ability to send its output to applications that support the Syphon protocol. Syphon is an open-source protocol that allows us to share our graphics output with other programs that can take these images and manipulate them directly... all on the same computer.
Show Media Bin Transition When Collapsed
ProPresenter 6, like it's predecessors, has transition options for the Video/Image Bin and separate transition options for Documents and Slides. It's now even easier to access the Video/Image Bin transition, even when the Video/Image Bin is collapsed.
The Video/Image Bin's green transition options will appear next to the global slide transitions when the Video/Image Bin is collapsed.
In ProPresenter 6, you can now manually add Headers to playlists. For playlists with many documents and media elements, it can be helpful to add Headers as an organizational element.
Each Header can be assigned it's own color and timer. For example, you could put one header at the beginning of a set of songs, and another header at the beginning of announcement slides. In the Contiguous slide view, you are able to quickly start the timer assigned to the Header.
ProPresenter 6 enhances the clocks function that users have come to know and love. Instead of the 3 clocks that ProPresenter has previously had, you can now add an unlimited number of clocks.
As with previous versions of ProPresenter, each clock can count down to a specific time (i.e. 10:00 am), function as a countdown timer (i.e. 10 minutes) or function as an elapsed timer.
Planning Center Enhancements
PCO Live Integration
ProPresenter 6 now incorporates PCO Live into our Stage Display feature so you can see each step of your plan and the time associated to these steps.
PCO Sequences matched to Pro Arrangements
When you import a Plan from Planning Center Online, ProPresenter matches songs in your ProPresenter library with the songs in your plan. Now, ProPresenter 6 can also correlate PCO Sequences to the corresponding ProPresenter Arrangements so each song will be properly broken up by verses, chorus, etc.
For documents downloaded from PCO, if there is an existing PCO Sequence, that Sequence should be imported as a ProPresenter 6 arrangement and added to the local Pro6 document as "PCO Arrangement".
PCO Media Downloading
Any media that is a part of a PCO Sequence will be downloaded and included with that item in ProPresenter 6.
The playlist will indicate if any new media is added and needs refreshing or you can do so manually.
Stage Display Layout Cues
ProPresenter's Stage Display function has the ability to have multiple layouts. Now, in ProPresenter 6, you can add a Stage Display Layout Cue directly to any slide so that the Stage Display Layout can change automatically when needed.
For example, you can cue your "music" layout to load on the first slide of your first song, and cue the "sermon" layout to load on the first slide of the sermon slides.
Video on Stage Display
With the new "Live Slide" feature in ProPresenter 6, the Stage Display can show what the audience is seeing. This allows you to show any content, including video, exactly as it is being displayed. Turning this on is as easy as enabling the Live Slide option for the Current Slide box in the Stage Display Configuration Window (video is NOT supported on the Stage Display app for iOS or Android).
* Note: Video is NOT supported on the Stage Display app for iOS or Android
Stage Display/Output Preview Toggle
ProPresenter's preview window has always provided operators with the peace of mind of seeing a smaller version of the ProPresenter output. Now, in ProPresenter 6, you can also have the preview window display the Stage Display output. Just hovering your mouse over the preview window brings up a button to quickly switch between the two options.
You can also select "Stage Display Preview" from the "Window" menu or press command-3 (on a Mac) or control-3 (on a PC) to access this option.
Social Media Enhancements
ProPresenter 6 expands the Social Media functionality to include Instagram support. You can now search Instagram for any phrase (a username, hashtag, phrase, etc.) and have the search results displayed in ProPresenter 6. Then, you can just approve posts to be displayed in a slideshow.
Similarly to the Twitter function, you can specify a template for how the image, caption and user information are displayed.
ProPresenter 6 integrates Twitter and Instagram into one search field, returning results from both services in the same window for easier use.
It is also now possible to search for multiple phrases or hashtags at once. Simply separate phrases using a comma in the search box.
With the new Auto Remove on Show option, you can also specify that each post is only shown once. After it is shown, it is removed from the Approved list.
Social Media Moderation from ProRemote
ProPresenter's Social Media feature allows you to search Twitter and Instagram for specific phrases and display it quickly on your screens. With ProPresenter 6 and ProRemote, our iOS/Android app remote, you can now search for and moderate tweets from the remote application. This allows one operator to approve Social Media for display while another operator is working on something else.
As seen above, this update also provides the same filters and features as ProPresenter 6 application.
After searching, just click on a tweet to approve it for display. You can then start the twitter slideshow directly from the remote.
Export Slides as JPEG/PNG
ProPresenter has great slide creation and editing features, so we're making it easier than ever to use slides you've already created in ProPresenter elsewhere. In ProPresenter 6, you can export your slides as JPEG files or PNG files. For example, this means that you can create announcement slides directly in ProPresenter and then export them to be uploaded to a website or sent in an email.
The JPEG export includes any background colors or image cues added to the slide. The PNG export removes the background colors or image cues and exports a PNG file with transparency.
Using the Record Output feature in ProPresenter 6, you can record everything shown on ProPresenter's Output Window to a video file.
This is especially useful if you are using ProPresenter to show words over Live Video. You can capture the entire event and everything you show from ProPresenter for archival or broadcast purposes.
Enhanced Bible Integration
We have worked to improve quality and accuracy within Bible texts, including the ability to maintain font color (such as for translations which include red letters). In addition, the management of Bibles is all done within the software so there are no separate installers to download -- you can select the bibles you want or have registered, download them right in the software, and use them right away.