Pricing and Upgrades
There are three types of licenses for ProVideoPlayer. Licenses work on only one machine at a time. There is no group or site licensing of PVP.
PVP HD (high definition): $999ProVideoPlayer (HD) plays video at any resolution, limited only to hardware and allows a simultaneous operator screen and output screen.
PVP SD (standard definition): $699ProVideoPlayer (SD) plays video up to a resolution of 800 x 600 and allows a simultaneous operator screen and output screen.
PVP NN (network node): $499ProVideoPlayer (NN) plays any resolution on a single output screen and does NOT allow a simultaneous operator display. It is designed for multi-screen scenarios where it will be operating solely in slave mode in which the operator interface is needed only for configuration.
Software licenses cannot be transferred (sold or donated) to another organization or individual.
ProVideoPlayer (PVP) is licensed on a per machine basis. For example, if you have some special staging that requires PVP to be used across 5 machines you would need to buy 5 licenses, likely being a mixture of the HD or SD versions and Network Nodes (1 master and 4 slaves). There is no site license available as the software is geared towards one-off video staging solutions rather than being used throughout an organization (like ProPresenter commonly is). Multi-screen installations benefit from the Network Nodes being half the price of the HD version ($499 vs. $999), yet they still play back HD video and can function as a Master.
Network Nodes are limited in their functionality in that this license does NOT permit the simultaneous display of the operator panel and the output window. You can only toggle between these two screens and as such are not useful as a stand alone version. They can, however, be used just as a Master to trigger other slaves over the network in the case where you want to avoid long video cable runs. In this scenario, you could have 5 network nodes located directly behind displays on stage using just a short video cable between the computer and its display device (projector, plasma, etc.), yet have them controlled from the front-of-house 100+ feet away from another Network Node.
ProVideoPlayer is a high-end video serving application, but it works on a wide range of Macs.
ProVideoPlayer (minimum Mac specifications)
- Processor: Intel processor (PowerPC processors are not explicitly excluded in the software, but we are unable to provide support for them)
- OS: MacOS X 10.5.8 or later
- RAM: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- Video Card: Dual display with screen spanning capability (256MB minimum / 512MB recommended)
- Stage Display: Additional output required for stage display function (third video out - PCI or USB)
NOTE: For heavy or advanced use of video (i.e. HD or widescreen content), a faster system is advised.