When you first open ProPresenter on a machine, the program launches a new walkthrough to welcome you and help set up the program for its first use.
First, a video showing the basic functions of the program window itself is shown explaining the ins and outs of what you’ll see when the program first launches.
You'll then need to accept the licensing agreement for the program.
Once you continue, our Migration window will appear.
This window allows you to import Libraries from previous ProPresenter programs, as well as, their corresponding Playlists, Media Bins, Audio Bins, and any settings/support files. If you are moving from a previous version of the software, this is a great option to get a lot of your data into ProPresenter in a quick and efficient manner!
If you don’t wish to migrate at this time or have no previous data to migrate, you can choose the Skip Migration window. You can always choose to migrate pre-existing data later by going to File>Import>ProPresenter Library.
Once the Migration is complete or has been skipped, the next window allows you to set up a single Audience screen and Stage screen. You can learn more about setting up screens in our KnowledgeBase article here.
In this setup window, you can select the currently attached screens or SDI output devices to assign each screen to. You also can set this up for an NDI or Syphon output (Syphon is Mac only)
If you don’t have your outputs attached currently, the best option would be to select a Placeholder so you can assign the outputs later. Once you’ve set these screens up, you can click Continue and move on to our Options window.
Here, we ask three questions of items that will occur in the program.
- House of worship? -- this is asking if you’d like our House of Worship integrations such as Planning Center Online and SongSelect to appear in the program. You can find more information on this option here.
- Share Crash Reports -- though we certainly don’t want to see the program crash and the change of it occurring is unlikely, enabling this option will allow your crash reports to be sent internally by the program to our development team so we can improve the program for everyone!
- Share ProPresenter Analytics -- we like to know what portions of the program are being used by the greatest number of our users as we continue to improve and enhance your experience. Enabling this option will allow the software to send us data on the features you’re using the most and allow us to best plan for the future together.
Once you finish answering these Options, we give you links to great resources to continue learning how to use and work with our software.
Clicking “Continue” off of this window will close our Quick Start wizard and you’ll be ready to begin your ProPresenter experience.
If you find a time where you wish to work through this again or if you skipped it initially when you launched the program, you can always re-access this guide by choosing the “Welcome to ProPresenter” option in the Help menu.