Setting up your screens/outputs in the all-new ProPresenter is different from previous versions. The added multi-display functionality in the program means that terminology and processes will be slightly different than previous versions of ProPresenter.
The first thing you may notice is that the Display section of preferences is no longer present. The same goes for HD-SDI and Edge Blending (both previously were add-on purchased modules). We have moved all of our configuration tools to the menu bar under the heading “Screens.” You will now open “Configure Screens” to set up your outputs.
From this new configuration window, you’ll see some new terms: Audience now refers to all crowd-facing screens and stage refers to screens typically seen by those on stage or producing the program.
Hitting the plus sign under either screen type allows you to see the various output options available to send your content to. This includes any system connected outputs, virtual NDI outputs, SDI outputs (provided SDI hardware is connected), Syphon outputs (on Mac only) and Placeholder options. The Placeholder option is useful if you are setting up your presentations off-site or on a separate computer, but know the screen resolution and configuration you’ll be using for your show. Options to set up a Grouped or Edge Blended screen are also available here.
There are four types of screens you can create in ProPresenter.
- Single -- Selecting Single will have ProPresenter render one Screen that will be sent to one Output. This is the standard option that you'll wish to use in most installations.
- Mirror -- Selecting Mirror allows you to send one Screen to multiple Outputs. Each mirrored Output will be shown as a separate box in the center of the window. Click on a box to select it to control its properties. The Primary Output will be the leftmost Output that is shown. In the upper right corner of the Configure window, you can select the number of mirrored Outputs you are seeing.
- Grouped -- If you want for ProPresenter to output one Screen to a grid of multiple Outputs then you would select Grouped. The classic example of this would be a wall of TVs with one image stretched across all of the TVs.
- Edge Blend -- The Edge Blend option is perfect if you will be using multiple projectors with their edges blended to create a larger, seamless image. More information on this is available in the KnowledgeBase here.
The Hardware tab in the Configuration window is where you'll be able to set your device and resolution you're using to send the Screen signal to. Click the dropdown menu under Output to select which device and resolution you will be sending the signal to.
Below the dropdown, it will show information about the Output; which information is shown depends on what type of Output you have selected, but it may have information such as Name and Resolution. Similarly, depending on what type fo Output you are using, you may be able to change some of these options, such as its Name.
Once you setup your screens, you can use Looks to change what content each Screen shows. More information on this can be found in our KnowledgeBase here.