The latest version of ProPresenter 7 will run on any machine that meets the specifications required to run the operating systems we support.
MacOS: 10.15.7 or newer (we recommend macOS 13)
Windows: Version 1903 (build 18362) of Windows 10 or newer (including Windows 11, which is what we recommend))
The major factors that effect the performance of your particular production are the number of total pixels that are being output by the machine (meaning the number of screens you are outputting to, both as audence or stage displays), the resolution of both the source content and the output resolution of that content, and the video compression used.
GPU: If you are outputting to more than 4 HD screens, you should have a dedicated (meaning, not integrated) GPU. The Apple Silicon computers will also work great!
Video compression: H264 or H265 (HEVC) at 30mbps or less for HD, 50mbps for 4K; For videos with Alpha channels, ProRes 4444 is recommended.
Here are some recommendations for typical outputs As always, you can download the software at no charge to test performance on any computer.
HD (720p or 1080i); 1 Output (with or without Alpha Key), 1 HD Stage Display
- MacOS: Any Mac made since 2015 should be able to accomplish this without issue (Intel core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM) Full support for M1 Macs as of the ProPresenter 7.5 update
- Windows 10: Intel i5 processor (or equivalent AMD processor) or better
4K Graphics Outputs:
- MacOS: iMac or MacBook Pro with an i7 or i9 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a dedicated GPU Full support for M1 Macs as of the ProPresenter 7.5 update
- Windows 10: Intel i7 or i9 processor (or equivalent AMD processor) or better; 16 GB of RAM, a dedicated GPU with 8GB of VRAM
NOTE: ProPresenter 7 requires a working Internet connection in order to be able to install the software, register, and receive updates. An internet connection is not required to run the software. As projects get more complex with more screens, higher resolutions, or higher compression quality, a powerful computer with more RAM, faster processor, or a faster GPU will definitely help. Please download and try ProPresenter free of charge to test the performance prior to purchasing.