Help with video for a church

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by edgoad, Jun 20, 2007.

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    edgoad Guest

    I am involved in a small church that uses a projector during the
    services. Normally this is used to loop a powerpoint of upcoming
    events or display the words of the songs we are singing, but more
    recently they have been wanting to use it during the services.
    Frequently I am given a DVD, VHS tape, or a link on YouTube that they
    want played during a point in the service and we keep running into
    problems with various formats and starting/stopping. The main problems
    that I run into are the various formats (some copy protected) and
    setting the appropriate start/stop times. Additionally, sometimes I
    need to swap between multiple sources (different youtube videos,
    various chapters in a DVD, etc...

    What could you suggest doing here? Is there some kind of device that
    will allow me to capture all these inputs into one location and then
    set start/stop tags? Can I pre-edit the video to combine the sources
    to allow easy transition from one to another?

    Any help would be great. Thanks.
    edgoad, Jun 20, 2007
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    Arny Krueger Guest

    Typical church fare these days.

    There are presentation software packages that are marketed to churches that
    handle this sort of problem:

    One example:

    They have media playback features that allow you to set start and end
    It's called a video editor. ;-)
    Sure, do it all the time with Adobe Premiere Elements
    Arny Krueger, Jun 20, 2007
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    Rick Merrill Guest

    There are a few (large, wealthy) churches that use a video server such
    as imageserver 2000 (360systems) to capture and playback. This lets you
    set 'in' and 'out' points very easily for a clip.

    There are simpler, cheaper video capture methods to grab video frames
    to computer and playback. Once you have the capture you can edit.

    Some of the web playback are in 'flash' format, so you have to play it
    on a computer, capture the video output from the computer and go from
    there - not the simplest method but workable for short materials.
    Rick Merrill, Jun 20, 2007
  4. I'm thinking ProShow Gold, which is a slideshow program that can import
    video clips as well, and can work in any resolution. You can let it
    play, or manually advance slides/clips, or pause the show at any point
    by hitting the space bar. Output programs are executables, and require
    no software on the Church's computer to open and show.

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Jun 23, 2007
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    Steve Guidry Guest

    The most common full-featured church presentation program out there today is
    called MediaShout.

    It will do all you want and more.

    Steve Guidry
    Video Works, Inc.
    Steve Guidry, Jun 26, 2007
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