Tech, no Babel — The four types of video monitors

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1. Program monitor: Used to monitor what’s going out onto the recording, room display, to broadcast, etc.
2. Preview monitor: In a system with a video switcher, this monitor shows the director what will be in the program monitor when the cut or auto-trans button is pushed or the t-bar is used.
3. Source monitor: One monitor for each source, used to show what the source is sending at all times.
4. Confidence monitors: Used to give visual feedback to the presenter, singer, etc. as to what is either on the main screens or for information they need like notes or lyrics.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.