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Transparency and Keying in ProPresenter 5

Whether you want to use hand-drawn lyrics or send something out of your ProPresenter machine and into a switcher, you need to play with transparency.

If you want to use an image with transparency, the best format is a PNG.

If you want to send something out of the Pro5 machine and key with your switcher, there are a few ways to do it.

You can do a luma key, where you key out black (or white, but usually black), chromakey, where you remove either pure green or pure blue, and alpha channels.

Typically, if your switcher can do it, alpha channels are the best way to key out parts of the video because, like a png, it supports gradients of translucency.

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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.