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ProPresenter 5 Tutorials: Kinetic Typography without a Click-track

Wouldn’t it be great if ProPresenter 5 allowed you to create kinetic typography and then play it back, in time, with your live music without using a click track?

It doesn’t. Sorry.

You can try this trick, though, to make it work anyway.

You will need Apple’s Motion (available in the Apple App store for $50) or AfterEffects to get this to work.

The idea is actually pretty simple, but ingenious how it works. You take the text and animate it coming in, but then end the video file with the text still. The next slide starts with an identical still that then animates out.

By exporting these videos as ProRes 4444 with an alpha channel (and a transparent background), you’re able to show whatever background video you want, even changing it during the song and keep the illusion that the words are constantly moving.

Because each “slide” is its own self-contained video, you can keep it up as long as you want, so the band can play as quickly or as slowly as they want.

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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.