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ProPresenter 5 Tutorials: More about hot folders

Hot folders are really useful things, but adding them isn’t enough. Here are three tricks to keep in mind.

First, you can right click on videos to turn them into foreground videos by selecting “Make Foreground” in the context menu that shows up. To do a bunch of them, command-click the first in the set and command-shift-click the last to select a range of videos. Now, right click one of the videos that’s a background video and select “Make Foreground” and it will make all the videos foreground videos.

If some of the videos in the group are foreground and some are background, but you want them all to be one or the other, select the range and then right click on the one that’s the opposite of what you want. So if you have some that are backgrounds and some that are foregrounds, you could right click on a foreground video and select “Make Background” and it would change all in a range to that.

To rename a hot folder, slowly double click on the name. That should select the text and make it so that the name is editable. That way you don’t have to keep the name that makes sense in finder in ProPresenter where it might not makes sense.

Finally, to delete a hot folder, just right click on it and select delete.

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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.