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On today’s ChurchTechCast.com Q & A, church tech questions on: Hot folders, templates, and streaming from a canon vixia

Here are the latest questions:

Steve via email
Hi Paul,

I’ve got a question for you. Or maybe I should say I have a few questions. 🙂

The umbrella question is: What is the most efficient way to organize media assets between my home computer (where I create my church graphics, videos, etc and build PP6 playlists) and the church PP6 computer?

I have a Transporter (http://filetransporter.com), so if I save my work there, the assets show up on the church computer, but PP6 likes to use local storage at /Users/Shared/Renewed Vision Media, am I right?

It seems that if I create media and save to my Transporter folder, PP6 copies the file to yet another local folder at Users/steve/Documents/ProPresenter6.

Is there a way to coordinate all the assets between multiple computers without duplicating files all over the place…to just have one copy of each file on each machine?

If you have a link to an already existing solution, that would be fine. I don’t expect you to take a lot of time to answer this…unless you want to create a YouTube video to help others who may have the same question. 🙂

Thanks again for serving the church community. You rock!

Steve

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Tracy via email
Hi Paul,

Do you know how to rename a template in ProPresenter 5? Or do I have to create a whole new template in order to have the template name I’m wanting to use?

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Marvin via YouTube
That’s the same camera I am using (for about 1+ year now). Haven’t used that much except for the last few months (after deciding to preach more). It’s a great camera when lighting is good. Get’s grainy when lighting is insufficient (my current problem – currently saving up for a proper stage lighting for our Church)..

If ever you discover how to use the USB for live streaming, please post it.. been researching since I got that cam but haven’t found any way yet.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, 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 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.