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ProPresenter 5 & ProPresenter 6 Tutorials: Adding animated gifs to presentations


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ProPresenter 5 & ProPresenter 6 Tutorials: Adding animated gifs to presentations

I frequent a lot of church tech groups. In one group, someone asked about adding animated gifs to presentations in ProPresenter. I thought that I’d heard of someone doing it, but hadn’t done it myself, so I decided to try it out.

I tried both ProPresenter 5 and ProPresenter 6 and expected to either be able to add it in both and have it work, have it work in pro 6, but not pro5, or have it work in neither. None of those happened.

In ProPresenter 5, you can add animated gifs as media files and set them to loop, stop, or do palindrome, as you would with video files.

In ProPresenter 6, that capability is gone. Pro6 only allows you to add animated gifs as still images. That’s what surprised me. I expected that Pro6 would get better or stay the same.

To be fair, animated gifs are resource hogs. The video file that I turned into an animated gif was only 10 seconds long and was 4.8 mb. When it became an animated gif (using Giphy.com), it swelled to 13 mb. Imagine a 5 gb movie, it would be worse quality, have no sound, and easily top 12 gb (I’m guessing).

So, if you have Pro6 and you really need a gif, I’d just convert it to a video and be done with it. You’ll have the same quality (or better if you skip the gif step) with a smaller file.

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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 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 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.