“Poor Man’s” Lyric Overlay

November 29, 2013

During the live productions I’m involved in on Sunday morning we use ProPresenter to project dynamic backgrounds and song lyrics to a large projection screen at the back of a stage.

Stage with Projection Visible

If you notice on the projection, the lyrics are all located at the top of the screen.  This decision was made out of necessity — the screen is not positioned high enough above the people on stage to allow the audience to have a full clear sightline.  However, the video benefits immensely from this.  The switcher can overlay just the top third of the projector onto the camera view to create this look:

Stage with Overlay

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