Tag: Training

  • Filming at Didsbury

    A guide to quick filming of the stage – eg for recording a sermon or a simple advert. The visuals PC can record directly from the ceiling-mounted camera and the PA desk. You don’t need to do anything with the camera for this. You will get a single video file with the picture from the…

  • ProPresenter – create a playlist

    ProPresenter – create a playlist

    A step-by-step guide to the basics of creating a playlist in ProPresenter.

  • Turning projector & TVs on/off

    To switch on the projector and TVs at Didsbury, you’ll need 2 remote controls. They live in the PA drawer, at the bottom of the rack under the PA desk. Note that the PROJECTOR remote has a different button for ON and OFF. Also, to switch off, you’ll need to press the OFF button twice…

  • Monitor tips for singers

    Getting a good in-ear mix can be hard for singers. Here are some helpful tips. Warm up your voice before going anywhere near a mic. This matters more than everything else. Neither you nor the sound engineer can get them mix right until you’re singing at your normal best. So get into a routine of…

  • PA setup checklist, Cheadle Hulme

    Here is a simple checklist for setting up the PA with the mixer. 1 Setup the stage area Connect the stage box to the power and the “Data 3” socket on the wall. 2 Plug mics and instruments into the stage box Use 3 pin XLR cables to plug mics into the stage box. Guitars…

  • Opening up the building at Cheadle Hulme

    How to get setup Get the keys from the keysafe Open the bottom lock with the “front” key Use the keyfob with the receiver to the left of the door Open the door and enter the building Enter the alarm code Open the bottom lock with the “middle” key Enter the room and open the…

  • Network settings at Didsbury

    The MMR network at Didsbury connects all of our devices together. All permanently installed equipment has a fixed IP address, to make things work as reliably as possible. Click here to view the IP addresses for our main equipment: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9k0ve9fhphuf7cq/Network%20IP%20settings.xlsx?dl=0 New devices can connect using DHCP automatic IP address setup. If you need a manual…

  • How to show my phone on the projector

    There are two ways to display your phone’s screen on the projector. 1. Apple Airplay (iPad & iPhone only) Check the phone is connected to MMR Wifi. On the visuals PC, press the Windows key and type “airserver”. Click to run the app. On the phone, open the “Control Centre” (swipe down from the top-right…

  • How to show a YouTube clip

    You can play a YouTube clip or show anything from the web on the main projector using the visuals PC. The church’s copyright licence allows us to play any copyrighted material in our meetings. Open the web browser (Edge ) and get the clip you want in YouTube. Make sure ProPresenter is either not running…

  • How to display my laptop

    If you need to use a different computer from our main visuals PC, this is fine. You can plug it into our systems and have the pictures and sound handled as normal. Find the red HDMI video cable on the top of the desk. Plug this into your laptop / iPad / phone (it can…

  • Remote control. Using the Stream Deck

    On the desk is a Stream Deck control box. This gives rapid access to a number of different functions that can make it quicker and easier to run a service. It’s worth exploring what it can do. Please comment below if you have any queries, or would like any additional features to be added. The…

  • Using Stage Display

    ProPresenter sends a video stream to the TVs on stage. This enables speakers and hosts to see what’s being projected behind them, and gives the worship team a simple view of song lyrics. It also shows a clock, countdown timer and optional reminder messages. Must-know: change stage display layout with buttons We have 2 main…

  • New team members?

    We’re always keen to welcome new people into the tech team. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass their contact details to Lisa Lee or Robert Varnam. We will always ensure people are provided with the right training and support. For most newcomers this means they’ll get in-depth training, with opportunities to…

  • How are the displays arranged?

    The Didsbury visuals PC has multiple outputs. It’s worth knowing about the main four, as it can be easy to “lose” your mouse on one of the ones you’re not watching. There are 4 main displays: Windows monitors. On the desk are 2 monitors. These are labelled as 1 and 4 by the computer. Projector…

  • How to shut down the Didsbury visuals PC

    To shut down the PC, first close ProPresenter. Then click the Windows logo at the far-left of the start menu (bottom of the screen) to select “Shut Down”…

  • How to start the Didsbury visuals PC

    UPDATE for 2023! The PC will start up automatically when the main power comes on for tech in the room [the EMO device]. So there’s no need to manually start up the PC. If you need to shut down the PC and restart it, follow the instructions below … Open the flap of the PC.…