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Character generator software or other options?

I wanted to know how I can display song lyrics at church from our laptop and through our projector. Currently we are just using Powerpoint slideshow (with only background and lyrics) on a laptop hooked up directly to our projector. I would like to have a setup like a character generator for the lyrics over my choice of still backgrounds, video or perhaps live video someday. Are there inexpensive options to accomplish this?

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This might work
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You'll be surprised how easy that software is to write.

Go get the FREE Visual Basic Express from Microsoft. Now write about ten lines of code (less really) and you have your teleprompter.

Bob

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It's not quite clear to me what you are looking for.

The simplest approach is something like Photoshop that can composite whatever text or images you wish.

Stepping up a bit, After Effects can feed progressive text on top of a video or still photo background.

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Thanks

Thanks... I'll try these suggestions.

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Geeeez, this post is 11 days old I thought it was done

Good luck. I bet you have a pile of e-mails. Grin

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