Tips & Tricks

Lower Thirds in MediaShout

MediaShout has the ability to move the text box and resize it to any location/size that you need. So, we make it very easy to do Lower Thirds in MediaShout! Inside of MediaShout 7 (or MediaShout 6), you can edit what goes to your Main Display and your Stage Display. Most Churches decide to utilize the Stage Display output to do Lower Thirds for their Stream. Below are the steps to set this up using the Stage Display in MediaShout 7: - To begin, we need to first set up the Main Displa...

How to create new Templates in MediaShout 7

What are Templates? Templates are more than just the Background you see when using them. Although the Background is applied to the template, the template will hold a lot more information. For the most part, this is ALL of your text settings, including the font style, font size, font color, font attributes (Bold, Underline, and Italics), alignment, and the size of the text box as well as any additional objects you have (like Reference Text Boxes, other media, and more). How do I make a new Te...

Using NDI With MediaShout

​​​​​​ 1. Go to https://ndi.tv (https://ndi.tv/tools/) and click NDI Tools at the top 2. Download NDI Tools and install to a computer that you want to send a signal from. (In this case, it will be the Sunday morning MediaShout computer) 3. Go to Start - "NDI 4 Tools" folder and run “Screen Capture” 4. In the bottom right corner of your computer in the Task Manager, right-click on the "NDI" icon. Here you can set your Framerate, Audio Source, etc. 5. On another com...

How to use End of Media

In the latest update to MediaShout 7 (7.2.8), we have added the ability to Auto-Advance a cue at the end of a video or audio file! Here are the steps to accomplish this: - First, go to Help > About to double-check that you are using 7.2.8 or later. - Then, in your script, add a cue and insert your video or audio file in as an object (Insert > Insert Media Files) - Click the Script Control plugin on the right side of MediaShout: - Check the box for Automatically Advance Cu...

Importing V6 Scripts Into V7: What Works and What Doesn't?

To import a V6 script into V7, go to Insert/Import/Import from V6 and for the most part, your V6 scripts should import fine. However, there are certain Cue Types that will not import. These are Cue Types that V7 does not have or support. See the list below: 1. PPT Cues. You can import a PPT file (Insert/Import) but if it is in the V6 script as a Cue, the Cue will not import. 2. Audio Cues. These are Cues created by dragging an audio file into the script to create the Cue. Cues that have audio ...

Setting Up MediaShout and OBS For Live Streaming

(Watch the recording of a webinar from March 26, 2020) Because MediaShout software integrates with a wide range of media files and hardware, we often are asked about streaming options by our customers. And while our software can certainly play a major role in a live streaming system, there are several technologies involved in streaming which we do not have expertise in, and which are required when an organization is considering streaming live events. With the rapid growth of interest in...

Using the Fire Control Plugin (Scrub Bar) in MediaShout 7

MediaShout 7.2 has added the new Fire Control Plugin to give you access to a Scrub Bar for Video/Audio files. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3s4U-3dDwk&feature=youtu.be) This Plugin allows you to see what Video/Audio file is playing and how much time is left. You can also use this to Pause/Play or Fast Forward/Rewind any video or audio file. To access this plugin, you would first want to fire the Audio/Video cue. Then, click the Fire Control Plugin Icon in the top right corner of the prog...

Working with Audio Files in MediaShout 7

MediaShout 7.2 now has the ability to add Audio Files! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3s4U-3dDwk&feature=youtu.be) There are two ways to do this: 1) Insert the Audio as a Background File so it will play across multiple pages of a cue. Step 1: Select the cue (on the left hand side of MediaShout 7) that you would like to add the Audio File to. Step 2: On the right side of the program, go to the Layers Tab and click the Background Button Step 3: Go to the Audio Tab (in Blue) and click Ch...

How to Export Cues in a Script

In MediaShout 7, you have the ability to export your Cue's within your script as an Image, .PDF, or .TXT. The can be extremely handy if you need to print out the entire Script to pass out to your Media Team, or just to save something you have built (like a Welcome Cue) for later. To export a Single Cue within your Script: 1) Open the Script within MediaShout 7 and select the Cue that needs to be exported. 2) Go to the File Menu at the top and select Export. 3) In this list, you can choose ei...

Video Issues & Working with DVD's (HandBrake)

Issues with a Video File: If you bring a video into MediaShout and it has trouble playing, you may need to run it through a program like HandBrake (https://handbrake.fr/) to re-encode the video and allow it to play properly. Anytime you run a video through a program like this, we always suggest that you use the .mp4 format. Here is a link to all of our Support File Types in MediaShout 7. Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmrcND7uVo&t=154s) is a video that we found on YouTube that walks you...