Renewed Vision, like BusyMac, is another great example of finding a hidden gem on the Macworld South Hall booth floor.

Renewed Vision is a company that at first had its vision on creating immersive environments for worship at today's churches. According to their website, their first product, ProPresenter was written specially for Passion Conferences in 1999. One of ProPresenter's features is that it allows the personnel controlling the main content display (i.e. worship lyrics, scripture, etc) to not be concerned with any background effects that may be applied. This separation of duties is critical to any live scenario, and Renewed Vision says that is one of the things that has made the product so successful. ProPresenter features.

However, like any successful company, their line now has expanded beyond their initial product and beyond their initial market. ProVideoPlayer is a companion to ProPresenter, and utilizes many Mac technologies to grid-map video content across multiple displays attached to multiple computers. OpenGL and CoreImage effects can be applied on the fly, and content can be dragged and dropped into action. The application is also playlist based, which allows it to run autonomously for extended periods. Support is also included for MIDI controllers. ProVideoPlayer features.

But what makes ProVideoPlayer especially interesting is not only what it can do, but the success it has already had. While it was initially developed for the concert and stage markets, Renewed Vision has sold the product to digital sign companies and department stores, including Calvin Kline, Macys, Mercedes, and even Gulfstream. They even did a custom setup for a restaurant that wanted to create a roof-top feel. Below is the panoramic of that setup, which consisted of 20 projectors connected to Mac Minis (each mac mini displayed 720p content for a total of 25,600 x 720 pixels).

151102 RenewedVision2 500

For more on Renewed Vision's solutions, including their custom video synchronization solution ProVideoSync, visit their website.

151101 RenewedVision1 500
Renewed Vision's Brad Weston, left, and Greg Dolezal, right. Brad also serves as Video Director for North Point Community Church and Video Director for Passion Conferences; Greg also serves as tour manager for artist Chris Tomlin (iTunes link) and co-producer of Passion

Popular Stories

macbook air m2

Exclusive: Apple Plans to Launch MacBook Air With M2 Chip on July 15

Wednesday June 29, 2022 5:23 pm PDT by
The redesigned MacBook Air with the all-new M2 Apple silicon chip will be available for customers starting Friday, July 15, MacRumors has learned from a retail source. The new MacBook Air was announced and previewed during WWDC earlier this month, with Apple stating availability will begin in July. The MacBook Air features a redesigned body that is thinner and lighter than the previous...
original iphone 2007

15 Years Ago Today, the iPhone Went On Sale

Wednesday June 29, 2022 4:43 am PDT by
Fifteen years ago to this day, the iPhone, the revolutionary device presented to the world by the late Steve Jobs, officially went on sale. The first iPhone was announced by Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007, and went on sale on June 29, 2007. "An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator... these are not three separate devices," Jobs famously said. "Today, Apple is going to reinvent the...
maxresdefault

Video Comparison: M2 MacBook Pro vs. M1 MacBook Pro

Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:45 pm PDT by
Apple last week launched an updated version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it is the first Mac that is equipped with an updated M2 chip. As it's using a brand new chip, we thought we'd pick up the M2 MacBook Pro and compare it to the prior-generation M1 MacBook Pro to see just what's new. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. For the video comparison, we're using the...
iPhone vs Galaxy Larger

Apple Executive Says Samsung Copied the iPhone and Simply 'Put a Bigger Screen Around It'

Tuesday June 28, 2022 8:59 am PDT by
The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern today shared a new documentary about the evolution of the iPhone ahead of the 15th anniversary of the device launching on June 29, 2007. The documentary includes an interview with Apple's marketing chief Greg Joswiak, iPhone co-creator Tony Fadell, and a family of iPhone users. One segment of the interview reflects on Android smartphones gaining larger...
iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro vs. 14 Pro: New Features to Expect if You've Waited to Upgrade

Monday June 27, 2022 11:22 am PDT by
With many customers choosing to upgrade their iPhone every two or three years nowadays, there are lots of iPhone 11 Pro users who might be interested in upgrading to the iPhone 14 Pro later this year. Those people are in for a treat, as three years of iPhone generations equals a long list of new features and changes to look forward to. Below, we've put together a list of new features and...
Mac Studio IO

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Mac Studio Models

Thursday June 30, 2022 7:42 pm PDT by
Apple today began selling refurbished Mac Studio models for the first time in the United States, Canada, and select European countries, such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, two refurbished Mac Studio configurations are currently available, including one with the M1 Max chip (10-core CPU and 24-core GPU) for...
rootbug

Major macOS High Sierra Bug Allows Full Admin Access Without Password - How to Fix [Updated]

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:33 pm PST by
There appears to be a serious bug in macOS High Sierra that enables the root superuser on a Mac with a blank password and no security check. The bug, discovered by developer Lemi Ergin, lets anyone log into an admin account using the username "root" with no password. This works when attempting to access an administrator's account on an unlocked Mac, and it also provides access at the login...