I told you some time ago this was coming. I feel like I’ve lived with the new version long enough to write a reasonably well thought out review. Since it’s pretty long, I put it on the main Church Tech Arts website. Here’s the teaser, follow the link for the whole article.
Ahh, Media Shout. I’ll confess right up front that I’ve not been a huge fan of the software. I’ve used it for about 2 years now, and gotten pretty good at it, but haven’t been crazy about it. It is pretty popular, however, and while we’re taking a close look at ProPresenter in the near future, I felt it would be a good idea to run down what’s new in v. 3.5. A ton has already been written on the program, so I won’t delve into a complete description of what it is or how it does it. Instead, I will talk mostly about the key differences between 2.5 and 3.5, what I like and what I don’t. My reasoning is that the initial launch of v. 3.0 a few years ago was a big disaster (videos wouldn’t play, there was a huge lag between advancing a cue and a change on screen, etc.), and there are probably a bunch of users out there still using 2.5 because it works reasonably well and they are leery of an upgrade. This I will say upfront: If you’re still using 2.5, you should upgrade (double check the system requirements first to make sure your machine can handle it, however). If you’re new to the presentation software game, read on.