Recently it occurred to me that OpenLP is able to do basic IMAG pretty easily.  VLC can display a webcam stream, so running VLC behind OpenLP with a transparent background theme would be a cheap IMAG system. OpenLP can display text over the webcam video, but would a"lower third" graphic be possible?  It doesn't appear you can apply a theme to an image, so that you could have an image that only takes up a sliver on the bottom of the screen and the rest has a transparent background.  And OpenLP doesn't appear to support gif's featuring transparent portions -- it just displays it as black.

So, am I missing a clever solution to this?  Could I do IMAG with lower thirds like the big boys do with nothing more than a webcam and along usb cable to connect it to the 'puter?  Thanks!


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