We are in the process of installing a new wizz bang projection system. it includes a laptop dedicated to OpenLP :-) I am not yet sure how to make the most of everything and so would like to confirm the best setup.
We have a main projector (with 2 repeater TV screens), a large screen at the back to be used for a stage view and 3 extra screens (outside noticeboard, entrance area, creche). We have a video switcher that can take 4 inputs and send them in any combination to 8 outputs. We have little boxes to transmit all the video signals over cat 5. We also have WiFi. I have an old PC available (used to control the outside noticeboard screen normally).
We plan to add cameras so that we can put on any screen a general view of the whole front of church or one showing detail from the front (of baptisms, weddings etc).
The laptop can (I think) run an extended desktop over it's own screen and 2 external screens (vga and hdmi connections).
My initial intention is to show the slide view on the projector and all external screens. An operator will use the laptop to advance through the service with the preacher having the option of using a remote to control slides during the sermon (either a usb remote or the android app).
1. Stage View. Am I correct that OpenLP cannot display the stage view onto a 2nd monitor attached to the laptop? So display the stage view I need to use a PC connected to the http:..../stage webpage (or for that matter load that webpage on the appropriate part of the extended desktop of the laptop.
2. Remote View. Is it possible to have a web page that simply shows the current slide view? No controls, no preview of next slide. It should show exactly what is on the projector. I would like to use this to allow people with poor eyesight to have an android tablet showing the slides. A 10" tablet will give them a really large print view of song lyrics and liturgy.
3. Stage View. I would like the stage view to show the current image rather than the filename. I use a lot of images and can't remember the names. Is this likely as a future development?
Thanks for any suggestions.