Never forget to bring the house lights back up after a video again. Use Proclaim to control your stage lighting automatically. Proclaim can even match the lights to the color of the current slide! Set up is easy, read on to find out how.
Use the Lighting section in the Settings menu to add a lighting scene. A lighting scene represents a configuration of lights (e.g. House Lights Up, Stage Lights On). Scenes can be configured to communicate with any device that understands the MIDI protocol, common in most lighting control systems.
If your church doesn't already have a lighting system Proclaim also works with the relatively inexpensive off-the-shelf Philips Hue bulbs and LED light strips. This is a great option for a church with a smaller budget and supports some sophisticated capabilities that make creating a professional look and feel easy. More on this below.
To set up a scene, go to Settings > Lighting, then click Add Scene.
Name your scene, then click Add control to connect to a MIDI capable device or Philips Hue lighting bridge.
Most of the time you'll be connecting to a lighting board. Your board may already have lighting scenes configured and all you need to do is send a single note to activate the appropriate scene. This configuration will vary based on your existing setup. Don't hesitate to ask questions in the Proclaim group if you have them.
Note: Sending MIDI output isn't limited only to lighting! Proclaim can communicate with any MIDI capable device like a camera or video switcher. With Proclaim the possibilities for automating your service are endless!
Proclaim automatically searches for any available Philips Hue bridges. When you select one for use, you'll need to press the button on top of the bridge to connect. Once connected, you'll see a list of available lights. Configure your lighting scene to set colors automatically using the current slide or use the color picker to define your own color.
Don't forget to try the Preview button to see what it looks like and click Save when you're happy with it.
Adding Lighting Scenes to Your Presentation
Lighting scenes are added to service items and cues in your presentation using the Signals feature. Select to edit the item you want to trigger the lighting change and use the Signals tab to add your lighting scene. Now when you navigate to this service item the lighting scene will be applied. It's that easy!