Author Topic: Presentation Software for MAC  (Read 2978 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

josher9733

  • Tourist
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Presentation Software for MAC
« on: Feb 27, 2008, 04:49 pm »
Hi, I am working on a live show that we want to have video and live updates that will come up onto a projector screen. Does anyone know of a software for the mac that is like a nice presentation software that is free that will do this. Or if you have another idea about how we could do this that would be great!

Thanks in Advance

Mac Calder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 972
  • Gender: Male
  • Plan for the future, live for the now
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: Live Performance Australia / Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance
  • Current Gig: Technical Director
  • Experience: Former SM
Re: Presentation Software for MAC
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2008, 07:47 am »
Budget of $0, with a list of features like that... You are probably going to have to re-think that one...

You could probably get something on Windows that does that (provided you already had Powerpoint, you could add screenmonkey to the mix and probably sort something out), however Mac's just don't have the wide spread developer base that is found on windows - so such specialty software is going to be hard to fine.

Macs don't tend to be used in the presentation arena too frequently either.

Baz

  • New to Town
  • **
  • Posts: 42
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: CAEA, BAEA, ACTRA
  • Experience: Professional
Re: Presentation Software for MAC
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2008, 08:58 am »
I think you're asking about two different things here -

If you're looking for presentation (that is, Powerpoint'esque) software, you might look at the product that's included in the freeware NeoOffice -

http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

NeoOffice is the Mac-friendly version of OpenOffice - pretty much a free equivalent to Microsoft Office.

Meanwhile, if you're seeking software that can handle live feeds (type?), then I'm at a bit of a loss. Surely that simply needs an adept operator on the Mac - and perhaps more than one monitor so that the feeds can be monitored before going live.
I mean, essentially you're looking for a switcher....
SM'ing since God was a child.