Tips for Streaming Your Church Service To The Internet
Items Needed for Live Streaming of Your Church Service
1. Encoding Software: Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder Software http://www.adobe.com/products/flash-media-encoder.html What is Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2? Adobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder 3.2 live audio and video capture software is a media encoder that streams audio and video in real time to Adobe Media Server software or Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS). This software can enable the broadcast of live events such as sporting events, webcasts, or concerts — around the clock. Note: In order for audio to work properly on many mobile devicees, you must use a plug-in for the AAC audio from Main Concept. Follow the link to find out more. http://www.mainconcept.com/products/plug-ins/plug-ins-for-adobe/aac-encoder-fmle.html
2. Audio/Video Capture Device: ADVC110 High-Quality, Bidirectional A/D Conversion http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc110 The ADVC® professional family supports virtually any professional video conversion need. Each contains our innovative Canopus® DV codec technology, which provides the industry's best picture-quality preservation during analog/DV conversion. The ADVC110 unit connects to all analog and digital video cameras, decks, and editing systems. This portable and easy-to-use digital video converter is ideal for capturing and outputting analog video from any FireWire (IEEE 1394a)-equipped notebook or desktop computer. There are no drivers to install, and the unit does not require a power supply when used with a 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394a) cable.
3. Camera: Just about any off-the shelp camcorder will work for streaming video. Make sure the video connections from the camera to the encoder are properly matched and that you are satisfied with the picture quality of the camera you purchase. You are limited only by your budget.
4. Microphone: You may use the microphone that is built into your camera or you may use a microphone that is already connected to the Church's audio mixer. In this case, you will connect the output of your audio mixer to the audio input of your encoding device.
5. Streaming Service Provider: There are many streaming service providers with costs ranging from free-to-you to a customized service that allows you a great amount of flexibility. Free-to-you services are usually supported by advertizers that will place ads in or around your streaming content. The streaming service providers that offer more customized services will have a cost involved, but will allow you to customize the look of your streaming content and prevent ads or unwanted company logos from appearing on your website.
6. Computer: A laptop computer with USB or FireWire connections will be sufficient to stream your service to the Internet. The computer can be a MAC or or a PC. Most modern computers are built with the idea that it might be used to streram to the Internet. Unlike computers built 4 or 5 years ago, today's computers quite likely have all of the basic memory and processor capacity built-in to stream video and audio.
Optional Hardware Solution: VR-50HD: Multi-Format AV Mixer An all-in-one HD Multi-Format AV Mixer with built-in USB 3.0 for Web Streaming and Recording A complete portable HD studio in a single unit. Single-person operation of sound and picture using faders, buttons and touch screen. The Roland VR-50HD all-in-one AV mixer beautifully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device. This single unit delivers functionality that until now required a number of peripheral devices to accomplish. This portable live HD production solution is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, trainings, or any other live event. http://www.rolandcorp.com.au/products/productdetails.aspx?p=20252&c=449 See the YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP6nUUkCKJQ