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by jeremywillden
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to
Replies: 23
Views: 3661

Re: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to

They just released a new "ATEM Mini Pro" that includes a stack of new features for $600, including direct hardware streaming from the switcher itself and direct-to-USB disk recording. For less than the cost of a VidiU box, you get a nice 4-input video switcher and the streaming converter, ...
by jeremywillden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: Broadcasting Sunday School
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Broadcasting Sunday School

If you are willing to go with audio only (no video), the bitrate requirements for an audio stream are about 1-2% of the video rate. I've used Icecast very successfully even with WiFi active in the building (buffering easily handles the hiccups). See this post for a high-level view of the method. htt...
by jeremywillden
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: Broadcasting Sacrament w/o Ordinance-CoVid-19
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Broadcasting Sacrament w/o Ordinance-CoVid-19

On the off chance that the directive ends up moving us toward audio streaming to help protect the vulnerable (and allow the ill to remain isolated): Icecast works wonderfully for this purpose. While I set it up on another server I already had access to, I found this article that provides a nice guid...
by jeremywillden
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Ready to smash the Teradek Vidiu; alternatives?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Ready to smash the Teradek Vidiu; alternatives?

I'll give another big +1 for OBS Studio on a decent laptop. Works great through the Church servers and YouTube (and other streaming sites for that matter). Keep the bit rate in the range of 2 Mbps for the Church servers or they tend to break.
by jeremywillden
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: Broadcasting Sacrament w/o Ordinance-CoVid-19
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Broadcasting Sacrament w/o Ordinance-CoVid-19

Note that the policy in 35.4.15 prohibits Photography, Video recording, and broadcasting, but audio recording and streaming are not prohibited (in fact, the church still installs hook-ups specifically designed to allow recording of meetings in the chapel and installs assistive listening transmitters...
by jeremywillden
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to
Replies: 23
Views: 3661

Re: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to

A huge +1 for the ATEM Mini from Blackmagic Design. I own one of the (much larger $3000) 8-input ATEM 4k switchers and have used it with excellent results for several stake conferences, but I just purchased an ATEM Mini for smaller/simpler shoots and in fact, for most stake conferences it is perfect...
by jeremywillden
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: Webcast testing glitches
Replies: 17
Views: 2805

Re: Webcast testing glitches

The first 3-4 broadcasts I did were miserable. I could not get it to work without glitches, both big and small. Finally I bypassed the filter/router in each building and plugged directly into the cable modem, and ever since I have had zero issues. I even upped the video and audio quality. I’d recom...
by jeremywillden
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: PTZ Visca Control with USB Joystick
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

PTZ Visca Control with USB Joystick

Our stake center was just upgraded to the new HD distribution system and we finally have a PTZ camera mounted on the back wall of the chapel. The person who adjusted the system and trained us said there was a free Visca control software package for controlling the camera (via USB->RS232->PTZ camera)...
by jeremywillden
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Meetinghouse Audio
Topic: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz
Replies: 22
Views: 5507

Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

We did an event with a visiting authority where they requested 10 or 12 mics. We turned off all Wifi in the building and located the receivers centrally. The mics are slower to connect than the older ones, but that arrangement worked pretty well. More recently, however, I set up a single mic for a s...
by jeremywillden
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: Hymns in Keynote or PowerPoint slides?
Replies: 12
Views: 2390

Re: Hymns in Keynote or PowerPoint slides?

I've been sending private messages to everyone who has requested them, if you haven't received the links, please send me a PM and I'll get them to you.
Thanks!

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