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by randysteck
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to
Replies: 33
Views: 7106

Re: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to

I would not try to do live video reinforcement with an IP camera just because of the 300msec latency. But, routing this to a satellite room in the same stake center with that delay is very reasonable, but you have to use the signal from the HDMI stream and not the building system. We've been doing t...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11211

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

Since we have not had any issues with our webcast system, I've not been back on this forum in quite a while. However, let me just touch this topic again and report the results of our experiment over the last couple of years. Since the church system does not support any dedicated video box (Roku, App...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: An experiment that worked very well
Replies: 0
Views: 668

An experiment that worked very well

Just thought I'd post a note to mention something we tried this conference that made our webcast a little easier. We used a MIDI controller to control both video sources as well as volume. I have to admit that this seems like a small tweak on top of our system, but it worked and actually allowed fas...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Ready to smash the Teradek Vidiu; alternatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 12278

Re: Ready to smash the Teradek Vidiu; alternatives?

There are a group of us that have recommended against using the Vidiu boxes in any case. We have found PC-based mixing/encoding systems much more reliable. Running Wirecast, vMix, or OBS (free) allows not only video and audio mixing and synchronization, but allows an intelligent streaming source als...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to
Replies: 33
Views: 7106

Re: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to

One more note: we tried several ways to get a DSLR to stream stake conference. We found that we could not sustain the HDMI output for longer than about 45 minutes. The claim is that this is due to the sensor heating up, but my research indicated that this is also due to import quotas on video camera...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to
Replies: 33
Views: 7106

Re: Reliable broadcasting for Stake Conference - how to

Great information! I think we've seen a lot of what you've seen also. I think that anything that gets rid of the laptop on the receive end greatly increases reliability and the youtube stream certainly allows dedicated video boxes, and at 1080P instead of the 720P limit. An alternative to Youtube Li...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Needing new camera
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: Needing new camera

I am very sorry for the extremely late response to this as I did not see the question until just now. In case it's still relevant, we send the video to two other locations within the stake center (RS room and YW room). We take that feed from vMix before encoding and streaming. We use an HDMI-over-ca...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Hardware for laptop to support webcasts
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: Hardware for laptop to support webcasts

Given our experience from the last 10 years, I would strongly recommend you NOT use a laptop on the receive end at all. We made a major decision 2.5 years ago to move away from them simply due to the fact that over 2/3 of all our streaming problems implicated the laptop in one way or another. The re...
by randysteck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: D80 Camera Discontinued
Replies: 31
Views: 5480

Re: D80 Camera Discontinued

Wow, these are extremely expensive solutions. I've not been active in the forum for a while, but the fact that we're still considering cameras costing over $2k is shocking. Plus, even if you've already got an SD camera it is seriously time for an upgrade. We've been using two Dahua IP cameras, which...
by randysteck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Webcast Equipment Pre-setup box
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: Webcast Equipment Pre-setup box

I think it's a great idea to share hardware between stakes for cost reduction since we rarely have stakes in our area with conferences at the same time. The challenge to these is usually the audio feeds, especially pulpit, choir, wireless speaker and questions. We've been leery of running wireless p...

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