Please share your experience with broadcasting interactive Sacrament Meetings

Using Google Meet, Zoom, etc.)
nammeroo
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Re: Please share your experience with broadcasting interactive Sacrament Meetings

Postby nammeroo » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:25 pm

Our stake purchased Zoom accounts for the individual units. Zoom has proved to be a reliable and consistent platform for our Sunday meetings. It has also been used for Ward Council and presidency meetings with good success. During our state's shutdown period, our Sunday "devotionals" were entirely on Zoom. More recently, Sacrament meetings have been broadcast via Zoom under the church's guidelines, along with very limited in-person attendance at the ward building. The arrangement works well and I hope that it continues. There has been some talk of moving to Facebook live or another platform, but Zoom's reliability and easy but secure access via computer, smartphone, and telephone dial-in makes it far and above the best option.

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Re: Please share your experience with broadcasting interactive Sacrament Meetings

Postby eddygood15 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:48 am

This is our set up and it practically the same as the church announced in the recent announcement.

We set up a tripod on top of a seminary table in the middle of two rows and use an iPad. To have cleared sound, we bought wireless microphones, the ones that are portable put the transmitter on the iPad and clip on the pulpit.

We use Facebook live, without any problems.

Spend maybe $150 in technology and the iPad was already owned by a member.

It works well and no problems.

Hope this helps someone.

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Re: Please share your experience with broadcasting interactive Sacrament Meetings

Postby jamnajar » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:45 pm

We use a borrowed laptop, a USB 1080P webcam with a flexible clamp mount and a wired lapel mic with an 18’ cable, (1/8” TRS connection) all using the Zoom platform. Sounded great, looked good and was easy for the ward techs and end users.
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Re: Please share your experience with broadcasting interactive Sacrament Meetings

Postby littlezeek » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:31 pm

So I have read some of the posts and thought maybe I could help. I bought a $130.00 4k video camera that can charge the battery while in use (not all of them do that), a cheap $25.00 tripod, a memory card (camera won't run without it), and a 100 ft. Cat 8 cable so I can Hard wire connection. As far as sound goes I am using the hard of hearing box hooked into the laptop mic port. I watched one of the tech videos done a couple of years ago and it mentioned that these have a 30db gain and they are already hooked into the sound system. Audio issue solved. The laptop I'm using is the one our building was issued several years ago that is an I3 that I doubled the memory on. (4gigs to 8gigs) This laptop is upgrade to Windows 10 1909.
I went with the Video Camera so we can record holiday events like Trunk or Treat and Christmas party to name some. The bonus is it was cheaper than mounted internet cameras costing $300 +.
As for some things that can be done with a Zoom meeting. We can now have those @ home, by invitation, give there testimonies, be our speakers, etc. We have a projector in our building but the screen is behind the podium and we would have to turn down the lights for those in Chapel to see. I don't recommend this. So I recommend you use a TV. I also bought an updated Android TV box from Amazon for 50. (U will need a wireless keyboard w/ mouse pad). I added zoom app to this box to hooked to the TV and point it to the Chapel. I have a HDMI 2 way spitter and a long HDMI cable so I can add another TV for the Bishopbric to be able to see the zoom feed.
As far as editing software I'll be learning Obs. I'm in the testing phase right now as our Ward will start Broadcasting 2nd Sunday in October 2020. I will update with any troubleshooting that comes up. Otherwise if you have questions you can email me @ littlezeek@hotmail.com. I live in Eastern NC.


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