- In case any of the ideas here might be useful for anyone else, this is a report of an apparently-successful live video streaming event of a funeral to the sister's young missionary son.
Background: The mother of a young missionary from our ward passed away unexpectedly. I had 8 days notice that the missionary's mission president might give permission for the missionary to watch a live video feed of the funeral. I had never done a video feed of any kind from or even within this non-stake-center meetinghouse. (I had done in-building overflow video feeds at a different building over a decade earlier.)
- an old camcorder with composite video output (implies SD, not HD) in the breezeway
moderate-duty camera tripod with viscous-damped pan/tilt
tripod on top of two classroom tables (with solid legs) duct-taped together
~2-foot piece of 1/2" poly pipe duct-taped to tripod handle to smooth panning
video monitor on camera table
gaffer tape and cord-guard where camera cable crossed hallway
plugged camera feed into video DA input (where the satellite receiver's video output usually goes)
audio tapped from perimeter speaker feed with attenuator (homemade version of a Bogen speaker-to-line/mike attenuator)
AV switch with audio compression
audio cassette deck (in place of a mixer) as level control
Cerevo LiveShell PRO from Sunday Streams
Raspberry Pi to monitor downlink
Wherever possible, have backup hardware. An Ethernet switch quit working that morning but before funeral started, with just enough time to go home and get another switch.
Sunday Streams quality and customer service were superb! Everything they did for us was essentially perfectly done. I would gladly use them again if such a need arises.
Ideas for the future:
- need a better camera with remote PTZ
use OBS rather than LiveShell
possibly rent a week's time on a server, but would miss Sunday Streams' excellent customer service