Church broadcasts using MEVO

Using the Church Webcasting System, YouTube, etc. Including cameras and mixers.
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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby CarrTC » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:07 pm

Sorry if my post was a bit confusing. We were trying to avoid the extra cost of the Mevo PoE adapter, but that may not be reasonable if you want reliable power and network to the camera.

In further testing of the USB-C powered devices, they only provided power to charge the camera about 20-50% of the time (depending of the adapter). I even tried several different power sources and cables including a QuickCharge 2.0 charger. The other adapters provided network every time, just not power. The Mevo PoE adapter worked reliably every time for both power and network.

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby russellhltn » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:28 pm

I'm all for saving money as long as needed functionality or reliability isn't sacrificed.
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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby mevans » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:04 pm

We were able to get an ethernet into the Mevo using a USB-C to Ethernet adapter. Of course, then we're relying on how on the battery charge on the Mevo lasts (it says 6 hours). It's a lot less expensive than the Mevo POE adapter. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby bido101 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:10 pm

If you don’t need audio via USB-C, an affordable adapter is C2G USB-C to Ethernet Adapter with Power Delivery, Black - 29749 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07B7P2JY5/ ... EFb9EKRRCT

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby mevans » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:24 pm

Our stake did its first webcasts today. All units except one used Mevos (in one unit someone with professional video equipment volunteered to do its ward's broadcast). Overall, we were pretty happy with the quality and people in various units were able to use it.

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby mikevandre » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:45 pm

For those that have used the mevo, where did you have the camera located? Is the zoom good enough to be able to get good quality from say the second or third row of pews if on a tripod? Are you running audio from the aux-out into the camera and if so are you just using a long stereo mini cable or are you relying on the built in cameras and how is that?

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby bido101 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:13 pm

Mevo Start on front row at all 5 chapels mounted on mic stands.

2 use AUX output directly to back off Start. Long cable wrapped together USB power cable.

3 use Shure X2U XLR to USB adapter, along with TripLite USB C adapter with PD, Ethernet, and USB A.

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby CalS201 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:25 pm

mikevandre wrote:For those that have used the mevo, where did you have the camera located?

First or second row with camera level to speaker's chest/head area. This height should make people appear "normal" and make the lines in back wall appear straight up and down.

mikevandre wrote:Is the zoom good enough to be able to get good quality from say the second or third row of pews if on a tripod?

The picture will be good quality but just a bit less resolution. Whether you can "see" a difference is a function of how close you are sitting to the screen & the size of the screen.

mikevandre wrote:Are you running audio from the aux-out into the camera and if so are you just using a long stereo mini cable or are you relying on the built in cameras and how is that?

If you want bad audio then use the builtin mic array.
If you want excellent audio then run a $15 50 foot mini stereo trs to trs cable to the chapel record out jack.
See the attachment in this post for more details https://tech.churchofjesuschrist.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=37670.

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby mevans » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:13 pm

If you're streaming from Mevo to You Tube, you probably received a message that things are changing with YouTube support and you must have at least 1,000 subscribers to stream from Mevo to YouTube starting on December 1, 2020.
Someone in our stake did some research and figured we could use restream.io and stream to YouTube through that. I also noticed that the church is adding static RTMP URLs and stream names on December 1, so that may be an attractive option.

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Re: Church broadcasts using MEVO

Postby bido101 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:42 pm

For clarity, Mevo can still stream to YouTube after December 1st. It is only the convenient event selection and PUBLISH integration that will no longer work.

You can still use the manual RTMP method. Setting YouTube event to automatically go live can help here, as well.


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