russellhltn wrote:In our case, the record out jack is right next to the network jack by the podium, and is connected to PoE port on the switch. I'd rather invest in wired LAN, wired power, and wired sound. Less to go wrong.
Yes, wired is always better if you can do it, and also protect the wires from people walking on them for the next year.
russellhltn wrote:Odds are, you'd eventually need wired power to avoid the hassles of charging the battery, so the advantages of completely wireless will be lost. Once you run a wire, might as well do them all.
The camera would only need to be charged once per week. Since you have to remove the camera and safely store it during the week I don't think charging would be a hassle. A $10 USB powerbank could serve as a backup power source if the camera does't get charged.
russellhltn wrote:If streaming settles into being a long-term thing, this is going to be one of the more attractive options. It's either that or the one of the other automated systems that use the church webcast auto-config, although I'd go with a different camera so it could be wall mounted.
A wall mounted camera would be a nice permanent solution and would need to be 10-20X PTZ zoom camera ($500-$2000).
In my old stake they will probably repurpose their 3 PtzOptics20X cameras used for stake conference by putting one in each bldg in the rear of the chapel and stream directly from the camera to Youtube for all wards in the bldg.
One feature that is important in the long-term is a static stream key used on recurring scheduled events. Youtube does it. I hope the Church system incorporates it soon.