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Teradek VidiU Hardware Setup Guide

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About the Teradek VidiU

The Teradek VidiU is a compact hardware encoder device used to combine audio and video into a format suitable for webcast streaming. It features one HDMI input (for video) and one stereo 3.5 mm input (for audio). It can stream over wired (recommended), wireless, or USB 3G or 4G cellular internet connections. (Note: For meetinghouse webcasts, you shouldn’t use a wireless connection, as this isn’t a stable option.)

Teradek VidiU Front Controls 

You will need to know how the front controls work to complete the initial setup.


Red Button

  • Button press = start/stop streaming
  • Button press in menu screens = cancel/exit

Black Joystick/Button

  • Button press = select
  • Up and down = navigate vertically through menus
  • Right = go deeper into the menu
  • Left = return to the previous menu level

Teradek VidiU Hardware Setup


  1. Connect an HDMI cable into the HDMI port of the Teradek VidiU, and then connect the other end into the webcast video source:
    • The  Video Distribution System  which the webcast video camera is connected to, OR
    • A direct  video camera  connection

Note: If your webcast video source is not HDMI (e.g., RCA), a video signal converter and a compatible video cable will be required. (See  Video Signal Converters.)

  1. Connect the 3.5 mm stereo audio input to your audio source:
    • Chapel sound output (typically from the satellite cabinet or technology closet), OR
    • A separate second microphone on the pulpit
  2. Connect a network cable from a meetinghouse network jack into the Teradek VidiU.
  3. Connect the Teradek VidiU to power using the AC power adapter.
  4. Slide the power switch on.
  5. The screen will light up and the VidiU by Teradek  logo will display during the boot-up process, which can take a few minutes.
  6. During boot-up, the Teradek VidiU encoder will automatically check for new firmware.

Configuring the Teradek VidiU for Webcasting

The standard Meetinghouse Webcast 3.0 features an automatic configuration mode. When your webcast event is set up in Webcast portal, the Teradek VidiU will be automatically configured.

If you are not using automatic configuration mode and want to configure the Teradek VidiU manually, please use Mode: Manual.

For additional support, contact the  Global Services Department.