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Simple Improvements to Make an Average Live-Stream Better
Start by watching your live-stream (or even a recording of it) with the sound down, paper in hand. Look for things that you can improve. Come up with what’s possible to fix right now, but feel free to dream about the future as well.
Video Streaming and Time-shifting on a Budget
Streaming to an online audience, streaming to a satellite location with time-shift, and creating video on demand (VOD) all presented challenges for this Dallas-based Grace Bible Church. Time-shifting to the second sanctuary turned out be the toughest.
White Paper: Operating an Online, Streaming-Based Ministry
Here are some practical considerations and solutions to make live streaming work for your multi-sites and remote locations, as well as your online attendees.
Top 12 Misconceptions About Live Streaming
Misconceptions can be technical, artistic, or financial. Regardless, they often deter churches from starting to stream, and in turn keep churches from being as effective as they could be.
How to Promote Your Church’s Live Stream
Simply having a live stream doesn't guarantee that people will watch. You have to tell people that your live stream exists and guide them to it.
Lighting Your Live Stream
In the future, cameras may be accurate enough to see what your eyes see. But right now we still need to compensate for their short-comings. Lighting is vital.
Streaming Solutions: Is Your Church Settling for “Good Enough”?
While the standards aren’t yet set in stone, UHD looks like it’s going to be the next step in the growth of television. And it presents an opportunity for churches to position themselves as early adopters.
Directing for the Live Stream
Balance the needs of the audiences you serve. Each shot you take comes at the expense of others. Close-ups provide detail for the live audience, while wide shots provides context for the internet viewer.
SD, HD or 4K? The Future of Live Streaming and Why
Some churches might be willing to take the plunge to invest in 4K streaming today. Should they?
Improving Sound for Your Live Stream
Don’t let poor audio get in the way of building your online audience.
Attendance is Down. Blame the Live Stream.
What’s going on if attendance has dropped, but your online congregation has increased?
Streaming Best Practices: Creative Ways to Expand Reach
Watch parties, mini-campuses and pastor-sharing are just a few of many new innovations.
White Paper: Bringing Congregations Together with Video Streaming
The use of HD video streaming is a growing trend that can connect multiple campuses under a shared worship experience. This paper provides a framework for understanding and aligning the variables at play, and guides you through workflows for time-shifted video, real-time broadcast and bi-directional, interactive experiences.
Best Practices: Separating Your Live Stream from the Crowd
Better production quality is one way to separate your live stream from others. But there are other strategies for getting noticed.
First Ask "Why?" Then Ask "How?"
Streaming Best Practices: Protecting Your Congregation
It's a sad reality that churches need to think these thoughts. You just have to be intentional and minimize risk to make sure that your live-stream helps people while not hurting or revealing those who are vulnerable.
Choosing a Live Streaming Host
Choosing a host isn't easy. Do you choose ease-of-use or power? What about low cost versus customer service?
30 Day Worship Sound Tools Videos
Worship M.D. audio expert Doug Gould's collection of 30 instructional videos presented by PreSonus
Best Practices: Streaming for Mobile Devices
With LTE quickly becoming the standard, it’s easy to forget that there are still a fair number of 2G and 3G devices out there.
Accelerating Your Video Production Work
How your video card’s GPU system can make your video production work more efficient
Tutorial: Streaming Strategies
Solution oriented approaches for the success of your online ministry
Live Streaming: How to Reach TV Audiences
Getting internet content into the living room has been something that a lot of companies have toyed around with for some time. To figure out how to get your church’s service onto a person’s TV live, you need to figure out which box or TV is best suited to make it easy.
Why Free Live Streaming on YouTube Could Cost You More Than You Think
Why should you pay for hosting on another provider when this free system exists?
Tutorial: A Techy’s Guide: Preparing for Easter
And helping senior leadership realize and embrace your vision.
Churches Without Walls
Tactics and strategies for building a successful live streaming ministry.
Streaming Media: Overcoming The Technology Naysayers
Leaders can ease congregations into accepting streaming by starting with low-cost or no-cost video conferencing technologies.
Tutorial: Going the Extra Digital Mile
How to Maximize Your Streaming Ministry
So Your Pastor Wants to Start Streaming Video
You could just use a camcorder and a computer. Or you could produce a webcast that represents your church, and attracts a regular viewing audience.
Video Streaming 101
Your church can look great, or it can look bad. You can improve your chances of it looking great if you consider--and address--these important questions before streaming content live.
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