I work with several churches that would like to do LIVE streaming. Most can get a Windows Laptop for the capture and stream. The question is always which camera
Web cams generally wont get it done, especially since churches usually don't have an overabundance of light
Which camera would you suggest for smaller (200???) churches that won't break the bank?
Firewire? Usb? USB3???
In Him, JMb <>< Bishop James I Feel God Brown http://ifeelgod.org
asked Jan 23 '12 at 23:09
Nice! My church has around 250 members.
We don't do a live stream, but we film things in our sanctuary sometimes. We use a Canon Vixia HV30. I think the newer version is the HV40, and I believe that's what Chris uses for his live stream if I'm not wrong. It's a nice consumer camera with a firewire port. It's not great in low light, but it's surely better than a webcam. It is $650, I don't know what range you are looking for. I do know that budgeting for this kind of thing can be tough. I've been trying to work with our budget for the past couple of years to get some decent video equipment. We're getting there. The fact that we're campaigning for a new building doesn't make it easier haha.
I've never set up a live stream so I can't really help you there. There could be a cheaper camera out there that's good for this sort of thing, I don't know. Just thought I might share what little knowledge I have. Good luck with it!
answered Jan 24 '12 at 00:51
You can generally just get any camcorder that had a video output then hook it up to a capture card and start streaming, (Most capture cards will show up as a webcam for services such as ustream)
if you want to go cheap, then the logitech C920 will work well it has very good low light, but for best results, a decent camcorder will be best.
answered Jan 24 '12 at 01:33