9 ways to do live in churches part 3. Now we are going to talk about how to broadcast in your church with a camcorder.
We raised the price of our toys a little bit. It’s not a toy, it’s a way of saying it, because a camcorder is an expensive piece of equipment. Here we are talking about camcorder or DSLR. Today we have our own DSLRs to do live in churches, for live broadcasting, without having to do a gambiarra, fiddling with software. But be careful because some DSLRs have only 20 minutes in which the lens is open, after that it closes. This can ruin your lens.
It’s a different way of doing it, because you’ll have a camera with all the controls, its sound so you can pull it from the soundboard. The cabin, then, already changes a lot. You can either pull it to the computer directly or to your camera. The most important part of a video, we joke that it’s the sound and it’s true, if the video is stuttering, but the sound is full, it’s nice, the user will still have a nice experience.
So there you go, second you will need a capture card. This capture card is connected to your computer, be it desktop or notebook or even another way of transmitting. There are now capture cards that you connect, for example, whether SDAE or HDMI from your camcorder or your DSLR, you connect it to the capture card and the capture card itself makes the Broadcast. There are some that have RJ45, you can connect, there are some that are only via Wi-Fi, so today there are a lot of equipment.
It has the option of camera, capture card. It has the option of camera, capture card and the capture card you throw to the computer which I recommend the most. Why? Are you using OBS, don’t know how to use OBS the same? We have a free UBS course. There are dozens of free classes for you to know and learn how to use OBS. So in OBS you can switch between images, bring the camera, bring a camera and a webcam, as I mentioned in the previous videos of this series. You can switch the output of your live stream, with various video options, camera, whatever you want.
So, if you do live in churches using only the capture card, you won’t have that flexibility, I recommend using the capture card, connecting to the computer. Again, which computer? i7 or i5 above ninth generation or above SSD 8 or preferably 16 GB of RAM. An internet connected via cable, fiber optic internet, connected via cable from the router to your computer or even your capture card, if you choose to do it directly with the capture card.
Why not use WiFi? Because the delay increases a lot. The delay is what is the delay between the origin and what the faithful will watch up front. So sometimes it can be 30, 40 seconds, 2 minutes, 3 minutes. This is totally irregular. The correct is between 10 and 30 seconds. This is normal. There are also low latency services with a delay of up to 2 seconds, but that’s another department, I’ll get to that later.
So, this is the other way you have to transmit, using only a camcorder. Remember, when you do live in churches, worry about the sound as you worry about the equipment. The whole set always has to make sense, you’re working with various equipment, a computer, a capture card that has to have the same quality as the FPS of your camera.
It’s no use having a 4K camera and 720p capture card. The opposite works if your capture card is a 4K 720p camcorder, but it is obvious that the output there will be affected, so work with the set, with the flow of the set all right. This was part 3 of our series, explaining how to do live in churches, live from your live service.
- Date - 07/10/2022