Getting Started With Live Streaming
Live streaming isn’t just shooting a video and posting it for view at a later date. It’s live. It’s happening right then. The viewers are seeing what the people at the service are seeing, at the same time.
For those who are unable to be at the service in person, they can still participate and feel a part of their church community. Those who are homebound or in the hospital can continue to participate and people who are traveling for work or vacation can still be connected.
Are you able to archive the service for use later?
So, give me the basics. How does it work?
Though there can be many configurations, the most common three scenarios are shown below.
A basic camera is connected to either an encoder box or into a computer/laptop with encoding software loaded on it. The box or computer then converts the camera feed into a format that can be sent to ChurchStreaming and broadcast to your church’s platforms. After that, your video gets automatically stored to your archived.
Your church has a camera with a built-in encoder that sends the converted feed to ChurchStreaming, who then broadcasts your event to your platforms. After that, your video gets automatically stored to your archived.
Multiple cameras are connected to a switching/processing unit which is then connected to an encoder or goes directly to ChurchStreaming for broadcast if the switcher has a built-in encoder.
So, camera + encoding device + ChurchStreaming = your live broadcast.