Live Streaming

Going through the COVID period has required Churches and Workers to upskill their online technical abilities and live stream, or pre record and upload their Church services onto the internet.

To share in the knowledge gained, we have created three short videos to show how this has been done, and with what equipment, which are all listed below in the Kit List section, with links if you wish to purchase them.

Kit List

Please find below equipment mentioned in the Church Streaming Guide videos. None of the equipment is sponsored by the PCW, these are mentioned only as they happened to be the equipment we have used and are here as examples only, there is a vast amount of alternative variations in equipment and means to stream.

Tp link Wireless 4g Internet Router –

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Archer-MR600-Unlocked-Configuration-required/dp/B07S7DMY3H

£130

Vodafone Unlimited Super Max 4g Sim £30 p.m

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/best-sim-only-deals

Mobile phone tripod £16.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Babacom-Extendable-Detachable-Bluetooth-Samsung-23/dp/B07Y2TRC1J

USB Microphones

Low – £25 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microphone-Portable-Microphones-Computer-Streaming/dp/B07XZ37RLR

Mid – £54 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-iCE-Microphone/dp/B014PYGTUQ

High – £150 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rode-Microphones-NT-USB-Microphone/dp/B00KQPGRRE

Wireless Microphones

Rode Wireless Go – £160 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/R%C3%98DE-Wireless-Compact-Microphone-System/dp/B07QGGBNMN

Copy Item – £110 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pixel-Wireless-Lavalier-Microphone-Transmitter/dp/B086T12YGJ

HD WEBCAMS

£29 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victure-Microphones-Computers-Desktop-Conference/dp/B086QF84DK

£89 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Calling-Recording-Microphones-Adjustable/dp/B006A2Q81M

Camcorder Set-Up

Canon Legria r806 (Clean HDMI output) £200-260 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-1960C004-Legria-HF-R806/dp/B01N22CD0N/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=canon+legria&qid=1600166615&sr=8-2

Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adapter-Benfei-2-Pack-Raspberry-Camcorder-Gold/dp/B07FMKGSRZ

10m HDMI cable (do not exceed 10m through hdmi, contact us if you need to know how to run a longer connection)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CSL-Ethernet-compliant-Playstation-Nintendo-Black/dp/B00KM23K5I/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=10m+hdmi&qid=1600166906&sr=8-3

Tripod £54 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-Compact-Action-Aluminum-Tripod/dp/B00K0P047E

Capture Card £17 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGITNOW-Streaming-LiveBroadcasting-Teaching-Conference/dp/B08B3HN8P1/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=camcorder+capture+card&qid=1600166729&sr=8-10  

Streaming software

www.obsproject.com – free

Paid alternative for greater options/control:-

www.vmix.com – monthly subscription

https://www.telestream.net/wirecast/ – for MAC computers, monthly subscription

Downloadable content for steaming software

www.Danstevers.com 

www.Sermonspice.com

https://reachrightstudios.com/free-church-graphics/

https://streamaid.tv/17-must-have-tools-and-extensions-for-streamers-with-instructions-updated-for-2019/

Sound Equipment

Pro Sonus Sound Interface – https://www.amazon.co.uk/PreSonus-AudioBox-USB-96-Interface/dp/B071W6YVDR/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=sound+interface&qid=1600176303&sr=8-14

Jack to mini jack 3.5 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Housing-Connector-Theater-Amplifiers-Black/dp/B00Y2LANUU/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=jack+to+3.5&qid=1600176354&sr=8-3

USB Sound Card – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-External-Adapter-Windows-AU-MMSA/dp/B00IRVQ0F8/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=usb+sound+card&qid=1600176419&sr=8-3

Not mentioned in the videos.

If you have grown a system that would require more than one HDMI port into the live stream, such as several cameras, or some cameras and a separate pc for powerpoint/easyworship, the simplest device for this we have found is the Atem Mini/Mini Pro.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blackmagic-Design-SWATEMMINI-Atem-mini-Noire/dp/B07XZKRDLB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=atem+mini&qid=1600184655&sr=8-1

If you find yourself getting lost in OBS whilst concentrating on the content you are presenting, you can purchase a small pre pre-programmable device which will enable you to create custom shortcuts for ease of use.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elgato-Stream-Deck-Controller-customizable/dp/B06W2KLM3S/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stream+deck&qid=1600184762&sr=8-1

Contact

Please contact Hedd Morgan [email protected] 0781596049, or Steffan Morris [email protected] for any assistance or advice.