One of the most difficult and expensive aspects of church streaming is the initial investment.
Sure, there are the monthly fees to use a service, but that first investment of hardware can be difficult. Not only that investment of dollars and cents, but also the investment of researching through the very many different approaches to streaming hardware.
As much as I hate to add another option into the mix, I will say that the award winning ChurchStreamer is certainly one that should be high on your list.
Say “hello” to the 2015 Worship Facilities New Product Awards Winner in the Best Podcasting, Webcasting or Streaming Product ($1-$2,500) category and Best Overall Media and Communication Product.
Pretty simple looking, isn’t it?
That’s the beauty of it!
This new device is specifically designed to make streaming both easy and affordable for churches.
Before I go any further, let me break down the specs for you:
- HDMI (up to 1080p at 60fps)
- SDI/HDSDI (up to 1080p at 60 fps)
- Analog/RCA (up to 480p)
Straight forward. I like it.
It should also be noted that the ChurchStreamer also delivers multiple bitrate streams at one time: HD and mobile.
Blah, blah, blah, specs, specs, specs, how does it work?
This is where the ChurchStreamer gets fancy:
“Just plugin in your video feed or camera then switch on the ChurchStreamer and you are living streaming!
The ChurchStreamer can also be configured for complete automation. You can set it to automatically stream every time you have a service without having to turn anything on or off.”
It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Considering the cost of an iPad, computer, and other streaming boxes, this is a really good price point. When you factor in the fact that you don’t have to worry about software updates and all the hardware failures that can arise when using a computer for your encoding, this really is a “set it and forget it” solution that is well worth the price.
Oh! And before I forget, it includes a five year warranty!
Two of the biggest obstacles facing Church tech is having enough money and volunteers. The ChurchStreamer knocks the teeth out of both of these.
Small to medium churches can easily program the ChurchStramer to operate without a volunteer, not to mention the fact that it gives the church tech team one less thing to worry about turning off and on, configuring, maintaining, etc… And at such an affordable price and long warranty, it’s fully worth the investment.
The ChurchStreamer is stellar.