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Discussion in 'Video' started by gryphon1911, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    My church is wanting to get into a more "professional" video live streaming presentation.

    They have asked me to head up the project. I'm looking at what we can do fro ma very high level at this point.

    The main goals are:

    1) Keep costs to a minimum
    2) High end 1080p output
    3) live stream
    4) Up to 3 cameras.
    5) Destination - Youtube.
    6) Record/Save the final output for upload to other online video sources as desired.

    I've never done anything at this level before, so I'm still trying to grasp the concept. From my research so far, I've found the following hardware "flow". Please correct anything I'm missing

    Cameras are sending signal to an HD Video Switcher (something like a Roland V-1HD or a BlackMagic ATEM Television Studio). That program signal needs to go to an encoder box to go from the HDMI signal to RTMP or H.246, which then needs to go into a computer where it is uploaded to the streaming service of choice.

    Do I have at least the basics of it down? Am I way off base here? Any help, no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. That's big time stuff. If you want a simple point and record setup it should be pretty simple. Set up some high mounted tripods and go.

    If you want remote zooming, tracking folks as they move around and such that is a whole different story and well worth a pro level setup.

    Sit down and have a serious discussion about the level of professionalism they are looking for.

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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    does it really need to be 1080p ? I think DVDs are only 480 and they look great.

    You might try some live chat with B & H customer service, but I would imagine there is some sort of "security camera" or surveillence package that would come with multiple cameras and be able to record and live stream..... not sure if any would be high quality enough, but camera sensors just keep getting cheaper and better all the time.
     
  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    That is coming, I just want to be able to discuss potential options intelligently with the group once that happens. The meetings are coming and the tentative date for the live rollout is end of May 2016.
     
  5. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    DVD quality might be fine, but I figure I should have options up to 1080 in case they ask for it or want to expand in the future. Again, just want to have options and a knowledgeable information when going into the meetings.

    All the video I've done has never been live, even the multi cam stuff. I've only ever produced after the fact.
     
  6. Best of luck
     
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  7. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Livestreaming adds a whole layer of complexity and redundancy to the equation that I'm not familiar with, but thankfully the technology required has become more affordable. If budget is a concern, you may want to make livestreaming a "phase 2" project and see if "phase 1" of higher quality video proves to be popular. Just make sure that the cameras you choose for phase 1 can support livestreaming with clean HDMI or whatever other requirements there are.

    How are you planning to handle audio, btw? Will you patch into the AV system?

    Hopefully someone like Lobbamobba will chime in because he's got more experience. He recently tested a JVC GY-LS300 that supports live streaming.
     
  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    They already have a fully functioning audio and lighting setup. I've been trying for some time now to run the audio feed from the main board into the Periscope feed. That has yet to happen. If they make it official and put me in charge of the video production, I'm going to demand that the main audio feed be input into the video mix.

    I was talking to the church board members the other day and one of them is getting a Mevo device. Looks like a nice solution if it delivers on what it promises. My concern is the performance in low light. It could be the device that gives us the best bang for the buck with a low entry price.
    It is here:
    Mevo - The Live Event Video Camera