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Leveraging Live Event Technologies.

I was asked┬áby┬áJordan Mederich of WorshipMediaCreator.com to review Worship Media Creator, a church worship presentation creation tool. For disclosure, they sent me a copy of the program free of charge in exchange for an honest review. It’s taken me a while to really get into the nuts and bolts of it, (no fault of the software) but I finally have a good feel for the capabilities of this tool and wanted to let you all know what I’ve found. Catch my review after the break. Continue Reading…

Airplay, Google, And Church

November 20, 2012 — 1 Comment

I’ve been a fan of Apple’s Airplay technology for a very long time. Not that I’ve personally used it much at all. I do not have an Apple TV, and I have not upgraded the OS on my iPhone to take advantage of it fully. Honestly, so far, the extent of my use is pushing music to the church’s house sound system. So, while I am a huge fan of the technology I am not a big user. However, many of the ministry leaders are using it much better than I am. So why am I, a big fan, a non-user? Let’s talk about that after the break. Continue Reading…

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Wow – a huge obstacle to using free services to stream your church events – ads – are a thing of the past with the new Livestream. The only real issue with the free, ad-free account type is that viewers will have to log-in to see your event.

From the announcement email:

Get full access to our suite of live video and live blogging tools – FREE! The suite includes encoding software for Mac and PC, ad-free event pages and mobile broadcasting to the web from the Livestream for Producers iPhone app

And more…

Unlike other streaming platforms new.livestream.com is going ad-free and never imposes banner ads, pre-roll or mid-roll video that typically clutter and disrupt watching events on the web or via mobile.

Hello World! The fine folks at IPEVO.com sent us an awesome product to review. It’s an iPad stand, that comes in three sizes, called the “Perch.” They sent us the “L” model, a podium-height stand that could be used for public speaking, or as a musician’s aid – among other things! I think they’ve done a great job with it. See our video review after the break!

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One of the most valuable things you can do for your video productions is to add camera movement. I’m not talking about the “shaky cam” fad that seems to be so overdone in too many videos. I’m talking smooth camera slides. Some time ago, I mentioned I was on the look-out for a DIY camera slider. I found a camera slider that met the cheap requirement, but it’s limited to slide distances of only about 20-inches – not bad, but not great. So, I set out to build a slider system that I could transport with a truck but that was very easy to assemble – for about the same price as that little camera slider. See if I accomplished my goal after the break. Continue Reading…