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I was asked by Jordan 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…

896664I’ve mentioned many times how I think that currently, the Canon T3i is the best-bang-for-the-buck DSLR for videography. Well the bang just got better for your buck. B&H Photo has a screaming deal going on right now. The deal is on a Canon EOS T3i, with 18-55mm IS II lens, AND a 55-250mm IS II lens – yes both lenses. Not only that, but they are also including a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Inkjet Printer (including photo paper), AND a camera bag, AND a 16GB memory card.

The price for all of this? $599 after a $400 mail-in-rebate.

Again, for this price, you get:

  • Canon EOS T3i Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens
  • Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Inkjet Printer
  • Photo Paper
  • Camera Bag
  • 16GB Memory Card

Even before the rebate, this is a great deal! If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger, do it soon! The deal is for a limited time.

About a year ago, I wrote a post describing a basic videographer’s kit. Over that year, I’ve been doing a lot more videography and I’ve naturally changed some of my opinions about the subject. So, I decided to update that post today. I’ll see you after the break!

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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.

Yay! You all know how much we love Dropbox here at GeekRev. Well, we also love vimeo. While a lot of the videos we create for GeekRev.com are hosted on YouTube, our church uses vimeo for the videos we create for our faith community. We typically upload the finished video to dropbox for access by our media computer in the sanctuary, then also upload to vimeo so that people can view them later and share them with their social networks.

Well, now, among some other features, vimeo has added the ability to automatically upload video from Dropbox to vimeo – wiping out a whole step and a lot of time! Yay!

See how to make this work, after the break. Continue Reading…