Live Streaming Church Cameras

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The Beginner's Guide to Live Streaming for Houses of Worship
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Many houses of worship are now live streaming, bringing their live services to those unable to attend in person. A Live stream differs from a traditional live broadcast in that it’s distributed via Facebook Live, YouTube, and other web services. It is a powerful tool allowing houses of worship to reach their community.

With the large number of equipment and platform options, a newcomer can easily be overwhelmed. Fortunately, with a bit of expert assistance from BZBGEAR®, creating a live stream is easier than ever!
Live Streaming Equipment
The foundation of any successful live stream is the equipment used for recording audio and video. If your stream has poor audio and video quality, you will struggle to maintain your viewer’s interest and gain new followers—regardless of how powerful your message is.
Cameras
The most important thing to consider when purchasing equipment for a live stream is the quality of your camera. Beyond the obvious improvements in video quality, a good camera will have components and features that can eliminate the need for additional accessories while providing a better operator experience. The most simple and effective way to add production value to your stream is by including a second camera alongside a joystick controller and video switcher. This is essential for any high-quality stream. The ability to create and switch between multiple cameras and zoom angles can dramatically improve the viewing experience when utilized correctly.

Before choosing a camera, have a good idea of your existing infrastructure and how the camera will be used. Connection type (typically HDMI, SDI, or USB) will be determined by your Audio/Video needs and your and network infrastructure. Larger spaces will need a 20x or even 30x zoom lens to capture the desired shot.

NDI® cameras are an important new option as well. NDI is an IP protocol that allows for streaming to any number of devices on your local network. Features like auto-discovery and multicast allow you to quickly and easily distribute video to multiple destinations over a single ethernet connection. For the ultimate flexibility, user-friendliness, and future proofing we recommend choosing an NDI-enabled camera.


Audio and Video Mixing
Mixing can be accomplished by using either hardware or software. OBS Studio and vMix are two of the more popular options for software mixing. Hardware options are numerous and should be selected based on your need. The BG-MFVS61 is a great entry-level mixer that is suitable for nearly any small- to medium-sized system. It features multiple HDMI, SDI, and analog audio inputs allowing you to mix an entire production.
Encoding and Uploading Your Stream
Once your production is mixed it’s ready to be streamed online. This is accomplished via a software or hardware-based encoder. When using software, you will need a capture device that is connected to the output of your video mixer (or camera output if using a single camera). A capture device will take your audio and video signals and convert them to USB. The USB is connected to a computer hosting your streaming software which then sends your stream to the internet.

A hardware encoder also connects to your audio and video outputs. Rather than converting it to a USB signal, it connects directly to the internet via an RJ45 connection for direct streaming without a computer.
Internet Connection
The final pieces to the puzzle are your internet connection and local network infrastructure. To utilize IP cameras successfully, you should have a modern router and network switches that can handle multicast traffic. Gigabit routers and switches are recommended. Insufficient bandwidth and network congestion are sources of the most common roadblocks when creating a successful stream. To stream in 1080p HD you should have a minimum upload speed of 5 Mbps from your internet provider.
Going Live
At this point you should have your equipment connected and tested. Log in to your streaming platform of choice, click the “Go Live” button, and stream away!

Now that you have a working knowledge of what is required, take a look at a few equipment packages put together by BZBGEAR’s expert sales team.
Camera Kit 1
This entry level PTZ camera kit is an ideal option for smaller houses of worship aspiring to begin live streaming while effectively accommodating budget constraints. Stream an amazing 1080P HD image via the SDI to USB3.1 Capture Card for live streaming with software programs like OBS Studios, vMix, Wirecast, etc. Utilize the 20x optical zoom lens for close up shots up to 50ft away. Conveniently control the camera using the Joystick Controller with serial connections RS232, RS485 and RS422 providing Pan, Tilt and Zoom functions. Simple and cost effective, this kit includes 1 20x Zoom PTZ Camera, 1 BG-FS8260 PoE Network Switch, 1 SDI to USB Capture Card, 1 Joystick Controller, 1-50ft and 1-1ft SDI cables with BNC connectors.

The cameras can also be connected via HDMI or LAN port using RTSP Protocol.
[Laptop, Ethernet cables and audio source not included.]

BG-VPTZ-20HSU3
QTY: 1   MSRP: $1,199.00

BG-CJ-RS
QTY: 1   MSRP: $349.00

BG-CSA
QTY: 1   MSRP: $249.00

50ft SDI cable
QTY: 1   MSRP: $50.00

BG-FS8260
QTY: 1   MSRP: $279.00
Total MSRP: $2,126.00
Camera Kit 2
This dual PTZ camera kit is designed for small to medium-sized houses of worship covering multiple-angles while staying within budget constraints. Stream an amazing 1080P HD image via the BG-MFVS61 Video Switcher/Mixer offering professional video switching with analog audio embedding and de-embedding. Connect the SDI video cables to the BG-MFVS-61 Video Switch/Mixer for scenes changing providing functions like PIP, Fade to Black, and Wipe affects. Capture all the action with the SDI to HDMI capture device for computers using software programs like OBS studios, vMix, and XSplit. Utilize the 12x optical zoom lens for close-up wide angles and the 30x optical zoom lens for distant close up shots up to 75ft. Both cameras are conveniently controlled by the Joystick Controller offering Pan, Tilt and Zoom functions. Cost effective, this kit includes 1 12x and 1 30x optical Zoom PTZ cameras, 1 SDI to USB capture card, 1 BG-FS8260 PoE Network Switch, 1 Joystick Controller, 6-input video Mixer/Production switcher, 2-50ft and 1-1ft SDI cables with BNC connectors.

The cameras can also be connected via HDMI or LAN port using RTSP Protocol.
[Laptop, Ethernet cables and audio source not included.]

BG-LVPTZ-12XHSP
QTY: 1   MSRP: $1,199.00

BG-LVPTZ-30XHSP
QTY: 1   MSRP: $1,399.00

BG-MFVS61
QTY: 1   MSRP: $899.00

BG-CJ-RS
QTY: 1   MSRP: $349.00

BG-CSA
QTY: 1   MSRP: $249.00

BG-FS8260
QTY: 1   MSRP: $279.00

50ft SDI cable
QTY: 2   MSRP: $50.00

1ft SDI cable
QTY: 1   MSRP: $10.00
Total MSRP: $4,484.00
Camera Kit 3
This Dual PTZ camera kit is designed for medium to large sized houses of worship covering two-angles while remaining within budget constraints. Stream an amazing 1080P HD image via the BG-MFVS61 Video Switcher/Mixer offering professional video switching with analog audio embedding and de-embedding. Connect the video cables to the Video Switch/Mixer for fast switching between scenes including functions like PIP, Fade to Black, and Wipe affects. Capture all the action with the SDI to HDMI capture device for computers using software programs like OBS studios, vMix, and XSplit. Maximize the 30x optical zoom lens for long distance close up shots up to 75ft away. Both cameras are conveniently controlled by the IP Joystick Controller over the LAN using IP Visca or ONVIF protocols providing Pan, Tilt and Zoom functions. Cost effective, this kit includes 2 30x optical Zoom PTZ cameras, 1 SDI to USB capture card, 1 BG-FS8260 PoE Network Switch, 1 IP Joystick Controller, 6-input video Mixer/Production switcher, 2-50ft and 1-1ft SDI cables with BNC connectors.

The cameras can also be connected via HDMI or LAN port using RTSP Protocol.
[Laptop, Monitor, Ethernet cables and audio source not included.]

BG-LVPTZ-30XHSP
QTY: 2   MSRP: $1,399.00 ea.

BG-MFVS61
QTY: 1   MSRP: $899.00

BG-CJ-RS
QTY: 1   MSRP: $349.00

BG-CSA
QTY: 1   MSRP: $249.00

BG-FS8260
QTY: 1   MSRP: $279.00

50ft SDI cable
QTY: 2   MSRP: $50.00

1ft SDI cable
QTY: 1   MSRP: $10.00
Total MSRP: $4,684.00
Camera Kit 4
Large structures typically require at least three PTZ cameras to capture the full impact of the service providing a variation of viewing angles. Take your production to the next level with the affordable BG-UPTZ-HSU camera series kit. Featuring an upgraded lens and multiple outputs including HDMI, SDI, USB3.0 and LAN. The UPTZ camera not only provides a crisp and clear 1080P HD image but additionally it offers the ability to send video signals simultaneously from all output connections. Connect the video cables to the BG-MFVS-61 Video Switch/Mixer for fast switching between scenes including functions like PIP, Fade to Black, and Wipe affects. Capture all the action with the SDI to HDMI capture device for computers running software programs like OBS studios, vMix, and XSplit. Operate the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions with the included IP Joystick Controller over the LAN supporting IP Visca and ONVIF or alternatively use the serial connections RS422 or RS232. Simple yet robust, this kit includes 3 20x optical zoom PTZ cameras, 1 SDI to USB capture card, 1 BG-FS8260 PoE Network Switch, 1 IP Joystick Controller, 6-input Video Mixer/Production switcher, 3x 50-FT & 1-FT SDI cables. Welcome to the big show, control, cut, and mix like a pro!

The cameras can also be connected via HDMI, USB3.0 or LAN port using RTSP Protocol.
[Laptop, Monitor, Ethernet cables and audio source not included.]

BG-UPTZ-20XHSU
QTY: 3   MSRP: 1,399.00 ea.

BG-MFVS61
QTY: 1   MSRP: $899.00

BG-CJ-IPRSG2
QTY: 1   MSRP: $599.00

BG-CSA
QTY: 1   MSRP: $249.00

BG-FS8260
QTY: 1   MSRP: $279.00

50ft SDI cable
QTY: 3   MSRP: $50.00

1ft SDI cable
QTY: 1   MSRP: $10.00
Total MSRP: $6,383.00
Camera Kit 5
Large buildings will typically require at least three PTZ live streaming cameras to capture the full impact of the service providing a variation of viewing angles. Take your production to the next level with the affordable BG-UPTZ-HSU camera series kit. Featuring an upgraded lens and multiple outputs including HDMI, SDI, USB3.0 and LAN. The UPTZ camera not only provides a crisp and clear 1080P HD image but additionally it offers the ability to send video signals simultaneously from all output connections. Utilize RTSP streaming over the LAN, capture all the action for computers operating software programs like OBS studios, vMix, and XSplit. Operate the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions with the included IP Joystick Controller over the LAN supporting IP Visca and ONVIF or alternatively use the serial connections RS422 or RS232. Simple yet robust, this kit includes 3 30x optical zoom PTZ cameras, 1 BG-FS8260 PoE Network Switch and 1 IP Joystick Controller, Welcome to Live Streaming, control, cut, and mix like a pro!

The cameras can also be connected via HDMI, USB3.0 or LAN port using RTSP Protocol.
[Laptop, Ethernet cables and audio source not included.]

BG-UPTZ-30XHSU-B
QTY: 3   MSRP: $1499.00 ea.

BG-CJ-IPRSG2
QTY: 1   MSRP: $599.00

BG-FS8260
QTY: 1   MSRP: $279.00

25ft CAT cable
QTY: 3   MSRP: $12.99
Total MSRP: $5,387.99
Camera Kit 6
Substantially larger houses of worship require at least three PTZ live streaming cameras to capture the full impact of the service providing a variation of viewing angles. Take your production to the next level with the affordable BG-ND-20XHSRP camera series kit. Featuring an upgraded lens and multiple outputs including HDMI, SDI, and LAN. The UPTZ camera series not only provides a crisp and clear 1080P HD image but additionally it offers the ability to send video signals simultaneously from all output connections. This diagram utilizes RTSP streaming with H.264 compression over the LAN via category cabling, helping to eliminate lengthy cable runs. Now you can capture all the action on computers operating live streaming software programs like OBS studios, vMix, and XSplit. Operate the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions with the cameras WebGUI, BG-CONTROL program or NewTeks NDI universal tools, all available for free! Simple and economical, this kit includes 3 30x optical zoom PTZ cameras and 1 8-port Network switch. Welcome to Live Streaming, control, cut, and mix like a pro!

The cameras can also be connected via HDMI, SDI or LAN ports using RTSP Protocol.
[Laptop, Ethernet cables and audio source not included.]

BG-ND-20XHSRP
QTY: 3   MSRP: $1599.00 ea.

BG-FS8260
QTY: 1   MSRP: $279.00

25ft CAT cable
QTY: 3   MSRP: $12.99
Total MSRP: $5,088.99

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