We currently video our sermons to be later uploaded on our Vimeo account and website and also direct to DVD to go to local cable companies in our small community. Our setup is what I would call “MacGuyerish”. We have two camcorders ($300 range) and we toggle between the two of them and the projected screen (worship lyrics, scripture, etc) with a basic AV selector. We also can toggle between camcorder mic audio and a feed off our sound board with a separate AV selector. Both the video and audio feed into a DVD recorder that captures the footage. We deliver the DVD to the cable companies and rip the footage using Handbrake to go online.
Obviously, the level of quality of the footage is not great with the level of equipment we are using, but it has been functional for quite a few years. We are upgrading cameras and I would like to know of best practices or solutions you would recommend.
If you can answer any questions, I would be very grateful!
- Do you know of a good consultant/solution provider that can help with our setup in the Omaha, NE/Des Moines, IA area?
- Is there a solution that will a high quality signal direct to DVD on the fly?
- Are there any products that will record to a DVD or SD card and allow video switching?
I would like to keep this as simple as possible for our volunteers to best manage. Your advice is appreciated. Thanks