One of the biggest hurdles for live-streaming in smaller churches is the high cost of video equipment. Video switchers are not cheap, especially ones that work in HD resolutions. Roland has introduced a new switcher, the V-1HD that looks promising for smaller churches. It has four HDMI inputs, and it is under $1000. It’s their first product that offers true HD at this price point. Watch these videos to learn more about it.
The closest competitor to this is the Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio, but it requires a computer or control deck to handle the switching control. It also requires that all input signals have the exact same resolution and refresh rate, which is difficult when mixing computers and cameras.
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