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Technology

Over the last six months, many pastors and church leaders were forced to learn how to do livestreaming, video recording, and video editing. For many, this has been a difficult time of learning. While iMovie and Windows Movie Maker are fine to get you started with home videos, you will quickly discover that they both lack many crucial features that

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Technology

I haven’t shared before about the Blackmagic ATEM series of livesteam mixers, but they work great for small to mid-sized churches. Don’t let the name fool you, they offer great equipment at a low cost. There are now three different models to choose from, the ATEM Mini, the ATEM Mini Pro, and the ATEM Mini Pro ISO. So, you may

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Technology

I’ve been a big fan of PreSonus and their line of StudioLive mixers since we purchased one of the early models for our church. It has been easy to use, and the multi-track recording features have worked great for us. We have an first generation StudioLive 16.4.2 board, so we are at the limits of the board with the number of

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Technology

UPDATE 3/29/2020: Check out my latest post on livestreaming for churches UPDATE 3/23/2017: With the most recent firmware update, Mevo has really helped address some of my concerns listed below. They now offer an option to narrow the field of view to eliminate the fish-eye distortion! This is great news and it really helps the quality and professionalism of the

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Life

Leaders must be learners, and one of the best ways I learn is listening to other leaders. I enjoy reading books about church, theology, and church leadership, and I enjoy listening to podcasts. The great thing about podcasts is that I can listen to them in the car and when I’m relaxing. I even listen to podcasts while I mow the

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Technology

UPDATE: Since this post was published, the camera name changed to Mevo (initially it was Movi). Links have been updated in this article. They also announced Facebook Live integration. See my full review here I’m always looking for technology solutions that will help smaller churches. I’ve been trying to find a cheap robotic camera solution or multi-cam solution for our

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Technology

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

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Technology

Over the years, I have used most of the Church Presentation Software programs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, but they all help churches communicate more effectively using video screens. I have spent the last few days trying out the latest version of Proclaim, the Church Presentation Software by FaithLife. It’s an interesting program, and I think it would work

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Technology

Drone maker DJI has introduced a new 4k Osmo handheld video camera that you need to see. This could be used for church videos and home videos, and it’s under $700.  I’m really impressed with this. Check out the video and see why.

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Technology

Register using the Coupon Code: FAITHENGINEER for $20 off any ticket (even group ticket of 4+) The SALT Creative Arts Conference looks great for creative, worship, and technology leaders in your church. The tickets are almost gone, so you will need to register soon (check out the coupon code listed at the top of this post for a discount). I’m

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Technology

I’m excited about the new AppleTV.  We use one at home frequently, and we also use a couple of them at church for our Small  Group Ministry. It is incredibly easy to stream videos from your iPhone or iPad to an AppleTV.  We also use RightNowMedia at church for many of our Small Groups, so the AppleTV works great with the

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