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On today’s Q & A, church tech questions on: A basic live-streaming system, Pro 5 Problems, and Cheap lights making no light

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Sarel via email:
Hi there Paul.

Hope all is well.

Again I want to thank you for all the great content you are creating. You are really a blessing!

I contacted you about a year ago about video equipment for our congregation. We have been doing our research on this since then. We are in the very last stages of our equipment decisions.

Things have changed a little bit as we now also want to live stream our service to a sister church in a town about 100km from us.

So the streaming part is sorted but now we have a couple of new challenges.

1. The video cameras need to be able to record and stream at the same time.

2. We need a portable wireless video transmitter/receiver for at least one of the cameras.

I found the Canon XA25 and Sony PXW-X70 that might be capable of doing the recording and streaming at the same time.

Do you maybe have any suggestions on equipment, services and software solutions to make this project a success and save us some painful teething problems?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Sarel van der Walt.

Pam on
Hi Paul, I watched a propresenter 5 tutorial that said to import power point into my mac. I did this as they to do and was deleting some backgrounds because I had way too many and was trying delete some and organize the others. Propresenter kept locking up. I force closed it several times and when I tried to bring it back it locked up every time, with the little colorful ball going around. I am sort of new at this, but it is my job at my church and I really want to be good at it. I’ve been doing it for a few months, and had very few problems until I imported power point. Also, I’m not sure power point wasn’t already there and I wasn’t aware of it. Thanks, Pam in Arkansas

Bobby via email:
Hi Paul

We bought some moving heads from China called Beam 230’s and we are trying to program them to Dmx Creator 6.68. The heads move but the bulbs don’t light up. Any suggestions?



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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.