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Live-streaming: Review of the Boxcaster by Boxcast

A lot of churches think that the only way to encode video is by using a computer with capture card(s). That’s not the case. There are stand-alone devices that do the job quite well.

One such device is the Boxcaster. Selling for $499 through Boxcast.com, the Boxcaster makes streaming easy. You plug your video source into the unit, set up the stream on their website and you’re done.

If you have a composite or HDMI connection, the unit makes connection simple. For systems that run SDI, simply convert your signal to HDMI using an inexpensive converter and you’re good.

There is a limitation, though. The Boxcaster only works with the Boxcast service. As long as you’re using their service, this isn’t an issue.

Should you decide to switch service, though, the Boxcaster becomes useless to you.

With that said, the price is good for such a product and you won’t run into an issue where someone tries to use the Boxcaster to play a new game during the week or updates the OS and renders it useless.

It’s reliable and encodes the video beautifully. That’s what you want.

For more about the Boxcaster and a look at all its connections, watch the video above.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, 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 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.