ChurchTechCast Q & A for November 1, 2013

Here are this week’s questions (and links):

CN in Church Tech group on G+

Hey all, had a question about the new Mac Pro coming out in December. Apple has the option for the system disk (a PCIe flash-based disk) in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. I’m thinking about using the fast PCIe storage as a scratch disk. However, in an older set up with spinning HDD, you wouldn’t want your NLE rendering/outputting to your system disk because it is having to read and write to itself. Would this new PCIe storage have the same bottleneck if I used it as a scratch disk?

MR in Church Tech group on G+

I’ve had a reasonable level of experience with creative church video over the past few years in both large and small churches. Much of my experience, however, was on Mini-dv style camcorders and like equipment. Recently, I started a new role as one of the pastors at a small church with a limited amount of time and budget I can put towards video. However, we do have a nice Canon T4i, and I’ve enjoyed shooting with that. However, I need tips for audio recording. I’ve looked a little at track recorders, but what might you suggest to someone in my situation. I’d love something affordable and simple, that I might also be able to quickly use with an iPhone for recording impromptu testimonies/church happenings. Editing on a Mac with FCX.

PM in Church Tech group on G+

I’m looking for an affordable software/hardware solution to capture and DVR an RTMP audio/video stream for time-shifted playback. A simple TiVo could work as the DVR, but I’m stuck at how to capture the IP stream and get it into the TiVo? Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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