Q & A Show: Wirecast control, followers, & the blackmagic studio camera


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On today’s Q & A, questions on: Wirecast control, followers, & the blackmagic studio camera

Marvin Cruz ‏on Twitter:
hey paul, want to ask how you made a USB joypad to work as controller for wirecast. thanks.

Jay on Twitter:
any tips for getting more followers?

Beverley Coseri on Twitter:
Hi Paul, my goodness Church has gone tech as well. How long have you been with this line of work?
So how exactly do you run your business? Sorry to be ignorant. Do you need to promote yourself, get yourself out there so to speak?

Anybody looking at the new Blackmagic Studio Camera?
We are looking for an economical upgrade from a 12 year old consumer level SD 3 camera setup to an SDI-HD system and the Blackmagic equipment looks very interesting. Especially the “studio” camera at $2 grand plus lenses and accessories. I like the oversize 10″ monitor, 4 hour battery, built in comm link and a bunch of other features. I can’t find any other SDI-HD cameras much under $5,000 which isn’t going to happen. Probably go with an ATEM switcher and either a Decklink card or an h.264 Pro recorder box. A lot depends on lens cost, or if I am able to utilize my extra Canon T2i kit zoom lenses with an adaptor to fit the camera’s MFT lens mount. I hate to spend money on a camcorder which has gear for recording when all I want to do is send a live signal to a switcher. Anyone else looking to go this direction?

CG on ChurchTech on g+:

Church Video Techs! We need help getting the sanctuary video feed to live stream, for example for scripture slides, lyrics, or announcement video packets.
We are running #Proclaim from #MacMini main computer out to sanctuary projectors via VGA. Our stream is being done via #Tricaster Studio. I want be able to switch the stream between our camera feed to the sanctuary video signal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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