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On today’s ChurchTechCast.com Q & A, church tech questions on: Chromecast, SD streaming, and Firewire streaming
Here are the latest church tech questions:
Andy Robinson via email
Thanks for your service of giving tech tips! Say, have you ever used Chromecast? I am looking for a way to equip a teacher without having to have them have a computer. I want them to be able to play a video they have either resident on a phone or tablet to a flat screen HD TV. It would be preferrable not to have a wired solution. I am looking to phone or tablet as they can be easily accessed with one hand while keeping young children at bay. I tried a “smart tv”. And that was worthless. So Chromecast will work ok if few people are using my network and the video is on Youtube as it basically calls up the url and plays it. But if it just could mirror your phone or tablet, that would be better. Any suggestions?
Paul Sanquest via email
I enjoyed your Youtube video.
I make DVDs of weddings here in Ireland with my Sony HDR-FX1E, which has not got a HDMI in/out. Because our broadband is very primitive, I feel that I should (must) use SD.
Any suggestions as to the pre-HD equipment I should use? Perhaps, you have something in your attic that would be suitable and would help you to declutter and realise a few dollars at the same time.
Kevin Purcell on google plus
Watching now. We need this because our solution isn’t working for us. What’s the cheapest solution for getting FireWire into one or the other?
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The ChurchTechCast.com Q & A show is a weekly podcast premiering every Friday at 11a eastern (-4 UTC), 8a pacific on http://churchtechcast.com. Watch it and join the chat then.
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This show started is meant to help church techies the world over get their questions answered. Paul Alan Clifford specializes in video, graphic design, social media, new media, and the web. If there is something you want to know that’s outside these areas of expertise, given some time, he’ll do his best to find the answer from other experts he knows.
If you do tech at your church or you use computers to advance your church’s mission, this show is for you.