Answers to church tech questions on My church’s live stream, Props for lower thirds, and SDI signal chain
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On today’s ChurchTechCast.com Q & A, Answers to church tech questions on My church’s live stream, Props for lower thirds, and SDI signal chain
Here are the latest questions:
Chris Justice on YouTube (in response to my box caster review)
What system does your church use? The scheduling just seemed interesting.
A: We’ve used all the big (non-church) ones, but when we had our senior pastor leave after an affair, we didn’t have the money to pay for one any longer. I’m trying to get the person in charge (which isn’t me) to use my ChurchStreaming.tv account, but we’re actually using YouTube (I just hope we don’t get bit for copyright like so many other churches have, despite having licenses that allow streaming).
leyvaine davids on Twitter
hey does props let you add like a lower thirds title over an existing background ,we want to put our pastor name up
A: Sorry for the delay, but yes, you can put a video over the live video in Pro5 and Pro6. If you need transparency, use prores4444.
Paul W. Smith in response to an article I wrote on ChurchM.ag
Thank you for all of this advice and information!
We recently replaced our old computer with an entirely new one with all the current technology. Previous method to get signal to two projectors was s-video to switch and RG6 cable to splitter and RG6 cable to projectors attached with video plug. In new system, all video card and mother board ports (except 1 DVI) are HDMI or display port. Purchased a SIIG HDMI over RG6 transmitter and receiver set and connection to one projector works well. Questions: Do we simply acquire another receiver for the second projector and attach each of the receivers at the projectors? Is it possible to use the one receiver from the set and attach an HDMI 1 to 2 splitter before the RG6 split? (HDMI would then be run to each projector.) Better solutions are also welcomed.
Thanks again and God Bless.
A: Normally, I’d recommend splitting (using an active HDMI Distribution Amplifier) at the source and then distributing a signal to each projector. It sounds like you’re running the signal HD-SDI, which is a great way to do it (over RG-6). If so, you could also split the signal (this time with an HD-SDI Distribution Amplifier) after the change from HDMI and then convert that back at the second projector.
While it’s often possible to daisy chain signals from one projector to another, it’s often less than desirable.
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