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Getting Started with Church Online Equipment

Below are a few different options to help you get started with streaming your service. Regardless of the budget, your church can stream online.

LOW BUDGET OPTION

Even if you have a small budget to put towards equipment, with very little equipment you can get your service online.
facebook live + phone

CAMERA

Iphone (Find a used or personal iPhone)

 

AUDIO

iRig Audio Interface ($99.00)

Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone ($39.95)

ACCESSORIES

TRIPOD ($19.99)

1/4 INCH AUDIO CABLE ($18.99)

Mid Budget Option

 If you are able to spend a little bit of money and want an actual live experience, here is some equipment we recommend
equipment

Camera

Sony A6400 Mirrorless Camera ($898.00)

Lens ($117.00)

Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Lens (Wide angle lens)

Micro HDMI to HDMI Adapter ($7.99)

Fluid Head Video Tripod ($220.93)

Power Supply For Camera ($23.99)

 

Elgato Cam Link - video capture adapter ($151.99)

Mac Mini ($1299.00) 16GB Ram, 1TB of Storage

OBS Studio (Free)

Audio Interface ($89.00)

 

Computer Monitor ($300.00)

Keyboard and Mouse ($179.00)

 

Resi.io - A premium resilient-streaming service that integrates directly with ProPresenter. Definitely the most reliable and highest quality option for encoding your stream. We recommend the $139/mo starter plan. Includes sim-live features.


Restream.io - Another great multi-streaming platform. Not as reliable, automated, or streamlined as Resi. You can send your ProPresenter stream to Restream via custom RTMP and then from Restream, it will distribute to multiple social platforms and websites simultaneously. Includes scheduled sim-live streaming.

help with the setup
additional resources

other resources

Here are other links to resources that will help you have a successful online church.

Large Budget Option

 If you are able to spend a little bit of money and want an actual live experience, here is some equipment we recommend
equipment

Camera Equipment

Camera 1 ($898.00)

Sony A6400 Mirrorless Camera

Camera 2 ($898.00)

Sony A6400 Mirrorless Camera

Lens 1 ($298.00)

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Zoom Lens)

Lens 2 ($117.00)

Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Lens (Wide angle lens)

Fluid Head Video Tripod ($220.93)

Micro HDMI to HDMI Adapter ($7.99)

Fiber Optic HDMI for Long Video Runs ($59.99)

Power Supply For Camera ($23.99)

Video Switcher

 

ATEM Mini Pro ($595.00)

USB-C Cable ($17.00)

MultiView Monitor ($93.00)

Live Stream Computer & Software

Mac Mini ($1299.00)

Computer Monitor ($300.00)

Keyboard and Mouse for computer ($179.00)

Thunderbolt Dock ($249.00)

ProPresenter ($399.00)

Sonnet Echo Express SE 1 Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis ($219.00)

Decklink Duo 2 ($495.00)

Ultrastudio Mini Monitor 3G ($115.00)

Audio Interface ($79.00)

Headphone Audio Selector Setup

3-in-1 out XLR Audio Selector ($57.00)

Behringer P1 ($60.00)

3.5mm to Dual XLR Cable ($13.00)

 

Multistreaming Service

Resi.io - A premium resilient-streaming service that integrates directly with ProPresenter. Definitely the most reliable and highest quality option for encoding your stream. We recommend the $139/mo starter plan. Includes sim-live features.


Restream.io - Another great multi-streaming platform. Not as reliable, automated, or streamlined as Resi. You can send your ProPresenter stream to Restream via custom RTMP and then from Restream, it will distribute to multiple social platforms and websites simultaneously. Includes scheduled sim-live streaming.

SIMULATED LIVE
  1. Film the service from your phone

  2. Trim the beginning and end of the video within your phones build in-app

  3. Upload the video to a Youtube account

  4. Connect that video to your Church Online Platform

  5. Select your service times