Magewell has added a new section to its website to make it easier for church technical teams and volunteers to learn more about livestreaming and the company’s relevant products. The compilation features best practices articles, tutorials, case studies and focused product information to help houses of worship start streaming for the first time or enhance their existing streaming workflows.
“While some churches have been streaming their worship services for many years, the pandemic took streaming to a whole new level of importance,” said Amy Zhou, sales director at Magewell. “Many churches rely almost entirely on volunteers for their video operations who may have little or no previous streaming experience, so we wanted to make it easier for them to find relevant resources on our website.”
Magewell says stand-alone Ultra Stream and Ultra Encode hardware encoders make livestreaming easier, even for non-technical users, and taking a video and audio feed directly from a camera or hardware-based switcher. For software-based streaming, Magewell’s USB Capture and USB Capture Plus devices bring an HDMI or SDI signal into third-party production software running on a laptop or workstation through a standard USB 3.0 port. For churches using NDI(r) technology to distribute their source signals instead of HDMI or SDI, the company’s Pro Convert encoders and decoders connect HDMI or SDI cameras into NDI media networks and allow NDI streams to be used for IMAG and video walls.