What’s Next for HOW?

May 31, 2022

“So, what now?” Gary Kayye of THE rAVe Agency published an excellent article in April about how quickly Houses of Worship adapted their online presence to the ever-changing world of COVID-19 restrictions and technical limitations. It was a great read that really felt like a pat on the back of sorts, a way to really […]

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The How Market Likely Wins Award for Fastest to Pivot To Streaming Video During Pandemic

April 14, 2022

“Adapt or Die.” That was everyone’s mantra over the past two years, but it’s likely that no segment of the market adapted faster than Houses of Worship (HOW). Though generally not considered the most tech-heavy in application, HOWs took to Facebook Live faster than any other segment of the market took to any other messaging […]

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Livestreaming XSplit Ramps Up for Business Users

June 29, 2021

Known for its game livestreaming, XSplit is launching two new applications in beta, XSplit Presenter and XSplit Capture. Like many streaming companies, the work from home (WFH) trends created by the global pandemic accelerated XSplit’s business. Its business grew more than 50% in 2020 and its VCam virtual background product saw 1000% growth in monthly […]

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Has Live Mixing Changed in the Midst of the New Normal?

June 29, 2021

As the world returns to some version of “normal,” change has been significant for churches — particularly with streaming. Even with millions recently returning to worship services, the streaming gains achieved in the last few months shouldn’t be discarded. According to Tim Dougherty, senior solutions engineer for Wowza Media Systems, streaming went from a “nice-to-have” […]

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Three New Minimum Viable Offerings for Houses Of Worship

June 21, 2021

When designing a project for a house of worship, how often do you go back to the drawing board to ask the question, “Hmm, what should I include in this system?” Hardly ever, I assume, considering the requirements of houses of worship are mostly the same: assistive listening, environmental lighting, fixed installs and more. These […]

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Don’t Ignore the Importance of Audio When Focused on Upgrades for Video

March 9, 2021

Over the last year, churches nationwide have seen how vital quality video and streaming are in spreading the message. For churches that weren’t streaming before last March, the sudden rush to begin left behind various technical issues. Following weeks of lockdowns and reduced capacity for in-person services, many churches now look to further improve their […]

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Central Lyon School District Utilizes Digital Signage and Livestreaming to Serve Students During COVID-19

February 17, 2021

Keeping connected amidst the global pandemic has become critically important for schools. Central Lyon School District in Rock Rapids, Iowa has leveraged its digital signage to facilitate sporting events and maintain a community spirit — even while observing official health and safety guidelines. Central Lyon is a unique K-12 school district that serves 780 students, […]

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Thinking Ahead: As Churches Pivot Back To Live Services, How to Maintain Streaming

February 12, 2021

As a country, we’re approaching a full year with an increased need of socially distanced livestreams for thousands of congregations. The main question derived over that time is: What have we learned? More importantly, from what’s been learned, what can be done to improve a church’s overall offerings, without additional major investments? Among the more […]

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Worship Streaming Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

January 22, 2021

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By Paul Richards PTZOptics Following a socially distanced holiday season, houses of worship are continuing to look to AV professionals for the best tools to create livestreams or recorded videos of their worship services for the benefit of those viewing remotely. As the pandemic continues and these formerly in-person services […]

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Partner With Your HOW Customers 

December 17, 2020

AV integrators and HOW leaders are among the many of us that have been presented with extreme challenges since the onset of the pandemic. For the next four to five minutes of your time, I plan to share my thoughts with you on how the HOW market needs help, how HOW integrators should prioritize customer […]

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From Facebook and Beyond

December 4, 2020

Let’s face it, in March and April of this year, the best we could expect to deliver was very reactive. Unless you were already streaming services each weekend, it’s unlikely you had time to respond proactively to COVID. And, this summer, as states and countries started partially reopening, adding streaming via consumer platforms like Facebook, […]

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Livestreaming Movement Gains More Momentum During Pandemic

December 3, 2020

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By Paul Richards StreamGeeks Three years ago, a few team members and I decided to create the StreamGeeks. As camera experts, our goal was to use engaging technical content to educate and empower end users about livestreaming and video production technologies. What began as a fun, quasi experiment turned into […]

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Worship Streaming Projects on the Rise for ProAV Integrators

November 13, 2020

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By Paul Richards PTZOptics The ProAV industry is pivoting to find new sources of revenue following a year that has hit professional integrators hard. While boardrooms and corporate locations are not filled with people, livestreaming projects have captured the attention of enterprising AV professionals. Now is the time for them […]

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

November 9, 2020

By: Leah McCann & Steph Beckett Audio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.) Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music […]

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ProAV Integrators Finding New Business with Livestreaming Projects

November 5, 2020

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PTZOPTICS By Paul Richards PTZOptics This year has been like none other for the ProAV industry. Live events, hospitality venues and retail establishments have been affected dramatically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, we’ve seen many of our colleagues and friends lose jobs or be forced to make career […]

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Surge in Corporate Video Use Is Fueling Growth in Entry Level Professional Video Products

September 11, 2020

By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting The challenge for many businesses to facilitate home working at scale has proven to be a major catalyst in making video an everyday business tool. This has been one of the most significant operational and cultural changes businesses have faced in decades and has proven to be a fast-track education […]

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