Author Archives: RScottSeattle

Church Camera Placement: The Best Place to Mount Video Cameras

Church Video Camera Placement

When setting up a live streaming or video production kit at your church, choosing the camera placement is a critical step. It’s easy just to pick a convenient spot and place your camera there. But if you put a little more thought into the framing of the image you want, it will take your live […]

How Much Do PTZ Cameras Cost?

How Much Do PTZ Cameras Cost?

Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras are popular for churches and event venues because they can move around without needing a camera operator. You can hang them from walls, ceilings, trusses – you name it – and then control them remotely from just about anywhere. Compared to static cameras, PTZs bring much more flexibility for creative and dynamic […]

The 5 Best Video Switchers for Churches

Best Video Switchers for Churches

Since the pandemic took hold of the globe, all churches were forced into live streaming. Every day I talk to people from across the nation who have been streaming from a phone or iPad. There’s nothing wrong with that, they were doing what they had to do. But now, most churches are looking to upgrade […]

The RGBLink Mini Plus Review for Churches

RGBlink Mini Plus Review

The RGBLink Mini+ video switcher is a great and compact solution for anyone in the market for a 4-camera switcher. But is it a good fit for church live streaming and video recording? That answer depends on a few factors. And in this article, we’ll examine the pros and cons of using the RGBLink Mini […]

What Is the Best PTZ Camera for Church?

Best PTZ Camera For Church

When it comes to church video and live streaming, you can’t go wrong with PTZ cameras. Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) cameras are remotely controlled video cameras that are motorized to pan left and right, tilt up and down, and optically zoom in and out. In many churches, even with multiple cameras, all of the action […]

New Vmix Update Version 24 Adds Focus Control for PTZ Cameras

Focus Control in Vmix

Vmix just released their version 24 update, and there is an amazing new feature for anyone who uses PTZ cameras with Vmix for their live stream. You can now not only control the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom of the PTZ Cameras, but you can also control the focus. Here’s a video from PTZOptics showing this […]

The Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro: Is It a Good Choice for Church Live Streaming?

Using the ATEM Mini for Church

A few weeks ago, I published a video saying that buying the ATEM Mini for church streaming was a mistake. I got a lot of feedback, some people angry that I had that opinion, and others saying that they actually loved using the Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini at their church. So, I decided that I […]