Technical Tips

Gratefully borrowed from our neighbors, the Diocese of Long Island. To check for updates, we recommend visiting their special Covid-19 site at https://www.diolicovid19.info/.

Live Video and Streaming Resources from the national Episcopal Communicators professional organization

https://caffeinatedchurch.org/live-video-streaming


Facebook Live Guidelines

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11MvzMHIRneZSRLblyIsS7pZvTisao8tTY1fab8fn1uM/edit?fbclid=IwAR1qRt1kTpV_fEiB-77AGLIM9SwJaTKjNdtuOcbcjdE2eED5S7eY0iUtU64


INTRODUCTION to Live Streaming on You Tube Live - by You Tube

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=en

Help for non-profits, churches from You Tube
A resource shared by Jeremy Tackettt and Mike Collins at The Episcopal Church Center


ZOOM

>> Excellent video overview of how to reduce the risk of getting "Zoombombed"


ALERT from Zoom

On April 4 Zoom will be requiring a unique password on every meetingstarting April 5.
Read the comments there plus the link to Zoom's blog post.
​It appears recipients will need to be sent a link for meetings going forward!


How to use ZOOM for events or group meetings Resource from Virginia Theological Seminary

shared by the Rev Joanne Izzo, Trinity Roslyn, NY, ​and the Rev. Tami Burks from the Diocese of NY.
https://www.youtube.com/user/VTSCMT/videos​


Worship Tutorials from the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow breyeschow@gmail.com
First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

A short video about how to prevent Zoombombing
Zoom Church Facebook Group
Zoom Worship Laboratory Post
Zoom Recordings on Youtube
Zoom Worship Monday Gatherings


Manage who can attend/participate in your ​Zoom livestream meeting/worship/class

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115000332726-Waiting-Room#h_f493a86f-7d08-4e3b-9d6d-9b236fe9cdcd
Preventing 'Zoombombing'
https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-the-party-crashers-from-crashing-your-zoom-event/
Trolls find new targets in Zoom meetings: Here’s how to avoid ‘Zoombombers’
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/zoombombers-crashing-zoom-meetings/


NYTimes: The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/technology/personaltech/online-video-meetings-etiquette-virus.html?referringSource=articleShare


NY Times - Wirecutter - How to do a professional video call from home
https://thewirecutter.com/blog/professional-video-call-from-homethewirecutter.com/blog/professional-video-call-from-home//



Livestreaming

Special clamps to put cell phones on a tripod - Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=clamp+to+put+iphone+on+tripod&ref=nb_sb_noss


Light Weight Tripods for cell phones - Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=light+weight+tripod+for+iphone&ref=nb_sb_noss_2


Wireless Mic for Smartphones, IOS and Android - B&H Store
Requires several steps, relatively easy to learn. Greatly improved sound compared to built-in smartphone mics.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1425860-REG/sennheiser_508214_memory_mic_wireless_wearable.html/overview


​Combine and control multiple cameras and mics
Transform your computer into a professional live production control room with Livestream Studio. Input multiple feeds, add graphics, master audio, and stream in easy-to-use package.
​https://livestream.com/studio


Live Streaming Production Services - for Churches
https://www.boxcast.com/solutions/church-streaming


Mevo Plus video camera and accessories (especially mics) can transform an event into a more effective live production. Edit video shots live and stream live to every major platform.
https://shop.mevo.com/products/mevo-plus


Coming Soon - Mevo Start livestream camera
https://mevo.com/mevo-start/


A new live stream company, Stream Yard,  configures your one or two webcam speakers into one broadcast/worship event and shares live to multiple social media sites.
Used recently by St. Mark's Church, Milwaukee, WI
stmarksmilwaukee.org