Top 10 Ways to use PTZ Cameras in Churches

In this video, Paul Schmutzler of Streaming Media Magazine reviews the top 10 ways houses of worship are using PTZOptics cameras to live stream church services! Churches are starting to live streaming their services more and more. They often have to rely on volunteers to produce the live shows. PTZ cameras make live streaming easier especially for volunteers by providing remote camera control and camera presets.

Here is a list of PTZ Camera Benefits

  • Easy Camera Control Options – Control Multiple Cameras from a single location. Easy Joystick Controllers
  • Ideal camera Installation Options – Wall Mount, Flush Ceiling Mount, Pole Mount Options
  • Open Source Control Software for Churches – One Button Click Control
  • Using Camera Presets – Fading between multiple cameras with preset positions for professional production
  • Advanced Camera Control Software – With Preset Visualization
  • Variable Speed Control
  • Easy Daisy-Chain Camera Controls
  • Easy IP Controls
  • Camera Control Integration with vMix and NewTek TriCasters
  • Easy ONVIF Controls for Wirecast Users

New Covenant Church of Malone New York Case Study

In this video the New Covenant Church of Malone, NY and DVeStore Inc come together to build a great new live streaming system! The multi-camera live streaming system includes BlackMagic, PTZOptics, MimoLive and Presonus sound board. The system has multiple confidence monitors and feeds LCD’s over the stage. Enjoy an in-depth review of an advanced house of worship video production.

New Hope Baptist Church of Orange, New Jersey Case Study

In this video, Howard Jones of USALiveStream shows us a multiple PTZ camera live streaming setup he installed for the New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange New Jersey. Many churches are live streaming Sunday services and want to bring viewers into their space in a professional way. Jones review how he uses the PTZOptics cameras with an IP joystick and the open source control software to simplify the user setup.

Many Churches rely on Volunteers to produce the audio and video booth which sends out a live stream to Facebook or YouTube. In this live streaming video camera installation Howard Jones has done a great job simplifying the end user experience with a joystick controller and a customized open source control software instance. Howard shows a user with access to easy button controls for PTZ camera presets using the open source control software. Each camera can have it’s own camera control presets programmed and operated inside a web browser.

Latest House of Worship Topics

PTZOptics is quickly becoming a House of Worship favorite for it’s “swiss-army knife” features and affordability. Because PTZOptics cameras offer simultaneous video outputs for the industries top connection types (HDMI, HD-SDI, USB, IP Streaming) they become a ideal choice for the house of worship market. PTZOptics cameras are used for live streaming church events and because they have multiple video outputs the additional video signals are used locally to enhance the experience. For example, many churches use the RTSP/RTMP streaming of audio and video to live stream their sunday services using a service like ChurchStreaming.TV or Wirecast. Then they can use the HDMI video signal to power a local monitor in a common room or hallway and still use the USB or IP signal for a local preview for the camera operator. With multiple simultaneous video outputs PTZOptics provides multiple solutions for the house of worship market that doesn’t break the budget.

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Church / House of Worship Virtual Set Pack



MAP: $299
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The House of Worship Virtual Set Pack include Four (4) virtual sets. These virtual sets are perfect for live streaming, professional recordings and a multitude of promotion video possibilities. Easily integrate these virtual sets with any professional video editing software and use our pre-configured packages for the industries top live streaming solutions: NewTek TriCasters, vMix and WireCast.

House of Worship Case Study

ChurchStreaming.TV has a new device that makes their “unlimited” live streaming service even easier for churches to get started with live streaming. The new “ChurchStreaming Box” ($499) ships pre-configured for immediate live streaming. All you need to do is plug in a video and audio source to the ChurchStreamer and your up and running.

ChurchStreaming.TV has partnered with PTZOptics to provide a affordable PTZ camera that works with the ChurchStreamer. The set up is amazingly simple and users can easily take the system wherever they need to go (you just need power and internet). So basically the live streaming device needs to be plugged into the internet, the camera and your audio system. Depending on how far away your camera needs to be you can connect via HDMI or HD-SDI (HD-SDI is preferred for longer cable runs). The entire system can live stream audio and video in full HD 1080p! It’s a home run set up for most churches who already have a audio mixer in place but simply want to add the video and streaming components.

Church Streaming Layout

The PTZOptics Camera line fits the needs of our customer base. Churches want high quality cameras with professional video outputs that won’t break the budget. That’s why we continue to partner with PTZOptics on live streaming projects across the country.Rob Desilets, CEO, ChurchStreaming.TV

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Church Streaming.TV

ChurchStreaming.TV provides a video streaming platform that is optimized to meet the needs of churches. They include all the features churches need to live stream services with the ability to embed live streams and recorded content directly into any website, set up a custom Roku channel and even provide viewer mapping statistics.

With ChurchStreaming.TV the process is simple: 1. Capture your audio and video, 2. Encode and Transmit, 3. View.

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