Why Churches Want Lower Thirds In Their Video

February 24, 2016

Looking to bring an extra level of sophistication and interaction to your live video stream? Consider using lower thirds.

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[Exceedingly Enough:] “Men? Men Are Weak.”

February 24, 2016

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”

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The Best Ways to Console A Kid Who Just Blew The Game

February 24, 2016

The sense of pride when your child contributes to a team win is beyond description.

So is the gut-wrenching experience when it’s his or her error that costs the team a game.

If your kid screws up, it’s not the end of the world. But what’s the best way to approach them when they’re, at best, struggling with athletic self-confidence or, at worst, shattered behind the bedroom door in a pool of tears?

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The 5 Things to Look For When You Buy a Camera

February 23, 2016

The task of finding your next camera can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re searching for one that costs $400 or $10,000, there seems to be a never-ending list of features and options to evaluate.

To guide you through your search, we’ve pulled together a list of “must-have” and “nice-to-have” features to consider when choosing the right camera for a high-quality live video stream.

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5 Easy Ways to Raise the Profile of Your Church

February 18, 2016

Have you noticed that the mainstream media outlets in your town tend to publicize a handful of congregations while largely ignoring the others?

It seems like every newspaper and TV station has a “go-to” congregation and religious leader for each faith. As a result, certain priests, ministers, rabbis and imams are quoted and interviewed over and over....and your voice isn’t being heard.

Have you ever wondered why? As a former newspaper reporter and editor who’s written many stories about churches, I can tell you how to get coverage.

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4 Super Simple Ways to Promote Your Live Video Stream

February 17, 2016

The big day of your event has arrived. You and your team have done everything you can to ensure that the event goes flawlessly. As an added service to your community – both near and far – you’ve decided to live video stream it.

The event goes even better than you had imagined it would, yet upon reviewing your live stream stats, you see that nobody tuned in to watch it. What went wrong?

Chances are, you didn’t properly get the word out: you forgot to market your stream.

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8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Live Video Stream

February 17, 2016

You’ve solved the puzzle: live video streaming doesn’t have to be complicated. As you’ve already figured out, it can actually be as simple as connecting your BoxCaster to a camera and the internet.

Still, now that you’ve gotten started, is your stream as good as it could be? Below are eight ways that you can really take your stream to the next level.  

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[Interview:] How to Convince Your Church to Stream

February 16, 2016

We were recently lucky enough to speak with John V. DiPietro of Cathedral Church of St. Peter, an Episcopal cathedral in St. Petersburg, Florida. He talked to us about his BoxCast experience as well as how he was able to convince his church to stream.

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6 BoxCast Features Guaranteed to Make Your Stream Awesome

February 15, 2016

At BoxCast, we spend a lot of our time working to ensure that we provide our customers with the best streaming technology on the market.

It’s why our tech team is constantly sending automatic updates to your BoxCaster. Without asking you to do anything, we do everything we can to make sure your BoxCaster stays on the cutting edge.

Despite our love of automation, there are some BoxCast features that will help you spread your message even more effectively. You’ll find them outlined below so that you can be sure to take full advantage of everything your BoxCaster has to offer.

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10 Expert Ways to Make Your Tournament Unforgettable

February 10, 2016

 

If you had to guess, how many American kids between the ages of 8 and 17 would you say play organized sports? Would you believe that the number falls somewhere between 21.5 - 28.7 million kids? And it’s only growing.

The youth sports space is becoming increasingly competitive as the caliber of high school play improves each year. And if parents have dreams of their kids playing at the collegiate level - you better believe they’ll start them young.  

Since playing on local or school teams simply isn’t enough anymore, club teams and tournaments have become essential to developing a child’s talent. If you’re a tournament organizer, consider these 10 factors to take your tournament to the next level.

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5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know about Valentine’s Day

February 09, 2016

Ah, Valentine’s Day...the day we often treat our beloved to dinner and delight them with chocolates, roses, and teddy bears.

Though millions of people around the world celebrate it every year, how many actually know how Valentine’s Day originated?

This post takes a peek at the man behind the curtain, seeking to better understand why February 14th is so important. Below are five surprising facts about the holiday we commemorate with love.

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How the Super Bowl has Grown in the Past 50 years

February 04, 2016

This Sunday, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will battle in the 50th Super Bowl. In wedding terms, it’s the “Golden Anniversary.”

How appropriate, because the NFL’s championship game has exploded into a larger-than-life international event — and a bottomless stream of gold for the league and its owners, players and broadcast partners.

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The Events Your Church Needs to Be Streaming

February 02, 2016

You’ve been live streaming Sunday services for a while now, and you’ve improved the quality and professionalism of your broadcasts. Your crew has a handle on the basics of sound and lighting and your audience is grateful for the new access.

But why stop there?

While Sunday services seem to be the most popular events to stream, there are many other ceremonies and events hosted by the church that people would love to watch if they were available to them. Below are three events we recommend your church should start streaming.

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