Four Awesome Ways to Use BoxCast’s Newest App

February 17, 2017

We’ve all heard it before: “There’s an app for that.

The Broadcaster app is a streaming app that broadcasts live audio and video of your events right from your phone. All you need is an iOS device and a data connection.  Broadcaster is simply the next step BoxCast has taken to make your live video streaming experience as easy as possible.  

If you’re new to the app, this post explains four ways to use it.

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5 Facebook Groups for Church Leaders

February 14, 2017

This post explores five Facebook groups that will help you develop your own ministry, whether you’re the senior pastor, an A/V professional, or worship leader. It's part of our series on church tech.

Facebook is an incredible tool that helps us connect with family and friends around the globe. Though it’s often home to memes and political discussions, the platform provides users with so much more.

Facebook has wonderful communities of people who share the joys and struggles of ministry and are eager to help one another with common issues and questions. This article presents five Facebook groups that will help you develop your own ministry. Whether you’re the senior pastor, an A/V professional, worship leader, or just a visionary in your church community, there’s something here for you.

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Hardware Video Encoder Comparison: BoxCaster vs Teradek VidiU vs Digicast DMB-8800A

February 13, 2017

This post is an in-depth comparison of three hardware video encoders: the BoxCaster, Teradek VidiU, and Digicast. It's the main post in our series on video encoders.

Live video streaming is often best accomplished by way of a hardware encoder (see our post about why that is). The encoder is a physical device that connects to a video source and converts the audio and video signals into something that can be streamed to a media server. While many hardware encoders share similar features, chipsets, and form-factors, they're not all made the same and can produce different results given otherwise similar conditions.

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Why Are Church Choirs On the Decline?

February 10, 2017

Church choirs are on the decline, according to the most recent study on the matter.

\A 2014 National Congregations Study found that fewer white Protestant churches of all denominations have choirs, though they continued to be prevalent in black Protestant congregations and Catholic churches.

Only 40% of conservative white evangelicals said there is a choir at service, down from 63% 14 years ago. For moderate or liberal Protestant congregations, the decline was from 78% in 1998 to 50% in 2012.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Worship Service on Your Live Stream

February 01, 2017

This post explores different ways that you can make sure your church's live stream is maximizing it's impact. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

Take a moment to imagine a Sunday at your church. It probably consists of fellowship, congregational prayer, worship through song, Scripture reading, and the preaching of the Word.

Though worship is one of these main components, it often gets the short stick when it comes to your live video stream.

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