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How to Build a Complete Video Strategy for Your Organization

February 27, 2019

This guest post covers how to develop a more comprehensive video strategy for your organization. The article is brought to you by our friends at Waymark, an online video maker that empowers anyone to make exceptional video ads in minutes.

Live streaming is just one element of a successful overall video strategy for your organization. This post addresses how to approach a broader video marketing strategy to grow the reach of your organization and brand.

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Why is Church Extra Important for Elderly Members?

February 26, 2019

This post addresses the importance of engaging elderly members of your church. It's the part of our series on church engagement.

Did you know that more than 50% of Americans still attend a religious service at least once a month? In addition to helping people connect with God, church provides a wonderful way to engage with other members of the community and meet new friends.

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Hardware vs. Software Encoders: Why Hardware Encoders Are Better for Live Streaming

February 21, 2019

This post addresses the benefits of using a hardware encoder vs. a software encoder in your live video streaming setup. It's part of our series on video encoders.

Encoding is the process of compressing large video files for easier uploading to the internet. Broadcasters who use video cameras in their live streaming setup need either a hardware or software encoder for the job.

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5 Things to Look For When You Buy a Video Camera for Live Streaming

February 14, 2019

This post talks about the features that matter when purchasing a video camera for live streaming. It covers video resolution, outputs, zooming, image stabilization, and frame rates. It's part of our series on live streaming equipment.

The task of finding your next camera can feel overwhelming.

Whether you’re searching for the very best gear or a camcorder to get started, there's always a never-ending list of features 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 a camera for your live stream.


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6 Benefits of Using Church Online Platform

February 12, 2019

The world is more connected than ever. Let’s connect it with Christ.

These are the words that greet you on Church Online Platform’s website. It’s true – we spend an increasing amount of time connecting with people online, whether it be friends and family on Facebook or colleagues on LinkedIn. In a world where technology is so readily at our fingertips, why not use it to grow closer to Christ?

Church Online Platform makes this easy to do. Founded on the idea that “church” isn’t confined to a building, this free platform leverages technology to build a community that extends beyond one location. In doing so, they’ve been able to engage more people in ministry and reach seekers that may never have otherwise had an encounter with Christ.

As a BoxCast customer, it’s clear that your ministry is aligned with this mission. As you look to amplify your church’s impact, consider these six beneficial features of Church Online Platform:

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How to Upload Documents to Your Live Stream

February 12, 2019

This post looks at the best ways to upload documents, including presentation slides, agendas, bulletins, and schedules, to better replicate the in-person experience for your remote, live stream viewers. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Features.

At BoxCast, we believe that every event that is viewed live should be streamed live. With that thought in mind, we are constantly working to recreate the in-person experience for remote viewers.

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BoxCast Platform Update- February 8, 2019

February 08, 2019

This is the February 2019 update for the BoxCast Platform. The update includes the following:

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5 Easy Ways to Improve the Audio of your Church's Live Streams

February 06, 2019

This post covers the best cameras, switchers, tripods, and encoders for streaming your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

Live video streaming is taking off. Churches around the country are realizing that when they stream, they can connect with their communities in new ways and engage members when they can’t make it in person.

Still, even the most devout believer is going to have a hard time watching with a live stream if the sound quality is poor.

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The Unconventional Way this Church is Attracting its Youth

February 05, 2019

This post tells the story of a church that made a big investment in it's future by investing in it's youth. It's part of our series on church growth.

Churches around the country are dealing with the same obstacle: attracting and engaging their church’s youth.

But the struggle to attract today's youth is often not a direct reflection on a ministry. Instead, we can credit it to the trend that younger members often vanish during those teen years when they’re learning to become independent and are prone to reject things associated with the family. Sadly, that sometimes includes church.

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How to Add Sponsors and Ads to Your Live Stream

February 04, 2019

This post covers how to make money from a live stream with sponsorships using the Graphic Overlays feature from BoxCast. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Not all organizations have the same goals in mind when they start to live stream. Many broadcasters use live streaming as a way to promote their events to viewers for free. Others want to earn revenue with their live content. Some want to do a little of both.

When it comes to making money with your live stream, there are two main options. You can charge your viewers to watch your stream with ticketing, or you can offer sponsorships opportunities on your stream. This post talks about how to add logos and ads to your stream to earn money from streaming sponsorships.

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