5 Facebook Groups to Help Strengthen Your Ministry

February 14, 2017

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

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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This is Why Your Live Stream Lags

December 28, 2015

It happens about once a week — a new customer starts their very first stream with a camera pointed at themselves; while watching it on their computer or tablet, they’re surprised to discover that they’re watching themselves from about 30 seconds ago, and they call us to ask why their stream is so delayed.

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[Tech:] The Flash Revolution Will Not Be Live Streamed

July 28, 2015

The internet has recently been flooded with news about Adobe Flash and its three recent hacker vulnerabilities (Exp.CVE-2015-5123, Exp.CVE-2015-5122, and Exp.CVE-2015-5119), prompting The Guardian to declare that “Flash is dead, and YouTube dealt the killing blow”. But what is all this noise really about, and how does this pertain to live streaming video? 

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