7 Types of Camera Shots To Consider When Filming Church Services

September 15, 2016

This post is based on the "Video Framing & Composition Guide: What You Need to Know to Frame a Killer Shot." To learn simple framing and composition techniques to improve your live streams, download the free guide

As a camera operator for your church, you can make your message even more powerful by taking some time to consider the goal of each sequence of a service.

Are you trying to evoke emotion? Do you need to emphasize the scenery behind the pastor? What’s the theme of the pastor's sermon?

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The Solution to Becoming a Strong Multi-Site Church

July 27, 2016

In recent years, the multi-site church model has become increasingly popular. Most churches open a new campus when they approach 1,000 members, but about 50% of those churches say that they could have opened a satellite campus even sooner, at around 850 members.

If your ministry is thinking about opening an additional location, that means you’re reaching a growing number of engaged members and people are excited about joining your community. This can only happen when a church truly connects with its members to deliver a message they want and need, so congratulations!

One of the biggest decisions to make when opening new campuses is determining how to share your main sermon with separate locations. BoxCast’s Multi-Site Video Player is the solution to enabling remote campuses to watch your live broadcasts seamlessly.

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How Do I Set Up a Single Camera Stream for Baseball?

May 26, 2016

Screenshot of Emory University's baseball program 

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6 Awesome Features of the BoxCast Dashboard

March 16, 2016

Since its founding, customer satisfaction has been at the forefront of BoxCast’s priority list. In our tireless efforts to create the best live video streaming company in the world, we set out to improve the entire BoxCast broadcaster experience.

Enter BoxCast’s new and enhanced broadcaster dashboard.

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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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Sports Video Streaming: What You Should Know About Costs

January 26, 2016

This post is based on "The Ultimate Guide to Winning the Sports Streaming Game.If you’re interested in learning more about live video streaming your games and how it can help engage fans in a new and exciting way, download the free guide.

Let's face it: even the most loyal sports fan can't make it to every game. The logisitical nightmares of away games, jobs and other commitments can keep us out of the stands.

The good news is that your fans don't have to miss one more dunk, touchdown or goal. Live video streaming brings the games to your fans, wherever they are.

As you start researching your options for live video streaming, it's important to understand all the costs associated with the solution that is right for you. Below are three elements of streaming that can affect cost, expanded on in The Ultimate Guide to Winning the Sports Streaming Game.

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Are You Growing Your Live Video Streaming Audience?

January 25, 2016

 So, you’ve decided to start live video streaming your services.

Who’s watching? Perhaps a family that faithfully attends in person is away on vacation; A parent that is home caring for a sick child; Someone traveling for business. There are multiple scenarios that keep people from physically being able to attend Sunday service.

Streaming your services helps you include faraway members in your worship experience — but only if they know it’s available and how to access it. Though you might think you’ve done a thorough job making your congregation aware of the stream, odds are that those who haven’t used it yet have forgotten it’s available. Below are a few considerations to help grow your live streaming audience.

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How to Optimize Your Network for Video Streaming

January 19, 2016

After lots of research, you’ve finally decided to start live video streaming. Let’s just say you’ve chosen BoxCast as your video streaming expert (wink, wink).

You have everything you need to produce a great video stream: a BoxCaster, a camera, and an Internet connection.

Here’s the problem — If your network isn’t optimized for live video streaming, the quality of your stream will suffer and you'll be left with some pretty unhappy viewers.

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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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The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Ministry

November 11, 2015

Ministries around the country are finding the value in live video streaming, as it allows them to reach and engage their communities in ways that they were unable to before. Since you’ve found your way to this article, chances are high that you’ve decided that streaming could enhance your own ministry! 

Choosing video equipment can be an overwhelming task. We’ve put together a list of our favorite equipment to make your decision as simple as possible.

Though BoxCast works well with all kinds of cameras and production equipment, these are our top choices for whether you’re new to the world of streaming, a professional videographer, or fall somewhere in between.

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