I’ve been asked to record (and stream eventually) a church service to Facebook and YouTube so here I’ll document my findings. This is definitely a first for me but I love a good challenge.
Equipment I’m Purchasing:
- Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 (BINTSSHU)
- Mini HDMI to HDMI 15′ Cable
- Albott 70 Inch Aluminum Tripod – Monopod with Carrying Bag
Video Capture Setup
We’ll need to look at how I want to connect things. I’m focusing around the Windows platform so that is a good start. Right now there is a PowerPoint that runs slides for the entire service so my thought will be to record the slides and transition to video. Since we’re on a tight budget, I’m going to use OBS Studio. This may not be the most user friendly but it’s the cheapest!
Now that I’ve defined what I going to use, now it’s time to figure out how to get the video to the computer.
I’m considered two options at this time:
- Camcorder – offers ease of use but not the best of quality. This is more of a point and shoot option.
- DSLR – offers quality and flexibility but will probably require some training. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens – Wi-Fi Enabled is what I’m considering. Not the latest model but will work great!
In my initial discussion I was leaning towards the ease of use so ‘anyone’ could use this but then I’m thinking about flexibility. I’m not leaning one direction any more and will ask for advice from a few others on the team.
Getting the Video to the Computer
What I’m looking at is an external video converter to USB. The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 (BINTSSHU) will take the HDMI signal and convert it to USB. There is software included for the computer that is included but I’m hoping I don’t need this.