The products and services listed below are EXAMPLES ONLY of equipment the CTC Communications & IT team recommends for churches who wish to Live Stream their services and other ministries. There are many different brands and providers of these products and services and the Central Texas Conference does not endorse nor support any particular brand or product. The products and services listed below have been researched and/or used by the CTC Communications & IT team and have worked well in live streaming environments in the past. This is not a guarantee that these will work in your particular church environment.

 

Also, the prices listed below are approximate guidelines to help you budget and are not guaranteed pricing. You should take time to shop around for the best price. However, beware if you find a price point significantly cheaper than the below.

Please contact dustinkaps@ctcumc.org for more details.

 

Audio Support for Streaming on a Mobile Device


If your local church is currently live streaming or pre-recording and posting later on a mobile device (iPhone, Android Phone, or a Tablet) the following tools are recommended for you to consider using. Both of the products below (Tascam iXZ and the iRig) enable you to hook your church sound board and send audio to a mobile device. 

 

TASCAM iXZ 

Estimated Price - $47.18 
  • A pocket-sized device that turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a recording studio
  • Plug in a microphone, guitar or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps
  • Despite its small size, it is even capable of supplying phantom power for condenser microphones
  • An input setting sets the gain and there’s a headphone output to monitor from your iOS device
  • A pair of AA batteries provide hours of microphone recording

IK Multimedia iRig

Estimated Price - $39.99

The IK Multimedia iRig Pre lets you connect your favorite microphone directly to your iOS device. It connects to your iOS device's standard headphone jack, so you can use the iRig Pre with any iOS app that accepts regular in-line microphone input, including IK Multimedia's iRig Recorder and VocaLive apps. A built-in headphone jack allows you to monitor your recordings, as well as listen to audio playback. Running on a single 9V battery, the iRig Pre can even provide phantom power for condenser microphones. Get your IK Multimedia iRig Pre from Sweetwater today!


Video Camera Systems


 

Canon Vixia HF R800

Estimated Price - $219.00

Includes the following:

  • VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder,
  • Battery Pack BP-727,
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110,
  • Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100 and USB Interface Cable. 

 

 

Sony FDR-AX33 4K

Estimated Bundle Price - $698.00 

Includes the following: 

  • Sony FDRAX33 Handycam 4K HD Camcorder
  • Sandisk Ultra SDXC 64GB 80MB/S C10 Flash Memory Card
  • Replacement Battery for Sony NP-FV50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini HDMI to HDMI

Estimated Price - $13.99 for 6 feet and $17.99 for 10 feet
  • HDMI A to C Type cable – Mini HDMI to HDMI
  • Connect your Digital Camcorders, Digital Cameras or Game Consoles to your HDTV

Rankie Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable

Estimated Price - $8.99

The 6 feet cable connects tablets and smartphones with Micro HDMI port to HDTV or computer monitor with HDMI port for video and audio streaming. 


Video Capture Devices


When using a video camera system to livestream your worship service you will need an additional piece of equipment to digitize the video feed from the camera to a streaming location. The following are video capture devices that can be purchased via amazon.com and are listed below in order of least expensive to most expensive

 

 

ClearClick HD Capture Box

Estimated Price - $119.95

HD Game Video Capture Card

Estimated Price - $159.99

 

Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle

Estimated Price - $199.99

Elgato Game Capture Card

Estimated Price - $262.97