Modern technology has allowed many churches world-wide the ability to shoot high quality video IMAGE during services, for live streaming, and to capture services for playback on church websites, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.
Last summer (2014) we were able to upgrade our old video camera system to an all HD, four camera system, which we are now capturing and uploading to our "Real Life, Real Hope" YouTube ministry channel and our website as well.
Another benefit to our video production abilities is being able to broadcast a live feed to the CLC from our Traditional Sanctuary where our baptistry is located. This allows us to share live baptisms that are happening in one sanctuary, with the congregation that is in another sanctuary. Therefore we are able to allow the entire church to witness public declarations of faith through baptism.
In addition we are also able to provide a simulcast audio/video feed for overflow when large attendance is expected, like Easter and Christmas services.
We chose robotic operation cameras verses manual operation cameras in case we are short on volunteers to run them. With the robotic operation we are able to recall camera presets for zoom, pan/tilt, white balances, color corrections, and an array of other parameters that allow for a very quick shot change without having to have more than one person man the camera room.
Each of our four robotic cameras is paired with a Blackmagic video capture hardware interface that allows us to video capture the output of all four cameras at any given time. Having so many different shot angles ensures that we have ample footage for editing.