Is your ministry looking at purchasing gear so you can start recording and/or streaming? With the right gear you can can create a message that will be clearer with fewer distractions to your viewer. However, it can be overwhelming when you start researching, so we’ve put together a basic video setup that takes you beyond your cellphone.
The biggest goal of video is to connect with your viewers. And with a good camera, good lighting, good audio, and editing, you can not only respect your viewer’s time but start to build a community online.
For now, we are just going to talk about the basics here, but if you ever have questions, please book a free consultation with us here.
There is nothing worse than trying to watch a video with bad audio. Anything from background noise such as wind or traffic to un-synced audio will make you lose a viewers attention fast. In general, when we are talking about watching video, if you can believe it, we are more critical of good audio over good video, so investing in a good mic is paramount to being understood.
Having a way to plug in or sync the mic with the video is also key, so plugging in the receiver of the mic into the camera is essential.
Having a tripod so you don’t have to hand-hold the camera and reduce shake will help the viewer not be sick while watching your videos.
If you have a soundboard in your sanctuary for audio, linking the board feed into your camera would give you great audio for the video. It should be as simple as having one cable and you should be able to run from your soundboard and into your camera.
Having a good computer with at least 16GB of internal memory (RAM) will help your computer run smoothly while editing video. We recommend editing on an Apple computer using iMovie (free with computer) when starting out.
If you do not have access to a Mac computer, there are a few options available for Windows users. Wondershare Filmora is very similar to iMovie. iSkysoft, Mini Tool Movie Maker, or Windows Movie Maker are also good alternatives.
If you have any questions, please feel free to book a free consultation here.