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Background

After 1 year with COVID19, it is very likely that your church is now equipped with decent speed internet, sound equipment, and a camera to livestream to the world! If not, this blog post is for you. I am a pastor (currently) in a rural area and after many iterations, I am going to share with you a series of programs that can help you save money and still have a good looking livestream without breaking the bank. I will include different tiers of budget so that everyone can benefit in using this system.

Low Budget Churches

Pre-requisites:

  • A Desktop or Laptop running Windows or MacOS
  • A sound board that can connect to said computer
  • An internet connection
  • A Smartphone (iPhone/Android)

Software Downloads:

  • OBS (This software will allow you to stream to YouTube or Facebook) – FREE
  • DroidCam (This software is to connect an android/iPhone to a windows computer) – FREE
  • DroidCam Plugin (This software allows you to connect droidcam to OBS automatically) – FREE
  • Neural Cam Live (This software is to connect iPhone to MacOS computers) – FREE
  • EpocCam (This software is to connect Android to MacOS or iPhone to MacOS) – $8

Live streaming Steps

  1. Open Droidcam on both phone and PC

 

  1. Open OBS and connect plugin and add it to the stream

  1. Video side of things is done!

 

  1. Decide your streaming platform (YT or FB)

  1. Get the Streaming Keys from YouTube

 

  1. Getting Streaming Keys from FB Live

DONE!

Advanced Steps and Higher Budget

At this point, you should be ready to have a decent looking live stream to Facebook or YouTube. The audio comes from your soundboard to OBS so you don’t have to worry about that. The video part comes from DroidCam or any of the other software showcased above. You may want to get a second camera angle, however. If that’s the case, follow the guide below:

Pre-requisites: