as streaming presentation software?

Can ask advice please? For a church group, which has a spending decision on streaming equipment and software/service:

Would they be best advised to look into

This is the narrative:-

Since the lockdown, we have been using the Zoom platform for: services on Sundays mornings, cafe church in the afternoon, reflective spaces in the evening and Bible studies and prayer groups. Our audience is varied , from 91 to 10 year old. Although we Facebook and Instagram we have not used these platforms because we do not have the technology nor the experts. We have experienced growth during this services and we would like to reach to our community making our services more public. We have a brand new good quality computer and reasonable quality broadband router.

We are looking into:

  1. Worship software for lyrics and Bible readings*
  2. good quality webcam
  3. A smart microphone
  • EG this software which is NOT church specific:
    Propresenter – around £400 one-off payment "ProPresenter is a cross-platform (Mac and Windows) presentation & production application for live events. It seamlessly displays lyrics, slides, and media, making high-quality live productions easy. It is the indispensable tool for worship gatherings, sporting events, conferences, trade shows, and studio broadcasts. … " ProPresenter Presentation and Worship Software for lyrics and video

Thanks if anyone has time to answer :slight_smile:

This enquiry seems mainly to be about hardware and software at the presenter end? However, if you would like to know about streaming from a BBB room, @wouter and @dvdjaco have recent experience of this, streaming to vimeo.

Hi @JC-Sheffield, one thing important to know is how many people they expect or aim to reach.

  • If until 50 participants, then a regular account should do
  • If until 100 participants, then they can best take a multi-user account
  • if more than that, it would make sense to do live streaming from the online meeting room and stream it to youtube live, vimeo live or another live streaming platform.

For the City of Amsterdam we are currently setting up a dedicated BBB server with streaming options, in order for the room owner/facilitator to be able to send the live stream to any such platform. We hope to deliver that in a few weeks, so you can see it working.

WRT the song texts: as you know in the BBB meeting rooms one can upload presentation slides e.g. in PDF and present them on the whiteboard. That could be a solution to their needs?

Let us know if you have more specific details of their needs. Thanks!

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Wouter I’m sorry I didn’t come back to this for a long time! Sorted out the hardware side, but at the moment they are stuck on Zoom :frowning:

Anyway, thanks for when you said “until 50 participants, then a regular account should do” that answers the next question…
Best regards :slight_smile: