How to Live Stream Your Mass

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The Mass is the center of parish life. Its beating heart. So how do you keep people connected when public masses are canceled? Livestream. 

 

By now, you have probably seen several parishes and priests that are Live Streaming their daily or weekend masses. You might think it looks complicated, but it is actually very easy. You can do it and we will show you how. 

If you’re just now starting on this, expect to spend about $300 to get set up. If you need a digital camera, it will be an additional $150-500, depending on how fancy you want to get. 

The Core Idea

Step by Step

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Connect your digital camera to your signal converter box with an HDMI or SDI cord. 

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Connect your signal converter box to your computer using the USB cable included with the signal converter box.

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Confirm you are able to get a signal from the converter box. 

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Open your live streaming software. (Paid product help center / open source help center

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Open your live streaming software. (Paid product help center / open source help center

Step by Step

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Connect your digital camera to your signal converter box with an HDMI or SDI cord. 

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Connect your signal converter box to your computer using the USB cable included with the signal converter box.

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Confirm you are able to get a signal from the converter box. 

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Open your live streaming software. (Paid product help center / open source help center

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Open your live streaming software. (Paid product help center / open source help center

Add the streaming key and server URL in your chosen streaming software. 

Confirm you are sending a signal to Facebook.

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Add the streaming key and server URL in your chosen streaming software. For more help, see here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2907883?hl=en 

 Confirm you’re sending a signal to YouTube.

Helpful Hints

  • If you can, try testing your stream on a PC and a phone. Make sure it looks good on both. 

  • Play with the lighting! Test out different configurations to make sure you are keeping faces clear 

  • When you do your first couple of live feeds, make sure you have a technical person there to both monitor the equipment for problems AND monitor the Facebook or YouTube page for any comments/concerns 

  • Practice, practice, practice! Your first stream is not going to be your best. Embrace the process and you’ll get great in no time. 

Here is a recommended list for what type of equipment you should be using.

HDMI/SDI Out Port Click Here

Tripod Click Here

HDMI or SDI Cable (Most Cameras use HDMI)

HDMI Cable Click Here or SDI Cable Click Here

Signal Converter Box Click Here

USB Wireless Microphone  Click Here 

For More Instructions Click the link below

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