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How to Live Stream Your Mass

The Mass is the center of parish life. Its beating heart
The Core Idea

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.

  • Step by Step
  • 1
    Connect your digital camera to your signal converter box with an HDMI or SDI cord.
  • 2
    Connect your digital camera to your signal converter box with an HDMI or SDI cord.
  • 3
    Confirm you are able to get a signal from the converter box.
  • 4
    Open your live streaming software. (Paid product help center / open source help center)
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  • 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.

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