VIDEO FOR CHURCHES
Video equipment in a church has become a necessity. Video equipment can be used to record sermons, choir concerts, and special messages given by guest speakers. If members miss a Sunday, recordings will allow them to watch the worship service on video at a later date. Congregations may want to use video equipment to stream services live on the web or air services on local television channels. Video equipment can also be used to distribute the service live into other areas of the building such as the nursery or fellowship hall. This is particularly useful for overflow areas when the main church hall is full or for members in the nursery. Within the main church hall, video can be distributed to monitors mounted throughout the hall so that everyone has an excellent view of the worship service, regardless of where they are sitting.

Go Electronic carries a selection of video equipment perfect for use in worship facilities. We have helped design hundreds of customized church video packages and are well experienced with the different needs and goals of House of Worship video systems. The GOHD400 (our recommended High Definition PTZ Camera) offers pan-tilt-zoom functionality which allows for complete hall coverage. Combined with an RCC4000 joystick camera controller, one or more cameras can be easily controlled by one person. The cameras offer PTZ preset ability so at the touch of a button, the camera operator can change the direction of a camera to zoom in on the pulpit, zoom out on the choir, etc.

Getting Started
Putting together a video system for your church is an involved process and each system is different. To begin the process, here are a few questions you should ask yourself:
- What are you trying to accomplish with your video system?
Record/archive, stream online, and/or distribute to in-house screens or overflow areas
- Are you upgrading an existing standard definition video system?
High definition video has taken over and is now expected by most people when it comes to video quality. It is important to note that, when migrating from a standard definition system to a high definition system, ALL of the video components must be HD-compatible in order to take full advantage of high definition video quality. We are happy to answer any questions about and asisting with upgrading to a high definition video system.
- How many cameras will you need?
The size of the facility and the size of your budget will help determine the number of cameras you will need. With the pan, tilt and zoom functions of the GOHD400 cameras, a one-camera system for a church may be satisfactory. The use of more than one camera requires the additional need for a video selector/mixer.
- Do you have existing equipment to incorporate?
- What is your budget?

Take a look at our GUIDE TO DESIGNING A CHURCH VIDEO SYSTEM for more information.

Case Studies
Browse our HOUSE OF WORSHIP CASE STUDIES to see how churches are using the equipment to meet their specific needs.
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Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills
Watson Chapel Baptist Church
Fairview Park Church of Christ


For assistance in assembling a custom video system for your house of worship, CONTACT US with your specifications and requirements.
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO SYSTEMS FOR CHURCHES

1 - PTZ Camera High Definition System with Streaming/Recording

FEATURES
  • One (1) 20x zoom high definition PTZ camera with joystick controller
  • LIVE STREAM and RECORD to computer using included Wirecast software (computer not included)
  • Basic, affordable system offers countless features and functionality as well as the ability to add more cameras in the future

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHEVIHD1SYS
    PRICE STARTS AT $3,172.18
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  • 2 - PTZ Camera High Definition System with Streaming/Recording - Software-Based Switcher

    FEATURES
  • Two (2) 20x zoom high definition PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Wirecast software provides live production switching capabilities (instead of a stand-alone switcher)
  • LIVE STREAM and RECORD to computer using included Wirecast software (computer not included)
  • Optional camera preview monitors for ptz joystick controller operator (previews also available within Wirecast application)

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS2CAM
    PRICE STARTS AT $5,288.63
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  • 2 - PTZ Camera High Definition System - Roland Switcher

    FEATURES
  • Two (2) 20x zoom high definition PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Roland AV switcher; stand-alone hardware switcher can be more intuitive for some people
  • Optional system upgrade to live stream / record to computer using Wirecast

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS2CAM-ROLAND
    PRICE STARTS AT $5,184.40
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  • 3 - PTZ Camera High Definition System with Streaming/Recording - Software-Based Switcher

    FEATURES
  • Three (3) 20x zoom high definition PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Wirecast software provides live production switching capabilities
  • LIVE STREAM and RECORD to computer using included Wirecast software (computer not included)
  • Optional camera preview monitors for ptz joystick controller operator

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS3CAM
    PRICE STARTS AT $7,208.58
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  • 3 - PTZ Camera High Definition System - Roland Switcher

    FEATURES
  • Three (3) 20x zoom HD PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Roland AV switcher; stand-alone hardware switcher can be more intuitive for some people
  • Optional system upgrade to live stream / record to computer using Wirecast

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS3CAM-ROLAND
    PRICE STARTS AT $6,804.35
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  • 4 - PTZ Camera High Definition System with Streaming/Recording - Software-Based Switcher

    FEATURES
  • Four(4) 20x zoom high defintion PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Wirecast software provides live production switching capabilities
  • Live stream and record to computer using included Wirecast software
  • Optional camera preview monitors for ptz joystick controller operator

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS4CAM
    PRICE STARTS AT $8,828.53
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  • 4 - PTZ Camera High Definition System with Streaming/Recording - Software-Based Switcher, Includes Computer

    FEATURES
  • Four(4) 20x zoom HD PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Turn-key system with pre-configured Wirecast Gear computer workstation
  • Wirecast software provides live production switching capabilities
  • Live stream and record to computer using included Wirecast software
  • Optional camera preview monitors for ptz joystick controller operator

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS4CAM-WCG
    PRICE STARTS AT $13,073.80
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  • 4 - PTZ Camera High Definition System - Roland Switcher

    FEATURES
  • Four(4) 20x zoom HD PTZ cameras with joystick controller
  • Roland AV switcher; stand-alone hardware switcher more intuitive for some people
  • Optional live streaming / recording upgrade

    PART NUMBER: CHURCHHDSYS4CAM-ROLAND
    PRICE STARTS AT $12,474.30
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  • Need help putting together a high definition video system for your church or upgrading to high definition? Contact us with your specifications and requirements.
    FEATURED HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERAS
    PTZ CONTROLLERS
    FEATURED SWITCHERS / MIXERS
    WIRECAST LIVE STREAMING PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

    Wirecast is an all-in-one cost effective solution that enables the capture, live production, archiving, streaming and live in-house distribution of your church services. Wirecast supports an unlimited number of input devices including live camera feeds, audio, video, graphics and more. Capture video from multiple cameras to your PC or Mac using the appropriate capture device from Black Magic or Magewell. With Wirecast's user-friendly interface, you can add transitions as you switch between cameras and add titles, watermarks and lower-thirds to your broadcast. Eliminate the need for external preview monitors since you can preview video from all cameras simultaneously on your PC monitor via Wirecast. You have the options to stream live and/or save the video to your PC for future archiving, DVD duplication or on-demand distribution. And if you need to distribute the live video stream in-house to monitors in overflow areas or other parts of the church, you can do so via Wirecast's External Display Output option.
    TELESTREAM WC8STU-W Wirecast 8 Studio for Windows Price: $695.00
    TELESTREAM WC8PRO-W Wirecast 8 Pro for Windows Price: $995.00
    FEATURED VIDEO RECORDERS
    BLACK MAGIC VIDPROREC H.264 Pro Recorder
    PART NUMBER: BLACK MAGIC VIDPROREC
    Price: $470.25
    Capture from SDI, HDMI, analog component/composite and balanced audio and encode to H.264 files for space-saving archiving.
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    FEATURED VIDEO DUPLICATORS