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I need streaming video technical advice
I need a bit of technical direction from those of you who are more experienced with streaming video. My dad’s funeral service is Sunday morning and many of his family and friends who live outside of the US have asked if there was a way to stream the service live. The abbot has no objections, but I have a couple technical hurdles to overcome. I know many of you web cartoonists do live streaming video at your drawing board – so hopefully you can give me some pointers on what you’ve found to work.
The end result is family and friends around the world can go to a website and watch the service live on their computer. If I can make this happen, it would make a lot of people happy.
- Audio – what is the best way to capture the audio? I don’t believe there will be a lectern with a microphone so I need a good way to capture audio – especially from a distance.
- Streaming – I’m planning on using ustream – but if there is a better service (free, or low cost) that works well with Apple products – please let me know.
Here’s what I have to work with:
- I have one or more iPhones (4, 4S) and an iPad 2.
- I’ve downloaded the ustream video streaming app and it worked fine for a 3-minute test. I worry about it working for an hour.
- I have a Macbook Pro.
Any other equipment will have to be purchased at a national chain electronic store. No time for online shopping/shipping.
If you have hands-on experience, I’d love to hear from you. Please respond in the comments or email me