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Tech Works Conversations in June: Wednesdays at 7 p.m., beginning June 9

Starting June 9, the partnership will host a series of online conversations focused on congregations’ use of communications technology. Each session will begin with a presentation from a congregation currently using technology in new ways, such as providing live streaming or hybrid worship. Congregational leaders will offer practical details, sample videos and advice on purchasing and deploying new equipment across a wide range of budgets and settings. Sessions will conclude with time for questions and comments.
The first five conversations will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 7:50 p.m., beginning next week:
  • June 9: St. Luke’s Jamestown (Watch a video on how St. Luke’s adapted during the past year.)
  • June 16: Trinity, Buffalo Watch video of this Tech Works Conversation
  • June 23: St. Patrick’s, Cheektowaga
  • June 30: St. Philip’s, Buffalo (Read an article about St. Philip’s use of technology during the pandemic and going forward.)
  • July 7: St. Augustine, Edinboro
To receive the Zoom link and a reminder about upcoming tech programs, email Gabrie’l Atchison.
In preparation for the series, attendees are encouraged to watch the Tech Talk series of videos from the Diocese of Western North Carolina and read an article about how St. Andrew’s, Burt is offering hybrid worship.

 

Technical Specifications from St. Andrew’s, Burt 

 

Equipment Specifications from the Diocese of Western North Carolina’s Tech Talk Series

Note that some of the churches used existing equipment and others received donations. The cost estimates here are from a variety of online sources.

 

Transfiguration, Saluda

  • Yorkville M810 Series 2 Mixer (existing sound system) – $990
  • Android Google Pixel 4 phone – $350
  • Cubilux External Lavalier Lapel Clip Mic – $20 (10’ cord)
  • UBeesize 51” extendable tripod stand – $22

Trinity, Ashville

  • Panasonic AW-HE40HK PTZ camera – $1,900-2,500 (wall mount +$165)
  • PTZ Optics 20xSDI (secondary) camera – $1,600-1,800
  • Also use phone and iPad cameras for additional coverage
  • PanTiltZoom app (coordinate multiple cameras) – $10
  • Livestream Studio (subscription, to sync audio) – through Vimeo, $75/month

Grace, Morganton

  • Mevo Start Livestream Camera – $400
  • Apple phone with Mevo app (to control camera) – free
  • Allen and Heath PA 12-input mixer (existing) – $470
  • Earise T35 PA system with wireless mic (outdoors) – $50

St. Paul’s, Wilkesboro

  • Sony Handycam HDR-CX440 (for wide angle) – $200-300, varies with memory/kit
  • PTZ Optics 20x-SDI Gen2 – $1,800
  • Yamaha TF1 16-input mixer (existing) – $2,000
  • vMix Livestream software – $665