Blackmagic Shuttle Blinking Red Light

Recently, our Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Shuttle, used for recording our live video to a solid state hard drive, was blinking. The red record light, normally solid red, would blink randomly. After some research, I found that it means that it... Read more →

Mavericks 10.9 and ProPresenter

Every time there is a new operating system update, (really ANY update) I am always cautious. I have been bitten several times by installing even an incremental update right before a weekend service. OS X 10.9 Mavericks has just been released... Read more →

Wowza Media Server with Amazon EC2 Basics

 Wowza Media Server provides a way to live stream your video content. It does other things (stream VOD content as well, but we use it for live video). You can purchase the software and run it on your own server, or they provide a way to use... Read more →

Amazon EC2 Startup Package Basics

*Please note: This tutorial now only works with Wowza versions prior to 4.0. Amazon EC2 Servers provide an option at startup to use a startup package. This allows you to run scripts, install/change files and more during the startup process,... Read more →

Wowza Connection Count Script

How many viewers are watching your live stream? There are two built in methods to get your viewer or connection counts during a live stream using Wowza Streaming Engine. The first, new method, is to visit the Engine Manager. You visit the following... Read more →

Amazon EC2 Shutdown Script

We use Amazon EC2 servers to run Wowza media server for our live streaming. I’ve compiled the following set of instructions, from the help of many others, to automate the process of shutting down the server. 1. Download the Amazon SDK... Read more →

Amazon EC2 Startup Script

We use Amazon EC2 servers to run Wowza media server for our live streaming. Setting this up every week is time consuming, especially if any modifications to the server are made. I’ve compiled the following set of instructions, from the... Read more →

ProPresenter

We, along with most churches, rely heavily on projection and multimedia these days. There are many different levels you can take it to, but in its simplest form, it’s text on a screen. Why do this? Well, our primary purpose for displaying... Read more →
1 2