Purchasing Webcast Products

Last Updated: 20 August 2019 at 14:37

Review the article Meetinghouse Webcast Requirements to determine which equipment your unit needs to purchase in order to use webcast technology. Then use this article to determine where to purchase recommended webcast products and components. Some webcast products are available for purchase through store.lds.org, while others will need to be purchased from local and online vendors (indicated next to each item below).

If the webcast equipment you need is available through store.lds.org, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to store.lds.org using your LDS Account username and password.
  2. Locate Unit Materials.
  3. Navigate to Stake/Ward and then to Other Supplies and Equipment.
  4. Scroll down to the Electronic Equipment section, and select View More.

If you have trouble ordering through store.lds.org, contact the Global Service Center.

Note: Meetinghouse webcast items on store.lds.org can be viewed only by a stake technology specialist, stake or ward clerk, a member of the stake presidency, or a member of the bishopric.

List of Webcast Products and Components


Webcast Encoding Method

Product Name Product Description Purchasing Info

Teradek VidiU (current standard supported solution)

All-in-one hardware capture/encoder device for webcasting. Recommended for a simple, high quality broadcast.

See Meetinghouse Webcast Requirements for additional requirements.

Purchased by the local FM Group through store.lds.org (item #12063000).

Video Camera

Product Name Product Description Purchasing Info

Lumens VC-A51S

Wide Pan/Tilt/Zoom 20x Optical Zoom Full HD 1080p with 60 fps 1/2.8" 2MP CMOS Sensor DVI-I and 3G-SDI Outputs

FM Group or online or local vendor

Lumens VC-A60S

Wide Pan/Tilt/Zoom 30x Optical Zoom Full HD 1080p with 60 fps 1/2.8" 2MP CMOS Sensor 3G-SDI, DVI, component & composite Outputs FM Group or online or local vendor

Consumer Grade - Sony HDR-CX405

Recommended non-PTZ camera. An existing camera can also be used, provided it meets camera requirements. See Webcast Camera Setup.

store.lds.org (item #12332000) or

other vendor

Video Signal Converters (choose one)

These composite to HDMI video signal converters have been tested using several standard meetinghouse webcast cameras with the Teradek VidiU; however, no compatibility guarantee is made. Prices and availability may vary by area. Purchase online or through a local vendor using local unit funds. One converter is required to connect a composite video source to the Teradek VidiU. See Video Signal Converters.

Product Name Product Description Purchasing Info

ATLONA Video Signal Converter (AT HD120)

This is the recommended video signal converter.

  • Professional grade 
  • BNC/composite input 
  • NTSC/PAL auto-switching
FM Group or online or local vendor 

StarTech Video Signal Converter (VID2HDCON)

Consumer-grade option. S-video or composite input. Online or local vendor

Monoprice Video Signal Converter (109994) 

Consumer-grade option. S-video or RCA A/V input. Online or local vendor

Additional Video Equipment 

Product Name Product Description Purchasing Info

Tripod (for Camera)

This tripod can raise a camera to more than 72 inches (1.8 m). The tripod’s legs are tall enough to straddle most church benches (pews). Use with non-mounted cameras. store.lds.org (item #08153000) or other vendor

Projector - Epson 955W - being discontinued

Widescreen format projector for receiving locations to present a webcast event to larger groups.

  • 3000 lumens
  • 16:9 format
  • 1280x800 native resolution
  • Physical A/V mute

Requires projector screen (16:9 format), VGA or HDMI cable.

Available at a discount through the local facility manager

Epson - PowerLite 535W - NEW

Ultra-bright Short Throw projector

  • Brightness of 3400 Lumens
  • WXGA (1280 x 800) Native Resolution
  • Short 0.48:1 Throw Ratio
  • HDMI, Composite, SVideo + 2 VGA Inputs
  • USB for PC-Less Presentation
  • Connect up to 50 Devices
  • Works with Optional Wi-Fi Dongle
  • Mic Input + Built-In 16-Watt Speaker
  • Ethernet + Network Management Software
FM Group or online or local vendor

Epson – PowerLite 980W – NEW

Ultra-bright widescreen performance.

  • Brightness of 3800 Lumens
  • WXGA (1280 x 800) Native Resolution
  • 1.38 to 2.24:1 Throw Ratio
  • Composite, 2x HDMI, 2x VGA Inputs 
  • VGA Output for Loop-Through
  • Analog Audio Input and Output
  • Integrated 16-Watt Speaker
  • Ethernet and RS-232 Controllable
  • Includes VGA Cable and IR Remote Control

 

FM Group or online or local vendor

3’ RCA Composite Video and Audio Cable

 

Connect satellite cabinet signals.

  • Composite video output to video signal converter
  • Audio RCA output to audio mixer
Online, local vendor, or FM Group (LDS item #57633)

3' HDMI Cable

 

Connect the video signal converter to the Teradek VidiU encoder.  Online or local vendor or FM Group (LDS item #57635)

Audio Equipment

Product Name Product Description Purchasing Info

Audio Mixer

Enables better control the audio levels input into the webcast encoding device. See Using an Audio Mixer.

Mackie 402VLZ4
Four-channel compact audio mixer with two XLR mic inputs, four line inputs, and a two-band active EQ.

Mackie 802VLZ4
Eight-channel mixer if you need additional XLR inputs and channels to better control the audio level inputs to the ecoder device. See Using an Audio Mixer.

Online or local vendor
Phantom Power Supply and Mini-Amp

Use as an alternative to an audio mixer to boost chapel audio levels for webcasting. It also includes a 6-foot (1.8-m) cable for connecting the mini-amp to the audio input of the encoding device. As this device accepts only 120V 60 HZ AC power, it is not recommended for use outside the U.S. and Canada.

store.lds.org (item #88109000) or other vendor

Microphone

Professional quality microphone that includes a 15-foot (4.5-m) XLR-XLR cable, mic clip, and zipper pouch. For capturing audio where there is no chapel sound system. 

Local facility manager or store.lds.org (item #88106000)

Microphone Cable (50' or 150')

This XLR cable connects a microphone to the Webcast encoder device or audio mixer over long distances. Available in 50-foot or 150-foot lengths through store.lds.org. store.lds.org (150-foot, item #88110000) (50-foot, item #88107000) or other vendor
3’ RCA to 3.5mm Audio Adapter  Used to connect the satellite cabinet chapel audio feed or audio mixer into the encoder device 3.5mm audio input. 
Online or local vendor or FM Group (LDS item #57634)