Record Church Service

nastanford's picture
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 06/04/2014 - 1:17pm

My question is what is the safest way to record your Church Service without losing a church service.


I used a Sony Direct to DVD and a Computer to Hard Drive.  Sometimes the computer messes up. Sometimes the DVD fails.  I want suggestions... I don't want to loose a service.


Any suggestions?

Brian Collins's picture
Last seen: 2 years 3 months ago
Joined: 02/12/2013 - 9:38pm

DVD recorders are pretty darn reliable assuming the disc is finalized at the end of the service.  You might want to roll a backup to an inexpensive format like miniDV.  You can pick up a machine on ebay for practically nothing.

Brian Collins

Atomic Pictures Inc

Birmingham, AL

Robert Pancake's picture
Last seen: 1 year 2 months ago
Joined: 05/04/2010 - 10:25pm

Do you use multiple cameras and switch live or are you only using one camera?  What is your setup like?  How are you currently recording to a hard drive?  If you are using a computer with video capture card, it may be worth getting a dedicated solid state video recorder. Hope that helps a bit!

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nastanford's picture
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 06/04/2014 - 1:17pm

We have three remote contolled cameras and we have a switch I run live. We think we found the issue... the video was going into the computer and then out into the Sony DVD... the reason why was the splitter we used had a fire wire into the mac we were using... since in and out it would cause issues.  It would run great unless we had an issue one the computer... maybe the DVD's we were using for our masters were to cheap... as when we ran out we started using some that we had laying around...


I am hoping to get good at After Affects to create a splashy intro... This is what the pastor's son wants.  Like some other big name preachers that have plenty of money to do such a thing.  We are going to do our best to get there.