Question by Andres Z: I want to record a church service using multiple cameras. Any ideas how can I can do this and software to use?
I am using a Mac.
Basically, I want to use multiple cameras to record a church service, all connected to my Mac, and control it from here.
It’s going to be a very low budget film.
I’ve heard of Premiere Pro, and have used a little bit of it.
But any other ideas?
How to connect the cameras to each other, if possible how to connect the church sound system?
Answer by lare
forget the mac
you need PTZ cameras, these can be remotely aimed (Pan-tilt) and framed with the zoom. since you don’t need to change all cameras at the same time, only one controller is needed.
next you need a video mixer. any of the Panasonic WJ-MX series will work. The WJ-MX50a is made for 4 cameras. These mixers also have audio so you can mix additional audio sources, such as the church PA. mixer also has a “preview” output so you can see how you are adjusting the camera before you “take” it on the program out.
finally, record live on a DVD-R recorder/player. that way you are ready to make copies even as the echos of the last song are fading away.
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