All you need is your existing streaming URL or embed code from the streaming service you use and add it to the desired channel in your Brushfire Online Dashboard.
If you do not make use of a current streaming service, here is a simplified guide to setting up a live stream using Churchstreaming.tv to connect to Brushfire Online.
- Equipment to capture audio and video of your event (it could be as simple as a smartphone and a tripod or a laptop with a webcam or multiple cameras and audio gear).
- Equipment to combine your video and audio feeds to provide the video feed you want to stream.
- A hardware or software encoder that converts your video and uploads it to a server in real time.
There is a cost associated, based on the service you choose. (Price varies from $79 per month to $139 per month.) See their prices here: https://www.churchstreaming.tv/pricing/
They also sell encoders and other add-ons like Roku apps, etc.
Some live production equipment and an Encoder.
Connect your existing live production equipment via an encoder to their streaming service.
Go to Manage Events -> Embedding -> Web Site
Copy your stream embed code from the Live tab into Brushfire Online.
Promote your Brushfire Online page on your website and on social media.
More in-depth information on how to configure live streaming with Churchstreaming.tv can be found here.
Brushfire Online provides a home for your event stream, with multiple channels, moderated chat features, links to related content and other customizable features, ALL IN ONE PLACE. Learn more about signing up here.
Many recommendations are available online for hardware that allows your existing live production team to encode your video feed to online streaming services like these and Content Distribution Networks. Some free open source software encoders are available. e.g. Open Broadcaster Software https://obsproject.com/.
Here are some recommendations by our friends at Hillsong Technology and Google.