PTZ Cameras for Church: Why Not FullHD?
Finding enough able bodies to work those cameras for each and every service can often be a tough hill to climb. Consider PTZ cameras.
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The next time you see a camera during a service, don't think of it as a distraction. See them as missionaries, carrying the gospel to the entire world.
As a church, are you seeking to add streaming to the mix?
Or are you looking to ramp up your streaming capabilities?
For churches wanting to spread the Word beyond their physical site’s congregations, seeking to reach and engage their communities, eyeing to add or expand their streaming ability certainly makes sense.
When realizing that your staffing or volunteer numbers don’t add up, though, that’s where it gets problematic. In that case, a worthwhile option could be pan/tilt/zoom cameras, or PTZs. And with the incredible improvements in the cameras in recent years, FullHD, or 1080p resolution, is within reach.
Last June, Worship Tech Director reviewed FullHD (along with 4K) video camera options on the market.
This series will look at eight different PTZ camera models currently available that could suit your worship needs well.
PTZ Models Offering FullHD
As has been done previously on Worship Tech Director, each of the eight models is individually represented by different manufacturers. In addition, each model falls within one of three price ranges (more than $3,000, more than $1,900, less than $1,900).
The models break out as follows:
As much as a church might prefer to go with multiple video cameras to record services and special events in your worship space, finding enough able bodies to work those cameras for each and every service can often be a tough hill to climb.
That’s where PTZ cameras come in as an option.
With the advancements in recent years in their capabilities, it might prove worthy to investigate them as an option.
Depending on what you will need each PTZ camera to do, each of these eight stands as a quality choice, beginning with that each streams in FullHD.
How things have changed in such a short time.
It wasn’t that long ago, just a few years ago, where PTZ cameras were still deemed a second-class option, based largely on their tendency to be herky-jerky or not quick enough to pan across the viewing area. Those concerns have largely been dealt with courtesy of improvements in PTZ technology.
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