Streaming to the Website
- Turn on the encoder (small black box).
- This assumes that the power strip (#1) in the above checklist is already on. If it isn’t, go ahead and turn it on).
- Turn on camera.
- On switch is on the left side.
- Make sure lens cover is open. The slide to open and close it is on the front right side near the lens.
- Begin Stream
Ending a Livestream
At the end of the livestream, end the stream with the red button again. Then repeat the process from step A above f
Streaming to Facebook
If we are streaming to FB (which we do for all of our services) use the following steps:
IF STREAMING FROM iMAC
- On the iMac (#4 above) open safari from the dock at the bottom of the screen.
- On the blank safari screen, click the link to Sunday Streams (it’s saved as the first icon on the screen).
- The login info will be pre-populated, so just click “sign in.”
- On the next screen, click the blue box at the center top labeled “update facebook live settings”
- Midway down on the next screen, for the section called “new broadcast destination” select “Page: Foothills Unitarian Church”.
- Now click the blue “update settings” box below.
- Steps i-vi must be repeated every time you start and then re-start the live stream from the encoder (#A).
IF STREAMING FROM SOUNDBOOTH LAPTOP
- There is a link on the desktop of the laptop (center or center right) to the Sunday streams manager. Click it to open in chrome.
- The username and password are already there. Click login. (if they aren’t, the username is “FHUnitarian” and the password is “FHUUstreaming”
- Click the blue link to “update facebook live settings”
- Scroll down to where it says select destination. If you click whatever the current destination is, a dropdown menu will appear. Select “Page: Foothills Unitarian Church” then select update settings.
- You’re done. Repeat the process for each service.
- Now click the red button on the encoder (#A) and then make sure to click it again to confirm the screen choice to begin the live stream. If streaming, the upper right corner of the encoder should say “Live.”