HD POV (point of view) cameras “have arrived”.
GoPro has developed a high quality affordable HD camera, that is perfect for the church setting.
A typical signal chain for a broadcast HD camera including peripherals ranges from $15K to $100K.
The good news: The GoPro POV HD Camera can be integrated into any SDI / HD-SDI broadcast switching environment for under $900.
At Oasis Church We currently are using (2) HD Go Pro Cameras
For under $400 you can purchase an HD signal chain that can be attached to just about anything.
I am using:
This entire signal chain can be gaffed and mounted to any old microphone stand.
Our signal chain consists of: a Naked Hero camera (with skeleton case) > 1/8″ mini to 3 wire RCA cable > (3) RCA female to BNC male adapters > Black Magic analog to SDI box > SDI cable to switcher
We currently position our GoPro cameras on / around the drums and on stage in various configurations.
These provide some great cut away shots to use during our praise & worship sets.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to see some pics or have any questions about configuration(s).