Was wondering what people are currently thinking is the best way to output Quelea to both screens in the Church, and also for a live stream etc. I was initially thinking we would use OBS for some of the streaming, but have gone off that idea (just adds yet another moving part and bit of software for people to get to grips with).
We have gone with the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD. This is mainly because we want to be able to feed different sources to the screens in the building, and also out on zoom… ATEM Minis just don’t cut it! The reason we are sticking with zoom is that we want those who can’t make it back in person to still be able to participate and interact, rather than just watching on YouTube, we want them to be part of the service etc.
When outputting Quelea, we will want to overlay the words on camera output to go on zoom, but not on the main screens in the building… this means two different outputs for Quelea. Preferably lower thirds for zoom, but not the main screens.
A few months ago when I thought we might be using OBS, I started looking at adding NDI output to Quelea, and actually got quite a long way! Main bit I can’t do is fades between lyrics, and outputting video over NDI, neither are a big issue for how we will probably use it. When I did the NDI output, I also forced it to turn off backgrounds for lyrics, and also for the words to be at the bottom of the screen, sort of lower thirds… so, as long as there aren’t too many lines on the screen at any one time, it looks ok! At the moment I have to capture the NDI output and display on a monitor to output to ATEM… then use luma key to overlay the words. See attached outputs for what it looks like, this is just a screen grab of my Mac. The black background one is the NDI output that would then be luma keyed to overlay the words on the video.
What do people think? Any better solutions?