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May 18, 2015, 12:00 AM


The techs are continuing to work hard to put together the best platform possible to get the church streaming. We met Sunday and were inspired to get the church going because of the potential outreach to the masses that could be accomplished. We were concerned that the equipment was not going to meet what we thought would be appropriate because it was not really up to par with what is being produced today. This was handled when a kind donor stepped forward and pledged 1000 dollars for new equipment. After leaving the meeting some techs began chatting in a group chat and came up with a plan and found that the first step would need to be to test the overall speed of the internet. Danny one of the techs said he would and it was found that the internet really needed to be upgraded as well because the speed was not going to support a live stream. At this point this is an update from the Tech Garage!!! 


Matt Brown

The tech garage has been hard at work over the last few days as we found that the internet was not compatible  with what was trying  to be accomplished. Overall this has been corrected  as the church will switch service  providers. The tech's now with that cleared up can focus on getting  the proper equipment  to make the streaming happen. At this point it's research and collaboration  and we hope that by Tuesday  the equipment  can be ordered  and on its way. 


Matt Brown


The tech team met last night and were in discussion about some options  that were brought forward. At the current  state nothing  has been decided on but the tech team plans to have a vote to see if everyone  agrees on the choices. Once we have the equipment  picked out, than an order can be placed. The blog will than be updated with the choices that were made and all the specs of the equipment. I will also give insight as to why we made the choices that we did.  Thank you for stopping in and checking out the garage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Matt Brown


Equipment has been ordered and Pastor Dave has said that most has come in. The list of equipment that was ordered will follow in this blog along with a description as to why we ordered it. We want everyone to know that yes it did take longer than scheduled to come to a census as to what to order, the reason for that was the tech team wanted to make an educated decision as to what to order and make sure that all of our areas of need were met.

                There is a verse that I found that really fits in with the tech team that I wanted to share. It comes from Hebrews 10: 24-25 which says “and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another. The tech team works together to help the church but also at the same time is a group of guys that share a common interest in technology which is much like a small group. This group will continue to work together to keep the technology of the church running smooth.



  1. Canon VIXIA HF R500 Full HD Camcorder

The reason for this choice was because of its ability to record in HD but also another major factor was the tech team felt it was very important to have input ability for audio from the sound board rather than a mic on the camera. This would in turn make for better audio quality.


  1. CyberPowerPC - AMD Quad-Core FX-4130 3.80GHz, 8GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450, Windows 8 64-bit, Keyboard & Mouse

The computer itself which the components are listed above gives us enough processing power to continue to grow our stream and handle growth. This computer is very powerful and without getting all techy, you will have to just have to take my word for it.


1- Acer K222HQL 22" LCD Monitor - LED Backlight, 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 16.7 Million Colors, 16:9, 5 ms, DVI, VGA, 18.10W

This monitor was not very expensive and also gives a large screen with great picture quality.


1- Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Video Recorder - 1080p Recording, Multiple Platforms

The video recorder is used to help get the video in the correct format from the camera and does the leg work to get it to where it will stream live online.

All in All we think we chose the best equipment for the job within the budget that was allotted thanks to the donor. This equipment should be able to grow and expand with the church and allow for additional equipment to be added if necessary.

Matthew Brown 


05-20-2015 at 9:26 AM
Bob Etzel
GOD is doing a GREAT work at Living Hope. So blessed to see the TEAM that GOD has put together to carry the vision of this church into the future!
05-18-2015 at 9:42 PM
Pastor Dave
I am really proud of your tech team. You should be,too. The team consists of Bob Etzel, Matt Brown, Danny Kendal, Beau Zuvers and Ron Haynes.
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