I Need Software to Display a Live-Feed of Video!

eddieiseddie

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I am looking for some Windows software that'll let me display a live feed of video from a projector. Unfortunately, my church doesn't have Macs, which they so desperately want after seeing mine:D:cool:
anyway they currently use MediaShout to display scriptures, saved video, etc. onto the screens, but apparently it doesn't allow them to hook up a camcorder and show the pastor preaching in real time as it's happening. :(

So that's what I am looking for:
Windows software that'll allow us to display a live feed:D

Thanks in advance:apple::D
 

arjen92

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I suggest you buy a switch. It's much faster (no lag). And a lot of less doing difficult. But I suppose you just google. (I once found something, but I have forgotten).
 

notjustjay

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You could search for "DV Preview" utilities.

Back when I was a Windows editor I used a utility called ScenalyzerLive, it was a Swiss Army Knife of DV-related capture/playback functions. I can't recall if it had a live preview capability, but it might be worth checking out.

I am 100% certain I had a little lightweight freeware utility that does just what you want, but I can't remember what it was called.
 

eddieiseddie

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I suggest you buy a switch. It's much faster (no lag). And a lot of less doing difficult. But I suppose you just google. (I once found something, but I have forgotten).
What do u mean "a switch"? I doubt there's absolutely no lag but it would be nice to get as close to that as i can:D So what is this switch you speak of:confused:
:cool:
Thanks
 

squeeks

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Media Shout sucks, get EW, thats what we use, you can even use your live feed as a background for your songs or scripture
 

notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
EasyWorship is not a free solution (but then neither was MediaShout) but it does address far more than a simple free preview utility might.

Good luck!
 

teacee

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Sep 16, 2008
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Re: I need software to display Live feed

I use Camtwist a free software and Justin.tv is all you need to feed live video no cost. There is also livevideo.com either of those will allow you to accomplish your goals. Hope that helps.
Camtwist allows you to show your desk or camcorder, or movies from your dvd player.
 

teacee

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Re: I need software to dsiplay live feed

I just noticed you said for Windows, Camtwist is for Apple Only, if you are trying to feed live video over the internet then justin.tv and Livevideo.com will work fine.
 

forty31

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I've used both

As a tech director at a church I've used both Media Shout and EW and neither one are a good solution for what you want. The lag through those programs will be a distraction for your congregation. Like someone else mentioned, your best bet is a switcher...check out www.fullcompass.com or www.bhphotovideo.com, they both have a good selection of reasonably priced switchers. Any software you use will have a pretty significant lag, even pro presenter 3 (mac only) has a lag and it handles live video better than any of the others.
 

eddieiseddie

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Well guys, I just found out that MediaShout actually does have a video feed feature that works when it detects a camera hooked up, and im excited to test it out tomorrow:D the problem is...

The lag through those programs will be a distraction for your congregation... Any software you use will have a pretty significant lag, even pro presenter 3 (mac only) has a lag and it handles live video better than any of the others.
Will feeding video through Firewire be a visible significance than if we use USB 2.0:confused: And how much of a lag would u say i can expect? 2 seconds or more? Because more than 2 seconds can be pretty distracting and defeating the purpose:rolleyes:

I really appreciate the suggestions and tips on how to handle this situation:) Keep 'em coming yall!!
 

forty31

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Will feeding video through Firewire be a visible significance than if we use USB 2.0:confused: And how much of a lag would u say i can expect? 2 seconds or more? Because more than 2 seconds can be pretty distracting and defeating the purpose:rolleyes:
Firewire is better than usb 2.0. There are a few factors that will effect the delay...is it a wide shot or tight...will the subject be moving around or will they be stationary? A wide shot or a stationary subject shouldn't be that big of a problem, but there will still be a delay (less than 2 seconds, think of it like when you watch tv and the audio is out of sync with the picture). Media Shout handles this better than EW but not as good as Pro Presenter. If this is a one time or a once in a while thing then using media shout should be fine...however if you are wanting to do IMAG then you will want to invest in a switcher. Hope this helps!
 

ruasmith21

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I'm curious...

eddieiseddie, what was your conclusion? I'm in the same boat and could use some persuading.


Well guys, I just found out that MediaShout actually does have a video feed feature that works when it detects a camera hooked up, and im excited to test it out tomorrow:D the problem is...



Will feeding video through Firewire be a visible significance than if we use USB 2.0:confused: And how much of a lag would u say i can expect? 2 seconds or more? Because more than 2 seconds can be pretty distracting and defeating the purpose:rolleyes:

I really appreciate the suggestions and tips on how to handle this situation:) Keep 'em coming yall!!