This is the gear that is known to work, we can help you determine what will work for your budget/ministry.


Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod [$130]

Sony HDR-CX455/B Overview [$400]

Or Canon XA15


For encoding like the Datavideo NVS-33 record deck/encoder this is a standalone device that a computer is not required.  [Approx. $700]

JTech H.264 hardware encoder. [$200]

Or you could use a capture card like this. [Approx. $150]

Or a Magwell SDI or HDMI capture card.  Note: this takes usb 3 to work correctly. [Approx. $300]

Elgato Game capture

Note: for the Blackmagic, Elgato, or Magwell you would need a computer running vmix, obs, or wirecast (RTMP encoding software).

Advanced setup:

We would suggest getting a switcher.

These are the 3 models that we prefer Blackmagic ATEM HD [Approx. $1000]

* The pros of this switcher has SDI/HDMI.  Also has an auxiliary output and a multi-view / preview.

Atem Mini Pro
* Pros: has preview out, record, & stream option.

Or The Blackmagic  ATEM MINI [Approx. $300]
* Pros: low cost switcher, Cons: no record or multi-view / preview.