STUDIO TUTORIALS

USING THE SERMON STUDIO… WE ARE HERE & HAPPY TO HELP!

Please check out the tutorials below – there is a lot of information that will help you take advantage of all the Studio has to offer your Ministry.

If you have additional questions, please submit a ticket through your Studio > Support system.  Office hours are M-F, 9am-5pm, Central USA time. You can call our support line at 800.807.1014… please leave a detailed message if you do not get an answer and we will call you back ASAP!  Rest assured, we are always monitoring systems, support, and email in case of emergency.

ACCOUNT BASICS

WATCH THESE VIDEOS – GETTING STARTED!

https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/welcome-new-accounts-getting-started/

 

MANAGING USAGE

https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/managing-usage/

 

Modify your Studio’s Login Information
You can modify your login username and/or password within your Studio > My Account (upper right) > Studio Users > Users List > EDIT

Modify your Studio’s Profile and Contact Information
You can modify your Studio’s Profile and Contact information within your Studio > Account > Profiles / Contact

PDF – Understanding Usage and Stats
https://snstudiosupport.sermon.net/pdf/20000777

PDF – Studio Settings
https://snstudiosupport.sermon.net/pdf/20002211

EQUIPMENT SETUP (RECORDING & LIVE BROADCASTING)

This link will provide access to several illustrations that will demonstrate the basic equipment and connections required to record or live stream your media.

EQUIPMENT SETUP ILLUSTRATIONS

Record Audio directly to your Android Device
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/record-android-phone-tablet/

Live Stream through your browser using WebRTC
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/webrtc-live-streaming/

Link 2 or more buildings together via Wifi:
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/how-to-link-2-or-more-buildings-together-using-wifi/

VIDEO CAPTURE CARDS – BASIC SPECS AND LINKS
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/video-capture-cards/

STAND ALONE ENCODERS – BASIC SPECS AND LINKS
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/stand-alone-encoders/

PREPARING MEDIA PRIOR TO UPLOADING

Audacity (audio editing)
https://snstudiosupport.sermoncampus.info/pdf/20000771

Switch for Windows
http://www.nch.com.au/components/switchsetup.exe

Switch for MAC
https://www.nch.com.au/components/switchmaci.zip

AVS provides great bang for the buck. Low price, and you get 11 programs for $60. (WIN only)
https://www.avs4you.com/

MEDIA MANAGEMENT (EPISODES & PLAYLISTS, UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD, ETC...)
SHARE YOUR MEDIA (MEDIA CENTERS, PLAYERS, LINKS, ETC...)
LIVE BROADCASTING

HOW TO LIVE BROADCAST YOUR SERMONS AND LESSONS

ALL ABOUT LIVE STREAMING

LIVE STREAMING > TIPS & TROUBLESHOOTING!

SIMULATED LIVE STREAMING

USING THE CHURCH ONLINE .ORG PLATFORM

LIVE SIMULCASTING TO YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS

 

STREAM SETTINGS – VERY IMPORTANT:

– H.264 or x.264 (not VP6)
– BASELINE 3.0 (not MAIN)
– Key frame every 240

– Audio in *AAC at 44,100 Hz
(*otherwise, mp3 < will not work on all Android devices)

Why upload? …Live Stream instead!
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/why-upload-live-stream-instead/

 

LIVE STREAM – ENCODING SOFTWARE

live encoder: vMix
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/live-stream-with-vmix/

live encoder: Open Broadcaster Software
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/open-broadcaster-project-live-stream-encoder/

live encoder: using Wirecast
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/tutorial-wirecast-stream-name-builder/

live: stream from your mobile iOS device
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/live-stream-from-your-ios-device/

 

LIVE STREAM – ADDITIONAL TOPICS

live: archived media playback before you go live within players.
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/pre-live-media-playback/

live: auto publish to archive following broadcast
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/tutorials-live-auto-publish/

live: recurring live broadcast scheduling
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/recurring-live-broadcast-scheduler/

live: publish audio only
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/live-stream-publish-audio-only/

live: do not Record
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/live-stream-do-not-record/

live: simplify weekly streaming process.  Upload “OFF-AIR” promo/trailer
https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/live-stream-tip/

 

ARTWORK

Upload ARTWORK TO EPISODE
For Episode artwork create and upload your image at 1080 x 608.

Studio > Episode Archive (select desired Episode) > Details tab (scroll down) >  Change Artwork

 

Upload ARTWORK to Podcast Channel
For Podcast Artwork (iTunes Channel art) use 1400×1400.

Studio (Advanced Mode) > Playlist (select desired Playlist from Dropdown > Artwork > Podcast Artwork

RSS / PODCAST FEEDS

Each PLAYLIST in your Sermon Studio also includes a Podcast / RSS feed. Go to the PLAYLIST page, select the desired Playlist from the drop down menu… and then scroll down to the RSS/PODCAST section. Highlight & Copy the feed’s URL to your clip-board.

https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/submit-podcast-itunes/

You can customize your Podcast Channel art within the Artwork section of the Playlist page in your Studio. (note: your image dimensions should be 1400 x 1400. For more information, see the Artwork section above.)  NOTE: updates to your feed may take several days to show within the iTunes Store Directory. However, if you manually subscribe to the feed within iTunes you will see the updates immediately.

ALL VIDEO TUTORIALS

How to UPLOAD – quick walkthrough
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20000685

Upload > Detailed Walkthrough
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20000699

Transcoding Profile Template
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20000857

Edit Episode details
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20158372

Download & Playback Links
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20003150

Automate Episode Availability
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20110919

Playlists – Detailed Walkthrough
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20000863

Player and Media Center Install
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20109369

Upload ARTWORK TO EPISODE
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20003018

Upload ARTWORK to Podcast / Profile
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20227047

Delete multiple Episodes > Batch Processing
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20211263

Remove Source Files – save storage space
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20121806

Live Broadcast – detailed walkthrough
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20001628

Why upload? live stream instead!
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20196026

Wirecast live (stream name builder)
– https//sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20003074

Open Broadcaster Software (obsproject.com)
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20166951

Live Broadcast > Trim & Publish
– http://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20001521

Create Live Player from Episode
– https://sndemo.sermon.net/Tutorials/tutorials/20003144

LIVE STREAMING THROUGH THE CHURCH ONLINE PLATFORM
– https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/live-streaming-church-online-platform/

LIVE STREAMING TO FACEBOOK
– https://sermon.net/for-the-ministry/studio-tutorials/live-stream-facebook/