In the background, Brian Pitre, Life Church’s video producer, had been searching for years for a technology that would not only simplify this workflow but improve the quality and experience for the congregation. The church tried multiple different systems with limited success. That changed when the church discovered VITEC’s scalable streaming solutions.
Well-known in the house of worship market, VITEC utilizes cutting-edge HEVC encoding technology and the industry-leading Zixi™ error-free streaming protocol to transmit high quality, reliable, and flawless streams to churches of any size over the existing IP infrastructure.
50% compared to H.264. Because it supports both HEVC and H.264, it’s built for the future without losing support for legacy receivers and decoders. MGW Ace provides user-intuitive web management software that’s ideal for Life Church’s volunteer team, which often run the satellite locations, as well as high-quality streaming to desktop, TV, and mobile devices over limited bandwidth. Ideally suited for worship, MGW Ace Decoder is designed to always provide the best possible viewing experience and never miss a single frame. When paired with MGW Ace Encoder, the set becomes an end-to-end streaming solution that affordably transmits bandwidth-efficient, artifact-free video that meets the demands for streamed worship services. With its unique flexible 4K-capable FPGA architecture, MGW Ace Decoder is a future-proof solution and ensures multi-site live streaming on private or public networks.
Another factor that played into Life Church’s decision was the seamless integration of VITEC’s house of worship streaming solution with Renewed Vision™ ProVideoServer™ (PVS), a four-channel HD video server from the most trusted technology provider in the worship space. PVS enhances the VITEC system with recording, playback, and time-slip capabilities. This allows Life Church to easily record its high-quality broadcast stream with embedded time code and multichannel audio and play it back with the necessary delay at each of the satellite campuses at any time. Similar to a DVR, with the PVS' time slip feature, Life Church can immediately playback the video stream from the main site even as it records.