I know more and more people are getting involved in video technology at their venue. I am one of those people. We started out with a Sony Handycam from the mid 90’s. My church has upgraded to dual HD¬†Panasonics and a BlackMagic Switcher.

I felt it was important to have buttons to push  instead of clicking a screen to switch video. So we spent the money to get the ATEM broadcast panel (a significant chunk of our budget), but I wish I would have know about the alternatives to the Blackmagic Design broadcast panel.

Of course, I still love our BlackMagic equipment. It works great, and they have wonderful support. It’s just a bit more expensive than the DIY stuff.