Wirecast 

(Paid) (Windows / MacOS) http://www.telestream.net/wirecast/overview.htm

Wirecast is known for it's professional, intuitive interface and great features, but also for it's price. At the time of this writing it is ~$500 USD, so unless your church is ready to put an investment like that into Livestream, this may not be the best solution for you.

XSplit

(Free) (Windows) https://www.xsplit.com/#broadcaster

XSplit is a great, Free video Encoder software that is gaining traction. Some users have reported having issues with dropped frames when using OBS, but when they switched to XSplit everything was working fine. We recommend XSplit as one of the great free encoders out there.


OBS

(Free) (Windows / MacOS) https://obsproject.com/

This is the most commonly used Encoder due to it being free, and one of the few encoders out there that has remained reliable over the last few years. This encoder is a great start for churches that need to just get started with a minimal budget. Unfortunately, the OBS interface is pretty simple as well as limited features.

If you want to learn how to use OBS with Omnia Livestream, visit our
OBS Tutorials Collection.


vMix

Free / Paid (Windows) https://www.vmix.com/software/

vMix is software that allows you to create professional quality productions on your own computer at a fraction of the cost. vMix gives you the power to add multiple cameras, videos, images, audio, web streams, Powerpoint, titles, virtual sets, chroma key, and much more to your production. You are then able to display, record and live stream your production all at the same time!

Vmix can be used in large scale multi-camera events or simple webcam one person productions. There is a once off payment to use vMix so you don't need to pay a yearly subscription fee. Once you pay for vMix you also get free Version upgrades for 12 months! After the 12 months you can pay a small upgrade fee to have the latest and greatest version of vMix.

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