In addition to simplifying operation and setup, Magewell's USB Capture HDMI has delivered rock-solid reliability. “I'm still using the first unit I bought, and it's never let us down," said Davis.
Combined with the new camera and audio equipment, the Magewell device has given the church the improved quality it wanted. "Compared to the webcam, it's been a tremendous boost in quality," David effused. "Not only do we have the ability to do better video presentation, but the audio has also greatly improved.”
More importantly in the big picture, the enhanced streaming is helping Calvary Chapel San Clemente achieve its goal of expanding its audience. The church had nearly 3000 views of its live and on-demand clips in the most recent month, with weekly viewership continuing to increase. And in addition to reaching more online congregants, the streams have also assisted in growing the church's in-person ministry.
"For many people, video is their way of 'trying out' the church," explained Davis. "They visit us via online video first, and then they come in person. Almost everyone who has become part of our church in recent months had watched us online first before attending in person."
Magewell's USB Capture HDMI has been a critical component of Calvary Chapel San Clemente's streaming success. "I tell others that if they're just starting out, Magewell is the way to go," Davis summarized. "The combination of a camera and a Magewell product is an inexpensive entry point, and very easy to get operational. Other people I've referred the product to have had the same great experience. It's the easiest, it's the best, and it's the most cost-effective. I have no hesitation recommending it.”