Video Distribution System

Last Updated: 16 October 2017 at 15:05

Video Distribution System

In many meetinghouses, video captured by a camera in the chapel can be fed into the meetinghouse video system using a video jack (usually found at the side of the chapel’s first overflow area). Once the video has been fed into the meetinghouse video system, it can be accessed from a video out port in the satellite cabinet. The procedure for getting a video feed out of the satellite equipment rack depends on which satellite system the meetinghouse has.

Newer systems have a Video Distribution Amplifier (VDA) in the satellite rack that is already set up for outputting the camera signal. A cable with the correct connectors is required. The output port on the VDA will either require a BNC connector or an F connector. The other end of the cable will most likely need to be an RCA composite connector. The cable is connected to an unused output port on the VDA and is then connected to the encoding device video input port, likely through a video signal converter.

On older satellite systems, the cable from the video port in the chapel will be connected directly to the “video in” on the chapel modulator. This requires an additional Video Distribution Amplifier (VDA), as well as a short cable with F connectors on each end. The cable connects one of the outputs on the VDA to the video input of the modulator. This cable is necessary for the modulator to function properly.

Some meetinghouses have audio video distribution amplifiers. Learn more about the Audio / Video Distribution Amplifiers (ADVH 1 and 2)

If you building does not have a video distribution system, cabling can be run directly between the webcast encoder and the camera. We recommend setting up the webcast equipment close to where the camera is located to avoid lengthy cable runs.