One of my goals for TruthVine, my new sermon-sharing service, is to make recording and uploading sermons as easy as sending an email. All churches, great and small, should have the capability to share the Gospel online, not just those blessed enough to have an IT guru in the congregation.
To that end, I’m pleased to announce TruthVine Studio, free to all subscribers of the TruthVine service.
Using this is simplicity itself:
- Press the big Record button when the preacher mounts the pulpit steps
- As he introduces his sermon, fill out the details in the relevant boxes
- Press the Stop button after the final “Amen”
- Hit Upload – and you’re done! The sermon will magically appear on your TruthVine powered website.
Should there be a period of paper shuffling before the preacher begins, you can easily trim the sermon before you upload it. Simply click and drag over the part of the recording you don’t want, then press the Trim (scissors) button.
Just think of the effort that saves you:
- You don’t have to spend hours learning how to use complicated recording software.
- You don’t have remember the sermon details to tag the files with later – type them straight into app.
- You don’t have to spend ages waiting for your tool of choice to encode multiple versions of the file – TruthVine Studio exports a High Quality Mp4, a smaller Mp4 file, and an WMA file (for burning to CD) – and it takes advantage of your multi-core laptop to do all three at once.
- You don’t have to go to a separate website, enter the sermon details all over again, then wait – again – whilst it uploads.
TruthVine Studio handles all of that in just a couple of clicks. We’ve been using TruthVine Studio at our church for the last couple of weeks at our church, and sermons have typically been on our church website within a minute of the service finishing.
I just wanted to say a few quick thank-yous to several folks for tools, resources and code that have been a huge help in building TruthVine Studio. In no particular order:
- Mark Heath is the wizard behind the NAudio library which shielded me from the gory details of the Windows Audio APIs
- Koen Zwikstra created the Modern UI framework that helps TruthVine Studio look so smart
- Keyamoon is the designer of the beautifully crisp, and oh-so-clickable icons
- Yakov Voyborev very generously allowed me to reuse some of the code that I wrote for him as part of Mixed In Key projects.
- The BCL Team wrote the new Immutable Collections library which was great fun to use as part of my audio editor code.