10 Tips for Buying a Video Projector for Your Church

If you're looking to get started with video projection for your church - we've got some great tips.

10 Tips for Buying a Video Projector for Your Church
10 Tips for Buying a Video Projector for Your Church

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Projection systems aren’t as complicated as many people think. Proper planning and a basic understanding of the capabilities of a system — and what you want to accomplish — can remove much of the complexity of operating a system and enable you to concentrate on delivering the message of your ministry—more powerfully and effectively.

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Getting Started —  A 10+ Point Checklist

  1. Don’t start with a projector! Start with an application. Walk through exactly what you want your service to look like and know the elements you want to use: Image Magnification (IMAG), announcements, direction, hymn lyrics, etc.
  2. Where will a projection screen go? Above the stage is usually best.
  3. How big an image do you want? You don’t want it too small so people can’t read it or so big it overcomes the church.
  4. Once you know the size of the screen and what you want to do with a projection system, you can get an idea of which projector would work best.
  5. Where’s the best place to mount a projector in front of the screen? Think about ventilation and fan noise.
  6. Determine the throw distance to the screen and the throw ratio you will need in a lens. The throw ratio is the distance to the screen divided by the screen width.
  7. Will there be multiple projectors? Will they be synched to show the same things?
  8. How will the projectors be wired to processors and cameras? Where will that equipment be located? And how will you safely run wires to all locations?
  9. Know what connections you need, from cameras to processors to projectors.
  10. Who in your organization will be operating the projection system and the equipment? Is it easy enough for them to operate?

+Consider the future. What might you want to do in the future, and is the system you’re selecting suitable for upgrading later?

Check out the free “Special Report: Incorporating Video Projectors in Your Church,” for tips from the pros and to hear how video helped transform Revolution Church.




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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.


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