Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church

In just nine months, Living Faith Church underwent five phases of install upgrades, with the final two phases featuring six Hitachi projectors, four JVC cameras, two Matrox TripleHead2Go modules, a Kramer presentations switcher/scaler, and a pair of Apple iMacs.

Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church
Using the Hitachi projectors in the worship space during a baby dedication in August, Living Faith Church recently had completed a multiphase project that included environmental projection in their worship space.

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“We had the capability to demo a lot of it,” he said. The Blackmagic gear for the streaming upgrade, though, including the Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel, was not among them. “It was a last-minute change from a (NewTek) TriCaster.” The decision was to “crawl before we could walk.”

Nonetheless, Hill said, “We want to first learn how to use (the Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel) really well. When (the staff) gets good at that, we can move (the Blackmagic) to the youth department, and then upgrade.”

The cameras paired to work with the Blackmagic streaming gear were four JVC cameras, including one PTZ unit. Assisting in the camera selection, Guess noted, was Southwest AV, based in Springfield, Missouri. “They helped me a lot with technical stuff, and what they had put in churches. For the products we were looking at, (a focus was to) put something in that achieves future needs.” In oopting to include a PTZ camera among the new cameras, he said, “(The JVC KY-PZ100BU is) the number one PTZ on the market, and it’s quiet. With what we were trying to accomplish, and the size of our church (Southwest AV) gave us the recommendation of those cameras, and so far they have been great.”

While the church ended up purchasing three JVC GY-HM620 ProHD cameras, to go with the PTZ network camera, Hill and Guess agreed that the church should have bought two of each, since the church is moving to include video announcements as part of its content. To Hill, the PTZ’s benefits, beyond not just having to man every camera, were in that the KY-PZ100BU allows them “to adjust the white balance and shutter speed, with all those settings being accessible remotely.”

Pertaining to the JVC cameras, Guess added, “We wanted clarity, and previously we had some really old cameras. The clarity is now there, along with the colors … everything is spot on.”

While the church is currently using Facebook for the streaming of its services, Guess indicated the church is currently looking to alternatives, largely because of limitations that exist with their current streaming setup.

“We (currently) can’t do 1080, as we can only do 720, but the cameras have done an incredibly good job with the picture,” said Guess. Other concerns with the current system, he noted, involve the Blackmagic production style switcher, for a lack of scaling capabilities. “It has to come in at a certain resolution. If you are running in at 1080 … you can’t upscale or downscale it.”


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.


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