Hitachi Cameras Enhance Television Ministry at Texas Church

Z-HD6000 studio cameras and DK-H200 box cameras deliver superior image quality for local IMAG and worldwide broadcasts, as church spreads its message beyond its walls.

Hitachi Cameras Enhance Television Ministry at Texas Church
With a major overhaul of the church’s 2,500-seat worship center scheduled to commence last summer, replacing everything from seating and carpet to speakers and sound boards, FBC Texarkana also planned to upgrade the sanctuary’s video capabilities at the same time, including a new television control room and new equipment. However, months before the renovations began, the church’s 12-year-old standard-definition cameras started failing, accelerating their purchase plans.
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Three Z-HD6000s and two DK-H200s in the sanctuary now capture video both for television broadcasts and for image magnification (IMAG), displaying live in-house productions on an 18-foot by 10-foot screen for an average of 1800 congregants attending Sunday morning services. Two Z-HD6000s at the center-rear of the sanctuary provide tight and wide shots of Pastor Schreve on the stage during sermons, while the third Z-HD6000, mounted on a CamMate 2000 Series jib, captures sweeping shots of the room and its attendees. The DK-H200 box cameras are controlled remotely on Eagle PT-101 pan/tilt heads – one at the rear of the room for shots of the crowd engaged in the message, and one on the stage getting front shots of the audience.

The visual quality that drew FBC Texarkana to the HITACHI cameras continues to impress their staff and congregation. “The image clarity is outstanding, and the color reproduction is very good,” lauded Budzilowski. “Our attendees definitely appreciate the difference. And unlike our previous cameras, we don’t have to keep adjusting the color balance – we set up the cameras just once, and they’ve looked great ever since.”

Budzilowski also applauds the cameras’ performance in handling lighting challenges. “There are some lower-lit areas of the sanctuary that we like to capture images from,” he explained. “The sensitivity of the HITACHI cameras in low-light conditions is dramatically better than our previous cameras, so we never need to crank the gain up.”

Overall, the Z-HD6000 and DK-H200 cameras have been key components in the success of the church’s HD upgrade. “Coming from a standard definition environment, almost any HD camera would have had a ‘wow’ impact, but we had tried other HD options and the HITACHI cameras definitely looked better,” Budzilowski concluded. “HD itself was a big jump, but compared to the alternatives we investigated, our investment in the HITACHI units is paying off.”




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