Getting Networked In Church
Churches are looking to network their buildings as audio and video bring more worshipers into the building. But there is a learning curve on a very tough subject, so they are taking things slow. Audio is the most common networked data now, with VoIP gaining ground. But looking at running music and video over the network is a whole new world for the A/V specialist in the worship sphere.
LCBC Church Shoots for the Moon
With the multi-site church growing rapidly from 1,200 parishioners in 2000 with two Gatherings on a Sunday to its current 14,000 attendees on six sites with 17 Gatherings, organizers have realized that if this growth is to continue, they needed to rethink how they passed on sermons and services among the sites. Currently, they are driving a copy of the service to each church. While Web streaming is useful, organizers wanted to think larger and they are looking at satellite communication.
Trinity Assembly of God’s Triage Process for an A/V Systems Upgrade
The Trinity Assembly of God was founded in 1979 and its A/V department is struggling with very old legacy equipment that was installed in 1992. Learn how the church is moving forward incrementally. New products from Sanyo, QSC, DiGiCo and Community are slowly taking the stage.
The Cowboy Fellowship in Texas Knows How to Corral Its Sound
Cowboy Fellowship church is bringing the Word to the rodeo. With its location near a rodeo arena, people can have fun and worship at the same place. The church has many challenges with sound for the sanctuary and for the rodeo arena. Learn how this church solved these problems by using products from Presonus, Crown amplifiers, SP3, Mitsubishi, Yamaha, Oslo subwoofers and Berlin loudspeakers.
Willow Creek Community Church Puts on a Really, Really Big Show
Willow Creek Community Church sees 20,000 parishioners on their six regional campuses. They hold five major events per year. To handle that massive A/V requirement, the church has relationships with numerous vendors and it also chooses to rent many pieces of equipment. Some of the equipment they use are a Yamaha CL5 for front of house and a CL1 for monitors.
Designing for High Contrast
George Mason University uses InfoComm’s ANSI/InfoComm 3M-2011 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Standard to evaluate the projection in its classrooms. Brad Grimes of InfoComm International explores this project.
Champion Forest Church Trains Volunteers to Run Powerhouse A/V Systems
Champion Forest Church has 10,000 parishioners and 26 A/V people. Twenty of those people are volunteers. The church had a $4.1 million A/V upgrade and needed to spend some time training people on the new systems. After this experience, Chris Todd, the church’s pastor of Media and Technology provides training tips.
10 Tips for Buying a Video Projector for Your Church
10 buying tips for what you need to know in choosing a video projector for your house of worship. Deciding on the projector is not the first step. Check out these helpful tips and download a free special report for all of the details on what you need to know to make the best decision for buying a video projector for your church.
SouthCrest Church Uses A/V to Manage Rapid Growth
SouthCrest Church has grown from 14 people in 2000 to over 2,000 in 2013. The church needed it’s A/V/L to grow with it. After careful consultation with their integrator and architect, SouthCrest has gone digital as much as possible and turn to LED lighting to save money in the long run.
The Cathedral of Faith Moves Its Message Higher With HD
The Cathedral of Faith tapped Spectaveris to help it with its A/V upgrade. The churches goal is to provide leading technology to keep pace with the technology its parishioners use. To do this the church recently upgraded to HD. They now have five Hitachi SK-HD1000-TX1 production cameras and use a FOR-A’s HVS-350HS switcher to go with two control panels and two multi-viewers.
St Joseph’s University Converts Chapel into Welcome Center with Impressive A/V
St Joseph's University renovated a chapel on campus into a state-of-the-art welcome center with impressive A/V including a 1080p video system, Panasonic WUXGA DLP projector, a Draper retractable 108 x 192-inch screen, 60-inch Sharp LED monitors, ENTASYS high-performance column-type line arrays, iBOX iHP3594 three-way cabinets, two i215LVS dual 15-inch subwoofers and Crown CTs amplification powers the system, with DSP.
A/V Helps Churches Celebrate Easter
Trinity Assembly of God Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, The Heights Church and Central Wesleyan Church are all planning for Easter. Learn how they are revving up their A/V systems for this holy time.
30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.
Bayside Church is on Tour Without Ever Leaving Home
Bayside Church has its technology set up by road warriors. It means that its technology is ready to be moved at a moment's notice and can adjust to the growing church's desire to change up services. The church uses a NEXO GEO S12 line-array PA system with NX Amps and Yamaha LS9 Digital consoles.