Is 4K Ready for Your Prime Time?
The 4K format is starting to appear in areas where large screens are being used and in applications where the wow factor is important to an organization. 4K is defined as a generation of video technology beyond the 1920 x 1080 resolution of HDTV. The high-end signage has smoother edges, crisper images and improved bigger pictures. Current users include Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center and the Mirage Hotel and Casino Race and Sports Book, yet there are applications for nearly any organization.
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.
TechDecisions Guide to 37 Large-venue High-brightness Projection Systems
Frederick J. Ampel discusses how best to choose large-venue high-brightness projectors. He also illuminates on the history of the projector. The evolution of large image projection has now reached an unprecedented level of capability, image quality and brightness. Lumen levels near and above 30-40K are now feasible and you can pretty much find a product to meet any size screen and brightness level you could possibly imagine.
Best iOS and Android Apps for Speaker Testing and Tuning
Get the best of speaker tuning and testing with a swipe of a finger on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet mobile device. A collection of professional audio apps from developers like Andrew Smith, Refined Stochastic Technology, Westside Apps and jjbunn.
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.
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.
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.
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.