A/V – Always Variable

Roger-BlackingtonThe world of AV technology today means the church AV staff/department must always be variable. Variable based on changes in technology and variable based on the Lord¹s leading as church pastors and worship leaders apply these new technologies.

Technology is changing all around us and churches cannot be locked in one direction. Whether it be projection, lighting, sound or cameras, ¬elders and facility managers tend to have the idea that a system upgrade equates to a budget line item completed for the next ten years; however, in today¹s technology savvy world that idea is changing!

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JVC Promo Offers Three-year Extended Warranty on Select ProHD Cameras

Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is offering a free three-year extended warranty on parts and labor for a select group of ProHD cameras, including some new 800 Series shoulder-mount models, as well as the SR-HD2500US professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and select studio components.

Products must be purchased from authorized U.S.-based JVC Professional Products dealers after July 1, 2014, to qualify for the extended warranty. ProHD cameras included in the promotion are the GY-HM650U, GY-HM850U, GY-HM850CHU, GY-HM890U and GY-HM890CHU. Studio components included in the promotion include the KA-M790G multicore studio module and KA-790G studio sled; RM-HP790DU digital camera control unit, RM-LP20G remote, RM-LP25U local remote and RM-LP55U handheld remote; and VF-HP790G 8.4-inch color viewfinder.

Customers must register the purchase online at pro.jvc.com/register within 30 days of purchase date and save a copy of the confirmation screen as proof of registration. Proof of purchase (receipt or dealer invoice) will be required for warranty service.

For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

The Naz Upgrades to New Yamaha Digital System

Yamaha CL5 The Naz lowThe Naz Church in Grove City, Ohio main auditorium seats approximately 2,800 people and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles (a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors), eight Rio input/output boxes: two Rio3224-D, two Rio1608-D, two Ri8s, and two Ro8s. The system was purchased through Boynton Pro Audio (Norwich, NY) and installed by church staff and volunteers.

“This was not our first experience with digital consoles,” states Matt Groves, Technical Director at The Naz. “We previously used a Yamaha LS9 at monitors and a Yamaha PM1D at front of house. The purchase of the CL system began when we started looking for a replacement monitor console because our Yamaha LS9 was stolen from the monitor booth. One of our front of house engineers, Doug McLaughlin with Tech Art Productions in Columbus, suggested we purchase a CL Series, and after researching it more, we discovered how functional it would be for us. Our audio engineers are volunteers with previous digital console experience on our LS9 and PM1D, so the only training required was to watch the self-training videos on the Yamaha website. The set up and operation of the CL system was very user-friendly.”

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Bethlehem Baptist streamlines with Video Devices

Bethlehem Baptist Church N Campus Video SuiteWhen Bethlehem Baptist Church was looking for a reliable video/audio solution for recording and playback of weekly services among the house of worship’s multiple campuses, it turned to the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder from Video Devices, a new brand of Sound Devices that is dedicated to the company’s mission critical video products. The church utilizes five PIX 260i’s to ensure the highest quality video and audio when rebroadcasting sermons to the campuses.

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CCF Church – Massive Sound for a Massive Hall

RH-manillaFounded in the early 1980s, CCF (Christ’s Commission Fellowship) has grown from a 40-member evangelistic bible study group to become one of the world’s mega-churches, with membership in the tens of thousands and numerous satellites across the globe. Over the years, the church has moved several times as its numbers have outgrown its seating capacity, and in May of 2013, CCF opened the doors to its new world headquarters. CCF Worship and Training Center’s 750,000 square foot building is home to the church’s offices and school, a youth and sports center, a 10,000-seat chapel, and a 2,000-seat overflow hall.

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Canvas Church Chooses PreSonus

As the old saying goes, sometimes you have to break away to come back home. The faithful who founded Canvas Church know that story well. The founders of Canvas, a small group of self-described “entrepreneurial misfits,” broke away from Irvine Presbyterian in 2011 to form a different kind of church: a church “for people who don’t like church.”

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Chroma-Q Inspire LED House Lights Provide ‘Immersive’ Environment for Celebration Church


Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FL​Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL is one of the nation’s fastest growing churches – is utilising over 100 Chroma-Q® Inspire™ premium performance, color-changing LED house lights to provide an ‘immersive’ environment during its worship services. With attendee figures of more than 12,000 per week, the services held in Celebration Church’s state-of-the-art, newly constructed worship arena feature an energetic, next generation praise and worship experience that infuses diverse genres and styles.

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July 2014

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  • Technology Spotlight: Something Old Does Something New, First Evangelical Free Church, Maplewood, MN
  • Sound Judgment: Understand Speaker Systems
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Lighting
  • J2K Compression: A Cost-Effective Media Transport Solution

Product Reviews

  • Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive
  • Elation EPV6 LED Walls


  • 5 Minutes with…Ramon Pankert, Product Manager at Reidel Communications
  • Listening In: More Gain, More Pain?
  • Backstage : Discochecks, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA
  • Industry News & Installs

Digital Extras

  • Storefront: Getting (Smart) Phones
  • Stream IT: The Four C’s of Live Streaming
  • In the Muse: Webcasting on a Shoestring Budget
  • Making Everything Easy at College Park SDA
  • Top Ten Why Satellite Works for Your HoW from KaYou Communications

Worship Worldwide

  • W-DMX Delivers the Passion

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