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J2-Frosted-Glass-RecoveredThe history of Mosaic Church goes back to the 1940s, when the then-called Bethel Baptist Church met for the first time with 35 members in a rented storefront. In the ensuing decades, the church broke records for missionaries and founded numerous churches throughout southern California and the world. Today, Mosaic maintains that drive with a (very) contemporary worship style that’s big on energy and spirit. The church moved into a new 750-seat sanctuary in 2012 with the sound reinforcement system that had been designed for its previous space. It didn’t fit very well, but now Mosaic is back to rocking concert-style services with a full-blooded Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system, with point-source clarity, low distortion, stellar pattern control, and abundant SPL.

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LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic Design

untitledBlackmagic Design today announced that South African house of worship, LINC, has installed Blackmagic Design live production hardware as part of a fully integrated audiovisual solution in its purpose built campus facility, designed to house the church’s growing congregation.

The video system, built around an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 20×20, allows volunteers from the congregation to produce live to screen content during services. With more than a thousand people attending sermons every week, a reliable, high quality audiovisual system was an essential element for the church’s pastors and leaders.

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Entertainment Electrics Workshop Offered at EMPAC

ETCP-Certified Entertainment Electrician and ETCP-Recognized Trainer Richard Cadena will teach the essentials of audio, video, and lighting systems for professional electricians and technicians.

Using the sophisticated technological infrastructure of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Richard Cadena, an ETCP-Certified Entertainment Electrician and Trainer will teach the essentials of audio, video and lighting systems for professional electricians and technicians. The course is the first professional-development seminar to be held at EMPAC. It is open to any professional in the field and will count toward 21 renewal credits for ETCP Certified Electricians and ETCP Certified Riggers.

The three-day intensive workshop will cover the essentials of planning, setting up, testing, and trouble-shooting electrical systems for lighting, audio, and video. The workshop will be conducted in EMPAC’s Studio Beta from June 27-29, 2016. Topics covered in the course include theory, practice, and applications of electricity for entertainment, practical power distribution, control systems and networking, as well as electrical safety, codes and regulations. Each participant will receive a workbook and hands-on training.

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Telestream’s Live 3-Part Tech Training Series

untitledTelestream is excited to annouce that we will be hosting a live 3-part series. Product experts will be hosting these 30 minute sessions and will be on-hand to answer your specific questions.

Streaming real-time content in the current OTT landscape is a tremendous opportunity, but exposes you to some unique challenges. This webinar series is designed to help you tackle the how-tos of live streaming and avoid common pitfalls.

Sign up for individual sessions or for the whole series!

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Preston Trail Community Church Delivers a More Robust Spiritual Education

Preston Trail Church features Christie projector (2)Christie® was the solution Clark, a leading audio, video and lighting provider specializing in houses of worship, selected for Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Renowned for their exceptional reliability and brightness, six Christie 3DLP® projectors including the Christie Roadie HD+30K and the Roadster HD20K-J, light up the church’s interconnected worship spaces with crystal-clear images for a more robust service. The worship center includes the 1,800-seat auditorium featuring a two side screens framing a center screen, a 500-seat youth center, and two smaller spaces for younger children.

Since its beginning as a mobile ministry in 2004, Preston Trail’s unique presentational style of communicating the message has consistently resonated with the faithful and helped grow the congregation to over 3,000 worshipers. When its pastors decided to establish a permanent worship venue, they moved from an old manufacturing facility into a new, ground-up constructed building. Collaborating with Clark early in the facility’s construction, Preston Trail created an infrastructure upon which Clark could integrate top-of-the-line audio, video and lighting technology that would meet its current and future needs.

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PixelFLEX helps transform a new worship environment for Calvary Chapel

untitledWorship Pastor Tony Monto uses FLEXLite 3.9mm LED video technology to create an ideal worship environment during a temporary relocation of the worship family.

Located in Las Vegas, NV, Calvary Chapel Spring Valley is a growing worship family who is also dedicated to building a strong educational foundation through the Calvary Chapel Christian School on site as well. As the congregation has now outgrown their current facility, they have temporarily relocated to the school’s gymnasium in order to hold their worship services. With a desire to bring LED video into the new facility as well, Calvary Chapel then took this opportunity to incorporate the technology into the gymnasium environment and they did so using FLEXLite 3.99mm LED from PixelFLEX.

“When we began our capital building campaign, we knew we wanted LED video in our new worship facility, but we also needed it to help create a more ideal environment in the gymnasium during our relocation,” began Tony Monto, Worship and Young Adults Pastor. “When looking at which LED product to choose we were driven by size and wanting to get the highest quality within our budget, but we also had to be aware of weight since the wall would be temporarily hung in the school gymnasium. Also keeping in mind that we would have to set-up and tear-down the wall each week, we first started looking at LED curtains, but as we started speaking with PixelFLEX they explained how the best solution would be the FLEXLite 3.9mm and they were completely right.”

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Fulcrum Acoustic Unveils New Subcardioid Subwoofer

untitledFulcrum Acoustic, creators of high-performance professional loudspeaker technologies, have introduced the FLS115 Subcardioid Subwoofer.

A powerful complement to the companion FL283 Subcardioid Lone Array, the FLS115 is ideal for the most demanding venues, including performing arts centers, houses of worship, sporting facilities, and nightclubs.

Incorporating Fulcrum’s acclaimed Passive Cardioid Technology™, the FLS115 dramatically reduces excessive rear low frequency radiation without the need for additional drivers, amplifiers, or signal processing. The FLS115 delivers superior LF directional control and rear rejection without the loss of efficiency commonly found in active cardioid devices.

Like the companion FL283, the FLS115 enclosure and rigging are designed to accommodate up to 20 degrees of splay between adjacent cabinets, providing for more sharply curved arrays than comparable line array systems.

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Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD Upgrade

Church’s million-dollar control room upgrade was completed in under a week

Valley-Baptist-Control-Room-ResizedBakersfield, C.A.-based Valley Baptist Church built their SDI digital facility in 2005 when an HD control room wasn’t an affordable option. Last year around the tenth anniversary of its video production facility, the church decided it was time for an upgrade. Valley Baptist worked with systems integrator Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design to complete the church’s major million-dollar control room transition to HD in just six days. A major component of the upgrade was a FOR-A video production package that included: the HVS-2000 switcher, MV-4200 multi-viewer, FA-505 multi-channel signal processor, MFR-5000 routing switcher and LTS-60 media archiving server.

Valley Baptist Church often live streams video content – from Sunday services, Q&A’s with pastors, and special events, to streaming sessions during its popular Bible school. The house Valley-Baptist-Control-Room-Resizedof worship also shares its video content via social media and makes on-demand recordings available online. The church often relies on its volunteers for its video production, so Valley Baptist needed equipment that was both user-friendly and high quality for its HD upgrade. The HVS-2000 video switcher proved to be the best switcher for the house of worship’s needs.

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Light It Up app from Technologies for Worship

LightItUp-logoNow Available on Apple iTunes and Google Play

With hundreds of lighting manufacturers featured, Light It Up! offers complete searchability for all types of lighting fixtures, lighting consoles and special effects all in one place. You will no longer need to spend hours scouring the internet for the products and manufacturers you want – Light It Up! does it all for you.

Our easy to navigate interface allows users to specify types of fixtures and manufacturers and provides full specifications for each piece of gear, including full-color photos, complete descriptions, specifications, DMX channels, and where to purchase. Light it Up! also includes a growing list of Resellers and Integrators who can help your facility pScreenshot_2016-02-10-10-25-23lan your future lighting needs.

Whether you are a professional lighting designer or someone just learning about theatrical lighting, regular updates to our comprehensive database means Light It Up! is always up-to-date and ready to meet your needs.


• Comprehensive product databases for lighting fixtures, lighting consoles and special effects equipment
• Search categories include: all or specific manufacturers, LED or non-LED fixtures, active and discontinued products, types of fixtures (fresnels, spots, etc.)
• Product searches include color photos, descriptions, specifications, DMX, Media and Where to buy
• View videos, reviews and other media for different products, where available
• Access a growing list of resellers and integrators, including contact information and website links direct to the company
• Comprehensive Glossary of lighting terms

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