Haivision Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Video Streaming Solution Suite for Multi-Site Church and Online Faith Organizations

DVR_Diagram_3New Haivision Connect DVR service brings together multi-site churches with time-shifted multi-screen broadcasts

Haivision today announced its complete suite of streaming solutions that extend, unify, preserve and enhance the worship experience by connecting churches, ministries, congregations and people with the highest quality multi-site and online video streaming.

Haivision Solutions and Services Suite for Houses of Worship
Hundreds of church organizations, like Church of Champions, Church of the Highlands, Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Elevation Church and International House of Prayer, rely on Haivision’s solutions and services to expand their ministries’ reach to online audiences and connect their multisite congregations with high-quality HD video for a shared worship experience.

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Educational Training at Church Media U

Church Media UChurch Media U is a one-day seminar for HoW media volunteers and pro’s that tours the country helping to equip churches to understand and use their visual media technology better.

Changes in projection technology, lighting and content development have created a huge opportunity that the HoW have only just begun to tap. It is more affordable than ever to literally transform a room into a truly sacred-feeling place as we lift eyes, voices and hearts in worship to God. It is also easier than ever to create a lot of visual noise that distracts from the purpose of ministry.
Church Media U wants to help you embrace the one and avoid the other.

The two questions they hear most are these: What equipment hardware and software does our church need now? And/or: Now that we’ve got all of this awesome equipment, what in the world should we do with it?

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Serious Price Drop for Mackie DL806™ Digital Mixer with iPad® Control

©Earl HarperThe power of digital wireless mixing now more attainable than ever  

Mackie’s DL Series Digital Live Sound Mixers with iPad Control have gained an amazing reputation in the world of live sound.  Proven at millions of gigs worldwide, DL Series mixers combine the power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease-of-use of an iPad. Now, more people than ever can finally step into the amazing benefits of digital mixing. On July 1, the 8-channel DL806 got a significant price drop (25% less in the U.S. market, check with your local dealer for pricing details) making it the lowest-priced professional digital mixer on the market.

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St. John the Evangelist Church Gains Intelligibility


Historic church improves intelligibility and coverage and conquers feedback with new sound system

Completed in 1837, St. John the Evangelist is a historic Catholic Church in Frederick, Maryland with a Grecian ionic design and a cruciform floor plan. The church has carpeted floors but its spacious marble and plaster interior and hardwood pews create major challenges for voice intelligibility.

St. John’s existing sound system had poor intelligibility and coverage and a recurring feedback issue. In 2011, Eric Johnson of Audio Video Group offered St. John’s a new system using Community’s ENTASYS column line source loudspeaker system.  Johnson performed a live demonstration that showed his design could provide intelligible sound with even coverage while minimizing audio feedback.

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Projection Mapping Primer

Excerpt from: The Book of Transformations, from Christie


Great projection mapping projects are the successful combination of powerful ideas and compelling structures, the right technologies, experienced, skilled people and creative work that make audiences stare in wonder.

Getting started requires an understanding of the stakeholders, technologies and operating demands, as well as how to think beyond a structure or object as a screen, and develop a big idea and plan that has a lasting impact.

Defining the key players
There are many players who are involved in conceptualizing, creating and appreciating stunning projection mapping displays. The following are some of the groups that come together for a typical installation, but this may vary depending on the project…

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495

blackmagicpocketcinemacameraangleBlackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.

Since its introduction, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has been used in thousands of independent films, television commercials, music videos and anywhere cinematographers need a high quality digital film camera in a stealthy super small size.

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A Dozen Tips to Better Church Sound & Team Work

by Hector La Torre
RhemaChoose Wisely: Ready to upgrade or purchase a new sound system? Make sure always to check credentials when choosing sound contractor-installers or equipment dealers. Are they really experienced audio professionals or inexperienced A-V salespeople in sheep’s clothing? How much professional experience do they have? Does your equipment dealer offer service and assistance or just a lower price? Choose a qualified local sound contractor whenever possible. Ask for contact information of other church clients, and make sure you attend other churches where the contractor has installed systems. It’s all about due diligence and good financial stewardship.

Tannoy QFlex And VLS Column Line Array Loudspeakers Update University Christian Church

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAUniversity Christian Church (UCC), located on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with Tannoy column line array loudspeakers.

Curt Taipale, owner of Taipale Media Systems (TMS), headquartered in Allen, Texas was tasked with designing the new system. He worked closely with SAV, a Plano-based system integration company that handled the installation.

“The existing sound reinforcement system was more than 20 years old,” explains Taipale. “I worked alongside Media & Technical Coordinator Jack Stewart to nurse it along for a time but it soon became clear that we needed to make an upgrade.”

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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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