The nearly 60-year old Pioneer Memorial Church, a Seventh-day Adventist institution located on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, has long used audio and video to bring services to congregants both in-house and off-site via live streaming. Upon migrating video operations to high-definition, the operations staff looked to Hitachi on the acquisition side, selecting five Z-HD6000 HDTV cameras to capture services in the main (8,000 square feet) auditorium and pulpit.
“When we made the switch to HD, we wanted a camera that offered full broadcast quality at a reasonable price, as we had other equipment we needed to purchase,” said Jonathan LaPointe, Interim Media Director for the Pioneer Memorial Church’s Media ministries department. “We liked the Hitachi Z-HD6000 because it was a fully functional broadcast camera with great picture quality, but very affordable. The price-to-performance value was unbeatable.