Elite Screens, a leading US projection screen company is pleased to introduce a revised version of their popular ezCinema line of portable projection screens. The new ezCinema 2 Series comes …
by John Chevalier and Bryan Cole
We end our series on video post-production and delivery, talking about storage and delivery of your content. Just like in the previous parts, how you intend to use your content will ultimately determine the delivery method, and storage that will work for you.
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The biggest challenge I see with churches embarking on a video ministry for the first time, is that they don’t have a process as all. This is mostly because it started with a volunteer, and his or her personal rig (for shooting and editing.) It evolved into a team, but the source content became scattered. “Who has the clip of the guest speaker from last Sunday,” you ask? “Oh, that’s on Jeff’s computer – he’s out of town on business.” Of course, that’s the content that your pastor asked specifically for in this weeks’ video news segment.
As the FCC, in the US, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), continue to find new ways to make more spectrum available for mobile broadband wireless devices, we in the pro audio world must revise our wireless frequency use. A broadband wireless device is a smartphone or IPad etc. that can connect to the Internet and stream or download content without connecting through a local Wi-Fi network. This extremely popular activity is requiring more and more frequencies to handle the demand. The large pool of reserved for TV but mostly unused spectrum is being “repurposed” to accommodate the need. Unused that is, except by wireless microphones.
Since the mid-1980s, we in the Pro Audio world have been very fortunate to have had free access to all the locally unused UHF Broadcast TV channels from 14 through to 69 or 470 to 698 MHz for our wireless microphones, In-Ear Monitors and Wireless Intercom Systems. Using this large portion of the radio spectrum has allowed us to easily find multiple clear frequencies. The only conditions were, and still are, that we didn’t cause any interference to a licensed user (Broadcaster) and that we were prepared to accept interference to us, if it occurred. By just having the knowledge of which TV channels were locally occupied, this unofficial arrangement worked well for more than three decades.
Q&A with Russ Gentner, President and CEO of Listen Technologies
In December 2017, Listen Technologies announced its acquisition of the Audio Everywhere brand and products from ExXothermic, Inc., a global technology leader in Wi-Fi streaming technology. Technologies for Worship recently caught up with Russ Gentner, president and CEO of Listen Technologies, and inquired about the significance of this announcement.
TFWM: Why did Listen Technologies acquire the Audio Everywhere brand and products?
Russ: Listen Technologies has partnered with Dr. Lance Glasser and his team at ExXothermic, Inc., the developer of Audio Everywhere, over the years because they share our passion for designing technology and solutions that deliver clear sound to everyone, regardless of setting or acoustics. Audio Everywhere technology has become the go-to solution for affordable, plug and play streaming of wireless audio over existing Wi-Fi networks and is the perfect complement to our existing portfolio of innovative assistive listening products.
Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana is devoted to training the future leaders of the Wesleyan Church. Founded in 1920, the Universities mission was to provide a faith-based education to Wesleyan …
by Collin Makariak
There are few, if any, moments in history more significant than the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the very essence on which our faith in God and salvation is based. When I was first approached about doing a review of the Sibelius composing software, while composing an original piece for Easter, I was excited.
From Martin Luther’s influence on Christmas traditions to atmospheric Christmas Markets
A Christmas tree, special carols and presents on December 24th: these much-loved traditions are all linked to Martin Luther. Start with the tree. While walking through snowy woods under a bright starlit sky, the beauty of the scene so moved Luther that he wanted to recreate it at home. So, he cut down a fresh tree, brought it inside and decorated it with real candles. Or so the story goes. What is known is that The Great Reformer composed the Christmas carol still sung today: “From Heaven above to earth I come, To bear good news to every home.” He also moved the date gifts were given from Saint Nicholas’ Day, December 6th, to Christmas Eve, December 24th.
Those are not the only Christmas customs for which Germany is known. Around the world, the country is famous for its Christmas markets. And nowhere are they more atmospheric than in LutherCountry, the German federal states of Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, an hour or so south of Berlin.
Join Martin Audio at Infocomm 2016 in Room N114 for a demo of their world-renowned speaker systems, including the new CDD-LIVE! series, unveiled at this year’s Prolight + Sound Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Comprising three full-range models and two subwoofers, CDD-LIVE! covers practically all professional stand-alone and distributed applications: from sound reinforcement and monitoring for live bands, DJ’s and corporate events, to installations in dance clubs, ballrooms, theaters and performing arts centers.
Demo’s start Tuesday, June 7 at 12:00pm, and also run at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Demo’s run Wednesday, June 8th – Friday, June 10th at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Don’t forget to visit Martin Audio at their booth as well – C10712 – during exhibit hours.
PLASA’s inaugural Kansas City Focus Show opened its doors this week showcasing the very latest live entertainment technology products, attracting major buyers and hosting truly inspirational industry speakers who shared their knowledge and expertise.
The seminar program and training sessions saw a diverse range of topics with highlights including: Rocky Paulson – a master of rigging, sharing his expertise on the art of rigging safely with the right components; Daunte Kenner – a veteran in both lighting and video, enlightening the audience on the craft and workflow that goes behind creating video; and Richard Pilbrow – the renowned lighting designer and founder of Theatre Projects, sponsored by Group One’s ‘ElektraLite’, musing that a theatre is an accelerator of energy and light and the principle that an audience makes the atmosphere before the play begins. He presented an insightful session on how these elements have influenced the changes and developments in modern theatre architecture.
Christopher Toulmin, Director of Events said: “PLASA prides itself on delivering outstanding educational content, promoting standards within the industry and creating an intimate and friendly regional platform for business, enabling qualified buyers to discover new technologies and integrations within the live entertainment marketplace.”
Pamela Meadows from the University of Missouri Kansas enthused: “I attended nine seminar sessions and they were all great. I especially liked anything involving LED technology. I would definitely come back to a PLASA Show in the future.”
“This is our first time visiting PLASA Focus,” Corey Verdusco, President and CEO, Golden Road Entertainment Specialists added. “We love the small, regional event because we get to interact more with the exhibitors and presenters. We find networking is a lot easier than it is at the large shows.”
Tobin Neis, Director of Marketing at Barbizon Lighting, who exhibited at the show supported this saying: “We spoke to multiple potential customers with immediate needs for upcoming projects and equipment needs we wouldn’t have seen at larger shows because of travel budgets, or schedule conflicts. “
“There were many components to the PLASA Focus Kansas City show including showcasing the region’s highlights with a truly inspiring tour of The Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts focusing on the technical features the Center offers from world class rigging, lighting, acoustics and sound.” Adds Laura Hoepker, Show Manager NA, PLASA: “This was followed by RC4 Wireless and XS Lighting hosting a buzzing evening of networking with a Kansas City BBQ experience like no other.”
The next PLASA event will be its international flagship, PLASA Show London, taking place 4-6 October 2015. To find out more visit www.plasashow.com