CROSSROADS CHURCH DRIVES VIDEO PRODUCTION WITH IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 CAMERAS

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crossroadsikegami1CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online

When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.

Patrick Buescher, Director of Experience Innovation and Infrastructure for Crossroads Church, oversaw a video upgrade that called for eight Ikegami HDK-95C/4K Full Digital Portable CMOS cameras in their Oakley, OH campus and two Ikegami HC-HD300 CMOS Camera Systems at their Uptown campus in Cincinnati. “We are a church of many sites,” Buescher says. “However, it’s really not scalable to keep constructing multimillion dollar buildings. Crossroads Anywhere is how we can best create a church community outside of our Metro area network.”

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Eiki Makes the Message Clearer than Ever at First Church Coral Springs

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first_church_43smFounded in January 1969, First Church Coral Springs has experienced dramatic growth over the years. While the original church—known as Robey Hall—continues to serve a number of important roles on campus, a larger sanctuary was constructed and, these days, serves as the primary worship space. Rain accompanied by lightning are routine occurrences in Southern Florida and, occasionally, lightning strikes cause electrical outages and related issues. Such was the case recently, which required the replacement of the church’s projectors—resulting in the deployment of new equipment drawn from the catalog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based Eiki International, Inc.

Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions of Cape Coral, FL, an AV installation company that is primarily focused on the House of Worship market, was contracted to specify and deploy the church’s new equipment. After meeting with church management to ascertain their goals and objectives, the team decided to deploy a combination of two Eiki EK-600U 6,000 Lumen DLP projectors, one EK-601W 5,500 Lumen DLP projector, and an LC-WBS500 5,100 Lumen LCD projector. Rob Robinson, Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions’ system designer, discussed the project.

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Hitachi Laser Projectors Completely Transform Ashland Christian Fellowship Worship Experience

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When Ashland Christian Fellowship set out to do a complete lighting and architectural upgrade to its sanctuary, the pastors of the church decided the upgrade should include switching from a single, central projector, to a two-projector double screen set up. With the help of Pastor of Worship Rob Mackinnon, Ashland Christian Fellowship decided to install two Hitachi LP-WU9750B laser projectors in the new space. Mackinnon, with the help of David McLain of CCI Solutions, decided that Hitachi was the best choice for the job.

Ashland Christian Fellowship is a medium size church with three buildings and an outdoor courtyard that’s used for church services during the summer months. With a sanctuary built to host 500, the overall congregation at the church including multiple services is around 1,000. Earlier this year, Ashland Christian Fellowship began a series of sanctuary renovations to upgrade the interior, including the installation of a two-projector system. Mackinnon sought out the help of David McLain from CCI Solutions to ensure that Ashland Christian Fellowship got the best projector for the space and for the best price.

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Eagle Brook Church Chooses ACL 360 Bar™ for Latest Design at Six Campuses

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eagle-brook-church_22In a unique example of an EDM-style lighting fixture in a House of Worship, Nate Nohling, Lead Lighting Designer at Eagle Brook Church, a large ministry with six campuses across Minnesota, chose 156 ACL 360 Bar™ LED battens as the staple of a new lighting design.

“The number one thing I was shooting for when designing this set was impact,” Nohling explains. “I wanted to have a large quantity of fixtures that had the ability to create the impact we were looking for. That meant we needed a fixture that fit a price point that allowed us to have enough across all of our campuses to make an impact and a powerful beam from each fixture. We looked at a lot of different fixtures and the ACL 360 Bars were a great solution for what we needed.”

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Clark Outfits Woodstock City Church With Martin Audio

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wcc_1Clark has installed a full complement of Martin Audio including MLA Compact and MLA Mini systems along with CDD and H3H+ Blackline Series loudspeakers in Woodstock City Church.

Part of the growing North Point Ministries, the Church campus is a new-build facility within an existing brick building that serves the city of Woodstock near Marietta, GA.

The substantial structure is built in four quadrants that include the Auditorium, which is the main room; the Attic for high school and middle school worship; Upstreet, K-5th grade, and Waumba Land for young children.

Known for leading house of worship installations around the country, Clark was responsible for providing audio design and implementation for the high school space and main room along with full A/V lighting design and distributed audio for the whole building.

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Shiloh Missionary Baptist Prepares For Renovation With EAW Redline

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99fad78c-de4b-49c8-b6cc-5278ad390315Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia, recently added a new EAW Redline sound reinforcement system to their sanctuary. The church leaders, who are planning a complete sanctuary renovation in the next few years, were looking for an audio solution that would meet their immediate needs and could be re-purposed in the future.

With that goal in mind, they contacted AEE Productions, also located in Atlanta, to assess the situation.

“A high-quality, powerful, portable system like Redline provides powerful sound that doesn’t bottom out and provides the vocal clarity needed for a sanctuary,” explains Yergan Jones, president of AEE Productions. “Because it is portable and self-powered, it has versatility and the ability to be used in any number of applications the church might have in the future.”

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High Profile Christian Church Seeks Solace With Low Profile Speaker System

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nexo-id-walla-walla-u-cThe Walla Walla University (WWU) Church is located on the campus of Walla Walla University, a private Christian liberal arts university in College Place, WA and just a few miles from Walla Walla. Recently, Sound Image (Escondido, CA) recommended a NEXO ID Series low profile, high-output loudspeaker system as a suitable solution for the Fellowship Hall at the WWU Church. The all-purpose hall seats 150 in stage configuration and is used primarily for worship and Sabbath services, receptions, and meetings.

Daniel Rafuse of Loma Linda (CA) University recommended the NEXO ID system to WWU Church. Sound Image, Rafuse, and with assistance from Yamaha staff, designed the system using NEXO NS-1 software. Rafuse completed final tuning.

“With the low ceiling of the room, we needed something that was very small and could tuck up to the ceiling so we wouldn’t lose any head room, states Brandon Rinas, Design Sales Engineer, Sound Image. We required a speaker system with good output because WWUC has a contemporary worship service once or twice a week for 100+ college students. We also needed a few different horn patterns to fit within the wide room and wrap-around seating area.”

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MIDAS Upgrade Raises the Bar for Acts Christian Church

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midasActs Christian Church in Midrand, South Africa has continued its MIDAS journey by moving to Generation 3.0 with a recent upgrade to a PRO X mixing system. With demand for higher channel count and more monitor sends to accommodate a mixture of contemporary worship, the church has purchased a MIDAS PRO X, PRO1 and a combination of 5 MIDAS DL stage boxes to replace a PRO3.

The church’s Senior Pastor, Peter de Fin, who is also a former touring sound engineer, has a firm preference on the quality of manufacturer he likes to deploy. “We use quality microphones, loudspeakers and instruments so it was important to us that the console didn’t become a bottleneck in process. We love MIDAS as a brand and the new desks not only look great, but sound great and are very easy to use.”

Acts Christian Church is a New Testament Church with two venues in Midrand, South Africa; a 2,500 seat venue in Glen Austin and 600 seat venue in Vorna Valley. Continually growing, increased flexibility of the new digital mixing system is a must.

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Sherwood Baptist Church Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic

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sherwood-baptist-1Sherwood Baptist Church (Albany, GA) recently completed a total upgrade of its A/V systems with a broad selection of Panasonic professional video gear including P2 HD camcorders,  4K and HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, and the AV-HS6000 2ME production switcher.
Sherwood Baptist serves a congregation of more than 2,000 worshippers, and is well-known for its production company Sherwood Pictures, which has produced several Christian-themed dramatic films, including Facing the Giants (2006) and Fireproof (2008), both shot with Panasonic VariCam cinema cameras.

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Qatar’s Coptic Church Reaches All the Way Back with Renkus-Heinz ICONYX

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untitledAs the only church of its kind in Qatar, St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church is a unique landmark in the capital city of Doha. It also represented a unique acoustic challenge for Maged Amin, Head of Design – Audiovisual, for leading regional systems integrator Techno Q. With high ceilings, an interior constructed largely of marble, a mezzanine level, and a 50 foot (15m) dome near the building’s entrance, St. Peter & St. Paul was beyond the reach of ordinary loudspeaker technology.

Begun in 2013, the design and creation of the audio system within St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church has drawn on the determination and skill of all involved. For Techno Q, and for Amin in particular, the project required great patience, as ideas that were proposed at the very beginning were left waiting until the church was ready to move forwards. Nevertheless, throughout the long development, Amin’s opinion remained steadfast – with the church facing acoustic problems that would render a regular system unusable, the best solution was the Iconyx digitally steered array from Renkus-Heinz.

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