by Randy Babb Shove Chapel was donated and built in 1930 at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to meet the religious needs of the students. This historical limestone chapel was …
by Joe Cichon
Bose RoomMatch™ Line Arrays and PowerMatch® Amps Exceed Expectations I can hardly believe that our building project at Black Rock Church, Fairﬁeld, CT, (see Tech Spotlight, October 2014 issue) is done, and we’ve completed our ﬁ rst year cycle. From well over 250 sermons, three major concerts, dozens of meetings, VBS and summer adventure and community events, our sanctuary has been working overtime. So? How did it stack up, according to the original building plan and dreams? A review of every tech aspect would be a book! So let’s focus on the most demanding and meaningful aspect of the project: our sound. After lots of research, I chose the new Bose Line Arrays with RoomMatch™, PowerMatch® Amps and a Bose distribution system, for our new sanctuary. So, just how well did it pan out? BOSE has always been known for their state of the art sound. We are all familiar with the BOSE Sound; reﬁned, discrete and intelligible. It sets the standard for personal audio. Well, now it sets the standard for large format line array installation. The process was smooth and professional. After BOSE set the parameters, they focused on the installation, with AE Global as the integrator. Installation went incredibly well, with very few tweaks needed to their solid plan for the space.
By Kae Hester Today, it’s almost essential that churches live stream services each Sunday. Live streaming gives churches the ability to engage attendees that are unable to attend the …
The Kirk, based in Tulsa, OK, is an evangelical church with a large focus on local and international outreach. The Kirk was founded 50 years ago and has two campuses, Kirk of the Hills and Kirk Crossing. Construction was recently completed on Kirk Crossing, which is in Jenks, OK, a suburb of Tulsa. The Kirk’s mission statement is ‘Transformed by Christ to Transform the World.’ We believe that in order to fulfill this we must follow Biblical teachings and first transform ourselves before effecting change without.
The Kirk is unique in the way worship is presented. At the Hills Campus, we have both a traditional and a contemporary worship space, and we run both concurrently. Each offer different music presentations (choir vs. a worship band), and also a different pastor in each venue. Our Crossing Campus offers contemporary worship, also with a live pastor. We have four pastors on staff; our Senior pastor who oversees everything for both campuses, a campus pastor for both the Hills and Crossing locations, and a fourth associate pastor responsible for small groups, bible studies, etc.
Hitachi CPWX8265 Projector
By John Renock
First Lutheran Church was established 183 years ago in the small rural community of Galion in North Central Ohio. We have an average attendance of 80 to 100 worshippers every Sunday.
Last year, our members were asking, “What’s happening to our projected images?” Even with the house lights off, they were bad. Replacing bulbs provided no improvement. Last year, when the final new bulb installation failed to improve the image, I carried photos of the layout of the sanctuary to a media sales seminar in Dayton, Ohio. Darren McDonald of Shepherd Multimedia was extremely helpful in discussing and overcoming the projector problems.
By Brent Handy When BVBC began expansion campus planning, I was commissioned to design the audio, video and lighting systems. Both campuses required matching systems, so volunteers could work at …
By Esteban Orozco Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL, has been my home for the last ten years, eight of them as the Audio Coordinator and one as the Technical Director. …
By Greg Fritz INSPIRE Church (inspirechurch.tv), based out of Waikele, Hawaii, recently had the opportunity to ‘test drive’ three different DPA Microphones, the d:screet Necklace Microphone, the d:ﬁne Directional Headset …
JVC’s GY-HM890 ProHD Camcorder
By Mark Varner
No matter what size your church is, getting your message (content) outside the walls of your building is a vital component to your mission. Historically, we did this through television broadcast and distribution of VHS tapes and DVDs (yes, really VHS tapes). Streaming services online is much more efficient and effective. For small-to-mid-size churches, however, streaming the services is not always an option; either due to cost, infrastructure, or personnel. JVC recently introduced a camera that might remove those barriers, while also making a great camera in its own right.
The GY-HM890 ProHD camcorder is a full HD shoulder-mount pseudo ENG camera; it is light enough and not bulky to hold in a field application (our shoulders thank you). It also has a 68-pin connection that utilizes JVC fiber or multi-core camera modules and can be equipped with components for studio use (zoom/focus control, viewfinder, CCU, etc.). Three 1/3-inch 2.07 megapixel full HD (1920×1080) CMOS sensors, provide 12-bit readout and F11 sensitivity. Standard time code/gen lock connections are here as well.
Several features stand out on this unit. One is the ability to record at 50 mbps in the H264 format, which I haven’t seen before on cameras of this class. Another is the Fujinon 20x interchangeable zoom lens, which really is impressive. We tested it at great distances and the image held up superbly. The camcorder also has a dual codec that lets you transmit live HD footage, or transfer files in the background, while still recording your shots.
Welcome to New Beginnings Church in Orlando, Florida! We run a 9:00am and 11:00 am on Sundays and, before a single fader is touched, button pushed, or switch flipped, it is imperative to seek God in prayer, and ask Him to create His sound, His lighting, His video, and His worship! We must saturate everything in prayer, especially the technical! Everything we do, especially in a house of worship, is geared towards connecting people with Christ. This is why almost all audiovisual enhancements must be metaphorically invisible. Ultimately the AV equipment is there as a means to further enhance the worship experience, not to be worshiped for what it does. I am always looking for “low profile” gear that has a flat learning curve. Therefore, everyone on “the team” will feel comfortable operating the gear on their own, while maintaining the same standard of excellence. The Ovation FD 165 warm white Fresnel light by Chauvet Professional falls into that category of flat learning curve gear.
Specs for Techs
The Ovation FD-165ww features easy access dimming and zooming control, which can be accessed simply by double clicking on the respective knob. Having both 3 pin and 5 pin DMX input and output means flexibility! When plugging into a power source, there is an Edison (standard three prong wall plug) to Neutrik PowerCON connection (the blue and black round plug), and an output from the fixture with the same PowerCON connector, that works on a standard dimmer or via DMX.