How to Overcome Closed Caption Challenges

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ccThe U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) long ago began enacting laws to address captions, and other government entities around the world have done the same. In the U.S., the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act regulates closed captioning for anyone broadcasting content to viewers in the United States, whether by standard over-the-air distribution or over IP. A more recent FCC ruling took captions into the Internet realm, saying that TV networks and video websites must provide closed captions for any TV content available online. The ruling means that, with certain exceptions, any video content that has aired on TV must also have closed captions when streamed online. FCC regulations have also evolved to include requirements for caption correctness, completeness, and timing, and pending review are additional regulations for any video clip being distributed over a streaming service.

When an issue is reported, the burden of proof is on the broadcaster to show that there were no problems. The rules affect every device, website, distributor, producer, and network that carries long-form broadcast content. Houses of worship are no exception. Any church distributing programming via a television broadcast channel — there are close to 30 such churches in the United States alone — is subject to closed captioning regulations. If the church is distributing that same programming over streaming solutions, then it is subject to further regulation as described above. Failure to comply could result not only in fines and penalties, but also in a lower quality of experience for worshippers and a barrier to receiving the church’s message. Though closed captioning doesn’t apply to all ministries now, it will become more and more relevant as churches grow and technologies evolve, such as distribution through OTT providers.

Altman Lighting provides a new worship experience of light at Calvary Orlando

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Orlando-based lighting distributor Techni-Lux oversees a complete lighting and dimming renovation using a house system featuring Chalice LED downlights for the updated sanctuary
Yonkers, New York (9/4/2019) – With a rich history of providing a genuine worship experience to families across the greater Orlando area, Calvary Orlando has recently set off on a new direction. Operating in a facility that was becoming increasingly challenged by an outdated production design, the church made the decision to renovate their entire worship environment. Wanting to better illuminate the sanctuary as part of the complete lighting and dimming upgrade, they turned to the specialists at Techni-Lux who designed and specified a new house system filled with Chalice LED downlights from Altman Lighting.
“Calvary Orlando is the second largest church in the Orlando area, and it is also used as a special event and live concert facility,” began Tony Hansen, Techni-Lux Head Lighting Designer and Project Specialist. “We have worked with them for a number of years, and this is a project that has really been in need for some time. The lighting system dated back to its original construction and it was very antiquated. Additionally, they were having consistent issues with the dimming system and it was becoming difficult to maintain.”

Holy Ghost Festival of Life Deploys URSA Broadcast during Live Production

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Fremont, CA – September 2, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicamera live production workflow, featuring the URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro G2, was employed during the Holy Ghost Festival of Life (FOL) and used to acquire content for big screen projection and live streaming.
Held at London’s ExCel, the 30,000 seater FOL event is one of Europe’s largest gatherings of Christians, which saw people come together for a night of fellowship, praise and prayers.
Hungry Earth Productions utilized its four Blackmagic URSA Broadcast for acquisition, but needed another two cameras to meet the event’s specifications. “The URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 was available as a rental option and I was intrigued by the fact it was a hybrid camera with all the familiar onboard broadcast controls,” begins Jerry Curd, director and producer at Hungry Earth.

Danley Sound Labs’ Column-Form SBH-10 Loudspeakers Install Easily and Deliver Phenomenal Sound at St. Leo the Great Church

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LINCROFT, NEW JERSEY: St. Leo the Great Church was established in Lincroft, New Jersey over sixty years ago during the area’s suburban boom of the late 1950s. Its beautiful sanctuary seats approximately 800 people but provides tough acoustics for intelligibility, a problem that had previously been dealt unsatisfactorily with several lines of delay loudspeakers. Recently, local AV integration firm Concept Professional Systems designed and installed a beautifully simple new sound reinforcement system at St. Leo the Great Church. Ditching the delays and relying on Danley Sound Labs’ famous pattern control and phase-coherent, long distance throw, the church now enjoys intelligible speech and lively music reinforcement from the front pew to the back pew.

DSLR Lens Basics

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As houses of worship take their first steps into videography and broadcast, many are looking at DSLR cameras as a potential solution. If this is the route your house of worship is considering, it’s important to also factor in the different type of lenses available.  Determining the best lens for your situation isn’t always easy. Hopefully, this article will help demystify this issue.

The aperture of your lens determines how much light the lens will allow through to the sensor at peak performance. A lot of light allows the camera person to keep shooting in darker conditions without having to worry about the image blurring. Aperture is clearly stated on all lenses as a number and the smaller the aperture number, the more light entering the camera.

How-To Create Engaging Videos for your HoW

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C4 Church is located in Ajax, ON, in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. We are passionate about the power of short films and media to reach our community. For many people, their first introduction to C4 Church is through an image or a video posted on social media by someone in their network. We want to create media that inspires faith, draws people closer to Jesus Christ, and breaks down barriers or negative stereotypes that people have about what they think church is like.

Creative Film at C4 Church is a growing area, but in our few short years of integrating it into our services and online experiences, we have learned a few things.
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Fellowship Bible Church Services Thrive with PreSonus CDL Series Loudspeakers

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With a mission to meet people of all ages at their point of need with opportunity for spiritual growth and discipleship by instruction in the Word of God, Fellowship Bible Church is a non-denominational house of worship that offers a blend of both contemporary and traditional worship services. The church recently upgraded its sound reinforcement (SR) capabilities with the installation of the new CDL series loudspeakers offered by PreSonus® Audio Electronics—making this the first full CDL series deployment in the United States.

Horizon AVL of Blackwood, NJ, a full service audiovisual integration firm that services the worship, broadcast, and commercial markets, was contracted to design and deploy the new sound system at Fellowship Bible Church. After consulting with church management to ascertain their goals and expectations, Joshua Kell, Chief Executive Officer of Horizon AVL, penned a system consisting of six PreSonus CDL12 Constant Directivity Loudspeakers augmented by two CDL18s Active Subwoofers. He discussed the project and his reasons for deploying the CDL series.

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