O-Line Helps Bring Relocated St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to Life

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Situated in the Melbourne’s east, the community at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was being crowded out by a suburb fast-tracked for urban growth.

Needing to relocate to a quieter location with room to expand, they became aware that a short distance down the road the St. James Uniting Church, with its striking mid-century early modern architecture, was looking to sell.

It looked a perfect fit. A deal was done which duly led to a full-blown renovation of the church, including a sensitive, high quality audio visual fitout in the heritage-listed building. This included a Martin Audio O-Line as the sound reinforcement system.

FOR-A’S Integrated Approach Addresses Unique Production Needs Required by Houses of Worship

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FOR-A has combined select products into an integrated, “best of breed” system designed specifically for houses of worship. The volunteer-friendly, intuitive approach is ideally suited for I-MAG and streaming applications. The package is comprised of video production switchers, servers, graphics, playout, and all-in-one production systems.

“This is a tightly integrated series of products, each selected based on their feature sets and the way they address challenges specific to live and pre-produced programming for house of worship A/V teams,” said Adam Daniul, FOR-A director of midwest and south regional sales. “With the huge growth in online viewership, services can no longer afford issues like latency, poor image quality, or not enough inputs and outputs. And they need all of that in an easy-to-use, powerful and cost-effective set up.”

PreSonus AVB-D16 Brings Dante Compatibility to StudioLive Series III Ecosystem

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The first plug-and-play endpoint that bridges AVB and Dante® networks, the PreSonus® AVB-D16 16×16 AVB-to-Dante Bridge enables you to send and receive up to 16 audio channels between PreSonus StudioLive® Series III mixers and a Dante network. With one or more AVB-D16s, you can easily integrate PreSonus StudioLive® Series III mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, and EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers with Dante-enabled DSPs and other Dante-enabled products, such as PreSonus CDL-12 constant directivity loudspeakers.

The AVB-D16 supports AVB audio at 44.1 and 48 kHz and Dante audio at 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz. Built-in asynchronous sample-rate conversion ensures that the AVB-D16 provides precision clock isolation between the AVB and Dante networks for pristine, clear audio with no dropouts or artifacts. This also allows you to run different sample rates on the AVB and Dante networks, so even if you’re operating a Dante network at 96 kHz, you can still connect streams between your StudioLive Series III AVB network operating at 48 kHz with total confidence that the audio will be clean and error free.

Atlona Unveils New 4K Wallplate Transmitter for USB-C AV and Data

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Atlona, a Panduit company, has taken the wraps off the latest HDBaseTtransmitter in its Omega™ Series of switching, extension, and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. A unique wallplate extender for USB-C AV and data, the immediately-available AT-OME-EX-TX-WPCtransmitter enables discreet, remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays.

Providing presenters and meeting participants with convenient AV and data interfacing on walls, in furniture or in floor boxes, the OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, embedded audio, RS-232 control signals and – when paired with a USB-capable Omega Series switcher or receiver – USB data via HDBaseT over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). The wallplate transmitter supports video up to 4K/UHD at 30 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling and is HDCP 2.2 compliant for delivery of protected content.

Live Streaming and Video Production Guidebook Released to Help Amateurs Gain Studio-Level Skills

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The Unofficial Guide to vMix,” a book focused on uncovering live video production with vMix software – one of the most powerful video production solutions available for live streaming, recording and IP video connectivity – is now available. Written by live streaming and video production expert Paul Richards, Chief Streaming Officer for StreamGeeks and PTZOptics, the book is meant to be used as a guide for anyone interested in sharpening their video production skills with one of the world’s top streaming software solutions. The book is part of a blended learning environment and has an accompanying on-demand Udemy course.

“vMix can turn a regular Windows computer into a modern video production studio, which helps thousands of Windows users around the world leverage the power of live streaming technology and connect their events, activities and ideas with the world,” says Richards. “It’s vMix’s consistency listening to their customers that has made the product so powerful for today’s modern, live video production.”

L-Acoustics Reveals Compact, Full-Range K3 Line Source System

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L-Acoustics rounds out its industry-leading K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for mid-size events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its highly efficient design reduces amplification needs. These features make K3 faster and simpler, as well as more economical and sustainable to deploy.”

“K3 is ready for the events of today and tomorrow,” shares L-Acoustics Executive Director of Application Design Florent Bernard. “Our design team created a dual-12-inch-based system with the form factor and price of a 10-inch design, without the inherent performance compromises of 10-inch loudspeakers. K3 offers long-throw, full-range performance in a compact, accessible package, tailor-made for small to mid-capacity events and venues that are the mainstay of most sound providers. It is a ‘no compromises’ tool, perfectly adapted to the current event landscape and, when paired with K1 and K2, is quickly and powerfully scalable for large-capacity events.”

DPA and Rycote Team Up to Pay-it-Forward to Film Industry

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DPA Microphones and Rycote join forces to support the film industry during these unprecedented times. The brands are launching a pay-it-forward campaign for first-time and indie filmmakers, who will have the opportunity to win a customized DPA/Rycote filming kit. Among the film experts helping to support the giveaway by judging for this effort are Tim White, Bryan “Sol” Aponte, Antoin Cox and Stéphane Bucher.

Aspiring and indie filmmakers around the world are encouraged to participate in the DPA/Rycote Pay-it-Forward Giveaway campaign, running October 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020. The giveaway includes three DPA mics – the brand new 4097 Micro Shotgun, 4017 Shotgun and 6060 CORE Subminiature – along with an array of Rycote accessories. To enter, filmmakers are asked to submit an application form, along with a short description of the filming process and synopsis of the film, to DPA and Rycote for judging. The entries will be evaluated by the group of film sound experts and company representatives, and the top three projects will receive the aforementioned kit, as well as a free loan of any/all miking technology from the two companies necessary to record the film. Furthermore, the winners will receive a mentoring session from one of the film sound experts.

Datavideo Academy Online Learning Platform Receives AVIXA RU Approval

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Datavideo Academy, a comprehensive online and interactive learning platform for resellers, integrators, system designers and end uses debuts with AVIXA RU provider accreditation. Datavideo, a professional AV Company continues to grow product lines and provides comprehensive end-to-end streaming solutions to its growing channel of AV professionals. Datavideo is not only committed to provide high quality products to customers, but also dedicated to educating customers how to operate their products, best installation, production, and streaming practices.

Datavideo Academy’s free courses range from basic understanding of how to stream your production to how to use a Datavideo switcher. Each course includes video tutorials that show step by step instructions as well as thorough operational information about Datavideo products. Some of the courses provide AVIXA CTS RU (renewal units) credits, for CTS certificate holders.

New Luxul 4- and 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Switches Feature Compact Designs for Installation Flexibility

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Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions, today introduced two new compact 4-port and 8-port Gigabit PoE+ switches. Designed to easily fit behind displays or inside media cabinets, the SW-100-04P and SW-100-08P make it simple for integrators to expand networks with PoE-enabled devices.

In addition to a dedicated uplink port for connection to a router or upstream switch, the SW-100-04P features four PoE+ Gigabit ports with a total power budget of 58 Watts, while the SW-100-08P provides eight PoE+ Gigabit ports with a total power budget of 92 Watts. The switches are fanless for silent operation and offer durable metal cases with keyhole features and rubber feet for surface mounting options.

Visix Adds Antimicrobial Screen Protectors to Interactive Room Signs

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Visix is now offering antimicrobial covers for their interactive meeting room signs. The screen protectors are made from a thin film that reduces germ transmission by up to 99%, as well as reducing glare and fingerprints.

Touch10 and Connect meeting room signs allow booking at the screen, as well as other interactive functions. The new antimicrobial film is available for both models and has been specifically formulated to eliminate the spread of germs and contamination on touchscreens with multiple users.