First Baptist Church of Naples Upgrades Live Broadcast and Streaming with Panasonic AK-HC5000 Studio and AW-HE130 Pan/Tilt-Zoom Cameras

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NEWARK, NJ (October 7, 2019)—First Baptist Church of Naples (Naples, FL) has completed a major renovation of its IMAG and streaming operations with the addition of three Panasonic AK-HC5000 studio camera systems and nine AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras. These HD cameras support the live broadcast of three weekend worship services reaching 2500+ physical attendees and a growing internet audience.
Pastor of Media and Technology John Patterson, who manages worship center services for First Baptist’s 80-acre campus, explained that the AK-HC5000’s Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function makes it the ideal choice for camera placement 110-feet away from the worship stage. (CAC, a Panasonic proprietary and Emmy Award-winning feature, is capable of correcting even slight chromatic aberration at a lens’ periphery.)
“We have a very specific logistics requirement to place all three HC5000s on pedestals in the back of a 14,000 sq.ft. space,” Patterson explained. “Because of CAC, we are able to outfit the cameras with Cabrio 22x lenses (ZA22X7.6BERD-S6) with 2x extenders that run fully extended, with no lensing limitations or loss of focus.”
“The HC5000 addresses our criteria for simple, effective, reliable acquisition gear,” he added. “Specifically, we wanted separate tally/return, and a single SMPTE drop, all provided by the HC5000. We upgraded the cameras’ viewfinders (to the 9-inch AK-HVF100 FHD LCD model), and the VF focus assist has been a great help to our camera techs.”

DPA Microphones’ 2028 Vocal Mic Makes U.S. Debut at AES

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DPA Microphones
will debut its new 2028 Vocal Microphone, which aims to change the live performance landscape with its renowned natural sound, road-ready design and competitive price point, to the U.S. pro audio market at AES 2019 (Booth 633). The company will also highlight its new 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic, expertly tailored to capture dynamic choir sound, at the show.
“DPA continually strives to provide the most advanced technology and best sound possible to meet the growing needs of current and potential customers,” says Christopher Spahr, director of sales and marketing, DPA U.S. “Our new 2028 Vocal Mic and 4097 Choir Mic solutions are the latest representation of our mission. From churches to concerts, DPA is proud to offer ground-breaking solutions that continue to push the limits of modern technology.”

FSR Goes to the Head of the Class with Long-Term Education Initiative for United Way

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As children head back to classrooms, FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of video products and infrastructure solutions for the Pro AV market, is once again helping to make sure that kids have the supplies they need to successfully complete projects for the school year ahead. As a dedicated supporter of the United Way of Passaic County’s ongoing “Backpacks 4 Kids” school program, recognized as the largest initiative of its kind in the region, FSR is looking to ensure that local students get much-needed supplies for class. Each year, FSR joins other local businesses and the United Way of Passaic County in filling 50 backpacks with classroom essentials, such as notebooks, erasers, pens, pencils, crayons, and more. In all, more than 1,300 students at schools and community organizations throughout Passaic County receive much-needed supplies.

The “Backpacks 4 Kids” mission is part of a greater United Way initiative and a combined effort between area businesses, that is dedicated to aiding students with the supplied they need to succeed as they back to school in the fall.

Sonotechnique Represents Lawo Radio Products In Canada

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Sonotechnique, the respected broadcast equipment firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, has just been named the Canadian distributor for Lawo Radio products.

Sonotechnique President Patrice Delhaes says “Beginning an association with Lawo at this moment is particularly good timing. We have seen that many of radio’s early AoIP adopters are now looking to begin their second round of networked-studio builds. Many stations with traditional studios are also preparing to network. All of them want standards-based networking, rather than proprietary protocols that limit their choices. Lawo, with their continuing technical innovation and commitment to open standards such as RAVENNA and AES67, is a perfect fit.”

“Lawo is very pleased to be working with Sonotechnique,” says Jochen Richter, Lawo Head of Sales, Radio. “30 years of personalized service has given them enviable experience and insight into the Canadian radio market, and their skill in helping broadcasters define and achieve their operational goals is second to none. It is a pleasure to welcome them as our partner in Canada.”

With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Sonotechnique serves broadcasters with planning, integration and installation services. Sonotechnique will represent Lawo’s entire line of radio equipment and solutions, including the popular ruby and crystal mixing consoles, high-density Power Core AES67 audio gateway, touchscreen-based crystalCLEAR mixer, and RƎLAY line of Virtual Radio software for PCs.

Clients can visit Sonotechnique at www.sonotechnique.ca, or by calling +1 (514) 332-6868.

For more information about the entire portfolio of Lawo radio products, please visit www.lawo.com 

Chroma-Q® Inspire MD™ Wins WFX New Product Award

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Featuring built in power supply using existing dimmer systems
Chroma-Q® was honored to accept the 2019 WFX New Product Award for the Inspire MD™ LED house light during the WFX Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando, Florida.
“This house light is a unique addition to the Inspire family.” comments Paul Pelletier, Global Brand Manager for Chroma-Q. “Not only is the Inspire MD a powerful lighting fixture for your House of Worship or anywhere dimmable LED’s are needed, but it also saves energy, which ultimately saves you money.”
The energy-efficient Inspire MD™ house light is a powerful LED replacement for conventional tungsten fixtures connected directly to a traditional dimming system. This fixture provides a beautiful warm white, with high CRI, a fully homogenized lens, and a choice of three beam angles. Inspire’s energy-efficient LED design reduces maintenance and running costs, with up to 80% energy saving.

Bruno P. Souchaud To Head Up GLP’s New French Operation

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GLP has reinforced its growing profile in the French market by appointing the highly experienced Bruno P. Souchaud to head up its newly formed subsidiary, GLP France.
With nearly three decades’ experience at the very top of international show lighting, including three years with the French GLP distributor LA BS, he was the natural candidate for the position, as GLP board member Kasper Gissel emphasizes.
“We are fortunate to have the services of such a lighting industry veteran as Bruno,” he said. “The move will bring us closer to our customers and key LD’s. GLP has been specified by French LDs for many years, and previously we have done business directly with the major rental houses in France. So, the timing is perfect for GLP to put a more solid structure in place and to further increase our presence in the market.”
After obtaining degrees in Sound Technologies at Paris Louis Lumière Institute and Acoustics at Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers, Bruno P. Souchaud began his career as a sound engineer. But he turned to intelligent lighting when “Pro Audio started to get a bit boring. It was passing the peak end of the analog era, with the only moves forward being more channel strips and more buttons.”

Elation Fuze Profile™ 2019 WFX New Product Award winner

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A mere two days after winning a PLASA Award for Innovation in London for the Artiste Monet™, Elation Professional stepped to the podium at the WFX Conference & Expo in Orlando to receive a New Product Award in the Moving Light category for the company’s new Fuze Profile™.
Elation Sales & Marketing Director, Eric Loader, was delighted with the recognition for a series of new luminaires designed with both creativity and value in mind. He commented, “The Fuze Profile satisfies both the church tech and creative teams looking for performance and inspiration, as well as the church director who wants a quality product at a reasonable price point. The new Fuze line is really the ideal fusion of both and a great fit for the house of worship market. We are extremely pleased that the WFX judges agree.”
One of three new fixtures in Elation’s popular Fuze™ series, the Fuze Profile is a full-color-spectrum, automated LED moving head with framing designed for precision lighting applications in spaces like houses of worship where beam control and high color quality is important. It features a carefully tuned RGBMA LED array with high CRI and is loaded with design features like zoom, two gobo wheels, animation wheel, frost, prism and full blackout framing system. More on the award-winning Fuze Profile can be found at https://www.elationlighting.com/fuze-profile