DPA Microphones

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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

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JVC’s GY-HM890 ProHD Camcorder

By Mark Varner

untitledNo 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.

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Chauvet Professional Ovation FD 165 Fresnel Light

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14146175001330-1by Mag Tynes

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.

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Antelope Audio Zen Studio

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  by Enoch Attey In a time when home studios and portable studio setups are becoming more and more popular and available, it’s always tricky to find the right gear …

Ultimate Ears Pro

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By Matt Lowe Free Chapel OC is a 4,000 plus member church that sits on the corner of Jamboree and McGaw in Irvine, CA. This is not your typical church …

Martin Audio PA System

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by J. Allen Hendrix A large metal building, plus parallel walls, plus a budget of zero for acoustical treatment can certainly equal headaches for audio system designers… Especially when the …