The EOS C300 Mark III from Canon

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Adding to its robust and expansive line up of Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras, Canon has introduced the EOS C300 Mark III, the nextgeneration Super 35mm workhorse cinema camera. The new camera features a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and, like the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II, employs a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount that allows users to customize the camera easily. The modular nature of the C300 Mark III allows individual Houses of Worship to tailor the camera to their needs. The camera offers clean HDMI, and up to 12G-SDI output, allowing for virtually seamless connectivity with many of the compatible streaming solutions. What’s more, an upcoming firmware update for the C300 Mark III (as well as its siblings, the EOS C500 Mark II and XF705) will enable the live switching of framerates, ideal for the dynamic needs of a wide variety of HOW content production, including broadcasting….

The TriCaster® Mini 4K from NewTek

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NewTek has long been a leader in providing houses of worship with solutions for video production. Using IP-based video technology – backed by the free-to-use NDI protocol developed in-house and made available to all manufacturers – the ability to live stream worship services, and make it look like regular TV, has never been easier or more affordable.

The company, part of the Vizrt Group, recently announced the latest version of one of its most effective solutions for the house of worship market: the TriCaster® Mini 4K.

What was already a complete, compact live multicamera video production system, the newly enhanced TriCaster Mini 4K adds groundbreaking features like Live Story Creator and LivePanel. These are built-in software offerings designed to make the production of network-quality shows even easier for lone producers or small teams – whether they are beginners or seasoned video professionals…

Datavideo Introduces dvCloud Streaming Service

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Datavideo is pleased to introduce dvCloud, a streaming service, which allows users to stream live events to multiple platforms simultaneously in a simple and cost-effective way. Datavideo provides end-to-end live video production solutions that include PTZ cameras, video switchers, encoders, comm systems, monitors, recorders and now cloud streaming services.

dvCloud was developed out of the growing demand for cloud streaming services. Churches, schools, corporations, and government entities are all using live video to expand audience reach, stream simultaneously to multiple social media platforms, and view/monitor multiple streams in the cloud.

The monthly subscription-based pricing enables users to choose their level of service based on their streaming needs. dvCloud starts at $49/month for 70 hours of streaming providing users to stream a single channel up to five platforms simultaneously. For customers who require more bandwidth, channels and recording, dvCloud Professional is priced at $99/month and it includes unlimited hours of streaming, up to five simultaneous live sources, stream up to 25 platforms simultaneously, and 50GB of cloud recording storage.

Radio Active Designs Webinar: Tackling The Close Of The 616-653 & 663-698 MHz Spectrum On July 13

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Radio Active Designs (RAD) has teamed up with Practical Show Technology to host an RF webinar on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:00 pm EDT. One of the topics discussed will be the end of using production wireless equipment that operates in the 616-653 and 663-698 MHz spectrum as of July 13, 2020.

“Everything we have been talking about for years is finally wrapping up,” explains James Stoffo, CTO, RAD. “One of the 600 MHz auction winners began to energize three years ago, and the industry has been working through the TV channel repack ever since. The moment of reckoning is finally here – any equipment that can tune to the 616-653 and 663-698 MHz bands as of July 13 will lose its FCC type certification and will be illegal.”

RUSHWORKS release about RUSHPROMPTER and RESIDENTIAL PROMPTER KIT

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RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, today announced the release of the RESIDENTIAL PROMPTER KIT, a small desktop teleprompting kit that uses your webcam to capture home-based presentations. It’s an inexpensive complement for the company’s RUSHPROMPTER software for Windows applications that’s available for download, trial and purchase from the RUSHWORKS website for $99. Rush Beesley, RUSHWORKS founder and president, provided details about the kit from company headquarters in Flower Mound, Texas.

“The recent health crisis has compelled us to embrace technologies that enable many of us to work effectively from our homes. And it’s likely that our ‘new normal’ will see this trend expanding,” says Beesley.

Fairhaven Church Manages Multiple Video Feeds for Sunday Worship Coverage with FOR-A Video Switcher

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FOR-A Corporation of America today announced Fairhaven Church recently remodeled the worship facility on its Centerville, Ohio, campus. The facility facelift included new seating for more than 1,500 people, updated house lighting, and a complete AV overhaul built around a new FOR-A HVS-2000 HANABI video switcher.

Paired with the FOR-A’s 3320OU large control panel, the HVS-2000 switcher has 2 M/Es and 4 MELites. The switcher is used to display graphics on the I-MAG (image magnification) screen in the church, while simultaneously providing live video outputs for streaming to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the church’s website. The Centerville campus also shares a separate feed of its worship services to its three other campuses around Dayton, while using the switcher’s AUX outputs to feed monitors for the band and crew members in Centerville.

Vectorworks, Inc. Offers Discounted Licenses to Graduating Students with student2PRO Program

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To help graduating students transition into their professional careers, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. is offering recent graduates 40 percent off perpetual licenses as part of its student2PRO program. This deal is applicable to any Vectorworks product.

“Starting a career after graduation is a momentous milestone for any graduate, and the student2PRO program is the perfect initiative in helping graduates take that first step toward career success without having a huge financial burden setting them back,” said Alice Lowy Marketing Programs Director. “This option is to help ensure up-and-coming professionals have the necessary 2D drawing, 3D modeling, and BIM tools to bring their designs to life.”

Sanitizing Your Camcorders

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by Craig Yanagi

Though large churches have been providing remote services for years, we’ve found a significant up-tick in virtual worship from small parishes in response to coronavirus lockdowns. This means that broadcast-quality camcorders have become more commonly implemented. With churches relying on the kindness of volunteers to produce services – virtual or otherwise – it’s common for cameras to be operated by different people from week-to-week.

Now, as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are lifting around the world, governments are issuing protocols to follow for reopening of businesses, schools and churches, alike. Among the most prevalent requirements are instructions for cleaning and sanitizing commonly used surfaces. In churches, this not only means things like pews, door handles and common spaces, but also equipment, such as cameras….

Marshall Electronics CV346 Cameras Create Compelling Streaming Capabilities for Leading Edge Multimedia

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As CEO and founder of Leading Edge Multimedia, David Anderson utilizes state of the art and cost-effective production equipment to record and live stream sporting events, concerts, business conferences, house of worship applications, and much more for his clients’ various needs. Anderson was looking for an extremely small, easily transportable camera with superior image quality and reliable streaming capabilities and he found the solution he was looking for in the CV346 Compact HD Camera from Marshall Electronics.

Anderson first learned of Marshall cameras through an industry friend about four years ago and has been using Marshall ever since. “Today’s current situation has highlighted the importance of being able to successfully live stream productions from various locations for a multitude of applications,” says Anderson. “Marshall fits the bill really well because they are so small and yet their image quality is on par with much larger, more expensive cameras. The Marshall cameras shade so well that it is very tough for the untrained eye to tell the difference between many of the extremely expensive, large format broadcast cameras versus a Marshall camera.”

CineGear ON AIR™ Launches with “GOT AGENT?” Live Zoom Panel July 1, 2020

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CineGear Expo, the industry’s premier cine-centric event series has been dedicated to the technology and art of professional filmmaking and content creation for over 25 years. To support their worldwide community, the show creators announce CineGear ON AIR™—a new virtual resource to provide hallmark panels, seminars, workshops and screening series, year round. The first collaborative event will kick off July 1, 2020.

Back by popular demand, CineGear ON AIR brings you, “Got Agent?” a Free Zoom panel of top industry agents ready to share expertise on getting the best filmmaking career representation amid the current fast-changing environment and beyond. Moderated by industry-favorite, Jay Holben, guests will include Julia Kole–Artistry, Craig Mizrahi–Innovative Artists, Dan Burnside–DDA, Kristin Tolle-Billings–WPA and Brian Goldberg–WPA. The discussion will cover: meeting the right agent to suit goals, standing out against competition and ways to establish your brand. “Got Agent?” is slated for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00am PDT. RSVP: https://www.cinegearexpo.com/got-agent-on-air-event/