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Yorba Linda Friends Church Installs FOR-A HANABI HVS-3800S Production SwitcherHANABI HVS-3800S? 2M/E?s and 10 Auxiliary Outputs Support Church?s Multimedia-Enhanced Services and Closed Circuit TV Network (October 26, 2006)
?The FOR-A HANABI HVS-3800S switcher was chosen because it offered the best price-performance while meeting all of our technical requirements, said Jeff Polen, technical coordinator at
?Since our new worship center has a fairly large interior, our goal is to enable everyone to see our pastor, our live band (including guitars, drums, percussion, bass and piano), song lyrics scrolling on monitors, the emotions on peoples faces, and every aspect of our worship services, continued Polen. To achieve this, imagery is captured by five handheld digital video cameras
?The switchers 2M/Es are critical to our ability to feed one 16:9 video program to our two rear-projected flat screens on the sides of the stage; and an alternate 16:9 video program to our front-projected 30x20 foot screen that stands center stage, Polen said. ?Our ability to deliver two different video programs, complete with fades, dissolves, and effects, results in greater visual impact and a more captivating presentation. Occasionally, for weekend services, a fourth large screen is mounted below the center screen and its content can mirror the display on the two side screens.
The content on the screens also supports the worship service by displaying song lyrics and text that reinforces the sermons key points. The FOR-A switcher controls an Inscriber CG Extreme character generator which provides powerful text generation.
The FOR-A HANABI HVS-3800S digital video switcher was purchased as a replacement for a single M/E switcher. Another reason for selecting the HANABI switcher was that it has 10 auxiliary outputs integrated within the system and the option to add six or eight more.
These auxiliary outputs enable
?Having video monitors throughout our new building enables people to observe the service from wherever they are, and this is all made possible by the switchers indispensable ?auxiliaries. Being able to use those auxiliaries without the use of any outboard routing gear is really great. Its very easy to designate which signal needs to be fed to which output, said Polen.
Describing the Churchs services as ?contemporary worship, Polen said that every aspect of the multimedia staging adheres to the highest production standards. They use a GrandMA theatrical lighting console from MA Lighting, as well as a Yamaha PM1D 96-channel digital audio console for front-of-house audio mixing; and the studio production control room, which houses the FOR-A production switcher, has a wall of program and preview monitors.
?In our Churchs 100-year history, weve occupied three different locations. In our last location, we were limited to overhead projectors, and PowerPoint slides. Now that our congregation has experienced the caliber of multimedia thats been installed at this new location, they really appreciate it, and theres no going back.
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