VIDEO FOR CHURCHES
Video equipment in a church has become a technological necessity. Video equipment can be used in to record sermons, choir concerts, and special messages given by guest speakers. Congregations may want to use video equipment to stream services live on the web or air services on local television channels. If members miss a Sunday, recordings will allow them to watch the worship service on video at a later date. Video equipment can also be used to feed sound and picture into other areas of the building. This is particularly useful for overflow areas when the main church hall is full. Within the main church hall, video can be distributed to monitors mounted throughout the hall so that everyone has an excellent view of the worship service, regardless of where they are sitting.
Go Electronic carries a selection of video equipment for use in worship facilities. The Sony PTZ cameras, our recommended cameras, offer pan-tilt-zoom functionality which allows for complete hall coverage. Combined with an RCC1000, RM-BR300 or Telemetrics camera controller, one or more cameras can be easily controlled by one person. The cameras offer PTZ preset ability so at the touch of a button, the camera operator can change the direction of a camera to zoom in on the pulpit, zoom out on the choir, etc. The Vaddio video systems offer ease of installation with Vaddio's Cat 5 cabling feature. Power, video and control all run via Cat 5 cabling to the Vaddio camera controller/switcher; additional electrical hookups are elliminated.
Putting together a video system for your church is an involved process and each system is different. To begin the process, here are a few questions you should ask yourself:
- What are you trying to accomplish with your video system?
Record/archive, stream online, and/or distribute to in-house screens or overflow areas
- Are you interested in a standard definition or high definition video system?
Although there is a clear movement toward high definition video, for many, a high definition video system for a church is cost prohibitive.
- How many cameras will you need?
The size of the facility and the size of your budget will help determine the number of cameras you will need. With the pan, tilt and zoom functions of the Sony EVI cameras, a one-camera system for a church may be satisfactory. The use of more than one camera requires the additional need for a video selector/mixer.
- Do you have existing equipment to incorporate?
- What is your budget?
Take a look at our GUIDE TO DESIGNING A CHURCH VIDEO SYSTEM
for more information.
For assistance in assembling a custom video system for your house of worship, CONTACT US
with your specifications and requirements.