Summit Video System Continued
You might be wondering why it’s an important decision to add a broadcast room. Do you really need it or does it just add another layer of complexity? A Broadcast room allows for multiple people such as your Producer, Director/Switcher, Camera Shader, broadcast Audio Engineer, etc. to all be in one room and easily communicate with each other. Creating noise or talking is no longer is an issue like it would be if you had all these people at FOH. The broadcast room also uses two Danley cube speakers and a nano sub for live audio monitoring.
Summit Video System
The biggest piece we did at Summit Church was designing their video system. It’s a large system, comprised of many different pieces, but in the end, they all work together to give Summit Church the ability to accomplish their vision and goals for the church. So, what are the different pieces of this system?
First, let’s take a look at one of the most important pieces to the video system! The Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8k could be described as the key piece of the entire video system. It gives you 4M/E’s, 4DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSorces and features 24 independently routable 12G‑SDI outputs. It may not seem or look like a very exciting piece of gear, but this little black box it is what allows all the other parts in the video system to work. It’s the glue that holds everything together!
Lambda recently installed the ListenTalk system for a church looking to upgrade their communications systems particularly for video and streaming directing. Everyone liked the system so much we wanted to highlight it here too!
The ListenTalk is designed to facilitate two-way communications for four to eight people with a simple push-to-talk implementation. Each user controls their volume, talk and power. Each unit can be used with a ListenTalk headset or a standard pair of earbuds. The Base-4 System bundles together six pieces of gear into one useful starter system. It includes four Transceivers, one headset, and one four-port USB charger for powering the units when they're not in use.
How one church went from one camera to a directing multiple cameras
Mountainview Christian Church contacted Lambda through the recommendation of another longtime client. Just a week or so prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, we had begun to work with them to draw out some ideas for improving their livestream. Mountainview had been using a MEVO to capture their services, but knew they needed something better. Mevo works by using a single camera that can track faces and create multiple images the same shot. This option can work great for small meetings, but not for a full worship meeting in a medium size church.
Mountainview was accustomed to a lot of angles but wanted to add more quality to their captures. With this in mind, we built them a switching system based around a small Blackmagic rack switcher, a broadcast style Ursa camera and few smaller POV style cameras from Marshall. In laying out this system Matt Waresak, a camera specialist at Lambda, worked to ensure the stage was covered from every angle.
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