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!
The Constellation receives all the different sources of video, whether it is cameras or graphics, and gives us the control to route those feeds wherever we need them. For example, lyrics or graphics from the ProPresenter computer can be sent straight to the LED walls on stage. It also automatically scales all the inputs to the output settings of the Constellation. This feature eliminates a large portion of the need for additional signal converters and greatly simplifies the process.
Using a Constellation from Blackmagic for Summit Church was perfect! It not only collects the feed from the cameras, but also acts as the director’s switcher to send content directly to the new LED walls, screens, and even their new livestream setup (which we will touch on later!). The Constellation gives professional features for the tech team to use, but also made the entire system less complicated for future additions or changes.
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