"Do you mean to tell me that no one makes...?"
It's the company joke that a couple of our clients have very unique feature requests, and that they ask this exact question from time to time. "Do you mean to tell me that no one makes a [fill in the blank]?"
In the discovery phase of video system planning, we ask lots of questions. We find that some churches are concerned more about presentation of computer graphics (still images and motion backgrounds, along with file-based video), and others are focused on having live video as the primary source. Choosing one or the other makes it easier on us, but the more common answer is that our clients want both.
If you're using live video (cameras) for a typical event like a worship service, you have two audiences – the people who attend live, and the people who do not. And if you think about it, the needs of each group are very different. The live audience may not need to see the faces of those leading the event, but the audience watching your video stream or recording certainly does. How will you allow both to only see what they need to see?
Our challenge is finding a way to do both, and doing it well.
Do you really want your historic auditorium or worship space to look like a concert venue?
To us, there's not a lot worse than cluttering up a traditional or historic auditorium with obvious technology, so when Da-Lite introduced its Wireline Advantage last March, we were thrilled. Many large venues feature beautiful architecture that you just don't want to cover up with a screen; but what happens when you want to project content onto large screens to enhance the event experience?
Luckily, with the Wireline Advantage, you don't have to compromise. The innovative design actually enhances the architecture of the room instead of hiding it like other screens.
How exactly does it do that? The Wireline Advantage uses thin steel cables instead of black drop (extra fabric) to lower the screen to the appropriate height. This almost invisibly suspends the viewing area – and only the viewing area – at the correct height for the audience. The screen housing also can be easily recessed above the ceiling.
The result: an installation that leaves the architecture of the room exposed for stunning results. See our previous article with photos here.
This week, Da-Lite announced that the Wireline Advantage was now available in a new 10' size, so we have even more options for designing the perfect space for you. Please let us know if you have questions and/or need more information.
Hitachi Projectors - Get a FREE lamp with purchase!
Looking for a reason to buy a new projector sooner than later? We have one for you. Between now and December 31, 2016, purchase any of the following projectors and receive a receive a complimentary replacement lamp. Take a look here for more information on Hitachi projectors. Make sure to call us for our best price on these machines, since we are very restricted on what we're allowed to advertise. And don't forget that since we are part of the Hitachi Select Dealer program that you will also receive an extra year of warranty (total of four years) at no additional charge on select models. Please call us with questions.
Promotion Offer: Purchase qualifying products during the program dates and register your product by January 31, 2017 to receive a complimentary replacement lamp per model.
CP-X8150, CP-X8160, CP-X8170, CP-X9110, CP-X9111, CP-WX8255, CP-WX8255A, CP-WX8265, CP-WX9210, CP-WX9211 CP-WU8450, CP-WU8460, CP-WU9100B, CP-WU9410, CP-WU9411, CP-WU13K
Certain restrictions apply. For complete details and official terms & conditions please go to click here.
Behringer X32 3.0 Firmware and Application Software Now Available
X32 Firmware 3.0 Features New User Interface
BEHRINGER has released a much-anticipated X32 Firmware and Application Software Update V 3.0, consolidating the new versions of the X32-Edit (PC/Mac/Linux/RPi) and X32-Mix (iPad) remote control apps, bringing major performance enhancements to the X32 operating system.
Most notable are: the new Automixing option; support for the new X32-EDIT 3.0 remote control application; networked and MIDI remote control directly from X-TOUCH control surfaces; and output phase inversion on all outputs, Aux outs and Ultranet channels. Also included are X-Over filter options for the Main LR and Mono/Center bus EQs.
BEHRINGER X32 Auto mix
The automatic mixer algorithm, provides more gain to the main speaker, while other open mics are attenuated. The use of this Dugan-style gain sharing ensures a low background noise floor – without any gating/ducking artifacts.
The new X32-Edit app features a redesigned and scalable user interface, optimized for touch-control; automixing; configurable fader layers; floating FX windows; and much more. The X32-Mix iPad app has also received an update to support Version 3.0 firmware.
Complete integration of X-TOUCH controllers provides a new hardware control option for all X32 users, particularly suitable for X32-RACK and X32-CORE.
“We are constantly adding new features to the X32’s extremely stable eco-system, providing the best possible feature set and performance– the X32 just keeps getting better!” commented MUSIC Conception Senior Engineer Jan Duwe.
The free-of-charge X32 Firmware and Application Software Update V 3.0 is available for immediate download: Click here.
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What others say
We used the new stuff yesterday. It worked great . . . and we LOVED the mic! Thanks much. I appreciate partnering with you.
Warren Anderson, Elgin Evangelical Free Church