Blackmagic Design’s Advanced Panel

Blackmagic Design’s Advanced Panel

  • Sep 23, 2020

Many churches doing Imag on a budget turn to the Blackmagic Design’s ATEM as their switcher of choice. It’s an affordable option with a great deal of features. The Journey We purchased ours almost 4 years ago for use in an all-volunteer, 5-camera Imag setting.  We launched Imag after being in our building for a […]

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Event Multi-camera Production Challenges & Solutions with NDI

Providing multi-camera video production services supporting weekly church services from a recurring location with an integrated AVL system can be challenging. If the AVL system is not permanently installed – as in portable-church applications – the challenges to maintain high production value content and execution increase exponentially. If then the event is a “one-off,” occurring […]

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1080i or 1080p? Which one is best?

1080i or 1080p? Which one is best?

  • Aug 19, 2020

A church tech emailed me the following question. I asked his permission to create a controlbooth.tv post from my answer. He wrote: Hey buddy, had a question for you. We are running our system at 1080i 59.94. We are using a Ross Black Carbonite switcher, bmd router, Nova Star processors for our Imag screens and […]

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Camera Locations

Camera Locations

  • Jul 13, 2020

“Location, location, location!” the old real estate adage goes. The three most essential factors in determining the desirability of a property is indeed its location. This tricolon does not solely apply to real estate though.  It equally applies to camera positions in a live church-service production environment. One of the most basic questions a video […]

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Production IP Workflows using NDI

Production IP Workflows using NDI

  • Jun 22, 2020

This article will provide insight on advantages and examples of using IP video workflows, based on the NDI protocol. NDI (Network Device Interface) is a protocol which supports very low latency IP video over Ethernet and Wi-Fi network connections. It is also intended to work over gigabit network implementations using ordinary Ethernet switches and routers. […]

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The Broadcast Audio Guy Should Be Fired!

The Broadcast Audio Guy Should Be Fired!

  • Jun 18, 2020

[… or so I’ve heard …] I am fortunate to be able to work on a lot of live-live broadcast entertainment specials. Some recent ones include The Global Citizen Festival (MSNBC & web), Bill Maher’s special from Tulsa Oklahoma (HBO), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC), the Disney Christmas Parade (ABC), Garth Brooks at Notre […]

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