Analog Way proves volunteer-friendly for US-Korean churches
WORLD: US-based solution provider design and installer, Genesis Technology, has recently upgraded the A/V system of one of the largest Korean-American churches in the New York area. The company provided upgrades and enhancements to the HD video systems, stage LED lighting systems, intercom system and digital audio system.
Based in a four storey building, the main sanctuary of the church features 1,200 on first floor and 600 seats on the balcony. The video system comprises one large house projection screen, a confidence monitor, four flat panel displays under the balcony and six flat planet displays for the overflow, lobby and fellowship hall. The church required an upgrade of its video system to include all digital formats with full 1080p resolution.
The system also had to accommodate HD recording for broadcast on the Christian television stations and internet, as well as video distribution throughout the building. Genesis Technology was also tasked to provide easy to learn and operate systems as volunteers handle the management of the audio-visual equipment. To meet this need, it chose to install an Analog Way NeXtage 16 presentation mixer.
‘The NeXtage 16 primarily serves to handle the IMAG projection,’ explained Micheal Yoo, president of Genesis Technology. ‘It also serves to record the service to stream on the church website and to keep them as archives. We chose this product because the NeXtage 16 has by far the best video quality, you can see every detail. The product also features many transition and visual effects that the predominantly young volunteers enjoy.’
Sources are in the form of video streams from three PTZ cameras and two ENG cameras, as well as graphics and video playback from two computers. For special events and presentations, other sources are provided from an iPad and the guest computer. For basic operations the NeXtage 16 is controlled via Shot Box, Analog Way’s multi-screen preset launcher for its LiveCore series. For more complex applications the NeXtage 16 is controlled through the Web RCS remote control software.
‘It’s really easy to train people on the Web RCS as it’s an easy-to-learn tool, especially with the “drag and drop” functionality,’ said Mr Yoo. ‘The Web RCS has shown great success among young volunteers that are more willing to try more effects and features.’