Graha Bethany Church gets graphic with Ross Video
INDONESIA: The 35,000-seat Graha Bethany Church in Indonesia was recently equipped with a Ross Video Carbonite 2M production switcher and one XPression real-time motion graphics systems for its multimedia control room and balcony area. The new equipment is now being used for each of the HOW’s two-hour services, which occur four times on Sundays and twice midweek.
‘I decided to go with Ross Video after I compared with other brands and found that the company offered products at an affordable price, yet didn’t sacrifice on quality, capability or reliability,’ said Graha Bethany Church’s head of department of multimedia, Mr Moho. ‘I choose the 2M with XPression because I needed two mixers that could easily handle the different outputs for our three large LED displays. I use XPression for CG (title, logo, animation),’ he added.
The church boasts an inventory of 85 LCD TVs and five multi cameras. ‘The first time the Ross Video equipment was installed we tried it with a camera, and we saw that it produced a much better quality picture and colour,’ Mr Moho said.
‘The goal was to achieve a great standard of quality that was easy to use, and that would make the content more creative,’ he explained. The church streams the final edited product, archives it as a digital version, which is later produced as a DVD.
Explaining how the Ross Video products have improved the quality of productions, Mr Moho continued: ‘My first impression was that we had much better colour with a much-improved delay. The eight aux’s allow us to be more creative with the output, and XPression makes CG much easier.
‘This is my first time using Ross Video products,’ he explained. ‘The training we had on it was very good because it wasn’t just based around reading about it, it was fully explained and we were able to get feedback on what we could do at our church. PT Galva Technovision is the best supplier and provided great support for us. The new products will make it much easier to make creative and professional videos.’
‘The Carbonite series production switcher from Ross Video continues to be the switcher of choice in the HOW market space,’ commented Dae Yung Choe, vice president of sales - Asia/Oceanic.
‘With six different control panels and four frames to choose from, Carbonite can be configured to meet the production requirements of a small church or a mega church such as Graha Bethany Church. We look forward to working with PT Galva and Graha Bethany Church for future production enhancements.’