News: Abundant Life Family Worship Church Improves Video Production Quality with Broadcast Pix
(Billerica, Massachusetts--November 30, 2010) Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, N.J., has installed a Slate™ 5000 video production system to improve the quality of its multi-camera video production and I-MAG (image magnification) capabilities.
Every service at the church is recorded, and one sermon from each week is televised locally on a public access cable station. Abundant Life also streams its services live, and many sermons are available on demand at http://www.streamingfaith.com.
The Abundant Life control room is located near the entrance of the church and can comfortably accommodate a six-person production team. With volunteer crews, however, audio and video responsibilities are often handled by a much smaller crew. As a result, the built-in functionality of the Slate system has been a lifesaver, according to Dickenson Jean-Louis, sound technician and media director. “It can be a one-man show if we don’t have enough people,” he said. “We love the switcher.”
During productions, Abundant Life relies on Slate’s workflow tools, including the built-in Inscriber CG that is used to produce lower-thirds to identify Bishop George C. Searight and special guests. With Fluent™ Multi-View, the church was able to replace a collection of small CRT monitors with one LCD screen. Plus, Jean-Louis said playing video clips used to be complicated, but Fluent Clip Store has simplified the process. “Now it’s just seamless,” he said. “There’s no problem bringing in video. It’s so convenient.”
Before Abundant Life upgraded to its Broadcast Pix system, programs were switched using an old Panasonic analog switcher. Entertainment Professionals Collective, LLC, which is based in Somerset, N.J., served as the dealer and integrator for the project, which was completed last fall. While Abundant Life is still producing its video projects in SD, Jean-Louis said the plan is to upgrade to HD – and continue to use the Slate 5000 – when the congregation moves into its new facility, which is currently under construction.
About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in live video production systems. Its Granite native HD systems are the only switchers with a content server, to provide the best file-based workflow for clips and graphics. Its Slate systems create highly affordable hybrid HD/SD/analog productions. Both systems create compelling live video by integrating a production switcher with a suite of Fluent file-based software tools, including clip and graphic stores, CG, multi-view, CG, watch-folders and macros. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. Customers include leading broadcast, webcast, entertainment, mobile, corporate, education, religious, and government studios in more than 75 countries. Learn more at http://www.broadcastpix.com.