The Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield, CA, has plans for its future. The 12-year-old house of worship, whose sanctuary today accommodates 1,200 worshippers at a time, is considering adding a satellite location sometime in the next year or two, which will necessitate the acquisition and integration of video cameras and I-MAG projection, something they don’t need currently thanks to an architectural design whose curved balcony makes for a pleasantly intimate worship space. But when the church makes its expansion move, its media infrastructure will be ready, thanks to the installation of a Roland V-1200HD multi-format video switcher, purchased through Pacific West Sound.
Currently, the V-1200HD acts as the switcher between a main graphics computer running Pro Presenter software and a Blu-ray player. In addition, said Tim Young, production and technical coordinator at the church, the V-1200HD’s aux outputs allow the church to route video from the stage to the church’s cry room, café, and lobby. “Before, those areas could only see the camera focused on the stage,” he said. “Now, they can also see the computer graphics, which makes for a better worship experience.”
Once the church adds another location, it will require the addition of live-streaming capability. That’s something the Roland V-1200HD is ready for. “We’ll be able to use the V-1200HD’s aux engine for the live stream, which is one of the reasons I went with it.” As was the V-1200HD’s ease of use—Young, an audio professional who learned video as he went along, said he was able to set the V-1200HD and configure it before the Roland technical rep arrived. “It was up and running seamlessly, so he was able to show me some of the more advanced aspects of the unit,” said Young. “What’s great is that this is a system that can grow along with us.”
Users can switch and control functions on the Roland V-1200HD using the dedicated V-1200HDR Control Surface or free downloadable Remote Control Software (RCS). Users can also connect up to two compatible control devices on a network to separate out switcher functions by M/Es, keying, or audio mixing.
PRODUCT AT WORK
The V-1200HD is a 2 M/E switcher featuring a 4:2:2/4:4:4 Hybrid Engine that combines the features of a production switcher with the power of a presentation switcher. Multiple M/E configurations can be selected from 1 M/E, 1.5 M/E, and 2 M/E to meet the needs of the production.
from the wire
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