Life Church, an outreach-driven church in Wesley Chapel, Florida, has installed Analog Way’s Pulse 4K multi-layer video mixer and presentation switcher to power a new LED videowall in the sanctuary.
A new product from Analog Way, the Pulse 4K is uniquely suited to the worship market with features like scaling, seamless switching, and low latency at cost-effective price point.
The 4K60 multi-layer video mixer and seamless presentation switcher has ten inputs, two active outputs plus a dedicated multiviewer output. It features advanced VFX and audio processing, eight concurrent 4K still images, ultra-low latency processing and flexible control options.
Technology solutions provider AVnew, in Altamonte Springs, Florida, served as the integrator for Life Church. “They wanted to enhance their stage presence for the worship experience and decided on a 36 x 18-foot Thor AV 3.9mm LED videowall as a backdrop,” explains Gil Parente, CEO and Owner of AVnew. “They needed a processor that could handle the videowall’s custom resolution, offer multiple layers for PIPs, be user friendly for the operators and cost-efficient.”
Steve Mink, Production Director at Life Church who heads a technical staff of three, says that the church used standard video projectors prior to acquiring the LED videowall. The sanctuary has approximately 1,200 seats, which were filled to 80-90 percent of capacity on any given Sunday prior to the coronavirus. “The videowall communicates to the whole sanctuary, from the stage platform to the back wall about 135 feet away – a deep viewing area. Content is bigger and easier to read for teaching and speaking, and the videowall enables us to create a more immersive atmosphere around the songs. As soon as we got the wall and put content up we saw how it pulled the back of the room forward to make everyone in the sanctuary feel part of the content.”
The new LED videowall displays looping motion video backgrounds during the worship portion of a service. Content is also created in-house relating to sermons or holidays, such as a short video that was recorded for Christmas Eve. Supporting a full contemporary band, with 10-12 vocalists, which fills musical needs during services, the videowall displays lyrics, generic motion video backgrounds, and custom content with lyrics embedded.