After being installed almost 20 years ago, the video system at Hales Corners Lutheran Church was showing its age. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the need to reach church members who could not attend in-person services was quickly pushed to the forefront. The church turned to Clearwing Systems Integration to upgrade their system with the goal of improving the worship experience for both the in person and remote audiences.
To this end, Clearwing installed new 13,000 lumen Christie laser projectors and motorized screens in the sanctuary to show graphics and IMag content. These projectors provide a substantially improved image that is clearly visible even with the high ambient light in the space. Additional monitors were installed in the lobby and café areas to show announcements and a feed from the sanctuary for overflow audiences.
A Ross Carbonite video switcher handles content from three Panasonic HD PTZ cameras, a fixed Marshall POV camera, and several inputs from ProPresenter. All content sources and destinations pass through a Blackmagic SmartVideoHub router for ultimate system flexibility. Five dedicated HD recorders allow the church to individually record each camera feed for further editing after a service or event. The church chose the RESI platform to handle their live streaming needs. Content is fed to a RESI Prism encoder for distribution to the church’s stream destination of choice.
As a result of these upgrades, HCLC now has a reliable, modern video system to help share their message to in person and virtual audiences for years to come.