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on May 26, 2016 11:29 am EDT
New Video Switcher Finds a Home in Desert Church
Multi-site High Desert Church in California was in the market for a switcher that enabled its team to live stream sermons from the main campus to the church's other sites.
Images courtesy of FOR-A and High Desert Church.
High Desert Church in Cypress, Calif., recently purchased FOR-A’s HVS-2000 video switcher to fulfill the growing congregation’s video production needs.The church pastors speak live every weekend at the Victorville campus auditorium, and the HVS-2000 allows for a live IMAG cut at Victorville while also broadcasting to the house of worship’s other sites. The HVS-2000 reportedly offers numerous inputs and outputs for the church’s needs, and its 12 AUX outputs gives operators more control over what’s being broadcasted.
"With the HVS-2000, I can use the MELite feature to transform a traditional AUX bus into a fully function M/E with cuts, mixes, wipes and keys. I love having this flexibility."
—Sam Pendergrass, Production Director, High Desert Church, Cypress, CA
High Desert capitalizes on the HVS-2000’s unique capabilities: “With the HVS-2000, I can use the MELite feature to transform a traditional AUX bus into a fully function M/E with cuts, mixes, wipes and keys. I love having this flexibility,” says Sam Pendergrass, production director at High Desert Church. “In some scenarios I don’t need a fully featured MELite and, in that case, I can simply throw a FLEXaKEY on an AUX output to place keyers in areas of the switchers where I need them. We have multi-image display walls, and it’s also very nice that the switcher can parse an image to different outputs. The ability to switch back and forth seamlessly without external processors is very convenient.”Volunteer considerations
High Desert Church has a team of volunteers that operate the switcher for all of the church's services. While the house of worship appreciates the flexibility and creative control that the switcher affords them, they also heavily rely on macros to maintain a consistent experience for the congregation between different sermons and operators.
Pendergrass explains, “The HVS-2000 is more than capable of handling our church’s video production needs, and we really like that it also leaves room for future expansion. FOR-A has been so helpful through every stage of our journey, and the entire purchase and configuration process was all very smooth."