Posted in news on November 28, 2017 11:45 am EST

Hillsong Church Adopts Versatile Switcher Option

Custom Media Solutions of Cumming, Ga., first introduced the Australian-based church to For-A's equipment when working together to produce an annual conference. The church's production team reports that the switcher option continues its service in both Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1983, Hillsong Church is a contemporary Christian worship organization that has launched churches in some of the most influential cities around the world. With locations in 19 countries, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly. The church has been relying on For-A’s HVS-2000 video switcher for weekly services at its locations in Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa, as well as for production of its conferences held around the United States.

Hillsong was first introduced to For-A’s equipment when working with video production company Custom Media Solutions in Cumming, Ga. To produce Hillsong’s annual conferences, the production company relied on a custom flypack equipped with a For-A switcher for screen switching and broadcast camera cut.

Key factor: Versatility

“We discovered that because For-A’s switcher was so versatile, we needed only half the outboard gear that we normally would use to run the conference,” explains Luke Irvine, who has been part of Hillsong’s production team for 26 years, serving in various roles including video director, technical manager, and camera operator. “The flexibility to be able to move the keyers to aux channels was vital in minimizing our outboard gear, as were the built-in frame sync channels. We also really appreciated that For-A’s switcher could be used with an additional switcher panel. That allowed us to switch the camera cut on one panel while screen switching on another panel––all still within the one switcher frame.”

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