Arizona Church Begins Streaming, Recording with Vaddio MatrixMIX System

With its ease of use, the MatrixMIX was put through the paces on the same day following its install, after which the church's first recording was done the next Sunday.

Arizona Church Begins Streaming, Recording with Vaddio MatrixMIX System
Willow Hills Baptist Church lead tech David Smith works on a Behringer X32 console in the production room, while watching the various views from the four Vaddio PTZ cameras being used in the worship space.

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Arizona Church Begins Streaming, Recording with Vaddio MatrixMIX System

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In selecting those specific camera models, Smith said it was in large part due to how well the cameras handled latency. “I was concerned about real-time latency with the cameras, and it’s minimal. That’s how I got into the HDBase-T line, to minimize the degree of latency,” he said.

With the new setup at Willow Hills, Smith found some of the most significant benefits included having a TeleTouch 27-inch USB Touch-Screen Multiviewer for control, along with the PCC MatrixMIX Live Production Controller, which all ties into the brains of the system of the Bridge AVMatrixMIX, the interconnects to the production room, shielded category 6 cables, and the distribution amps. By going with a Cat-6 connection, Smith added, “that future proofs us, if we ever want to do 4K.”

Among the system’s most notable features include presets, color keying, as well as picture and picture. In addition, Halsey said, “we did a few presets for them, to get them honed where they wanted them, such as to keep track of the pastor as he is walking across the stage, as well as some adjustments to the camera speed.”

For Smith, the new system configuration is “very nice. It allows us to see our four cameras, our slides and bottom thirds. If a pastor wants to read a passage from the Bible, we can throw that up on the screen, and the congregation can also see a full-size slide on that screen.” In addition, “we can superimpose the song lyrics on the screen,” either serving as a confidence monitor, or “squish (the text) down to lower thirds.”

As Halsey explained, the church was looking for “something very easy to use, as they depend on a lot of volunteers from their congregation. It can be customized by having one guy dive in with the presets, who knows the system. For others, (it can be configured) where you hit a button and you are good, and you don’t have to do a lot of training on it.”

When seeking the right solution for a system in their worship space, Smith relayed to CCS that “I wanted to do lower thirds, and wanted to keep it as simple as possible. The Vaddio could do lower thirds and color keying in its sleep.” For Halsey, offering the Vaddio system was a logical choice since “cost-wise, it is very competitive, and Vaddio is one of the best customer service companies. We have had engineers test (the MatrixMIX) out, and had installed it in a couple of auditoriums and a couple other churches. It is very clear to set up.”


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