Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church

In just nine months, Living Faith Church underwent five phases of install upgrades, with the final two phases featuring six Hitachi projectors, four JVC cameras, two Matrox TripleHead2Go modules, a Kramer presentations switcher/scaler, and a pair of Apple iMacs.

Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church
Using the Hitachi projectors in the worship space during a baby dedication in August, Living Faith Church recently had completed a multiphase project that included environmental projection in their worship space.

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Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church

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Once the church had implemented environmental projection, though, Hill cautioned about using it excessively.

“We didn’t want to overuse it at first, as we did not use any movies for the first few weeks,” said Hill. “We did not want to do anything drastic for the first few weeks, and have not heard any complaints since then.”

For lyrics projection, a pair of Hitachi CP-WX5505 projectors was installed, each powered by 5,200 lumens, positioned as side projectors for lyrics only. In addition, serving as the center projector is a Hitachi CP-WX8750 projector, powered by 7,500 lumens, handling live shots and lyrics. Working with the trio of projectors is one Matrox TripleHead2Go unit, an iMac, and one Kramer VP-728 presentation switcher/scaler. The Kramer unit is connected to the center projector’s output, allowing the Living Faith staff to switch to announcements, displaying with ProPresenter, or to black out the center screen to run live video on the center screen when needed, during baptisms or baby dedications. They are situated above the stage about four or five feet from the ceiling, displaying text in white.

In deciding on Hitachi for their projectors, Hill noted, the church made sure to first set up a demo in the worship space. Thanks to the demo, he explained that the church opted to go with WUXGA projectors to handle the environmental projection, to minimize any potential pixelation issues. “We opted for the top-of-the-line one, in their line. We figured if we can go with WUXGA projectors, let’s do it right.” As noted by Guess, “We could have gone with a lower-end Hitachi, but if you got to the front rows, you would be able to see pixelation. We didn’t want to save $300 on a projector, only to not be happy with the picture.”

In deciding to select Hitachi over another brand projector, Hill said, “We have had Hitachi projectors in the past, and their customer service is incredible. We have had a projector go on a Sunday, and then have a new one by the next Wednesday.” Among the other noted benefits, were how they are “brilliant and bright, and easy to power up, and easy for anyone to use, if either (he or Adam) are out.”

While the church was able to schedule a demo for the projectors, other products included in the final two install phases were not, explained Guess.


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