Equipment

Budgeting and Maintenance: Value Stewardship, Wise Use of Resources
By Stephen Botts · April 26, 2018 • Nothing lasts forever, so it helps when sitting down with a finance team or an officer, and pointing at items on a spreadsheet that we know will come out of rotation for reliability.

Doing Video on a Budget: Plan, Research and List
By Luke Ward · April 24, 2018 • It’s doubtful that anyone is going to hand you a blank check when getting financial approval for the hardware or software that you are looking to get.

Doing Video on a Budget: Buy What You Need To Get Going, Start With A Plan
By Ralph Hicks · April 12, 2018 • If you are still capturing video in SD, and are looking to jump to HD (1280 by 720 pixels) or even Full HD (1920 by 1080 pixels), know you'll likely have to change out most of your cables, screens, and cameras.

Streaming: Take the Time to Test To Learn What Works
By Tim Dougherty · March 13, 2018 • Resources in the video production and streaming industry are endless, with no limit to what you can accomplish using multi-camera systems, studio lighting rigs, high-end encoding devices, multi-staff teams, etc.

Live Streaming: Before Planning to Stream, Account for Size of Church, Staff
By Brent Mann · March 9, 2018 • Depending on the size of your church, the option of whether to go with live streaming over podcasting is a worthwhile consideration.

Role of an Audio Director: Plan Both to Succeed and Fail
By Debbie Keough · March 1, 2018 • It may seem obvious to anyone that works in production that planning well out in advance is crucial. However, the hardest thing to plan for could just be winging it.

Team Work: A Look Back at 8 Articles Diving Deep Into the Topic
By Tim Ottley · February 26, 2018 • By taking the time to read the following eight articles you will likely find that they will keep you working and building your team for years to come.

The FCC, Wireless Microphones and LED Walls
By Stefan Svard · February 23, 2018 • How would you feel, though, if just a few years down the road, you were forced to turn an LED wall off, as has been mandated with wireless mics in the past, because it too was not compliant with FCC rulings?

The Top 3 Things to Know When Purchasing Used Equipment
By Alex Fuller · February 8, 2018 • The industry moves so rapidly with an onslaught of new gear that tempts us every year, and there will always be items that are worth the big-ticket expense, so seek out savings where they can be found. ... Read More.

Budgeting and Maintenance: Plan For The Long-Term, Avoid Unwanted Surprises
By Josh Holowicki · December 28, 2017 • Refrain from making software and firmware updates (unless they are fixing a major bug) prior to a big event. Too often, such updates before an event might lead to an unfortunate result, like “all my show files are gone now.”

Budgeting and Maintenance – Spending Money on Something You Don’t See
By Daniel Beard · December 20, 2017 • With budgeting in mind and realizing that replacing equipment can be quite costly, I strongly encourage you to regularly maintain your equipment, especially the bigger and more expensive pieces.

Are You Ready to Livestream Your Worship Services?
By Ryan Brenneman · December 14, 2017 • No matter what choice you are looking at, start with laying out your end goal. With so many options coming out, livestreaming is quickly becoming a consideration.

Budgeting and Maintenance: Making the Most of Your Resources
By Todd Heft · December 4, 2017 • Physical parts wear down over time, and routine cleaning will extend the life of your gear. Be sure that with every piece of equipment you own, that you have read the manufacturers recommendations and precautions first.

When Things Go Wrong: Correcting For Flaws in Your PA
By Adrian Gates · November 30, 2017 • How do you respond, though, when the trusted advice of an expert causes more trouble than it solves? Or when some small changes have unexpected consequences?

Upgrade Planning: Research, Homework and (Of Course) Planning All In the Mix
By Tony Staires · October 31, 2017 • Have realistic expectations of what needs to be improved, purchased, or replaced. Ask yourself, does this piece of equipment help us better achieve our church’s vision?

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For Lighting Design, What Software Is The Right Match For Your Needs? (Part 3)
Dig into this final part of a three-part series that looks into choices for lighting design software, including Vectorworks and LightConverse, and how each can best serve the needs of your church.


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