Each of the front 9 x 12−foot screens and the rear screen (for the Pastor and singers) can receive different images simultaneously. Two TVs provide additional monitor views for the band and singers. The audio/video system’s flexibility is the result of Kramer Electronics switchers, scalers and scan converters. The Kramer equipment manages the video sources and converts the varied input signal resolutions to the same high quality video output. Those sources are then distributed throughout the church.
The Kramer products were recommended by Industrial Audio/Video, Inc., a local audio/video system integrator, when Fellowship Bible Church began its search for a high resolution system. “The existing system could not support higher resolutions, so we worked with the church team to create one that would,” said Jason Staples, CTS, Account Manager at Industrial Audio/Video, Inc.. “The projectors had taken up much of the budget, but they still needed a cost−effective way to manage their video sources. Kramer had all the tools to help them create a quality system,” Staples noted.
A Kramer VP−8X8 Computer Graphics Video Matrix Switcher manages the video sources, allowing multiple images to be directed to each screen. The church’s sources often include multiple computers, a DVD player, video cameras and high definition TV. Housed in a rack in the central control room are two Kramer VP−420 digital scaler/format converters, four Kramer FC−32 DVI to Computer Graphics Video/HDTV format converters, two VP−409 digital scalers, and two VP−501XL Computer Graphics Video scan converters. These video products scale or convert video sources to the same resolution so that all video images projected on the giant screens are sharp and crystal clear. The system also includes Kramer cables which ensure the signal maintains superior image quality.
In addition to audio and video for church services, Fellowship Bible Church also uses the system for youth and community programs, movie nights, and televised sporting events. According to Steve Wylie, the church volunteer who spearheaded the A/V installation, “Industrial Audio/Video, Inc. and Kramer worked with us to come up with a system that would fit both our technical and budgetary needs. We were thrilled at how much support we got from Kramer and the great product solution they offered.”
From songs to sports − church attendees can be sure Kramer will serve their needs with high−resolution audio and video solutions.