(Cypress, California--January 26, 2010) As part of its recent upgrade to HD, The Heights Baptist Church, located near Dallas in Richardson, Texas, installed a FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD video switcher. Prior to its FOR-A purchase last fall, video production at The Heights was standard definition.
Now, from the camera through switching and processing, the worship facility features an all-HD workflow.
About 5,000 parishioners attend two services each Sunday, plus special concerts throughout the week, at The Heights. For presentation within the church, the HVS-300HS switches between four Canon XL H1S HD camcorders and one Sony HD robotic camera for image magnification (IMAG). There is a different crew of volunteers for each service, consisting of five camera operators, CG operator, audio operator, technical director, and director.
“With volunteer crews, the key feature is how intuitive the HVS-300HS is for a non-professional to adapt to,” said Bobby Dennis, technical director at The Heights. “Yet it’s not limited – we can do anything. The sophistication of the FOR-A has been wonderful visually.”
Digital Resources, Inc., an integrator based in Southlake, Texas, provided the installation, and an engineer from FOR-A came out to The Heights to train the production staff. Dennis said the new switcher has saved time and money while improving production values.
“With the HVS-300HS switcher, the visual quality, ease of operation, and depth of control that we have now is far superior to what we had before,” Dennis said. “It has allowed us to be much more creative. From the first day the new switcher was online, everyone, including the senior pastor, was raving about the quality and the improvement.”
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