Shoreline Church Adds Ikegami HDK-77EX Full Digital HD Cameras For North Campus Broadcast Center
NewsAustin, TX House of Worship Upgrades to HD with Four High-Performance Ikegami HD CamerasLast Updated: September 20, 2012 7:05 pm GMT
(Maywood, New Jersey--September 20, 2012) At growing houses of worship such as Shoreline Church in Austin, TX, professionally-produced video is essential to the message. With multiple campuses to reach each week, as well as a fast-expanding Internet presence, Shoreline recently upgraded their signal to HD with four new Ikegami HDK-77EX full digital HDTV portable cameras.
"Video is critical to what we do - once our service begins, we are using our camera feeds every moment," says David Cherry, Technical Director for Shoreline Church. "We have remote campuses, and they were designed and built with HD video in mind, because our messages are represented with video. It was imperative that the video quality be the highest we could get, which is why we went with Ikegami."
The center of attention at Shoreline is the 5,000-seat North Campus auditorium, where two Ikegami HDK-77EX cameras are fixed in center positions, a third is situated house left on a trolley with 30 ft. range, and the fourth is on a 24-foot jib. In addition to being broadcast to the remote campuses and Webcast globally, the imagery that the Ikegami cameras capture is projected live on North Campus onto two 28-foot wide HD screens.
"The image quality and depth of field from our Ikegami HDK-77EX cameras is stunning - it rivals anything out there," Cherry says. "On the big screens, from camera to projector, pixel to pixel is all HD, and its nothing short of phenomenal. We™fre switching between multiple cameras and the overall effect is very creative, and very artistic."
Using full digital process ASICs, precision-designed at 0.18 micro m rule, the video signals of Shoreline™fs Ikegami HDK-77EX cameras are digitized with 14-bit A/D conversion, and up to 38-bit internal digital processing circuits. Since non-linear processing such as gamma correction is performed digitally, consistent high picture quality and stable reliability is assured.
In addition to their cameras™f high performance and complete reliability, Shoreline has been introduced to Ikegami™fs world-class customer service. "The engineer who led the training for our crew was fantastic," notes Cherry. "He came to our service, which he wasn™ft required to do, and went above and beyond the expectations. We have felt totally supported by Ikegami."
At Shoreline Church, the addition of Ikegami HDK-77EX cameras has been a key part of connecting even more deeply with its growing audience -- live and in-person, across Texas, and throughout the world. "Cameras can really help in creating that visual environment that so many churches are looking for," David Cherry says. "We™fre telling an important story through video. We depend on our Ikegami cameras to do that."
Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.), Inc. is a leading supplier of professional broadcasting products in the Western Hemisphere. With US offices in New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, and Illinois, the Ikegami name is recognized worldwide for its state-of-the-art television cameras and closed-circuit TV equipment. Ikegami's universal HDTV cameras have been widely accepted by the broadcast industry as it continues the transition to the High Definition Television Format.
For more information and the location of the Regional Office nearest you, call Ikegami's Maywood NJ headquarters at 201-368-9171 or visit http://www.Ikegami.com.