We record (capture) our services to several digital video recording devices. We use a networked digital recorder called Telestream Pipeline and also several AJA KiPro Rack recorders, which basically look and feel like a VTR replacement.[…]
Audio Topics to Review Analog vs. Digital Audio – “Dirty” analog out on the satellite receiver Pre-Event Audio & Testing Event Audio & Testing What to Expect During the GLS Troubleshooting When & How to Contact[…]
Written by Aaron Ruse – Former Broadcast and Streaming engineer For the live weekend streaming presentation, we rely heavily on the FOH mix. Our current signal flow is as follows: At FOH we separately buss[…]
Willow Creek Lakeside Auditorium has just installed an Absen A6 LED 144 tile video wall. A custom motorized LED flybar fabricated & installed by Chicago Flyhouse allows a quick change between one large 14’x24′ center[…]
Here’s some photos of the speaker wiring work the Production team did together this past week. It was great having the help on this project. Thanks to everyone!
We were visiting Willow and noticed the rolling shades in the worship center. My mother’s home congregation in TN, just completed a new worship center with tall windows causing a problem with the sunshine at[…]
Willow Production uses a software program called Tracmor for tracking all of our production gear across our entire campus.
Willow currently offers live streaming of our Weekend services & On Demand versions from previous weekends on our streaming video site at willowcreek.tv. We also have a Roku & AppleTV channel in Beta testing right[…]
Starting in 2010, the Leadership Summit has been recorded in HD with a full HD Production truck. However, the actual satellite broadcast has still been done in Standard Definition, mainly due to the fact that[…]
What specific DMX splitter does Willow use or recommend for splitting DMX in a lighting rig? The link below is for the industry standard of Opto-Splitter. And when I say industry-standard, I mean every rental house in[…]
We use Renewed Vision ProPresenter 4 for all our lyric & sermon presentation graphics.
We recently completed a full upgrade to our Digital Asset Management System (DAM). Our previous system was old and no longer supported, so we needed a new robust system that could manage our entire library[…]
Over the past 12 weeks, we have upgrade our entire video system from SD to HD. We will post a more detailed overview but here are some pictures to whet your appetite.
We occasionally get asked the question “What is the bracket you guys use that mounts your viewfinders to the side of your broadcast cameras?”. We found a unique product that relocates the camera viewfinder from the[…]
I love connecting with other technical artists. I love the chance to be around people that think like me and that struggle with similar issues; to be around people that view the world from a[…]
We have have a unique setup at Willow where we have a team called Campus Care and they do more than just clean the facility and take out the trash. One of their major roles[…]
These are my notes from a talk I gave at our annual production volunteer celebration. We have an amazing team and I am honored to get to be the one to encourage them. A couple[…]
We’ve tried VidCAD and Visio, but Visio lacked the features that we wanted & VidCAD was very complicated. So, several years ago we tried out WireCAD as is was a true CAD wiring software with[…]