FAQ: How did you make the on-stage LED Grid?

The on-stage LED grid (lovingly dubbed “Homebrew” around Willow Production) was an idea turned into reality for a specific event, which then evolved into a ministry staple. Below, Jordan Monson, our LED guru, explains more[…]

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FAQ: How do you record your services & distribute the video feeds to your campuses?

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.[…]

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FAQ: What is the bracket you guys use that mounts your viewfinders to the side of your broadcast cameras?

Update Summer 2016 – This post was originally written when we were still using Sony DXC-D35 cameras in our old SD system. Since our upgrade to HD in 2015, we now are using Hitachi SK-HD1200[…]

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FAQ: What CAD software do you use for creating and maintaining system schematic diagrams?

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[…]

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FAQ: Digital Asset Management

System Update 2016 – We now have a new Digital Asset Management system installed. Here’s a link to another post about the project.   We often get asked “How does Willow organize & archive all[…]

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FAQ: Rolling window shades in worship center – where did you purchase?

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[…]

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FAQ: what system do you guys use for your production asset tags

Willow Production uses a software program called Tracmor for tracking all of our production gear across our entire campus.

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FAQ: How we Live stream our services

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[…]

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FAQ: What Camera’s do you use to shoot the service live? Specifically at the Leadership Summit.

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[…]

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FAQ: What’s a good DMX splitter to use?

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[…]

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