Hitachi HD Cameras Enhance Worship Experiences for Willow Creek – The Broadcast Bridge – Connecting IT to Broadcast

As one of the largest churches in the United States, Willow Creek Community Church places a very high value on the power of video to connect with its congregation within the church and beyond its[…]

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Willow Creek Managing Media Workflows With Telestream Vantage

Mega Church migrates from flip factory to vantage to automate transcoding workflow for weekly multimedia services across regional campuses click HERE to go the the article on Church Production Magazine

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Willow Creek Community Church and Key Code Media – Video Case Study

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[…]

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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: 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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Willow Creek Lakeside Auditorium’s new LED wall

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[…]

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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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Case Study in Editing DSLR Video (Part 2)

Last time we talked about shooting, media management, and prepping footage for the edit of our Christmas short film.¬† Check out that post here if you haven’t read it yet. THE EDIT Let me walk[…]

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