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┬áRack 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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Campus Care Audio Racks

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[…]

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Let’s do something amazing, together.

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[…]

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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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Be Flexible

I was going back through my notes on some of the production staff meetings we’ve had over the years, and came across the very first value we talked about: be flexible. In that era, I[…]

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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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Rigging Made Easy: Crimping Tools and Swages by Glenn Davis

The way I see it the stage world just looks better when you have more options toward supporting or flying scenery. At Willow Creek Church, suspending scenery is very common. At times, we may create[…]

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