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. The Pipeline is a two channel device that’s attached to a local PC and the files are recorded directly to […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 cameras in our Main Auditorium. The viewfinders are an LCD studio style monitor, Hitachi model HDF-700H, that mounts to the […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 the video content it produces?” Well, we use a Digital Asset Management system. This system consists of a server with […]Continue readingMore Tag
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 all of the satellite sites would need to have upgraded hardware & infrastructure to handle an HD satellite signal. We […]Continue readingMore Tag
Gurus of Tech Chicago breakout class “Video Distribution Workflow & Transmission Solutions”
a brief overview of the breakout class I did at Gurus of Tech Chicago on March 1, 2011Continue readingMore Tag
How to live capture your service feed directly into FCP with house time code
I’ve run into a lot of Tech guys from churches who are now live capturing their service video feed directly into Final Cut rather than recording to videotape or DVD. This is exactly how we do it here at Willow Creek. There is one problem though, Final Cut does not support an external LTC time code signal during Live […]Continue readingMore Tag
Projection Techniques for Willow’s 2010 Christmas Service
Willow’s Christmas service for 2010 incorporated 2 different projections surfaces into the set design.Continue readingMore Tag
FAQ: Nursery child number notifications
We call this “PCall”, short for “Parent-Call”. We used to use a simple PowerPoint graphic for this system. But it still required an operator, or someone to manually enter the numbers into the graphic. We longed for a more automated system. We looked into how ProPresenter does this, but we needed a separate system that […]Continue readingMore Tag