Colorado Church Adds 4 Eiki Projectors in Major Upgrade
Install work over three weeks included projectors, Blackmagic cameras, switcher and other video equipment.
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“They were able to work with Eiki and do something on the surface level, at the edge of the specs,” he said. “Our screen size or our wall size is not anything normal as far as aspect ratio, but we wanted to fill the wall. The wall was not made as a screen, and there were no ratios that work with that. It was right at the edge of working, and they had them crunch the measurements of the room, and they were able to figure how to make it work.”
In addition to the projectors, the church also had as part of its install Blackmagic Design video cameras and associated hardware, including a 2M/E switcher, along with reconfiguring the worship space’s audio and lighting.
“(Nelson Audio & Light) interfaced the new system with our existing audio and video system … altogether it went very smoothly,” said Klein.
As part of the configuration, the video content comes from an iMac running Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer. The computer then feeds a Datapath X4 display controller, which splits the video before it is sent to the four projectors over HD-SDI.
The overall design, noted Klein, began with the church seeking to utilize its back wall for projection, which required a reconfiguring of the space, while also adding the ability to offer thematic material during different parts of a service.
“We wanted to have a projection wall behind us, and they figured it out. We had a wall back there, with an architectural cross mounted and inset on the wall, and we turned the wall into basically a screen,” said Klein. “We had seen it done at other churches, but we didn’t know how to do it with programming and projectors.”
With the new setup, the center screen typically shows a themed picture or an abstract background video, while the two outer screens most often show live video of the worship team or pastor. Lyrics can be overlaid on any of the screens during a service.
Of the different aspects of the install, Klein figured the most challenging aspect was to coordinate the programming for the wall, but he noted that Nelson Audio & Light nonetheless handled that part of the install very well.
In the months since the install, Klein said the congregation has been impressed with the extensive updates by the church, and that Nelson Audio & Light has had to return just once to tweak some of the install work associated with one of the Blackmagic cameras.
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