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Audio and Light: Install at St. Pius, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 31, Part 1:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Brian Cox of Audio and Light, a Greensboro, N. C. firm regarding the sound system installed in the large new sanctuary of St. Pius Tenth Parish. Cox describes the system design process and outlines the challenges involved in providing multiple sound monitoring locations within a very reverberant environment. He also explains his selection of Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC-24R steered array cabinets for the main house sound system. Useful links:

Mobile AV: Santa Cruz County Remote CTV, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 30, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles wraps up his chat with Craig Jutson of Community Television of Santa Cruz County, Calif. on the new CTV remote truck. Craig provides details on the truck’s recording capability, how it is used for sports coverage and talks about CTV’s plans to eventually expand to covering music events with the unit’s multi-track recording capability. The mixer and the audio system are explored and the various budget decisions that shaped the vehicle’s design and equipment are also a topic. Useful links:

Casting Views: ViewCast’s Streaming Technology, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 29, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Eitan Ortal of Israeli webcasting firm Go-Live about their new field production kit featuring the Niagara 2120 encoder, Anton Bauer batteries and wireless G3 video streaming. The kit is used for highly mobile one-man newsgathering from virtually anywhere. Ortal also discusses how Go-Live has used the kit and explores the broader topic of trends in live news video coverage by Internet vs. satellite.

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Illuminating Worship: Lighting for Portable Churches, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 28, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles concludes his talk with Greg Persinger of lighting firm Vivid Illumination. They cover the details of planning power for lighting and mapping the breakers and outlets of a venue used by a portable church. Also discussed is the problem of heat generated by high-powered lighting instruments and the precautions that should be taken by portable church crews to avoid electrical short circuits, fires, and ground noise between sound and lighting gear. Useful links:

Mobile AV: Santa Cruz County Remote CTV, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 30, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Craig Jutson of Community Television of Santa Cruz County, Calif. Craig outlines the purchase and technical outfitting of the new CTV remote truck used for covering local sports games and other events. The basic vehicle conversion is discussed as well as his selection of a Broadcast Pix Granite 1000 switcher. Craig also talks about the switcher’s specific features and how they are used on the local events that CTV Santa Cruz is covering as well as the Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras used on the truck. Useful links:

Casting Views: ViewCast’s Streaming Technology, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 29, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jeff Kopang, Vice President of Marketing at ViewCast on the company’s entry-level video streaming encoder, the Niagara 2120. Kopang outlines the features of the unit and provides details on the user interface, video formats, and ViewCast’s SimulStream technology, enabling the Niagara 2120 to output multiple simultaneous streams at various resolutions and data rates.
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Illuminating Worship: Lighting for Portable Churches, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 28, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Greg Persinger of lighting firm Vivid Illumination. Persinger outlines the technical components of church lighting and discusses the most common mistakes made in lighting by churches. He relates his own touring experience in discussing the methods for hanging lighting instruments in venues used by portable churches and details the impact of LED lighting on the portable church industry. Useful links:

Daktronics Expands University’s AV Capability, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 27, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with John Carlson, design and field engineer with Daktronics. John provides more details on the installation of Daktronics sound systems in several sports facilities at Indiana University in Bloomington. In Part 2 the sound setup in Bill Armstrong Stadium, the university soccer venue, is described including design and control of the Daktronics Sportsound 1500HD system. Acoustic customization features and the operator training provided by Daktronics are also discussed. Useful links:

Outdoor AV: Installation at Central Park West, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 26, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with James Cioffi of AV firm Boulevard Pro in Oradell, New Jersey. James explores the challenges of providing sharp, clear sound reinforcement in an outdoor venue known locally as Central Park West which can accommodate crowds from a few dozen to fifteen thousand or more. They talk about the line arrays used, the methods used to blend the system elements into the amphitheatre architecture and the training that Boulevard Pro provided local users. Useful links:

New Church, New AV Gear, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 25, Part 2:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Randy Turner of Pennsylvania firm Turner Specialty Contractors. Randy provides details on the Aviom stage monitoring and the projection system he set up for the new sanctuary of the Family Church of the Southern Tier in Jamestown, New York. He outlines the connections used for sound between the Crest front of house console and the Aviom system as well as the training provided for the volunteer church tech crew. Useful links:

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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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