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Maximizing the Worship Space, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Brent Hayes of SVL Productions about the lighting and video components of the recent technical upgrade for the First Free Church in Rockford, Illinois. Brent describes the removal of many PAR 64 instruments and the addition of LED lighting instruments and control for the church. He also provides details on the addition of three Panasonic projectors and three large projection screens, the center on of which is motorized.
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A PEG TV Setup, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Bea Coulter and Jason Tait of Portland Community Media regarding the PEG TV station’s migration to HD with upgrades to LED lighting and other modern production gear. Jason describes the technical installation while Bea outlines the Energy Trust of Oregon rebates and incentives arranged through Advanced Broadcast Systems that were instrumental in enabling the improvements. They also discuss staff and volunteer training on the new equipment.
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Maximizing the Worship Space, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Brent Hayes of SVL Productions and Aaron Johnson of Johnson AV Engineering regarding their sound, lighting and video upgrade for the First Free Church in Rockford, Illinois. Brent and Aaron lead the way through the sound upgrade that included Danley speakers and Powersoft amplifiers to cover a very large sanctuary seating nearly 1800 people. They describe both the design concept and the steps taken in the installation of the new sound system.
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A PEG TV Setup, Part 1

Show 97-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bea Coulter and Jason Tait of Portland Community Media regarding their recent LED lighting upgrade. They also provide details on the LED lighting instruments, controller, the installation and other aspects of the PEG TV station’s migration to HD. The entire former lighting system had to be removed and electrical changes made before installation of the new LED system could be completed.

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Fiber-optic Technology: Where is it Heading, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Jim Hayes of the Fiber Optic Association about the FOA’s activities and certification programs for fiber optic technicians. Hayes talks about the effect of cloud computing on the demand for fiber optic networks. He also explores OTDRs used for testing fiber optic lines and he outlines the pitfalls of using counterfeit cable.

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Behind the National Quartet Convention Feed, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Nic Dugger, owner of Tennessee Digital Television (TNDV) regarding the sound, video, IMAG and intercom systems set up for the National Quartet Convention, the biggest event in gospel music. Dugger provides more details on how TNDV connected the video screens, cameras, and routers to handle the technical feeds for the marathon show. He tells the tech story from setup to completion.
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Fiber-optic Technology: Where is it Heading, Part 1

Show 96-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jim Hayes of the Fiber Optic Association about the FOA’s activities and certification programs for fiber optic technicians. Jim outlines the steps for starting an FOA certified training program and he gets into the basics of passive optical LANs. They also discuss the basic layout of an optical local area network and various uses for single mode and multimode fiber.

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Behind the National Quartet Convention Feed, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Nic Dugger, owner of Tennessee Digital Video (TNDV) in Nashville about how the company handled sound recording, intercom, IMAG and broadcast feeds for the National Quartet Convention held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. TNDV brought its Aspiration video truck and the new audio truck, Vibration to the event.

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Clear-Com at the San Diego Opera, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, AV technician Bill Scott of the San Diego Opera is back with SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles as they wrap up their discussion on the Clear-Com Tempest 2400 Digital Wireless system recently added to the communication setup for the opera. Scott also gets into the technical design for the productions and his use of microphones. He provides details on how he uses the Clear-Com T-Desk software and how he mounted the intercom antennas for the stage area.

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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Patrick Meek, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana about their installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. Patrick outlines the different sound system requirements for the soccer and football venues and discusses the project timeframe with weather related construction delays.
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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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