Church Audio Visual Is No Longer a Luxury It Is a Necessity
There are approximately 350,000 religious congregations in the United States. The median church in the US has approximately 75 regular participants in the Sunday morning worship service, according to the National Congregations Study. Audio Visual equipment is by far one of the most important technical components for any church no matter how small or large. Often times we see churches’ AV systems leave much to be desired. Although we do see some issues stemming from lack of training on the existing equipment, more often than not the biggest issue is the AV equipment in the church is not professional grade or it is very outdated.
Let’s discuss why it is so important to have professional grade audio visual systems in your modern day church.
Many churches are hesitant to invest in a quality audio visual system because of budget restraints but it is important to understand that this is a particularly effective way to retain current members as well as grow the congregation. If you are interested in upgrading your audio visual system please give us a call or click here to send us an email, we will be happy to evaluate your current system and offer recommendations as well as a quote for a system that can grow with the needs of your church and the congregation.
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Every now and then a project comes our way that gives us the opportunity to help make a huge impact on individuals in a special way. Partnering with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to integrate the Broadcast and Pro AV portion of Seacrest Studios at Children's Hospital Dallas was certainly one of those projects for us. Broadcast Works has a true passion for technical excellence and being able to use our passion to help such a wonderful foundation and cause was really extraordinary.
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Optoma not only makes great projectors, they love to see how small and powerful they can make them. Consider the Optoma PK301 Pocket Projector. It's a little bigger than its older brother, the PK102, but oh boy, what they've done with a few more inches and ounces.
When it's plugged into the wall you can get 50 lumens of projection power at a 2000:1 contrast ratio. On battery power the PK301 still puts out a respectable 20 lumens. Also, you should know that human brightness perception is logarithmic. That means to perceive a doubling in light output you'd have to increase brightness by a factor of ten. Or to put it another way, you'll perceive the PK301 as half as bright as a 500 lumen projector. The imaging panel is a Digital Light Processor from Texas Instruments and the lighting is an LED panel that's rated to last 20,000 hours. If you used this projector eight hours every weekday, 50 weeks a year you would get about 10 years of life out of this tiny projector.
The PK301 can do WVGA (854 x 480) natively and it can handle signals of up to WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. It's always good to have a nice clean screen to project on but your PK301 can handle pretty much any surface in a pinch. And it can project an image from 5 to 120 inches across diagonally. Remember, though that the smaller the image you project the brighter it will be. It's best to stick to about half or less of the theoretical maximum size.
Not only does this projector display a great image but it is super handy because you could literally pop it in your shirt pocket and go. It's compatible with both the NTSC and PAL video standards and it weighs only a half a pound including the standard battery. It's a little lighter without the battery and a little bit heavier with the optional higher capacity battery. This mighty mite can actually project high definition video. How do you get the HD into the tiny titan? With its Mini HDMI port of course. It's also got a VGA port for PC-based presentations and a USB port.
The PK301 really is a serious business tool. It's got 28 MB of internal memory and it can accept MicroSD cards up to 16 GB. The free Optoma Video Encoder software (PC compatible only) can take your PowerPoint files, BMPs, JPEGs, AVIs, MOVs, MP4s and 3GPs and turn them into a format your PK301 can project. Your PK301 is ideal for mobile business presentations.It's a good thing the Optoma PK301 Pico projector is so small and light. With all the fun you can have with it and its solid business credentials you might end up bringing it to the office every day and taking it home every night.
If you would like more information on Optoma projectors give Kathryn a call at (888) 509-2470 EXT 118
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A lot of people ask me what is one piece of Pro AV equipment I think every company should have. The answer to that is easy, Barco ClickShare- this product is really neat and very cost effective. Watch this to see how you can share content and ideas in every meeting with a simple click and skip the messy cables all together!
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