Northcreek Church Selects Broadcast Pixâ„¢ Slateâ„¢ 1000 Live Production System For New Worship Facility - Creative Planet Network

Northcreek Church Selects Broadcast Pixâ„¢ Slateâ„¢ 1000 Live Production System For New Worship Facility

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Billerica, Massachusetts (October 13, 2008) Broadcast Pix™, the company that redefined the production switcher as a live integrated production system, today announced Northcreek Church in Walnut Creek, California has selected its Slate 1000 to power the video element of the church’s newly constructed worship facility. Northcreek Church (NCC) purchased the unit and integrated the video elements of the facility through Broadcast Pix dealer, Snader and Associates. NCC also worked with Fresno, CA-based Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) to incorporate audio, lighting, stage, and graphic components throughout the remainder of the new building being added to the church campus. NCC is now in Phase III of a massive construction project which began two years ago. Construction began in response to an increase in church attendance and the need to provide additional space for the church’s various ministries. State-of-the-art audio and video and lighting components have replaced the basic audio, graphics and lighting arrangement that the church previously used for A/V production. The Slate 1000 is installed within a 600-square-foot area dubbed “the blender� by Director of Communications, Brent Moutier. The Slate 1000 connects to three Panasonic 860 robotic cameras, 1 Canon camera, DVC recorders, an Apple 4TB computer editing system, and powers the complete A/V system while broadcasting to 25 flat panel monitors throughout the NCC campus during two weekly worship services. NCC offers copies of their services on DVD for congregants and plans to stream video of its services at

www.northcreek.org

and iTunes. The previous A/V system at NCC had been in use for several years. Moutier and his team researched a variety of equipment solutions before selecting the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 due to the large investment required for the upgrade. “It was very important for us to make sure our new equipment would take us through technology advancements over the next decade or so,� explained Moutier. “I saw that the Slate 1000 would grow with us and support our future plans of advanced video production, streaming, and podcasting. “Perhaps the most important selling point of the Slate was its ability to provide us with the power and features of an entire control room in a self-contained unit,� he continued. “It integrates everything and eliminates the need to buy 20 different components. The multi-view feature was a big plus as well, since we only needed to buy one monitor.� As is common in many churches, NCC relies upon a crew of volunteers to operate equipment during services. Moutier says he considers the simplicity of the Slate system an added benefit. “Church members from age 11 to 70 with initially little or no experience are running our equipment regularly. They may be intimidated at first but quickly become comfortable and excited about operating the equipment.� Moutier adds that his department puts a special focus on keeping technical and media aspects of worship services at a very low profile, so as not to detract from the services. “It’s a powerful machine that helps us accomplish that goal. The system, powered by the Broadcast Pix system, complements the services and events while being virtually invisible to our church members – which is what we want.� About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in combining technologies from the computer and live television equipment industries to create an innovative family of live video production systems. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of conventional live video production solutions, yet retain their fast action control and non-stop, on-air robustness. They can be run by a single operator instead of requiring a team. Customers include over 800 leading broadcasters (including CBS, NBC and ESPN), webcasters, cable stations, stadiums, corporate, education, religious and government studios in over 50 countries. Broadcast Pix is based at 3 Federal Street, Billerica, Massachusetts, with offices throughout North America and in Europe. See

www.broadcastpix.com

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