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Review: Blackmagic Design Studio Camera

The new Studio Camera from Blackmagic Design lists for just under $2,000. A 4K version is available for only $1,000 more.

Review: Ricoh PJ X5371N Projection System

At just $1,600, the 5,000-lumen PJ X5371N from Ricoh undercuts the price of most other mid-sized projectors by enough to be able to get a back-up lamp. This could make it an ideal choice for a small house of worship trying to stretch a tight budget.

Review: KRAMER VP-774AMP Presentation Switcher/Scaler

For churches with a lot of digital video sources...the VP-774 (MSRP $3,595) would work well and doesn’t take up much space.

Review: Fujifilm XA55x9.5 HDTV Telephoto Box Style Lens

Make sure and catch that point: the camera mounts to the lens, not the other way around.

Review: Video Devices Pix 270i Network Connected Video Deck with Dante & MADI

PowerSafe circuitry is a feature that should be on every piece of production gear.

Review: Canon FX205 High-Definition Camcorder

Packed with features, THIS baby brother to THE XF300/XF305 brings 1080p/60fps to the table.

Review: Elation EZ4 LED Video Panels

David Martin Jacques investigates the Elation EZ4 LED Video Panels, noting "ease of assembly" and "brightness."

Review: Tiffen Steadicam Curve

The “biggest” thing from Tiffen is the new Steadicam Curve, the smallest stabilizer ever in the company’s Steadicam line.

Review: Livestream Studio HD500 Live Production Switcher

With the ability to walk into a venue with a bag on your shoulder and in under five minutes be fully ready to stream, switch and ISO record a service, it’s a compelling option.

Review: Epson PowerLite 4650 XGA 3LCD Projector

The PowerLite 4650 is the best buy projector in its class today, not only for its low price tag and brightness but because it is inexpensive to operate.

Review: Sony AWS-750 Anycast Touch Live Content Producer

An inherently intuitive nature--including a touchscreen interface--makes this product ideal for church tech volunteers, our reviewer finds.

Review: Analog Way Ascender 32 Multi-Screen Seamless Switcher

The Ascender is the Swiss Army knife of seamless switchers. It packs a lot of power into a four-space rack unit.

Review: Blackmagic Design Atem Production Studio 4K

I enjoyed being able to control the unit from anywhere in our building via laptop or iPad.

Review: NEC NP-PH1400U Professional Installation Projector

It worked well regardless of whether it was connected to a computer, Blu-ray, DVD or a tablet—with excellent colorbalance and nearly perfect flesh tones.

Review: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

It’s not so much a video camera, but more of a sensor and configuration system in a box.

Review: AJA ROI DVI/HDMI to SDI Mini Converter

ROI is an abbreviation for “Region Of Interest”; it means it has the ability to use only a selection of your potential input as your functional output.

Review: 1Beyond StreamMachine

Featuring the Matrox VS4 HD-SDI Capture Card and Telestream Wirecast Pro

Review: Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera

A hybrid—combining some of the advantages of DSLRs with more of a video camera form factor.

Review: BenQ SH940 Projector

Digital light processing imaging target with a six-segment color wheel producing full HD 1,920 by 1,080 resolution images

Review: Teradek Vidiu On-camera Wireless Streaming Video Encoder

One thing that really set the Vidiu system apart from other systems is its ability to function completely wirelessly

Review: Soleratec Phoenix Firebird Video Production Content Management System

The general function of the Phoenix Firebird is as a video storage system, but that’s where the similarity to standard hard drives ends.

Review: PixelFlex LED Curtains

Can be applied to almost any curved surface, making it a versatile projection surface solution.

Review: Canon Realis WX6000 LCOS Projector

Whether it’s connected to an iPad, PC or Blu-ray source, the WX6000’s color and white balance are second to none with realistic flesh tones and vibrant primary colors.

Review: SmallHD AC-7 OLED Video Monitor

One of the first installation-grade projectors from InFocus offers impressive output and a generous array of connection options. That’s part of the promise found upon review of the SmallHD. And this: “The kicker here is [that] the AC-7 utilizes organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology at a price … comparable to traditional LCD monitors.”

Review: InFocus IN5544 3LCD Projector

The IN5544 can be set up horizontally or vertically, and features height-adjustable feet up front for projecting from a shelf or tabletop. What else about this projector makes it extremely attractive to the average house of worship? Its price tag, for starters.

Review: Digital Juice Slyder Dolly

What sets the Slyder Dolly apart from other products is that its platform is mounted securely to a track that holds fast to the dolly.

Review: NewTek TriCaster 455 Video Production System

Digital video, graphics store, recording, streaming output ... packed with features that place it high on the list of video production devices you should consider.

Review: Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

For a $12,995 (MSRP) switcher, the functionality video processing and output are excellent.

Review: Digital Rapids Touchstream Video Streaming Appliance

The video streaming “Leatherman” can be utilized, not just by our IMAG pros, but by volunteers as well.

Review: ViewCast Niagara 2120 Streaming Appliance

A Flash Encoding workhorse for high quality encoding onsite or in some remote location



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