Alex Schwindt

For many church tech directors, selecting the best camera to function at the heart of a great IMAG system can be a daunting task—unless you know the most important variables to consider in the process. more

Jan 9, 2018 11:58 AM News

If your role at your church involves content creation and video production, these six words should make your pulse quicken: new cinema gear for church filmmaking. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:23 PM Gear

For the vast majority of us, the Christmas season can often be simultaneously the very best and worst time of the year. more

Nov 2, 2017 12:10 PM Ministry

The FS7 II is one of the best options available to church film teams looking for a camera that can switch-hit between cinema and documentary-style applications. more

Aug 24, 2017 4:47 PM Gear

New camera offers a truly impressive list of specs, inside an extremely portable form factor, with packages available for around $6,000. more

Jul 26, 2017 10:41 AM Gear

CPM’s reviewer puts Canon’s Cine-Servo and Compact-Servo lenses through their paces—with church needs and applications front of mind. more

Jul 17, 2017 2:30 PM Gear

It’s hard not to get excited about the creative possibilities this camera could create for church film teams. more

Jul 12, 2017 9:26 AM Gear

More than a mere upgrade, this camera is designed to compete directly with the best digital cinema imagers on the market today. more

May 19, 2017 6:49 PM Gear

There’s a distinct danger that comes when we begin to believe that our position of leadership comes from our expertise (enter ego). The real trouble is this: this type of thinking can “render our hearts deaf” to others’ voices—and ultimately, to G... more


On the feature side, the parfocal MK18-55 T2.9 Cine Lens is designed to resolve cinema-quality 4K imagery. And that’s just getting started. more

Apr 3, 2017 9:08 PM Gear

While these LED lights and screens have revolutionized church lighting and video, their inconsistent refresh rates and color aberrations have created subsequent issues for IMAG video systems. Hitachi's new Z-HD5500 addresses those challenges with ... more

Mar 29, 2017 1:48 PM Gear 1 Comments

After spending some time with the ICD-SX2000 it’s clear that this is not Sony’s first pass at building a digital audio recorder. We found it great for capturing on-the-spot musical and audio ideas, recording the sound of a specific venue, or grab... more

Mar 3, 2017 8:24 PM Gear

Everything about the Varicam LT just screams "professional." Simply put, the Varicam LT is a blast to use, and the more time a user invests digging into the inner workings of the camera, the more they’re rewarded for their effort. more

Mar 3, 2017 8:14 PM Gear

With the new MK line of Cine Lenses, Fujifilm is positioning itself to make a significant splash into the church digital filmmaking market. After spending a couple of days reviewing the Fujinon MK18-55 T2.9 lens our church film team was more than ... more

Feb 22, 2017 4:37 PM Gear

Remarkably innovative for smaller churches, the HM200HW allows users to create and insert lower third overlays directly in-camera. Another plus, its CMOS sensor is capable of capturing 4K imagery at both 24 and 30 frames per second. more

Jan 26, 2017 6:59 PM Gear

Laptops aren’t built for it, but the tiny AJA U-Tap, smaller than a cell phone, solves the problem of how to capture SDI or HDMI video. Perhaps best of all, it's USB-powered and weighs less than a third of a pound. more

Jan 25, 2017 6:21 PM Gear

It appears Panasonic is attempting to redefine what’s possible for DSLR-style cameras with their new GH5. Besides amazing features and an affordable price (4K resolution at 60 frames per second for less than $2,000) the new GH5 looks like it would... more

Jan 11, 2017 3:08 PM Gear

The Red Epic-W is a serious tool for filmmaking, which means it really isn’t designed to be volunteer-friendly. However, it opens new possibilities to more closely tie together a church's film, web and print presence. more

Nov 16, 2016 5:29 PM Gear

For tech directors, it’s not difficult to imagine new ways to mix audio, write and control lighting shows, design stages, or interact more seamlessly with presentation software. It's hard to remember the last time we’ve been this excited about a c... more

Oct 28, 2016 1:23 PM Gear 3 Comments

The AG-UX180 seems to be built from the ground up for the church market. It solves a number of different ministry needs, including documentary work, event fieldwork, and limited narrative projects. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:51 PM Gear 8 Comments

  • Alex Schwindt, Film Team Director - Hope Community Church

    Alex Schwindt is the film team director at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, NC. He’s also the creative director of Alex Schwindt Media at

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