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A media server can let you tie what's on your screens with what your lighting is doing. And while that can add another layer of complexity to your efforts, the visible step up in professionalism may well be worth the effort. more

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The 7.5-pound Z100 fixture features a 100W COB LED light engine, beam angles of 9-30 degrees with detents at nine, 15, 20, 25 and 30 degrees, a five-pin DMX in and through, and PowerCon AC power in and through. more

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Your worship attendees deal with distractions out in the world all week long. Use these basics to ensure that when people attend your worship services you're making it easy for them to focus on what really matters--the Message. more

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Coordinating your lighting design with the use of your video can add a new dimension of aesthetics to your worship environment. more

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The two basic approaches to running lighting each come with draws and drawbacks that church techs must weigh. And a hybrid of the two is yet another option to consider. more

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Three quick tips from a church lighting veteran to help you save time, money and frustration when selecting a new lighting console. more

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In a nutshell, Elation’s Fuze PAR Z175 is a COB-based LED wash fixture with RGB color-mixing capability, zoomable lensing, and strobe capabilities. One of its standout features: brightness. more

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The church-affordable camera boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -60 dB as well as high light sensitivity, making it good for low-light shooting. more

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For just $2,995, you get a very capable package that won’t confound your volunteers while delivering remarkable quality video. more

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Add a couple of touch screens to the Ion Xe and you'll have a very powerful lighting control system for around $10,000. more

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Churches doing IMAG, TV broadcasting and webcasting now have a truly affordable option for professional video capture. Designed for studio and field work, both HD and UHD can be captured and output, helping future-proof a production workflow. more

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How new technologies are improving intelligent fixture design and helping bolster your budget more

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Experts tell us old theatre tricks are getting lost in all the new technology out there. Here are low-tech ways of achieving new looks. more

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Simple doesn't have to mean boring. Lighting support for a quiet service can often be more challenging than going all-out for a rock concert. more

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Light needs to shine on something, and so stage design is as important to lighting as the lighting equipment itself. Here, veteran church techs share insights into making stages shine this season. more

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"The fixture dims quite smoothly with no perceived flickering," CPM’s reviewer reports. more

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It’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store when it comes time to get new gear. Here, industry experts share must-read tips on selecting an audio mixer just right for small or portable churches. more

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Will your lighting choices elevate services to a new high—or take them down to a new low? more

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Does black light have a place in church production? Black light effects can add dramatic looks for special holidays and events. CPM’s reviewer put Apollo Designs’ Avid Labs Avere 4UV LED fixture through its paces. more

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Our writer queried top manufacturers to provide an inside look at how the latest advances in LED lighting technology are improving quality—and dropping prices. more

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