Mark Hanna

While the Ultra Plus shares many features with the rest of the Ki Pro line of HD recorders, it also has several unique features that really make it stand out --- features that are perfect for churches. more

Jan 10, 2018 1:35 PM Gear

While the Ultra Plus shares many features with the rest of the Ki Pro line of HD recorders, it also has several unique features that really make it stand out --- features that are perfect for churches. more

Jan 10, 2018 1:35 PM Gear

The long list of features should make the V-60HD feel far more like a full production desk rather than a small-format switcher. more

Oct 19, 2017 9:45 AM Gear

There is a long list of variables to consider in getting the ideal projection system for your venue. The first step? Define the important, need-to-have options. Then calculate total cost of ownership. Here’s how. more

Sep 28, 2017 10:37 AM Education 1 Comments

You should never set out to make your IMAG look like church X, especially when you don’t know what church X’s circumstances are. Instead you should look at what church X does and try and figure out why they do it that way. The “why” is far more u... more

Education 3 Comments

With the introduction of the Monarch LCS, Matrox has added a twist, multiple input synchronized capture and streaming. One of the most interesting features is the ability for the layout to be viewer defined. more

Aug 23, 2017 1:00 PM Gear

One especially alluring finding for churches: The intuitive control surface and user-friendly menu system make the VR-4HD great for volunteer operators. more

Jun 19, 2017 12:46 PM Gear

Smaller, more cost-effective switchers abound. Other trends include software-based products and virtual I/O. And by tomorrow, the list of options will likely expand still more. Which is best for your church? We offer some guidance. more


Computers are usually the weakest link in the live production world, because they are the most likely to fail. I have always been a diehard switcher console advocate, but the Wirecast Gear may make me a convert. It’s a solid turnkey system built ... more

Jan 26, 2017 7:21 PM Gear

"Which camera should we buy?" The answer can be complicated, as there is never a straight make-and-model answer. We examine the pros and cons of various camera types and the lenses that differentiate them. more


Setting aside time for prayer can fall by the wayside for busy church technical artists, especially during the holidays. Family time and connection time with others oftentimes become scarce, as well. But is this what God truly wants for us? more


Line arrays have been all the rage for more than a decade, with new and innovative variations being introduced all the time. And line arrays may be the right solution for your church. Or not…. more

Nov 7, 2016 8:10 PM Gear

Any time a manufacturer takes advantage of this "resolution loophole" I pay attention. A non-technical end user can be brought up to speed quickly and with relative ease. more

Oct 6, 2016 4:13 PM Gear

It’s human nature that where opinions are strong, conflict is often close behind. However, how we treat each other when we have disagreements is one of the surest ways we can demonstrate what it means to be Christ followers. more

Ministry 1 Comments

Snell Advanced Media (SAM), the maker of the Cadillac of video switchers, introduced its new entry-level switcher, the Kula, at this year’s NAB. more

Jul 8, 2016 5:27 PM Gear

With the Apollo's recent software updates, this HD iso field recorder can now be used as a remarkably full-featured (and volunteer-friendly) small switcher. more

Jun 29, 2016 1:45 PM Gear

New scalable .003 mm LED display system has 99% black surface area, for high contrast, high resolution, immersive visuals. more

Jun 9, 2016 2:41 PM Gear 1 Comments

Lighting savvy technicians will recognize the bank of 10 DMX dip switches along with the up down and menu buttons that allow the PTX camera head to be addressed like a lighting fixture. more

May 18, 2016 2:14 AM , Gear

The cable uses a fiber-copper hybrid as its transmission medium, allowing it to carry an HDMI signal over 300 feet. And impressively, it has all the needed circuitry inside the connectors. more

May 5, 2016 8:59 PM Gear 1 Comments

There are many intriguing take-aways from NAB 2016. Standards are the hold-up. The ugly transition from SD to HD still has everyone a bit gun shy. more

Education 1 Comments

It's a powerful tool for combining, recording and streaming video. The fact that it can help a church save on man-hours means it’s worth its weight in gold. more

Feb 19, 2016 6:20 PM Gear 2 Comments

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