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What if you want to do a completely separate mix for a large overflow venue? Or what if you have a complex overflow PA system that needs multiple outputs or even local inputs? Here are some simple, affordable options using audio-over-IP. Read more

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No multisite church can thrive without a plan for how to handle live production and technical elements. Here are three critical concepts to consider before you lift off. Read more

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The new URSA Mini Pro G2 features the familiar form factor of the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, while boasting a number of under-the-hood upgrades. The first, and perhaps most important, is the inclusion of the new Blackmagic RAW codec. Read more

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IEMs have essentially democratized monitoring, giving each person on stage DIY monitoring capabilities. What does that look like in your workflow moving forward? And how can you get the absolute best results at your church? Read more

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A big, powerful moment in a church service can be engaging and impactful. But if we don’t know how to set it up properly or transition out of it effectively, what was intended to be powerful can become distracting or downright cringeworthy. Read more

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If we insist on doing everything ourselves, we don’t allow others to contribute their talents and develop their gifts. In essence, we spiritually strangle our teams instead of empowering them to serve God better. Read more

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At Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif., the tech team's goal is to keep the focus on the Message, while keeping the technology invisible. Read more

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These lighting tips may seem simple, but putting them into practice takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the craft. In the end, though, the payoff is worth it--a more powerful Gospel message. Read more

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Church techs are servants on Sundays and many other days of the week--oftentimes in the dark and behind the scenes. So should they all be paid? And what about volunteers who freely donate their time? These three principles can help you decide. Read more

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Don’t fight it. It’s inevitable. Gear will break. Volunteers will quit. The set list will change last-minute. We can’t become such rigid creatures of habit that we refuse to embrace change and learn to bend with the challenges of tech ministry. Read more

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Church tech directors take note. A report on the rise of a new approach for live production and professional broadcast. Read more

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Church of the Highlands Production Director Justin Firesheets shares the top technologies he anticipates will expand minds in the world of church production this year. See if you agree. Read more

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A Forest, Va., church's tech director shares his inclusive approach to healthy team building: Tech Group. The weekly gathering is an open invitation to current tech team members and everyone else interested in serving. Read more

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Maybe you see the advantage of a multi-cam production workflow, but you aren't sure it's good stewardship of funds. Take another look. There are creative, affordable solutions that can help you reach more people without breaking the bank. Read more

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The buttons, faders, and gear are so fun at first. And then reality sinks in. Being a church tech is tough work. A seasoned veteran shares how to balance the demands, grow your skills, and keep perspective on Whom you truly serve, in three key steps. Read more

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Everybody knows the importance of safety on the job. But it can oftentimes be overlooked by small teams who are rushed to set up an entire church--sound, video, chairs--in just a couple of hours. Read more

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Two veteran lighting directors share their approach on using lighting cues to your best advantage--with the ability to be ready for those moments when the worship service doesn't proceed as planned. Read more

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Tech is always changing, but this time the destination is clear: wireless. Our reporter proposes that we not view new wireless collaboration devices as another possible headache, but rather as a $1,000 insurance policy. Read more

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When it's time to purchase video displays, where does a church tech begin? CPM's guide points you in the right direction. Read more

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Incorrect or mixed color temperature lighting may not be blatantly obvious, but it can make a worship space feel “off" and unsettling. Pay attention to it and you can improve both your worship environment and your video. Read more

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