02.05.2009 09:45 AM
First Presbyterian Church Selects Broadcast Pix Slate
Kathleen Conroy, church staff member at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, NC, at the controls of the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000HD switcher.
First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Charlotte, NC, has selected the Slate 1000HD switcher from Broadcast Pix to power its live broadcasts of weekly services on Channel 9 WSOC-TV at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. FPC services have been broadcast for more than 40 years and claim a weekly audience numbering more than 22,000 people. FPC purchased the switcher and integrated it through Clark Powell, a system integrator and Broadcast Pix dealer based in Charlotte.

“When we considered what our investment would be just upgrading to a digital format, it made sense to take the extra step and go all the way to a high definition platform,” explained Ben Treece, FPC’s technical production coordinator. “We still had to be selective with our purchases, which made the suggestion from Clark Powell to add the Broadcast Pix production system so helpful. The Slate 1000HD provides us with the power and features of an entire control room in a self-contained unit, eliminating the need to buy multiple components.”

The Slate HD switcher’s file-based architecture streamlines live production workflow by completely integrating their included switcher, CG, clip stores, still stores and monitoring, and seamlessly networking them with content from edit bays. FPC employs a staff of two to carry out all control room functions and oversee the televised portions of the worship services. Volunteers monitor the audio from the sanctuary.

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