Sun Valley Community Church Relies on For-A Video Switchers
Can be controlled remotely with IP connection
June 25, 2014
When Arizona-based Sun Valley Community Church made the jump from SD to HD
production in its Gilbert campus three years ago, the house of worship began
using For-A’s HVS-300HS video switcher. Last fall, the
church was faced with the decision of purchasing a new switcher for its nearby
location in Tempe. Sun Valley chose another For-A switcher to get the job done
– the HVS-XT100. The house of worship has been successfully using its
HVS-XT100 portable video switcher since September 2013.
“Because we’ve been very happy with our HVS-300HS switcher,
it was a simple choice to stay within the For-A family for our next switcher
purchase,” said Greg Gardner, Sun Valley’s Video technical director. “We decided on the HVS-XT100 because of the new features
that it offers, such as having the flexibility to assign one of the keys to any
of the aux channels, and the ability to reposition and resize the key as
The HVS-XT series is the newest addition to For-A’s switcher line.
Building on the diverse functions and features of the HVS-300HS, the
HVS-XT switchers include mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronizing, re-sizing
engine, 2.5D wipe effects, DVE, Chroma keyer, DSK, and clip memory to support
playback of video and the enhancement of productions through the use of CG
Both Sun Valley’s Gilbert and Tempe campuses have full video
production suites, with each of its For-A switchers running three live cameras,
and multiple computers driving content to three projectors in the front of the
auditorium, which are used For image magnification and visual content. Since
the HVS-300HS and HVS-XT100 are laid out almost identically, the
church’s volunteers can help with video production at either campus
without any confusion as to where buttons are located.
Sun Valley uses its new HVS-XT100 during services every weekend at its
1,300-seat location in Tempe. The church has been taking advantage of the
ability to log in to the switcher via a Web browser on a laptop, smartphone,
or iPad to control all aspects of the unit remotely
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