Bellevue Baptist Utilizes Grass Valley HD Broadcasting Tools

Memphis house of worship using GV cameras, switchers and routers
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MONTREAL—In addition to the nearly 7,000 worshipers who attend weekly services at the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., the church provides a weekly TV broadcast on a local station, simulcasts to two satellite locations, and produces live-streaming and on-demand content on its website. Recently the church installed a series of Grass Valley products to assist with these operations as well as to transition from SD to HD broadcasts.

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For its HD upgrade, Bellevue Baptist acquired two GV Node real time IP processing and edge routing platforms with integrated Kaleido KMX-4911 multiviewers; one NV9000 router control system; six LDX 86 WorldCam cameras; one RS-LDX premier integrated robotic camera; a Karrera K-frame S-series 3 M/E video production center switcher; and the GV Korona 1 M/E and 2 M/E control panels. The new technology will also reportedly help prepare for future upgrades to 4K/UHD and HDR.

The equipment is expected to be up and operational for the church’s Fall Kick Off, which will include a new sermon series and other seasonal events.