Saddleback Church Taps Fujinon for HD lenses

An assortment of Fujinon HD lenses are part of a major HD upgrade for Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., which serves southern California through 200 ministries and worship at eight venues.

The church chose three Fujinon HA42x13.5BERD Premier Series Stabilized Super Telephoto ENG Style lens, one HA25x16.5BERD Premier Series Super Telephoto ENG Style lens with servo zoom and focus, one ZA17x7.6BERM Select Series Standard ENG Style HD lens and one ZA12x4.5 Select Series Super Wide Angle ENG/EFP with 2X range extender. The lenses are mounted on six Sony HDC-1400 HD portable studio cameras and a PDW-700 XDCAM HD camcorder. Systems integrator TV Magic engineered the installation, which replaced 15-year-old analog equipment with a digital infrastructure and HD-capable production systems.

“We needed a high-quality camera system and lenses to ensure our church members have the best view possible from any vantage point in the facility,” said Elaine Koehler, Saddleback Church’s video director.