Advanced Video Systems
The Paragon 360™ Video Team designed and installed a system for Crossgates that showcases amazing flexibility. In addition to being a powerful communication tool for the church, it also offers impressive production capabilities. The visual centerpiece of the worship center are the three large format Da-Lite Lace and Grommet Screens with HD projection surfaces. Three Panasonic 3-Chip, 12,000 Lumen Laser projectors provide content for the screens, allowing for worship graphics content, video playback, and any switcher video content or camera shot, which can be shown on any or all of the screens as needed.
The camera system includes two Panasonic 3-Chip HD Manned Cameras, eight Panasonic 3-Chip HD PTZ Cameras, and seven Marshall Single-Chip HD POV Cameras with Remote Zoom. Two of the PTZ Cameras are mounted on Cine-Slider automated camera dollies. Ross Electronics components perform all switching and signal routing functions. The Main Program Switcher is a Carbonite Black Series Production Switcher, with a 32 input by 22 output chassis, and a 32 button control panel with 3 MEs. Switching for the three Laser Projections is also accomplished in the Carbonite Switcher, utilizing three of the Mini MEs and Ross Dashboard Control. A Ross 72 x 72 HD SDI router is the heart of all signal distribution, and is accessed from multiple control panels and computers.
One of the more unique aspects of the video system is a Fingerworks Telestrator controlled by a touchscreen built into the pulpit. The telestrator allows the Pastor to point out and highlight items on his teaching slides, which can simultaneously be viewed by the congregation on the three large projector screens. The system also includes a 75″ touchscreen display that can be placed on the platform, providing the same functionality in a more intimate setting. Additionally, behind the Pastor is one of the most prominent scenic elements of the installation. A Video Background Wall, custom designed and built by Paragon 360 consists of three 80” Flat Panel Displays over three 80” Flat Panel Displays, creates a virtual video background for the center of the platform. This serves as a very effective and flexible background for the primary camera shot of the Pastor or others at stage center. The three top displays are on lifts that descend behind the three lower displays to reveal the Choir Loft behind the Scenic Video Wall.