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Over a year ago, I shared about a new digital sound board that looked promising.  A few months later, we were able to buy one for our church.  Now, after using it for the last year, I wanted to share more about it. The PreSonus StudioLive series of digital mixers are simply amazing. If you have ever looked at digital

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This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Gear Update

I have been looking for a camcorder mount for our sound booth area for a long time and I finally found one that works well for us. In many churches, a camcorder is permanently fixed in one location. Tripods take up valuable floor space, so I was looking for a mount that could be attached to our sound desk.  This

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NewSpring has relaunched their website for free graphics and print resources for churches. Check it out at http://www.newspring.cc/resources They are offering both print and video downloads for many of their sermon series. I’m a big fan of free graphical resources, because they enable churches who don’t have the technology, resources, or manpower to incorporate technology without spending huge amounts of

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Own the Mix Since I was sharing about a resource to train your tech team in an earlier blog post today, I wanted to share some other resources that you might find helpful.  The first is Own the Mix, an online training resource for your audio team.  Here is how they describe the service OwnTheMix.com is a comprehensive audio training

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I recently received a copy of the book Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship to review here on the blog.  This is really a great book that fills a very important need in the church.  I am always looking for good resources that help volunteers get up to speed in using tech equipment at church.  This is a

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This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Gear Update

Last year, I shared about a new Kodak Zi6 pocketcam that I was using as my main camcorder.  I have been extremely pleased with the camcorder and we have used it a lot over the past year.   But with the cheap price and small size, pocketcams all have some drawbacks. Typically the battery life and recording times are short.

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This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Gear Update

We have wanted to make the leap to a digital board at church for a long time, but we haven’t found a board that had everything we needed and was easy to use.  I think we have finally found one that meets our needs and is inexpensive.   This is definitely on our wish list right now.  The PreSonus StudioLive

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I’m continually amazed at how the internet is shaping technology.   I spent a couple of hours experimenting with streaming live video from church.  It was incredibly easy to setup and even more importantly, it was free.  We are looking at hosting a seminar at Cornerstone here in Virginia and broadcasting it live over the internet to two churches in

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Competition is good in the software business.  It forces companies to continually innovate and improve their software.   If they wait too long, somebody will swoop in with more features and try to lure their customers away.   I feel like that is what is happening right now in the worship presentation industry.  I have been a huge fan of Easyworship 2007

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One of the easiest ways for churches to get more involved with video is by creating photo slideshows.  You can just take your pictures straight from your digital camera and use them to make a video.   It is easy, effective, and quick.   I have used the free Microsoft Photostory which does a good job of panning and zooming

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Over the past year, I have been able to work with some talented audio contractors and consultants.   If you are local to southwest Virginia, let me introduce you to some of the companies that helped Cornerstone design and implement the sound system we are currently using. Jim Sharp at TechGnome Productions in North Carolina provided some great help in the

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