Christmas in July

Filed under: Articles

Follow: Last month, I saw an ad for the usual “Christmas in July” sales gimmick, and it got me thinking about the holidays and how quickly they seem to come once school gets back in full swing. From another perspective, this catch phrase has a completely different, but legitimate, meaning in relation to our church […]

1000 Paper Cuts: How Worship Technology Can Fall Short

Filed under: Articles

Follow: At MediaMerge, we spend a lot of time in churches. From traditional to modern and everything in between, we’ve just about seen it all. Most of the time that knowledge is a blessing, equipping our team with a vast arsenal of experience that drives our creative approach. At other times, though, it can be […]

Four BIG Reasons Giant Screen Theaters Need Show Control

Filed under: Articles

Follow: There’s always been something magical about theaters with giant screens. Bigger screens live in bigger rooms with bigger sound. Bigger is better, right? Since the earliest installations of large-format film projection, the audience has connected with this form of education and entertainment in a very special way. While the public’s fondness for this unique […]

LED House Lighting – We’ve still got a ways to go…

Filed under: Articles

Follow: As I’m sure everyone is aware, LED light technology is riding an explosion of popularity and marketing that can’t be stopped. If manufacturers can cram an LED in it, they have, and with good reason. The compact, power-saving capability of this technology offers a lot of bang for your buck and solves a wide […]

HD in the Church: Four reasons HD is taking the worship world by storm

Filed under: Articles

Follow: It seems that every so often a new buzzword or acronym hits the consumer electronics scene and gets everybody talking. With its first U.S. broadcasts in 1998, high-definition video(HD) has kept the tech-world on edge with its promises of breathtaking visuals due to its enhanced resolution. While relatively few people on the street can […]

What Your Tech Team Needs to Know About HD Video Projection

Filed under: Articles

Follow: In short, high-definition video (HD) refers to any video that has a higher resolution than that of standard-definition video (SD). A Brief History of HD In 1953 the National Television System Committee(NTSC) adopted a video standard using 525 horizontal lines of resolution for the normal television broadcast. In the 1980’s the standard was revisited […]

Training shouldn’t be an option… It’s a necessity!

Filed under: Articles

Follow: Audio/video integrators, as a rule, have been slow to accept the reality that training is among the top concerns with most production managers,  systems operators, worship leaders and technical directors. Training as part of new installation or system upgrade has traditionally been approached as an afterthought. Most of the training that is included in […]