Compared to places of worship of the past, churches today are at a significant advantage. This is mainly because of all the technology that is available to them. Not only does technology allow churches to livestream their service, but it also helps to enhance the service for those present inside the church through church video systems.
The Impact of Video
In today’s modern places of worship, video is being used to enhance the overall experience, accommodate the disabled, and support those who may not be able to attend in person. Today, video technology is helping the Word of God to reach a greater audience than ever before. You no longer need to be physically present inside a church to attend a church service. Additionally, church video systems can support the disabled to make the church more inclusive.
No matter your reason for installing a video system inside your church, Hugh’s has the experience to meet the unique audio/video needs of your church. We can address your needs with a variety of innovative audio video solutions. These solutions are designed to enhance the overall experience, support the disabled, and consider historical or high-architecture installations. However, making the most of these solutions is up to you. How can you do that? Let’s find out.
Enhancing the Overall Experience
The first and foremost objective of Hugh’s AV solutions or church video systems is to enhance your church services. How can you achieve this?
Video displays help to enhance the overall experience for those present inside the church. You can take your in-house church experience to the next level with the following:
Projection systems typical lifespan is 20,000 hours, making them a sound investment. However, that’s not the important bit. The important bit is that many projectors come with a 4K display which ensures video with high-quality resolution. Project systems are easily scalable to very large screen sizes. Additionally, they have a compact size and are easy to maintain. However, most importantly, they offer great value for money and would be highly beneficial for most modern day church video systems.
Using the projection system, you can easily disseminate information to people attending the service through video or text slides. Also, some projection systems allow you to create an immersive experience for the church service attendees by surrounding them with video, sound, and lighting.
2. Flat Panel
Used to provide a great visual experience to attendees, flat panel displays are a great option for churches with small gathering rooms. This is because they are easier to install, produce a sharp picture, and are less costly than other types of displays. Flat panels are available in sizes as big as 98″. The panels create less noise than projectors and help in keeping costs for church video systems to a bare minimum.
One of the most important things for any church service is to effectively deliver the message or content of the service. You can ensure this through the following:
1. Minutes and Special Events Via Signage
With digital signage installed inside the church, you can effectively show content from services and special events.
2. Verses, Song Lyrics, and Prayers for the Attendees
Using displays installed inside the church, you can help the church service attendees to remember verses, song lyrics, and prayers. This will be greatly appreciated by them.
There are several reasons why you should install PTZ cameras inside the church, like:
1. Showing the Speaker to the Attendees
Some attendees of a church service may find it difficult to physically view the speaker if the service is being conducted in a large gathering room. This makes it important to install cameras where the speaker will be giving the sermon. This will allow everyone inside the room to view the speaker.
2. Recording and Sharing Via Content Delivery System
With a video content delivery system, you can easily record and share content from the church service with a geographically dispersed audience within minutes.
Supporting the Disabled
Another great benefit of using church video systems is supporting the disabled church service attendees. You can achieve this through the following:
Making Sure Everyone Can Participate
Using innovative audio/video solutions, you can ensure everyone’s participating in the church service by:
1. Creating an Inclusive Environment
Church video systems can help to create an inclusive environment inside the church to ensure that no one feels left out.
2. Using Audio and Video
Some of your church service attendees may be blind or deaf. Additionally, some of the attendees may have hearing or vision problems. To ensure that your church service caters to everyone, make optimal use of the video and audio technology available to churches.
How Can I Help?
If you’re wondering what you should do to ensure everyone’s participation in the church service, then the following is what you need to do:
1. Use Video
People with impaired hearing won’t be able to hear or understand what is being said during a church service. Therefore, the only way to ensure their participation in the service is by using sign language on video; this will get the sermons through to them.
2. Use Assistive Listening
Using video and sign language are great ways to ensure participation of the hearing impaired in the church service. However, you can truly ensure their participation in the service by using Assistive Listening like Loop, IR, and other similar hearing aids along with video and sign language, taking the experience to the next level for them.
Historical and High-Architecture Installations
If your church congregates in a historical or high-rise building, then you may want to consider the following for each before installing church video systems:
If your church congregates in a historical or high-rise building, then you may want to consider the following for each before installing a video system inside the church:
1. Meet With the Decision Makers
Often, decision making regarding church renovation and installation are made by people other than the pastor or those in charge of the church. This includes the local council and sometimes the state or federal government. So, before you install a church video system inside the church, consult all decision makers.
2. Provide the Right Components
Once have approval from all the key decision makers, make sure that you install all the right audio/video components inside your church.
Take Steps to Ensure Viability and Compatibility
The final thing that you need to do is take steps to ensure the viability and compatibility of your church video system. You can do this by:
- Not destroying, detracting or diminishing your historical or high-architecture church to have the video systems installed
- Ensuring seamless integration
The impact of video in modern Houses of Worship cannot be overlooked. Today, AV solutions are helping to enhance the overall church service through livestream, video displays, and support for the disabled attendees.
At Hugh’s, we can design, supply, and install these systems in any kind of place of worship with the care and consideration that it requires. Our experts offer the best solutions for meeting your needs. They will also guide you through each and every step so you can create high-quality video projects for your church and spread the message of God to the biggest audience. Contact us today!