Gateway Church Finalizes a New State of the Art Worship Facility Featuring EVS Technology
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – 23 November 2011 – Gateway Church, the Bible-based evangelical church, inaugurated its new campus last fall. The new facilities include the latest audio and video production equipment. Requiring the best technology available, Gateway church opted for EVS solutions.
Gateway Church has over 20,000 people in its congregation. Pastors’ messages and main services are recorded at the new primary campus in Southlake, Texas. The latest facility covers over 200,000 square feet, including a 4,000 seat sanctuary and a brand new television studio.
Gateway Church’s system is equipped with two 6-channel XTs and one XS production server controlled by an IPDirector content production management suite allowing ingest control, metadata management, on the fly editing and playout scheduling. Footage is captured from 8 to 10 different camera angles. Content recorded on the XT production server is then played back on three big screens that are set up on stage as well as other campuses.
Using IPDirector’s ingest scheduling feature and server loop recording system, Gateway Church staff members can immediately browse active recordings and select proper feeds for playout to other campuses.
Gateway Church also uses EVS servers for live delay. Sermons are on standby until other campuses are ready for the feed.
All videos for Gateway Church are edited in edit suites located about 1 mile from the main facility. Videos are then transferred through Gigabit Ethernet to EVS Servers via XTAccess. Also, EVS recently upgraded the 6-channel XT and XS servers from 5 to 10 300GB Drives and added transcoding software on their XTAccess PC. This upgrade gives Gateway Church twice the storage capacity for ingest and playout needs as well as new flexible delivery methods.
Frederic Garroy from EVS comments: “We are very pleased that Gateway Church opted for our technology to accomplish their project. This system and workflow are a great example of how EVS’ presence has expanded far beyond sports and remote production environments.”
David Leuschner, Executive Director Technical Arts at Gateway Church says: “We use EVS for all our recording, playback and delayed playback needs. It’s a rock solid product we can always count on.” Leushcner adds that “EVS is very important to us because of its reliability. It’s a bulletproof solution for our needs. Moreover, it is very easy to train volunteers while providing playback and recording flexibility we require.”
About EVS (www.evs.tv)
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.
The company’s dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry’s most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world’s leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS’ solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.
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