As is true of so many things today, your media system begins and ends with a computer in one way or another. Whether you plan your sermon notes on the computer, display song lyrics from a computer, or play video clips as sermon illustrations, you're doing that from a computer. When the service is over, you'll use a computer to prepare your message for distribution whether it's as a DVD, podcast, radio show, television broadcast or some other form of delivery. Our computer and software solutions are very carefully selected to provide you the most functionality and support while still being volunteer-friendly, a key ingredient in any church.
Other software solutions serve very specific needs and are available with features like high definition video recording and playback, video servers, synchronized video playback across multiple computers, and system automation.
Through the years there have been many applications for displaying song lyrics and scripture references. Two that consistently come to the front of the crowd are EasyWorship and ProPresenter. Each of these pieces of software was developed specifically for the unique needs of a worship service and their features and ease of use bear that out. Originally, EasyWorship was a Windows only application and ProPresenter was Mac only. Now though, ProPresenter has gone cross platform, giving you even more choices. Keep in mind that we provide online training for both of these applications. You can find out more about training here.
What truly separates a digital signage system from a computer showing an announcement loop is scheduling. A digital signage system gives you the ability to schedule specific content to play on specific displays at specific times. This gives you the flexibility to send announcements about a youth event to a display in the youth area while sending a list of church-wide announcements to the foyer then having each area flip automatically at the beginning of the service to a live video feed from the auditorium. The best signage systems are simple to operate and much like scheduling events on a calendar so that even front office staff can create and modify a week's worth of playback schedule.
Video Editing Software
With more and more churches entering the world of video production, there are more and more churches that need to edit video. What used to be a highly complicated field has been greatly simplified in the last several years. Fowler can design, build, and train you on a video editing system custom tailored for your exact needs. Featuring Apple Mac computers and Final Cut Studio editing software, your editing workstation will be based on a widely accepted industry standard. Being an Apple Pro Video VAR gives us a working relationship with Apple and allows us to get from a simple MacBook Pro for portable editing up to a fully integrated Mac Pro with HD capture cards and calibrated broadcast monitors and everything in between while having a direct line to Apple engineers when needed.
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