In the dynamic world of church media production, Andre Bruce, a seasoned television news reporter and producer, has successfully transformed the video ministry at Above & Beyond Fellowship in Spring, Texas. From his early experiences with JVC S-VHS cameras in the 1990s to his dedicated use of the JVC GY‐HM100U for freelance work, Bruce's journey with JVC has been nothing short of remarkable.
Upon joining Above & Beyond Fellowship, Bruce's videography expertise became instrumental in enhancing the congregation's visual experience. Eager to share his knowledge, he initiated volunteer training in television production, leading to an unexpected role as the Video Ministry Leader.
However, Bruce faced challenges with the church's existing AVL system, cobbled together with equipment from various brands and eras. The frustration peaked when integrating video streaming became a daunting task, compounded by the difficulty in recruiting volunteers for camera operation.
Determined to overcome these hurdles, Bruce discovered a game-changing opportunity—the Aspire Program, a collaboration between JVC Professional Video and Church Production to promote the benefits of PTZ camera production in churches. Motivated by the chance to demonstrate the advantages of a PTZ camera/streaming system, Bruce applied for the program, envisioning improvements in livestream capabilities and volunteer production skills.
Selected as the finalist, Bruce and Above & Beyond Fellowship received a generous package from JVC, featuring the latest NDI®-enabled solutions. Notable inclusions were the KY-PZ200NBU PTZ Cameras with NDI |HX and SRT streaming capabilities, a GY-HC500UN CONNECTED CAM Camcorder, and an RM-LP100U Remote Camera Controller, offering complete IP control of JVC PTZ and IP-enabled camcorders.
JVC went above and beyond by providing two cutting-edge workflow solutions—a KM-IP8 CONNECTED CAM vMIX Studio Switcher and an RM-LP350G CONNECTED CAM vMix Control Surface. Tailored for church users, these tools are budget-friendly and ideal for facilities with smaller production teams.
In a testament to JVC's commitment, all installation costs were covered, with broadcast integration specialists TWIST IST handling the integration, setup, and testing.
Bruce is delighted with the system's performance, particularly praising the NDI features for streamlined cabling. The PTZ cameras, requiring minimal personnel for operation, have significantly improved the live stream quality, earning recognition from church members.
As a fervent supporter of JVC since 1978, Bruce encourages other churches to invest in JVC Professional Video for a cost-effective and future-proofed system. His advice: consult with broadcasting professionals, select a system that aligns with your church's growth, and experience the transformative impact of JVC. In Bruce's words, "Nothing comes between me and my JVC." Elevate your worship experience—make the leap with JVC Professional Video.
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