Life City Church – Multimedia, Audio & Video Resources

Introduction
Training Videos, Tutorials, Equipment Specifications, Maintenance Logs and Technical Tips for Audio and Video Teams at Life City
Multimedia Resources

Quick Reference Guide

Basic Training

  • How to turn on equipment – 10 December 2017
  • Propresenter – Fonts
    Change font for many slides at once by applying Template –  #Formatting #Song #Editing #lyrics – 10 December 2017
  • ProPresenter – Not responding
    What to do when Propresenter gets stuck #Troubleshooting #propresenter  – What to do if cannot Change songs or slides – 10 December 2017
  • Don’t put stuff on top of switcher [video]
  • Backgrounds – How to change image to be background [video]

Advanced

  • See Advanced tab below for troubleshooting

ProPresenter

  • How to import Powerpoint from a USB to ProPresenter [video]

Hub Projector – OpenLP

  • Getting started with OpenLP [video]

Other Tutorials:

Media, Audio, Video - Learning Log

17 Dec 2017

  • Audio – Recording – Enter a unique filename or it may overwrite the previous recording! Training required.
  • Powerpoint – Importing – If it pops up with an error, you may just need to close the file in PowerPoint before importing to ProPresenter. Training required.
  • Remote Clicker/Presenter – Lost USB receiver. Action: Need to buy one.
  • 10 Dec 2017
  • Video camera – Power – make sure mains is plugged in not half way, but in fully.
  • Video camera – make sure laptop powered from mains
  • Nov 2017 – Wifi and internet issues appear to be resolved
  • Do not stream worship music or video downloaded from YouTube, such as worship music video. If the owner has a global ban on the video, YouTube will automatically detect it and disable streaming for 3-months
Media related prophetic dreams

God’s Media Army Dream – Julie Meyer, International House Of Prayer [video]

Why serve God? #encouragement

Psalm 100

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[a]
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

Isaiah 43

18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
21 This people I have formed for Myself;
They shall declare My praise.

Pleading with Unfaithful Israel

22 “But you have not called upon Me, O Jacob;
And you have been weary of Me, O Israel.
23 You have not brought Me the sheep for your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not caused you to serve with grain offerings,
Nor wearied you with incense.

Media Desk Log
23 & 24 Dec 2017

  • Side screens flickered between black and the powerpoint message. It appears to be due to the switcher overheating. Action: Switcher – vacuum & blow away dust with compressed air. Lighting dimmer box mayalso require it.
  • Moved all remote controls and opened the back cover of the switcher’s roading case to allow better air flow for cooling. No problems after doing this, all day Sunday. Action: need to determine a suitable location for the remotes.
  • Changed from using the 1 in 4 out VGA Matrix (Splitter) to a 1 in 2 out VGA Matrix. It still loses signal momentarily on both projectors, when initially switching between inputs to the computer (Left projector loses signal for longer than the right hand side – not sure why). Action: set up the 8×8 rgbhv Matrix (instead of the 1 in 4 out matrix or 1 in 2 out matrix) or change back to the 1 in 4 out VGA Matrix.

Thursday 21 Dec 2017 (Christmas Eve Service Practice)

  • Reconnected power to the VGA to HDMI converter.
  • Reconnected VGA lead from (a) 1-in-4-out VGA matrix (splitter) to (b) the VGA to HDMI converter.
  • Reconnected HDMI lead from (a) VGA to HDMI matrix (splitter) to (b) HDMI over Cat 5/6 extender (to the Hub). Tested the pictures; they look really good. Particularly when the Hub lights are turned off.

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 (Christmas Eve Service Practice)

  • Installed an 8×8 RGBHV matrix on top of the vision switcher and 3RU media roadie case. Put monitor and phone on top.
  • Right hand side prjoector needed lens shift (vertical adjustment) for the edge blend.

Sunday Night, 3 Dec 2017

  • Middle PC mouse not working mid-service. May be just lost on the Presentation screen but hidden by ProPresenter. Training required.
  • Difficult to turn on side screen projectors. May need to replace batteries in the remote?
  • Need to get spare 1 in 4 out VGA matrix (it has been showing signs it’s about to fail for over 6 months) for side screen send to:
    1. Left Side Screen
    2. Right Side Screen
    3. The Hub
    4. Aud 2

Sunday morning, 3 Dec. 2017

  • ProPresenter “quit unexpectedly”
  • ProPresenter froze and required “force quit”
Media - Vision Switcher Setup and Specs
Setup of Barco PDS-902

  • Input 1. Analog Camera
  • Input 2.
  • Input 3.
  • Input 4.
  • Input 5. iMac PC1
  • Input 6. HDMI input (“Apple TV”)
  • Input 7.
  • Input 8.
  • Input 9.

Barco PDS-902 – Specs

  • 9 inputs, 2 outputs (Preview & Program mode, or Matrix Mode)
  • Inputs:
    • 4 Analog inputs – HD15 ports
    • 4 Digital or Analog inputs – DVI-I ports
    • 1 SDI port
  • Outputs:
    • Preview – 1 x HD15 port and 1 x DVI port
    • Program – 1 x HD15 port, 1 x DVI port and 1 x SDI port

https://www.barco.com/en/support/pds-902-3g/docs

Media - Projector Specs

Side Screen Projectors

Specs

Middle Screen Projectors

Setup

3 Projectors with edge blending

Specs

  • Model: WD8200U
  • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
  • Output: 6500 Lumens
  • Setup:
    • Hardware edge blending (tapering off brightnes)
    • Lamp mode:
      • Dual Lamp
      • Standard brightness
Video - How to Set Up Video Camera on Stage for Water Baptism
How to Set Up Live Video Camera Feed from Stage – Life City Church [video tutorial]
Media - Projector Log
Sunday, 25 November 2017

  • Replaced all 6 lamps on the middle projectors (2 lamps per projector).
  • After installing the new lamps, the projectors would operate fine, but then automatically shut down after a few minutes and the lamp 1 and lamp 2 lights would blink orange. The projector manual’s troubleshooting page didn’t say what to do. It did say that if status light was orange, then filters needed cleaning.
  • I cleaned the vents which were covered in layers of dust using a vacuum cleaner and small microfibre cloth.
  • I used the yellow ladder with platform on the top, which I used to place the Miele vacuum cleaner, while I vacuumed the vents and air filter. Note: the air filters are automatically cleaned by the projector, so they didn’t have much dirt.
  • Note 1: Left projector has a more dominant purple tinge coming from the vents at the rear of the projector compared to white from the others. Previously they were all white.
  • Note 2: Right projector, Lamp 2 housing has a screw missing on the top.
Video - Live Streaming Log
  • Sep. 2017 Successfully streaming during September, October via ethernet to Youtube at 720p, 1080p and higher resolution
  • Aug 2017 – Requested Brett from the IT company to assign QoS (Quality Of Service) preference to the Youtube Live server address for streaming
  • Feb 2017 – Streamed ACC LIFT
Advanced
  • Initial Setup – How to set up a Mac for presentation – Turn off system sound effects -10 December 2017 [video]
  • Creche message troubleshooting. How to get it to display at the bottom [video]
  • Troubleshooting – Blank side projectors [video]
  • Mac Setup – How to change dock size so it doesn’t block ProPresenter [video]