tvONE, a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, announced that a CORIOmaster mini video wall processor is driving the new Church of God – a Worldwide Association (COGWA) – TV Studio at its Texas headquarters.
The high-tech HQ is a vital communication centre for the church’s members and includes the delivery of its weekly broadcast news magazine, In Accord, among other outreach programs and publications.
The In Accord TV set was designed by Kelly Cunningham, Assistant Manager AV/Data/Web at COGWA, and utilizes a 1×3 monitor wall of NEC 46” tiles. Created with viewer engagement in mind, the new video wall displays vibrant colors, multiple shooting angles, and ample space for guest interaction.
tvONE dealer Dave Pollock, from supplier AV Dallas, says: “The church approached AV Dallas with the desire to install a high-functioning 1×3 video wall to act as a ticker/multimedia backdrop for their broadcast series.\
“They specifically asked for the ability to display any combination of scrolling news ticker feeds, multiple overlaid images, and/or video clips, as well as custom-made static and animated graphics.”
“We wanted the monitor wall to be a focal point, yet required it to look architecturally integrated,” adds Cunningham. “CORIOmaster gives us the most flexibility for the price point on how we integrate and use our setup. Its ability to easily adapt to a 1×3 monitor matrix – or any format we wanted to come up with – made it an instant hit for us.”
The CORIOmaster mini is connected via 50ft SDI cables from the set’s control room.
“We are using the CORIOmaster mini’s internal and USB storage for some video and graphics as well as a dual HDMI 4K input card and dual DVI input card. We use a couple of computers hooked in as sources to switch between videos, motion logos and backgrounds as well as PowerPoint-hosted presentations,” Cunningham continues.
Pollock, who has collaborated on projects with tvONE for more than a decade, explains that the CORIOmaster mini keeps a low-profile yet packs a punch: “The client loved the way it is customizable, with certain cards to target specific needs and has the ability to set and save scenes to recall. This was a huge selling point.”
Cunningham concludes there was only one video processor in the running for the church’s new offerings: “For the size and price, it’s impressive. The unit really stood head and shoulders above anything else. It has helped to realize our vision for our set and the dynamics of the content we hope to deliver.”