Travis Carpenter from Northview Church in Carmel, IN brings us this great use of TVs and trussing.
The stage design consisted of 6 pieces of truss hanging from their batten system at varying heights and depths over the stage. Each truss had a 51″ plasma mounted to the front, as well as a Chauvet Slimpar 64 as a truss warmer, and a VariLite 2500 spot mounted to the side of the truss. Each TV was powered by a Mac Mini that was mounted to the back and powered by ProPresenter 5.
Each Mac Mini was connected to a network switch which was then connected to an additional Mac Mini at front of house running ProPresenter 5 with the Master Control Module installed.
The TVs on the front of the drum riser were all run by one Mac Mini with a Matrox Triple Head 2 Go unit connected to span the image across all three TVs.
They used uni strut to fabricate custom mounts for the TVs, as well as mounts to hang the truss in a vertical fashion.
Despite the entire system being hard wired together, they still had network dropout issues. So they had to develop some practices for making sure the machines stayed connected throughout each service.
- 8x 10ft truss pieces
- 11x 51″ Samsung Plasma displays
- 9x Apple Mac Mini’s
- 8x Chauvet SlimPar 64 (truss warmers)
- 1x Matrox Triple Head 2 Go
- 2x network switches
- 1x ProPresenter Master Control Module