Otterbein Church – Waynesboro, PA

Otterbein Churchlocated in Waynesboro, PA expressed the need for excellence in video and lighting production to Spire during early design meetings.  With plans to expand into a new facility in the near future, Otterbein Church wanted to begin exploring/implementing these new technology systems in their current sanctuary.  A clean and unobtrusive, yet modern design for video and lighting was required to capture weekly services and special events.

Spire designed and installed a lighting system comprised of three main systems: backlighting, frontlighting, and front texture.  The backlighting usedRosco Miro Cube 4C fixtures which were track mounted to ensure a clean look.  Front lighting included ETC Source Fours.  The frontlight system is comprised of single point for each stage area on a 45 degree pitch.  The pulpit area uses a two-point frontlight method to minimize any shadows during the sermon segments of the services.  Front texture was used to create interest on the stage and to create a visual back drop when captured on video.

The video system was designed to be full HD and digital end to end.  To achieve this, Spire used 2 PTZ cameras, 1 manned camera and a projector byPanasonic, a Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4k to output ProPresenter as an HD-SDI key/fill and some Blackmagic Design converter boxes as well as a Sync Generator using Tri-Level Sync to lock everything together.  All video signals are in HD-SDI format to a Roland V800HD switcher which capably handles the live switching as well as the keyed lyrics using the down-stream keyer (DSK).  The DSK allows us to get crisp text over the video feed.

“Thanks again for all of your help with this project, your team was very professional and I appreciate everyone being so accommodating and getting the job done so quickly.” -Kevin Parks of Wilson School District (about Wilson High School)

Kevin Parks, Technical Director – Wilson High School

“Spire is not only able to deliver a fantastic result, but they were also extremely personal, and have been helpful in training, repairing, and guiding us through our lighting needs.”

Worship Pastor Monty Seaman- Mongul Church

“Spire was able to create an incredibly immersive environment without distraction from lighting fixtures. Their selection of fixture placement and color really brought their work to life and I am very happy our ultra compact luminaries were chosen to create the magic.”

Quan Gan, Owner – Gantom Lighting and Controls

“(Members of Spire) were able to interpret what a non-technical person is saying, know how to fix it and articulate back the solution to me. That’s key. It’s nice, because not all technical people can do that translation.”

Toni MacDonald, Director of Marketing – Rosemont College

“Spire brought our auditorium into the 21st They assessed our needs and presented a solution that is user friendly and cutting edge at the same time. They have a knack for understanding the end user, in our case, senior citizens as well as our staff members.”

Yordanos Tela, IT Business Analyst – Rydal Park