We controlled most everything from the Stake Clerks office (a departure from conferences past when it was controlled from on the stand) and I MUCH prefer to run it this way. if there is a problem, I dont have to disrupt the meeting to get up and go fix it.
All went fairly well. Below are some pictures of how we had things setup:
Overall Room layout:
Audio mixing and control (Personal mixer (Christmas present from my WONDERFUL wife). Church mics and cables):
Inputs into the mixer (L to R):
- Choir Mic L
- Choir Mics C
- Choir Mics R
- Pulpit Mic
- Piano Mic 1
- Piano Mic 2
- Lavalier wireless mic
- Handheld wireless mic
- Submix in from Compressor (items in italics were run to a submix and then in through this channel to reduce feedback)
Camera monitoring and control
- Camera: Sony DVI-D30 (on loan)
- Controlled by the IR remote
- Wireless audio/video/IR extender to send camera video and return IR control signals
- 7" mini DVD player as video monitor
Webcast Monitoring (Webcast was being run from my new laptop (in library) and monitored via VNC and a stream on an older (P4) laptop):
All cables were run in under the door from the chapel (taped down), through the "stake foyer" and into the stake clerks office. We are looking into having 8 XLR runs made to go from under the piano to the stake clerks office to facilitate this for the future. Essentially a built in 8 channel snake built into the building.
We had rave reviews from the leadership of the units who watched it and we are going to work on purchasing equipment for the stake to do this in the near future.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.