- The FM group is supposed to install network cabling to the satellite cabinet and mount and connect the video camera this week. (Of course, they were supposed to do it last week, and the week before, and last month ....) I bought a small video monitor last time on my own dime; I have yet to get a serial cable.
- I already had my own audio equipment, and previously purchased some additional mics on my own dime for our roadshows, although I have never used them with a choir. I plan to test them this Sunday at the stake choir practice.
- To display the hymn lyrics, last time I simply sat by the projector in the cultural hall and switched the input from the camera to my laptop; I figured they could see the conductor anyway, and I figured the other buildings wouldn't need the lyrics as much as fewer people wouldn't have a hymnbook. However, they would like me to investigate other options.
The camera is to be mounted in the rear corner of the chapel, which is not my preference. But it makes some things easier. Last time one issue was the camera was on a tripod in one location (unguarded), I was by the projector in another, the communicator was in another, and the audio was in yet another, and I went through almost an entire role of gaff tape there was so much cable.
Anyway, given the short time frame I'm a little leery of trying to figure out a video mixing solution for the hymns, and I'm not sure it's really that value-added. But if anyone has any advice it would be welcome. Thanks.