March 5, 2008

What I’m checking out this week.

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:23 pm by charlesshyblosky

From From  Church Multimedia.  Software For $399, this program boasts the ability to toggle different things on each of your different projectors.  This  could be a very cost effective way for your church to do triple screen, all being separate.  Let me know if you’ve tried this.  They suggest you can easily insert your favorite presentation software to view within this program.  Let me know if you’ve used this, and how it works? 

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February 21, 2008

Its about time: NFL OKs churches showing Super Bowl on big screens

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 1:33 pm by charlesshyblosky

miami-superbowl.gifFrom www.espn.com

The NFL will allow church groups to show the Super Bowl on large-screen televisions, reversing a policy that drew criticism from elected officials.

In a letter to U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will no longer object to “live showings — regardless of screen size — of the Super Bowl” by religious organizations, The Washington Post reported.

An earlier story in The Post about church groups canceling Super Bowl parties over fear of legal action by the NFL led to protest by some lawmakers and conservative leaders.

At the center of the issue is an NFL policy which holds that organizations showing public viewings of its games on televisions larger than 55 inches violate the league’s copyright. Sports bars are exempt from the policy, but last year, the NFL sent letters to two church groups, advising them of the rule, according to The Post.

In its letter to Hatch, the NFL said it would not object to big-screen viewings in churches as long as they are free and held on premises that the church uses on a “routine and customary” basis, according to the report.

January 28, 2008

Triple Screen display made easy..

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 5:07 pm by charlesshyblosky

gxm_03oct06.jpgAfter seaching various ways to achieve the goal of triple screen display, I stumbled upon the Matrox TripleHead2Go.    For PC Presentation Software, this is a very affordable solution for churches that wish to take their services with a multiple screen format, one pc setup.   I’ve also seen this used for Architectural Projection in churches as well.  Camron Ware has really challenged me with how this could be used as well.  Mediashout has now started selling A “Bundle Package” with this included.   It also supports widescreen and DualHead modes.  You can actually run your Windows setup3_open_laptop_sm.jpgdesktop at up to 3840 x 1024 resolution stretched across three displays (1280 x 1024 per display).  Background producers are catching on to the triple screen craze, these two I have seen up close;  Defy Creative’s Expanse Series,  and Awake Images (check these guys out, they have over 400 Trip Screen backgrounds for FREE, yes, that’s right, FREE).  Have you tried this setup yet? What have you found that works for you?