We have launched our new site! The Wire backend has moved to www.svconline.com. Your can log on now with your e xisting credentials. For your reference, posting instructions have been sent to your email. Note: postings made to the old backend will be redirected through Thursday Feb 19th. Please make the switch to www.svconline.com as soon as possible.

If you have questions please email thewire@svconline.com.

Looking forward to seeing you on the new site!

A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor


ATLANTA, AUGUST 1, 2011—Behind the scenes of In Touch Ministries’ weekly television program In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley, production has become much more comfortable and efficient thanks to the addition of teleprompters from Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand. An easy-to-use solution for users and engineers alike, Autoscript LED 19 +TFT+ (LED19TFT) teleprompters have enabled In Touch to clearly convey important messaging despite bright lights, distance and other common challenges faced on a sound stage.

The goal of In Touch Ministries, the non-profit ministry founded by Dr. Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta, is to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthen the local church. While Dr. Stanley’s outreach began as a local broadcast in Atlanta, today the weekly television and radio broadcasts of In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley can be seen and heard domestically and internationally on nearly 1,800 radio and television outlets in more than 50 languages.

“Autoscript has made life much easier for Dr. Stanley when he is reading viewer emails or making announcements,? says Gary Longenecker, production manager, In Touch Ministries. “Surrounded by blinding studio lights and often positioned 12 to 15-feet away from the unit to help maximize our studio space, the brightness and size of the LED19TFT monitors make this achievable, enabling him to film informational segments with comfort and ease.?

Used with Sony HDC 1500 high definition cameras, Vinten Vector 70 Pan Heads and Vinten Quartz pedestals, the LED19TFT systems assist Dr. Stanley with the informational studio portion of his television show as well as reading viewer emails during the “Ask Dr. Stanley? segment. “The difference between the Autoscript unit and the competitor product we had previously was so pronounced that Dr. Stanley asked us to purchase another so that both prompters we used were Autoscript’s 19-inch systems,? adds Longenecker. The teleprompter systems typically stay with the pan heads and pedestals, however from time to time they are placed on a Panther Dolly during concerts and special projects.

autoscript_led19tft.jpgFeaturing 1,000 nits of brightness, the LED19TFT utilizes the latest in Autoscript’s illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system, offering instant warm-up to full brightness. The superior light distribution of Autoscript’s LED TFT-Plus delivers higher contrast levels and an overall picture quality, while using less power than existing TFTs. The LED19TFT includes the Eco +Plus+ feature that saves power when no active video is present, a preset LCM (Low Consumption Modes) feature for use with camera utility power-outlets, built-in dimmable Tally Light with Opto Sensor input and repeat output, illuminated control panel for easy visibility in dark studio conditions and optional HD-SDI input.

Overall, Longenecker describes the system as intuitive—for the production team and talent. “Rugged and ergonomic, the teleprompters are very easy to assemble, disassemble and are well designed and thought out,? he says. “I also love having the tally integrated into the front of the prompters as it helps keep filming streamlined.?

In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley began in 1972, as a half-hour program called The Chapel Hour on a local Atlanta-area television station. After joining The Christian Broadcasting Network, a satellite distribution network to cable systems, the broadcast grew from 16,000 Atlanta viewers to a nationwide audience in one week. In Touch programs penetrated almost every major market in the United States during the 1980’s, reaching more than one-million households with the message of Christ’s sufficiency for life’s demands. Today, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley can be heard around the world via radio and television broadcasts, the handheld In Touch Messenger and the ministries Web site, www.InTouch.org.

About Autoscript
Established in the U.K. in 1984, with headquarters in the U.S. and the U.K., Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and – with its expanding line of intuitive accessories – is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information, visit www.autoscript.tv.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Houses of Worship, News

Masque Sound Helps Audiences Explore The Mystery of Love & Sex
Metric Halo Supports SCA Spring Fling
Sergio Mendes and will.i.am have a (Governors) Ball with DPA Microphones
StrandVision Offers Personal Finance Tips in Latest Set of Employee Digital Signage Communications Animated Templates
Ashly Saves the Day at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy
StoreStreams to Offer Turnkey In-Store Radio to Businesses
Audinate Announces “Audio over IP in Broadcast with Dante” Event in London
Renkus-Heinz Helps Conquer Audio Challenges in Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Additional Danley Speakers Handle Seating Expansion at Life Pentecostal Church
Landmark Manhattan Center Studios Upgrades To Dual Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Consoles


Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.


August 2011
« Jul   Sep »

Your Account


Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication