When First Baptist Dallas decided to embark upon a $135 million construction project for its new main campus, a cutting-edge audio, video and lighting system was essential. Barco, together with AV systems integrators Burst and Clair Brothers, created an innovative visualization platform for the new Worship Center, featuring a 142’ multi-curved screen powered by seven Barco large-venue projectors to create a seamlessly edge-blended panoramic video presentation. Ten HD video cameras are placed throughout the Center to capture all the program elements for image magnification on the central screen in addition to original video and graphic content.
"We are very excited to be partnering with Barco on this very unusual installation,” comments Bryan Bailey, Director of Media and Production of First Baptist Dallas. “The consistency and quality of the projectors has really calmed many of our concerns about blending and warping seven images. Perhaps most importantly, the impressive customer service provides much needed confidence in the middle of a truly unique application."
“Burst was chosen by First Baptist Dallas to integrate the sanctuary video production and projection systems. The systems contribute to the congregations’ experience of services via the large projection screen which provides stunning HD video. Barco’s projectors beautifully produce every frame of video and have been completely reliable,” comments Robin Heywood, President of Burst.
“We’ve worked with Barco projectors on numerous event stages, and really value them for their excellent brightness and contrast in ambient lighting situations, as well as their ease of integration,” comments Seth Morth of Clair Brothers. “They definitely give our customers a high-performance projector for less cost than other alternatives on the market.”
In addition to the projectors for the main Worship Center sanctuary, First Baptist Dallas installed an HDF-W22 projector at the adjacent event center as well as eleven RLM-W8 projectors for the Youth Center’s classrooms and meeting spaces.