Church of the Highlands

Birmingham, Alabama, US - 2013

When Church of the Highlands made the decision in 2009 to invest in a campus-wide audio visual technology upgrade, they looked to industry leaders Clark and Barco to bring their religious programming to life with professional projection systems.

Clark’s experience with modern technical worship environments and Barco projectors and presentation switchers were the right combination to fulfill the church’s objective to boost the production quality and visual impact of its sermons and events. The latest project featured an upgrade of the visualization platform at Church of the Highlands’ Grants Mill campus in Birmingham, Alabama. The upgrade included a Barco FLM-HD20 for the center screen, flanked by two FLM-R22+ models to create a captivating, panoramic visual experience in the 2,400 seat sanctuary.

“Our ministry drives the church’s technical needs, and our job is to execute our leaders’ vision to create a top-notch experience for our members,” comments Scott Waldrep, Production Systems Coordinator at Grants Mill, Church of the Highlands’ main campus. “We also understand that we’re engaging a media savvy audience these days that’s accustomed to viewing high-quality HD programming, so we knew we needed to step up our game. We were so impressed with the excellent crispness, color and contrast of the images – the projectors cut right through the ambient lighting and worked flawlessly from the first night.”

The Grants Mill project is the fifth AV installation jointly completed by Clark and Barco for Church of the Highlands, which began with a brand new system for the 1,000-seat theater in 2009 and features an FLM-HD20 projector with four RLM-W8 models to round out the presentation screens. This was followed shortly by projects at the church’s Riverchase, Greystone and Auburn campuses which utilize varied configurations of HDX-W18 and RLM-series projectors, as well as Barco ImagePRO-II 3G presentation switchers.

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