AJS-1 AUTOJIB SYSTEM - TRIUMPH CHURCH CASE STUDY

Driving efficiencies & maintaining a consistent visual style across multiple operators

ABOUT TRIUMPH CHURCH

In 1920, the Triumph Missionary Baptist Church came into being and has since grown into a multi-campus church, It is now one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States, currently attracting 400 new members each month. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Triumph Church continued to grow. Under the direction of visionary Senior Pastor, Rev. Solomon W. Kinloch, Jr., Triumph seamlessly transitioned into live streaming their worship services. This allowed members and friends to worship virtually in their homes or using the drive-in set-up at their North Campus. Additionally, Triumph Church began broadcasting worship services on local NBC, CBS and ABC affiliated channels.

This fast growth has encouraged the church to invest in a broadcast-level set-up to accommodate its packed schedule. Four days per week, the church delivers 1-2 sermons per evening from their 500-seater auditorium, they would invest heavily in bringing AV personnel to support with the production, managing content creation and delivery from their central control room.

A desire to drive efficiencies

A desire to drive efficiencies

The desire to streamline their operations, lead to a consultation with Triumph’s systems integrator partner, Key Code Media and then to MRMC Broadcast to see if there was a solution that could help. MRMC’s Auto Jib System, AJS-1 fitted the bill. Previously, the production team used a traditional crane, operated by several production staff to capture over-the-crowd shots and wider shots of the stage.

This automated jib-arm system is designed for reliable use in live event productions. As used by Triumph Church, the Jib offers quiet and smooth camera motions, with support for up to a 4.2Kg PTZ camera. The automation allows the jib to be driven from the control room, which has helped to reduce the number of staff needed to run the production.

The desire to streamline their operations, lead to a consultation with Triumph’s systems integrator partner, Key Code Media and then to MRMC Broadcast to see if there was a solution that could help. MRMC’s Auto Jib System, AJS-1 fitted the bill. Previously, the production team used a traditional crane, operated by several production staff to capture over-the-crowd shots and wider shots of the stage.

This automated jib-arm system is designed for reliable use in live event productions. As used by Triumph Church, the Jib offers quiet and smooth camera motions, with support for up to a 4.2Kg PTZ camera. The automation allows the jib to be driven from the control room, which has helped to reduce the number of staff needed to run the production.

Until the AJS-1 was installed, there were 3 to 4 people in the control room, with 6 to 7 on the sermon floor. This has now been reduced to three, so we don’t have to invest as heavily in outsourced support. The jib has been easy to install and the MRMC team were great in helping us map out the shots and programme the automation.

Triumph Church

Seamless workflow integration

Seamless workflow integration

The AJS-1 sits off to the side of the congregation and is used at a horizontal reach of 2.3 metres to capture the shots of the preacher and audience. The jib is driven by a by an MRMC Broadcast Control Panel from the control room. As MRMC’s robotics solutions are camera agnostic, it means they can seamlessly fit into any existing workflow or production set-up. With long-ranging partnerships with lead PTZ manufacturers, the customer can create smooth, precise shots without compromising picture quality, as well as also benefiting from unobtrusive, quiet, fluid movements every time with every shot in any production.

The AJS-1 sits off to the side of the congregation and is used at a horizontal reach of 2.3 metres to capture the shots of the preacher and audience. The jib is driven by a joystick broadcast panel from the control room. The PTZ is controlled automatically via MRMC’s award-winning Polymotion Chat tracking software which ensures the correct framing of the sermon in seamless conjunction with the jib-arm moves. As MRMC’s robotics solutions are camera agnostic, it means they can seamlessly fit into any existing workflow or production set-up. With long-ranging partnerships with lead PTZ manufacturers, the customer can create smooth, precise shots without compromising picture quality, as well as also benefiting from unobtrusive, quiet, fluid movements every time with every shot in any production.

Ever since we launched our automation tracking software, Polymotion Chat, our offering has expanded to allow those working on Houses of Worship and live events to take their PTZ-based productions to a new level. Remote acquisition technologies such as those used with the AJS-1 and our quiet rail system, the QRS-1, bring freedom of choice back to production teams and allows users to move on considerably from locked off-camera positions and add unique motion to their capture.

Paddy Taylor - Head of Broadcast

MRMC

Other Case Studies

Contact Us