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Grass Valley Cameras Bring Captivating Images to Planetshakers Church

MONTREAL, May 2, 2019 — Australia's Planetshakers Church has chosen a suite of solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as part of a major upgrade to its production capabilities. One of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers wanted to leverage stunning imagery, professional broadcast-quality production capability and a future-proof upgrade path.

"While we have over 17,000 weekly visitors to our church, we want to continue growing our congregation, making our church services and events accessible wherever people are. The church also acts as a venue for live events, so we need solutions that are high-end and multi-functional," said Chris Peterson, video manager, Planetshakers. "It was imperative that our chosen camera technology provider could deliver unbeatable image quality and Grass Valley was the clear choice for us. As well as unmatched expertise in live production, Grass Valley solutions are easy to use for our volunteers and third-parties and come with hallmarked reliability. Having local expertise and support on the ground was also a key factor."

The newly deployed camera system delivers broadcast quality HD production with a clear upgrade path to 4K UHD, HDR and beyond. Grass Valley's LDX 86 cameras were selected for their superior performance and sensitivity, as well as the GV-eLicense upgrade path to 4K UHD and HDR.

Ward Hansford, vice president of sales, Oceania, Grass Valley said: "As a contemporary church with a strong youth ministry program, high-quality production is a crucial aspect of the Planetshakers Church experience. The Grass Valley camera system helps the production team produce rich, high-quality content that engages the church congregation, whether in person or over a live stream, and connects them together. With an easy to deploy software upgrade option, the church can make the switch to 4K UHD and HDR as and when required. We are very proud that Planetshakers Church selected Grass Valley to help them take their production capability to the next level."


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Bénédicte Fauveau

Media Relations Specialist