Just a quick q.
We use a SD 3 CCD Video Camera at our Church.
Firewire output goes to PC for Recording (and DVD production)
Svideo output goes to Kramer Switch for IMAG, on the 2 projectors.
The problem I have is this,
We have Florescent Fittings with 765 Tubes for Congregation lighting.
Then we have 8 x 300w Parcans at about 3m from the stage,
and another 4 x 300w Parcans at about 7m from the stage.
The problem is that :
If we run the parcans at a decent brightness (to make the stage look inviting, and non-straining when you look at the pastor, etc),
then as the Pastor moves left to right (with the camera panning along), there are lots of fluctuations in brightness (not really visible by eye, but the camera really seems to amplify this).
On a cheapie home camcorder (1CCD, automatic mode), you really do not notice the fluctuations.
The problem is that for the 3CCD Camera they are using, in order to get rid of the fluctuations, we have to dim all the pars to about 25%. Which to the person in the audience, makes the stage look dark.
To try fill in the gaps, I put the 4 parcans at the 7m distance, but still did not stop the fluctuations properly.
Is parcans the correct fittings to use in this situation, or should I rather pull them out and put 500w QI Halogen Floodlights (the outside security light type) on the beam instead. (My thinking is that the floods will have a spread wider than the parcans). Of course, I will need to shutter a bit of the light, so that it does not wash out the projector screens.
All our Parcans are on Dimmer control,
and during the Service we also have the florescent fittings on