History runs deep throughout the Lone Star State. Perhaps nowhere in Texas is this more evident than in the little town of Granbury. A look at the well preserved 19th century homes and original frontier storefronts that line the downtown district make it easy to see why Granbury bills itself as "The Place Where Texas History Lives.”
Although the people of Granbury celebrate their rich history, they also have their eyes firmly fixed on the future. This balance between the time-honored and contemporary was evident recently when the local Acton United Methodist Church installed a massive new LED video wall in its traditional sanctuary. Made with CHAUVET Professional C6 Panels, the 26’ wide by 10’ high wall engages worshippers with crisp and colorful contemporary images, as well as text and IMAG video. Yet, when it’s not in use, this high tech wall "virtually” disappears, leaving the original architectural lines of the sanctuary undisturbed.
Among the benefits of having the video wall is the ability to display a wide range of images for different age groups during different services and events, such as contemporary for young people and softer images for children. Drawing on the wall’s ability to display video images, the church now uses them to have movie nights. . Ambient light from the high-output panels can colourwash the entire sanctuary. At times the video panels will display text over the image of the church’s brick wall, creating the appearance that the text is written on the brick wall itself.
The brightness of the C6 panels played a key role in the decision to install them at Acton United Methodist. Large windows to either side of the stage and an impressive stained glass window over its center allow a large amount of ambient light into the sanctuary. "Projection video would not work well here because of the light,” said Ramsey. "The C6 was designed for daylight use, which was important in my purchase decision.”
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