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Your communicators may be malfunctioning or on a busy frequency if you’re getting static in the director’s set. If there’s a squelch control on the director’s unit, try adjusting it. Also, don’t be suprised that any form of communicator has trouble, ESPECIALLY is there’s music going on of any sort. Even te studio professional headsets aren’t designed for that kind of service. At the church I directed at for a while, we would always give out as many directions as we could prior to the music, or between songs, and let the operators take their own artistic license. Sometimes that works, sometimes that doesn’t
You’re right about the jib being a little complicated. It’s a trick to keep everything flowing on there.
As far as the zoom on the GL-2, are you using LANC to control zoom? If so, you should be able to get a controller with "analog" variable speed, like the right hand zoom trigger on the camera. You’re right that even the slow "automatic" zoom speed is awfully quick. That’s why I don’t use it 🙂
And while I would never doubt the prophetic gifts, with a talented team like the one you have, I personally wouldn’t have needed divine inspiration to know you guys would eventually get a ministry put together 😉 But seriously, I think you have a great setup. And don’t worry, there are always kinks in the first few weeks. I’ve gone in and brought video ministry to three churches, and in all three, they had a month or so of shakedown before they got it right.
For a congregation of 600, this is really impressive. Keep up the good work!