Reprinted from a NewTek press release:

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced Genesis, the first video production system designed from the ground up for the needs of worship service media production. Drawing on NewTek’s award-winning video and graphic production technologies, the needs of live production, editing and graphic creation are all addressed with a powerful turnkey solution designed for easy operation.

“The religious video market has a unique set of challenges” said Jim Plant, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewTek, Inc. “Tight budgets, volunteer staff, long live productions with lots of graphics, and a variety of projects from video projected during services, to video for shut-ins, to fund-raising videos. We’ve listened to what religious producers have told us, and we created a system designed to exactly fit their needs. We believe our new Genesis system will change the way churches present their message, and bring broadcast quality switching, editing and graphics to thousands of ministries around the world.”

The Genesis system meets live-production needs for worship services with an 8-input switcher for cameras and video decks. Genesis also includes hundreds of effects, animated backgrounds, graphics, titles, fonts, and other elements that will instantly give productions a professional polish. Plus, Genesis is compatible with other graphics software, from Adobe Photoshop to Microsoft PowerPoint. Genesis is versatile, with real-time video output of broadcast quality formats from Beta SP and D1 to DVCam and Mini-DV, as well as web-streaming.

“The NewTek system is unique as a video edit station in that it’s also a TV control room enabling churches to create a broadcast quality production studio at a very reasonable price,” said Tom Schmidt, of Broadcast Ministry Services. “In the past, we would purchase an analog component switcher and then begin to add monitors and waveform/vectorscope. Now, for the price of the switcher alone we get all the production tools plus an excellent non-linear editor plus much, much more.”

Genesis Includes:

  • 8-input Live Switcher
  • Professional Titling And Graphics Software with ready-to-use devotional content
  • Easy to Use, powerful video editing
  • Real-time keyer to display titles over video
  • Real-time green screen production
  • On-board audio mixer and On-screen Television monitors
  • Flexible Output Options, From Broadcast Tape to DVD to Web Streaming

    Pricing and Availability
    To Be Announced; for complete information, see:

    http://www.newtek.com/products/genesis/index.html

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