Upgrade to AV system furthers the Cathedral’s Online Ministry

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We have recently had the opportunity to upgrade our AV system further, thanks to the generous gifts of our members. The upgrades will improve the quality of the camera on the Nave bridge, and add an extra camera to that of our existing setup. All cameras are remotely operated by a single director so that all COVID restrictions for broadcasting can be adhered to. Some further smaller upgrades will be made in the coming weeks.

While the pandemic has prevented in-person gatherings, technology has enabled the Cathedral to reach the community over the internet. Our virtual congregations have been growing week after week and we now broadcast to hundreds throughout Melbourne, Victoria and beyond, helping us to live out our mission to be the home church for Anglicans in Melbourne and Geelong.

The modern recording infrastructure of St Paul’s has also facilitated a much broader outreach during a period when it is most needed. The quality of recorded footage is high enough that it has opened doors into television broadcasting. C31 (digital 44), Melbourne’s Community Television Station has been broadcasting Choral Evensong every Monday at 2.30pm since July and our new camera system with further improve these and future broadcasts.

We are grateful of the financial support our community and the technical assistance of Tad Errey from Signal Audio in making this happen so that our online offerings will continue to flourish well into the future.

Part of this article was originally published in the September edition of Notes & News.

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