Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. has enlisted Sony’s HDC-F5500 4K Super 35mm system camera and the HDC-3500 4K camera to bring a cinematic look to their worship services. The churched placed the first order of the new camera, making them one of the first clients to use the camera worldwide.
“We wanted to achieve a cinematic look for the Worship portion of our services and when we were introduced to the HDC-F5500 camera, we knew it was exactly what we needed,” said Noah Gravell, Executive Director of Live Production, Gateway Church.
The 4K Super 35mm HDC-F5500 and HDC-3500 cameras boast a global shutter technology to eliminate rolling shutter distortion and flash band. Both cameras super a wide color gamut and offer various frame rates for a truly cinematic look. Additionally, the operation is intuitive, allowing users and volunteers at all levels to easily navigate and produce stunning content for their live production, serving both in-person and virtual audiences.
“Sony has valued Gateway Church’s partnership for many years, so we’re pleased to help them evolve into the next generation of creative cinematic capture while building their collection of complementary Sony technology,” said Theresa Alesso, President, Imaging Products & Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “The HDC-F5500 was purpose-built to alleviate the complications associated with achieving shallow depth of field in live productions, with input from the faith community. Having Gateway as our first faith-based customer is a testament to the power and applicability of the camera in this environment.”
In addition to the HDC-F5500s and HDC-3500s, Gateway Church, a legacy Sony customer, installed an XVS-9000 4/ME 4K switcher, PWS-4500 8-channel 4K server, BRAVIA professional 4K HDR displays, and PVM professional production monitors through integration firm Beck Associates. They also purchased the new XVS-G1 switcher for their Dallas Campus.