Door Of Hope Vision Installation

Door Of Hope Christian Church – Launceston Tasmania

Big Vision for a Church With Big Vision


Door of Hope Christian Church is one of Tassie’s largest churches, who back in 2001 purchased the old Coats Patons factory with a vision to once again make it the heart of the city of Launceston. Streamstone Audio have enjoyed a long partnership with Door Of Hope since the development of the Coats Patons facility and were recently called on to undertake a total upgrade of the vision system in their 1000 seat auditorium.

The MASSIVE Door Of Hope Facility

The church are making excellent and effective use of media content and their existing system which was made up of already ageing second hand equipment when first installed was causing significant problems with poor reliability and image quality. The brief was to bring the system up to the modern day high definition widescreen standards, be very easy for their team of volunteers to operate on a weekly basis, and meet those needs on a very tight budget. Luckily, working to a tight budget is one of Streamstone’s specialities.

1000 Seat Auditorium – Equipped With Excellent Production Facilities

The heart of a vision system is the switcher itself and after going through a careful selection process, Roland’s excellent V-1600HD was chosen. The V-1600HD marries a powerful feature set and impressive input and output capabilities with a very user friendly interface. Though adding vastly more features and possibilities over the replaced system, with some basic training the volunteer team have taken to it with ease and all have commented on how much easier it is to use over the old system.

Roland V1600HD at the centre of it all

Big pictures are the order of the day here. After assessing all the options (projection, video wall, LED etc) and their price / performance ratio, a Benq high definition DLP projector projecting 5500 ANSI lumens onto a 250” motorised front project screen was chosen. Though Benq may not be a brand normally associated with broadcast grade large vision, it’s feature set couldn’t be beaten for the price. So far the results have been very impressive with bright crisp images and beautiful colours the result. The size of the screen hasn’t disappointed either – it certainly has the “wow factor” to impress all who see it.

High definition Daniel

Big bright images











IMag – the display of live closeup images of what is happening on stage – is used throughout Door Of Hope’s services. The ability of the congregation to connect with the unspoken visual side of communication can be very helpful to connect with what is being shared. Two Sony “prosumer” HD cameras were selected and sourced to take care of capturing the images. To overcome the camera’s lack of an SDI digital video output, Streamstone turned to Blackmagic Design’s range of very useful MiniConverters to take the HDMI output from the camera and convert it to SDI for use by the Roland switcher.

Impressive HD Results on a Budget

Easy for volunteer operators











Door Of Hope’s vision system is another great example of Streamstone’s ability to partner with a church’s vision and work with them to create innovative solutions for their needs and budget. Results that “wow” and amaze are always our goal.

Mission control

We would love to talk to you about ways to bring beautiful pictures and multimedia to your church and enhance the worship experience for your congregation.