Bethel Media has chosen Facilis shared storage to support the demanding content creation workflows supporting the church’s outreach through video, web, retail and production of its on-demand streaming service.
Based in Redding, California, Bethel Church is a non-denominational church with a congregation of over 11,000 people. As an organisation, Bethel Media evolved from a substantial crew of videographers and supporting staff hired to capture Sunday services and additional outside content.
As video content continued to grow and became a substantial part of the ministry, a decision was made to bring resources in house to create a dedicated production and post production group focusing on Bethel’s events, weekend services and project-based content.
For many years, as the production team captured weekend services and other events, all media was stored on stand-alone hard drives and various NAS units.
”What really impressed me was the flexibility of Facilis – we didn’t need everyone on fibre and we didn’t need everyone connected at 16Gig,” said Darrell Hill, Bethel Media network administrator.
“With the Facilis system, we could also use Ethernet and even have someone on a low-bandwidth WiFi connection browsing media. This gave us much more flexibility for collaboration within the whole company.
”Now we can have producers on the system as well as our editors with everyone being managed at an appropriate level of connection and privileges.”
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