Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral to Live Stream Mass
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral live streams Sunday Mass using Panasonic Business's PTZ camera system.
09:52 10 September 2020
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral has recently installed PTZ camera system by Panasonic Business allowing it to streamline Sunday Mass. The technology helped the cathedral to reach out to more than 5,000 people who are unable to attend the mass due to social distancing protocols that are currently in place.
Panasonic's AW-HN40 PTZ cameras, which were installed by AV solutions company Adlib as a temporary solution following the UK Covid-19 lockdown, features optical zoom capability as well as an easy to use and high-quality technology. It also has pre-set camera movements allowing viewers to see wide shots of the cathedral or close-ups of the Priest and readers.
Due to the success of the pilot scheme, the cathedral is now considering it as a permanent solution while coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings are in place.
Adlib Installation Project Manager Tim Robinson, said: "Initially, there was some concern that the cameras would be too conspicuous but a demo quickly showed that the cameras were very discreet and their availability in both white and black to suit different parts oft he Cathedral made them blend in even better."
"Ultimately, the Dean and his staff were so taken with the shots we could get from a central position, they asked that the camera be installed in an ideal location that we never would have thought possible. The Cathedral finds it an easy solution to work with and they have been getting an audience of more than 5,000 per week for Sunday Mass."