Yes the pictures look remarkably good because they were shot at f3.5 but with a tripod and a long exposure.
The cameras I have out back are the Sony pd170 (SD) and the JVC HU250 (HD).
Camera wise the problem is that the lighting is very uneven. And I am needing to boost up the gain anywhere from 6db to 9db. Even at f2 apertures. Also the video is too flat. Our Pastor does tend to walk back and forth a lot and I don't wanna be adjusting the iris to compensate that much.
As far as keeping the par64s I think you guys are right. I still haven't gotten into the throw of the LED lights we are looking at. Or their lux/lumen ratings. From what I've heard here and from Roger a production guy that is currently helping us put in out new sound system pars need to stay up front.
So LED will now be used for wash lighting and back lighting. The problem here now is that they installed some florescent lighting that they are actually using in the sanctuary, during service, along with the incandescent lights.
I suggested they not do this. They did so for energy saving reason as well. Now If I pan over to the congregation they look green/blue. That is the other problem I am running into. I need to get them to not use those lights. They also did it because the incandescent lights that you see (the recessed ones) weren't giving enough output and it was too dark. I'm not sure what to do to switch back...
As far LED's I really thought they would save on energy.