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On today’s Tech, No Babel: Video production: What’s a DA and how do you use it?

DA doesn’t stand for district attorney (in this case). It’s distribution amplifier. Let’s look at those words. Distribution means to send something to different places. An amplifier increases signal. So, a DA amplifies and then splits the signal. That’s important. A splitter takes a signal and splits it in half. A DA starts with a signal of a certain strength and then splits it to send the same strength signal to both locations.

Why would you use it?
If you want to send the same thing to two locations, a DA is a perfect choice. Looping out of the projector might not give you the best results.

There are multiple types of DAs. The most basic ones are 1 in and 2 out. Others can be 1 in 4 out. One of these might be a great idea for lobby TVs or to a local monitor, two projectors, and a confidence monitor.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.