Live Stream Your Wedding!

May 07, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Live Events

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white! ‘Tis the season for elegant spring weddings now that the weather has finally warmed up. We’re sure you’ve invited all of your friends and family members for your special day and we hope they can all attend. But what can you do in a case where somebody can’t make the event? Live webcasting and video streaming will make sure everyone is present – even if they’re hundreds of miles away!


The Early Days

When audio and video streaming first came into play in the late ‘90s, it wasn’t all that fun. Depending on the speed of your computer and internet connection, you could spend more time watching a black screen, or at the word “buffering”, than you actually spent watching video. But as technology has evolved, the streaming process is much more user-friendly today.

How It Works

In a nutshell, information travels in the form of satellite signals or radios waves to your electronic device. This way you can watch and listen to what’s going all across the globe in real-time.

Our Services

At CitiView, we offer expert webcasting, recording and video production services. Our Multi Camera Switching, Picture-in-Picture and Content Delivery features allow you to captivate any audience whether they’re down the road or across the ocean. Live streaming your wedding is the perfection solution for any of those “distant relatives” that can’t make it for your special day.

Interested in these services? Give the experts at CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out how we can make your wedding the most beautiful and the most memorable day of your life!

Why Record Your Next Event?

Jun 12, 2015

Don’t be like the thousands of people who wish they had a copy of their event to look at after the big day. When planning your next event we highly recommend considering recording it so you can go over it to find out what went well and what didn’t, and that’s just one of the benefits. Find out a few more reasons why you should record your next event below:iStock_000039859106_Large

No matter how big or small your event is going to be, you can never go wrong by having it recorded. Not only will you able to pinpoint positives and negatives to better prepare for future presentations, you can use the content for podcasts, video promotions and even ads on social media!

First, you need to decide what the video will be used for. Is it going to be turned into a tutorial for training purposes within your company? Is it going to be released to the public? This is a vital step because it will also help you determine the type of lighting, audio and sound equipment that you will need for the event.

According to Events Uncovered, “One of the most difficult aspects of recording an event is the audio. Any event that is heavy on talking will need to have good audio to make it worthwhile.” For this reason, we strongly encourage the use of professional audio engineers and expert video recorders. That’s where we come in!

CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise you need to help organize your event. We bring your presentation to life by administering state of the art audio, visual, staging, and video streaming services. CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event a memorable one. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

Get Your Hands On The Catchbox

Oct 08, 2015

Will you be able to catch the world’s first throwable microphone? There might not be a better way to keep your audience engaged and alert than by literally tossing them the mic. Find out how you can take your events to the next level with the Catchbox.

What do you do when you’re on stage with the microphone and a member of the audience, in the way back, has a question? Chances are you’d have to wiggle your way through the crowd to hand them the mic and stand there waiting for a response. This whole process takes up valuable time and energy and makes your event boring.

While presenters searched for a solution for a number of years, Catchbox has delivered! Now, when somebody has a question you simply throw them the Catchbox – the world’s first soft throwable microphone for audiences. It’s not only faster, it makes your event more fun!

Tired of asking questions and provoking thought only to hear crickets? The Catchbox also helps encourage people to take part and share ideas. So get the right tool for the job – get Catchbox!

The Catchbox is now available for rent at CitiView Audio Visual. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn how to change your presentations for the better!

What is a Matrix Switch?

Jul 09, 2015

Is your next event going to consist of multiple screens with a number of video components? If you want your content to be shared everywhere at once or only on certain screens at a time, you’re going to need a matrix switch.


Matrix Switch Options

Depending on the number of inputs and outputs you need, there’s a matrix switch for that. They range from 2 inputs and 2 outputs (2×2) all the way up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs. They aren’t usually meant to be installed by your average-joe, so make sure to hire a professional or at least consult with one before using.

Why Do You Need One?

If you had a standard home theater system, the HDMI ports on the back of your system support the role of a matrix switch. However, if you want your video sources to be seen on multiple displays or even in separate rooms at the same time, then you need a separate matrix switch.

Why do all the hard work yourself? The next time you are hosting a live event, contact the experts at CitiView Audio Visual to take care of it for you!

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