Why Record Your Next Event?

Jun 12, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Live Events

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!

Benefits of Live Streaming Events

Aug 24, 2015

Looking to reach a larger audience while reducing costs and increasing revenue? Then you need to be live streaming your business meetings and events. With advancements in technology on the rise, live streaming is bringing a multitude of benefits to companies across the globe. See below to learn more:

Reach Wider Audiences: When you have an important message to deliver, you want to reach the widest audience possible, right? Live streaming allows you to reach practically anyone at any time as long as they have access to the internet. Want to train new employees? Have a new product to launch? You now have the ability to get everybody involved at the same time.

Reduce Costs and Increase Revenue: Think about how much money your company has to spend to fly employees or clients in for a meeting. Not only do they have to deal with transportation costs – lodging, venues and meals all add up. You can cut out costs and increase revenue with live streaming while achieving quicker results and driving action.

Quality Content: With our webcasting and live streaming services, you have access to a wide variety of high quality audio and video broadcasts and various presentation methodologies.

Ready to live stream your next event? Contact the experts at CitiView Audio Visual today!

For High Resolution Audio, Does The Format Really Matter?

Jun 08, 2015

MP3, FLAC, WAV. does it really make a difference? When it comes to listening to music, high-resolution audio is the way to go. But what’s more important, the quality of the gear used to record or the format?


Before we get into the details, it’s vital to point out that sound quality is determined by the quality of the gear used to record and the skill and expertise of the audio engineers. If you have bad equipment and the audio engineer doesn’t have much experience, chances are the audio won’t sound very good.

You can think of it all in terms of a high-definition television. Look at the difference between a sporting event or a movie broadcasted in HD and then compare it to a black and white film from the 60s. Even if you transferred the old movie to a 1080 Blu-ray, it wouldn’t make the film any clearer and the same holds true for audio.

When it comes down to it, high-resolution audio files are more expensive than standard definition files, so is it worth it? There are a few things to consider before making a decision:

  • Do you have high quality speakers or headphones?
  • Is the recording good enough to benefit from high resolution mastering?
  • Will the audience or listeners be able to tell the difference?

At CitiView Audio Visual, our expert audio engineers are highly skilled and have years of experience and training. We know exactly how to make your event sound spectacular and reach your entire audience so give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more!

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