When It Comes To A/V Equipment, Leave It To The Pros

Oct 27, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Live Events

Have you ever set up a conference room or an auditorium for an event only to have the equipment fail when you needed it most? This is not uncommon when people try to do it themselves. In order to have your next event run smoothly and be a great success, leave the audio visual equipment to the professionals.

Background Noise In Recordings

When you’re capturing an event in a room full of people there is bound to be some disturbing background noise. If you don’t have the right equipment and editing software, your content may have poor sound quality and you may not even be able to use it for the future.

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Blurry images? Trouble resizing? Can’t find the right input? These are all common problems when it comes to displaying an image on a projection screen. We can help by providing innovative solutions to reach any size audience. Our experts will provide you with the right screen size and create crystal clear images.

Not Enough or Too Much Light

Event lighting is one of the most important aspects of an event – it can change the entire feel of your space and should be carefully thought out. If there’s not enough light your audience may miss out on important parts and too much light can distort images or hurt your audience’s eyes.

When it comes to audio visual equipment in New York City, the experts at CitiView Audio Visual have you covered. You’ve got enough to worry about, let us set up your next meeting or event.

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?

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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!

Why Is Event Lighting Important?

Sep 25, 2015

You’ve spent hours on end preparing for your upcoming event, don’t ruin it with poor lighting. Now that you have your speech memorized and the screens and speakers set up, allow your presentation to be seen as well as it is heard. Find out why proper event lighting is important below:

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If you’re lighting an event space for filming, turning an office into an intimate reception hall, or creating distinct ambiences for separate displays in a single room, you’ll need to consider having control over lighting. Especially when the venue is unfamiliar, having the proper lighting tools on hand is the best way to make sure you’re message is seen.

Whether the lights are too bright, not bright enough, or not focused in on the right area it can make it very difficult for your audience to see what’s going on behind you. Event lighting is one of the most important aspects of an event, it can change the entire feel of your space and should be carefully thought out and executed as the powerful tool it is.

Want to learn more about event lighting? Contact the experts at CitiView Audio Visual today and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook!

Capture Your Event With CitiView’s AV Solutions

Aug 10, 2015

How can you get the most out of your next event or business meeting? You can choose CitiView Audio Visual to help with all of your production needs. We started back in 1998 and have been creating experiences that last forever since then!

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At CitiView, we offer everything from audio and visual solutions to staging and lighting, video streaming and equipment rentals and anything in between. Our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of training and experience and know have what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

Looking to professional displays? See the difference with our High Lumen HD Projectors. We can help you reach any size audience and set you apart from your competition. And when it comes to staging and lighting, Jon Pristas knows best! Event lighting is one of the most important aspects of an event – it can change the entire feel of your space and should be carefully thought out.

So what are you waiting for? Give CitiView Audio Visual a call today and find out how we can help with your next event!

2 Comments

Zequek Estrada

I have a presentation coming up for an upcoming conference and my team has been trying to find ways to make it more effective. Renting audio visual equipment was mentioned and it does sound like it would be beneficial. Though from the sound of this post, we’d probably look into hiring professionals to manage the equipment. I trust the people I work with but I always prefer for things to go smoothly as possible.

Dave Anderson

I am looking into getting audio visual equipment and wondering if i should do it all myself or hire someone to help me with it. I agree that a lot of things can go wrong in a presentation if the equipment is not set up correctly. I will be buying my equipment soon and learning how to use it all correctly so i don’t make any of the common mistakes.

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