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.

Staging and Lighting NYC

Sep 03, 2015

Throwing an event in NYC? Don’t forget about the importance of proper lighting and adequate staging. At CitiView Audio Visual, we’ve got what it takes to create a lasting impact on any sized audience.

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Event Lighting

What’s one of the most important aspects of an event? That’s right, you guessed it – lighting. It can change the entire feel and ambiance of your space and should be carefully thought out and executed. At CitiView, Jon Pristas knows best so you can count on his team to illuminate your event!

Event Staging

Whether you have a single presenter or are putting on an elegant fashion show, we’ll provide you with the perfect set. With a complete range of stage designs and skilled set designers, we provide event staging suitable for all of your event needs.

No matter what service you need, we go out of our way to approach every project with the goal of making an experience that lasts forever. Give our experts a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out how we can help.

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.

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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!

How To Choose A Projection Screen

Jul 02, 2015

Size. Aspect ratio. Material. There’s a lot more to a projection screen than you may have thought and they can be the most vital part of a visual presentation. With so many options to choose from it can make your decision seem nearly impossible, but if you stick to these basic guidelines you’ll be able to put on a crystal clear display for your audience.

Consider The Size

Before you go ahead and rent a projection screen for your event, you need to consider the size of the room it’s going to be in and how many people will be focusing their eyes on the screen. Projectors create a limited amount of light and as you increase the image size, you decrease the overall brightness. At CitiView, we are stocked with projection screens ranging from 5ft. to 20ft. wide so we can accommodate just about any size room.

Width of the Screen vs. Height

Another important piece of the puzzle is the aspect ratio, or the proportions between the width of the screen and its height. Most projectors come equipped with a 16×9 display meaning a 16-foot-wide screen should be 9 feet tall. However, your screen doesn’t have to be 16×9 just because the projector is. There are plenty of ways you can adjust the projector to fill the screen.

Material

All projection screens are made from the same material, right? Wrong. Most basic screens are made from a smooth, vinyl material but there are also perforated and woven screens available. It’s a good idea to speak with the venue to find out what kind of lighting is used in the room because this will affect how the images show up on the screen’s material.

Need to rent a projection screen for your next event? The experts at CitiView Audio Visual have exactly what you need to make your event stand out! Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 for more information.

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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