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.

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!

Live Stream Your Wedding!

May 07, 2015

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!

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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!

3 Must-Have Pieces of Equipment For Your Next Meeting

Oct 23, 2015

Don’t go into your next meeting or presentation unprepared. Your position, your salary and even your career could depend on this one event and you need to nail it. That’s why you must have these three pieces of audio visual equipment on-hand and ready to go.

Confidence Monitors

Don’t appear sloppy and uncoordinated – come equipped with confidence monitors. It will prevent you from turning your back to the audience, leaving the microphone and pausing to refer to the slides on a screen behind you. Confidence monitors will allow you to have constant access to your content without ever showing the crowd your bad side.

Slide Advancers

Own the stage! Don’t retreat back to the podium to advance through your presentation – it takes up valuable time and makes you look unprepared. With a wireless remote, you can quickly and seamlessly click through your own presentation from anywhere in the room.

Microphone

Don’t count on the venue to provide a microphone for you. Always bring one with you because yelling loud enough so the back of the room can hear is never a good look. Just remember it’s all about placement. When using a lav, make sure you place the mic approximately 1 inch below your collarbone and 6-12 inches away from your mouth if using a handheld mic.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we’ve got what you need. We supply any and all audio visual equipment needed to make your next event stand out. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to speak with our experts today!

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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