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 Stream Your Next Event?

May 29, 2015

Live streaming is the way of the future. We’ve seen it with red carpet events, professional sports and even seminars and business meetings. So why should you stream your next event? Find out below:

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Reach a Larger Audience

You can turn your small meeting into a grand event with live streaming. If you have an important message you want to broadcast to people all over the map, it’s not a possibility. The days of pitching your ideas to a few coworkers in an office’s conference room are over. The same idea goes for presentations, fashion shows and the like!

Real-Time Engagement

Another benefit of live streaming is the ability to engage with your audience. With no delay, your viewers can participate in live chat and ask questions. You then have the ability to respond to their questions right away.

What Do You Need?

In order to stream your event, you will need a couple of things. First, you’ll need a camera. You’ll also need an encoder and fast upload speed to eliminate the risk of glitches and lags. Finally, you are going to need a streaming service and if all of that sounds like too much for you, don’t worry – we’ll take care of the entire set up for you!

At CitiView Audio Visual, live streaming is one of our specialties. Call us at 212-632-5196 the next time you are preparing for an event, and leave the rest to us!

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.

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!

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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