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.

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!

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!

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!

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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