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Professional Video Services NYC

Planning out your next business meeting or live event? Don’t forget about the visual aspect. At CitiView Audio Visual, we offer professional visuals that make an impact. Find out what we can do to help create a lasting impression below:

Project!

See the difference with High Lumen HD Projection. We can provide innovative solutions to help reach any size audience and set you apart from your competition.

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Let us help you get your point across! Our projection screen solutions will fit your needs for any size event. Our experts can suggest the right size screen for your presentation and audience.

LED Displays

LED Video Displays Are Crystal Clear And Energy Efficient! A true Go-Green solution to help make your meeting or event pop!

Interested in working together? Would like to learn more about the services we provide? We’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 212-632-5196.

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Benefits of Live Streaming Events

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!

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What is Webcasting?

How can you get Jim in Dallas all of the information he needs from a business meeting even though he’s hundreds of miles away? The days of sending large files recapping the meeting are over. Now, Jim can sit in on the meeting in real time even though he’s not physically in the building. How? Live webcasts.

What is Webcasting?

A webcast means that you are taking media (whether it’s a corporate meeting or any other live event) and broadcasting it in real time over the internet. The process involves streaming which sends the information to computers or other electronic devices without having to save and send the files later on.

How Does it Work?

Put into simple terms, audio or visual content can be transferred to a streaming software from a video camera or speaker. The content is then encoded and sent to a special server where it is delivered. This is how Jim in Dallas can log on to his computer and have access to the meeting as it takes place.

With webcasting services from CitiView Audio Visual, your employees will never have to miss a meeting again. We offer multi-camera switching, picture-in-picture and content delivery so you can captivate your audience whether they are down the street or across the sea. Call us today to find out how we can help!

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Capture Your Event With CitiView’s AV Solutions

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!

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What is a Matrix Switch?

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!

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How To Choose A Projection Screen

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.

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Audio Visual Equipment Rental NYC

What’s one of the most important features of any business meeting or live event? The right equipment. Whether you need full sound systems, LED and LCD screens, computers, lighting or staging, CitiView has you covered! See below for a full list of equipment we can rent to you!

 

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  • Full sound systems
  • Speakers
  • Line Arrays
  • Microphones
  • Mixers and audio recorders

Video:

  • LED & LCD screens
  • HD projection screens and projectors
  • Matrix video switchers
  • Video recording and streaming platforms

Computers:

  • Mac Mini
  • Mac Book Pro
  • Dell and HP laptops

Lighting:

  • LED uplights
  • Source 4 Lekos
  • Dimmers

Staging:

  • 4×4 and 4×8 stage decks
  • Stairs and railings
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Truss systems

Scenic:

  • Pipe and drape
  • Back Drops and form set back drops

Don’t start planning your next event without giving CitiView Audio Visual a call. We’ll provide you with everything you need to make it stand out!

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Why Record Your Next Event?

Don’t be like the thousands of people who wish they had a copy of their event to look at after the big day. When planning your next event we highly recommend considering recording it so you can go over it to find out what went well and what didn’t, and that’s just one of the benefits. Find out a few more reasons why you should record your next event below:iStock_000039859106_Large

No matter how big or small your event is going to be, you can never go wrong by having it recorded. Not only will you able to pinpoint positives and negatives to better prepare for future presentations, you can use the content for podcasts, video promotions and even ads on social media!

First, you need to decide what the video will be used for. Is it going to be turned into a tutorial for training purposes within your company? Is it going to be released to the public? This is a vital step because it will also help you determine the type of lighting, audio and sound equipment that you will need for the event.

According to Events Uncovered, “One of the most difficult aspects of recording an event is the audio. Any event that is heavy on talking will need to have good audio to make it worthwhile.” For this reason, we strongly encourage the use of professional audio engineers and expert video recorders. That’s where we come in!

CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise you need to help organize your event. We bring your presentation to life by administering state of the art audio, visual, staging, and video streaming services. CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event a memorable one. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

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For High Resolution Audio, Does The Format Really Matter?

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!

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Why Stream Your Next Event?

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!