Why are so many organizations investing in video walls when they could use one large display, a front video projector, or a set of individual monitors? A video wall features high-resolution displays driven by an exceptionally capable processing and computing system, also known as a video wall controller. Although video walls appear similar to single displays, they are deceptively powerful and provide superior performance levels when compared to more basic technologies. If you’re interested in adding a video wall to your space, check out our video wall design tips to get started on the right foot.
Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, have revolutionized the lighting industry in the past two decades. Without consuming a significant amount of power, they are able to emit a high output of light. Energy-efficient, long-lasting, and low-maintenance, LED lighting is at the forefront of the event lighting industry. So why, you might wonder, is conventional lighting still so popular (and in some cases preferred) for stage lighting? Today we’re exploring the differences between LED stage lighting and conventional fixtures, so that you can decide which best suits your needs.
When most people rent audio-visual (A-V) equipment, they do so for an important event. For example, you might rent a projector and screen for a wedding reception. You could rent stages and risers for your school’s Christmas pageant. You could rent a camcorder to tape an important presentation, preserving it for perpetuity. In all of these situations, you can’t underestimate the importance of reliable technology. Especially when other people are relying on you to ensure the event runs smoothly, you need to be sure that you rent the right equipment from the right supplier. For help, use the tips below to learn how to find an A-V equipment supplier on which you can depend for all of your audio-visual needs.
Anyone can set up a cinema-like experience at home with a large screen, comfy chairs, and a popcorn machine, but if you want to truly transform the room into a mini movie theater, you will need a projector with a cinemascope image format.
Despite their many differences in style and plot, most Hollywood blockbusters share an aspect ratio in cinemascope (also called anamorphic). A widescreen image format, with an aspect ratio of 16:9, simply provides a larger version of the view provided by a flatscreen TV. Cinemascope, on the other hand, with an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, mimics the experience of viewing a movie at the cinema. If you want to achieve this image format at home, you’ll need to explore the possibilities presented by anamorphic projector lenses, which allow your projector to be used on a cinemascope screen.
When you imagine the future of audio-visual technology, what do you see? Although we can’t say for certain what will happen in the years and decades to come, we can discuss some of the trends to watch. Some trends may excite you (like virtual reality and adapting architecture), while others may prove frustrating at first (like the switch to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connectors). Sit back, close your eyes, and let’s imagine the future . . .
Today we want to put a spotlight on stage lighting techniques. To light a stage for a concert, theatre performance, dance recital, or speech, you could stick to basic lighting that simply illuminates important elements of the stage. However, many productions require the use of more creative stage lighting techniques. Why not use lighting to convey the eerie, suspenseful mood of your play? Have you considered how the right lighting could refocus your audience’s attention during crucial parts of your concert? Plus, many stage lighting techniques can be used off-stage to light video shoots or provide décor for weddings and parties. Explore the possibilities to enhance your production.
Video conferencing saves businesses time and money, eliminates the restrictions of distance, and can increase productivity. As video conferencing gains popularity, it has become increasingly important that business owners and employees understand how to properly use the technology. To improve your experience through proficiency and etiquette, check out our video conferencing tips.
It’s always convenient when a product’s name matches up with its use. A slicer slices. A brush brushes. A trashcan is a can that holds trash. If you’re wondering how to control your home theater, look no further than a control system. Although you can use control systems to automate your entire house (to lift shades, to turn on music, to lock doors, to turn on the heater, etc.), today we’re focusing on how they can transform one room of your home into a personal cinema.
If you would rather stay at home than go to the movie theater these days, you’re not alone. Are you frustrated by soaring ticket prices and talking (or texting) moviegoers? Do you often find the chairs uncomfortable, sticky, or littered with popcorn? Or perhaps you simply prefer watching movies in your pajamas with a home-cooked meal or your favorite take-out? Whatever the case, if you want to bring the magic of the cinema home with you, you need to learn how to build a home theater. [Read more…]