Category : All About AV

Choir Mic Placement and Evaluation for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

July 12th, 2016

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A cheerful summer season to you from Central Oregon!

 

While many industries seem to slow down during the summer months, the AV Bend team is as busy as ever.  So far this month, we have been active in the community and I would like to share a project review of choir mic placement and evaluation that we are completing for Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bend, Oregon. Read more »

Selecting a Microphone for the Right Application

June 7th, 2016

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The History and Uses of Microphones

The microphone was first invented in the 1870’s and has advanced over the last 140 years as technology has allowed. The type of materials, circuitry, and tools these days have made precision microphones of all types and for all uses imaginable.  Microphone options for live environments are so numbered that it would be nearly impossible to try to cover even a small portion in comparison. So, I am going to talk about microphones on a general level with some references that may be familiar. Read more »

Less is More – Using Apple as an Example to Apply Minimalism in the AV Industry

June 1st, 2016

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This week, I would like to explore the crossroads we often come to when we want to add technology to a space.  It is so easy to get all “wound up” on all the AV technology possibilities we could do with a space. However, when all is said and done, that space could easily end up looking like a scene from Star Trek, which is so overwhelming and intimidating.  Truthfully, would you want to operate a display like the picture to the left? Buttons, lights, flashing, neon, knobs, no thanks. Read more »

You’ve Got the Power…Now Respect it!

March 29th, 2016

volt&ohmies_web_3000pixEvery seasoned audio visual technician can relate to this. There are three things that cause a good working audio visual system to fail: #1 is a user cord, #2 is the power source (which is what I am covering today), and #3 is user error and I may cover that on a future post…maybe :). We love our customers. Read more »

Creating a “Customer First” Experience with Digital Technology

February 2nd, 2016

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Classrooms are changing! Students are changing! Colleges are changing! In a November 2015 report, Hanover Research explored a variety of trends that have developed in higher education marketing and branding, as well as in student recruitment, enrollment, and advancement. Specifically, they closely examined how technology will impact higher education in the future. Read more »

Use Video Conferencing to Keep Your Company Connected

January 14th, 2016

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How we communicate in the business world is changing. Businesses increasingly have more remote workers. Whether working remote full-time, part-time or just traveling for business, these workers rely heavily on their own mobile devices to stay connected to their teams, as well as to participate in meetings. Now more than ever, remote workers want (and expect) face-to-face interaction—and they want a seat at the meeting. There’s a strong demand for a video conferencing solution that can provide a simple and instant connected experience from the office to the home and on the go.

For companies that prefer not to invest in infrastructure, cloud-based video conferencing solutions make cost-effective and scalable meetings possible. There are tremendous benefits to companies when deploying video conferencing in conjunction with a cloud-based service. Starting or moving your company’s video conferencing solution to the cloud is quick and easy, with minimal investments of time and money.

The following lists cloud-based video conferencing benefits: Read more »

What is an Audio Visual Designer? Why Do You Need To Hire One?

January 6th, 2016

Skills on Screen

Our loyal readers and customers may remember that I joined Audio Visual Bend several months ago to coordinate the team’s social media efforts. Since I have a background in higher education and corporate training, I am very familiar with the many uses and applications of audio visual equipment. However, I am still learning how to properly use AV industry terminology and how to best communicate the many uses of AV technology to AV Bend’s customers.

This week, I am diving into the phrase, “Audio Visual Design.” Audio Visual Bend offers design services including Acoustics, Audio-Visual Systems, Security and CC/TV Systems, Access Control Systems, and Project Management. So, the question I am asking myself to answer is this: what are each of these offerings and why do you need them? Read more »

The Many Uses of Audio Visual

December 16th, 2015

What is meant by the term “audio visual”? In a nutshell, it is the use of both sight and sound, typically in the form of slides or video and recorded speech or music.

 

This is the essence of what I do every day to help people use audio visual in business, church or educational applications. One area that will never cease is the need to rent a system for a day. No matter what the state of the economy, people want to use audio visual for selling a product or for entertainment. The most common uses are the types of events that are a part of people’s lives. Weddings and memorial services need microphones and a sound system. Celebrations of all kinds need a sound system for attendees to enjoy music. Video projectors and screens are commonly rented to add a visual element to all of these types of events. The more advanced requests may be Video Conferencing, Live Streaming or recording.

 

This post is to visually highlight a few daily rental events we did in 2015 such as:

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Are you ready for our new Aerial Video services?

November 18th, 2015

 

Using world renowned DJI technology, our Aerial Video professional is able to capture images that were once out of reach to traditional videographers.  DJI flying and camera stabilization systems redefine camera placement and motion. Amazing photos and video, treasured personal memories, and high-end professional imagery are captured every day, in every corner of the world using DJI products.

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Work Better Together with Mondopad

November 16th, 2015

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Work better together with Mondopad, the smart and easy touchscreen system for video conferencing, whiteboarding, data sharing and more.

This innovative product will enable you and your team to collaborate more quickly and effectively with the following benefits and uses:

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