The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on visitor numbers to museums, attractions and tourist destinations around the world. Not to mention the all-important revenue that is attached to these. What can on-line and ‘virtual’ tours offer and how many organisations have grasped the opportunities that lie out there?
While virtual reality as a term has been around for quite some time, multiexperience, augmented reality and mixed reality are relatively new terms. But what do these technologies and terms encompass? And how will people-centric multiexperience impact the audio-visual business?
Sound engineer Arica Rust takes a look at some of the challenges in the world of live audio and discusses the value of a scientific approach to system optimization to create the ultimate sound experience.
During this difficult time due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are turning to podcasts in order to find alternative forms of entertainment. In this blog, regular broadcaster and audio tech aficionado, Nevil Bounds, explains why it has never been easier to create your own podcast and on an economical scale.
Interested in becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? In the seventh blog in this series, we focus on infrastructure and system setup, including connectivity and capturing content from external sources.
These posts are based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.
Projection has traditionally been considered to have an unassailable advantage over other media when it comes to making any surface a digital canvas. From a shop window to the facade of a cathedral, projection has the edge – particularly when the latest projection mapping techniques are employed. Is that all about to change? After walking the halls at ISE 2020, Adrian Pennington considers recent advances in direct view LED and wonders if the gap has now narrowed.
According to AVIXA™, the global professional AV Industry will reach a staggering USD 325 billion in 2024. And 2020 started off quite well… before we learned a new word: Covid-19, coronavirus.
Let’s start with a quick look at the reasoning behind the AVIXA numbers, published before coronavirus made the headlines. AVIXA’s “2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis” states that the demand for pro-AV products and services is driven by a global rise in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), because the pro-AV industry provides solutions to almost all facets of the economy. The forecast shows that Asia-Pacific is overtaking the Americas as the largest revenue-producing region, while all markets globally will show growth.
Every so often, we get technical questions related to vintage Dataton products, manufactured some 30-40 years ago. When we do, it's usually from enthusiasts who actually owned units "back in the day". So when the support team received a query from an up-and-coming, recently graduated, photographer about PAX slide control units and MIC3 controllers, we were curious, to say the least!
We decided to find out why Roxanne Wilm, a 26-year old artist from the Netherlands, chooses slide projection as her medium in her project, ORDER I DISORDER. Read on…
As a media server operator and content manager, John Mims, J3Consulting.org, is the go-to guy for leading producers and brands in the US. In this blog, he looks at the role of the operator, and offers practical advice to ensure your next show runs even more smoothly.
Have you been there? Done an event that starts at 6 am but doesn’t end until 3 or 4 am. Afterward, you go home, get some sleep, but you still have to get up at a reasonable time to function that day? Then you wake up feeling like you spent the night drinking way too much?
I call this the event hangover. It’s close to the same feeling as a hangover, but you missed the entire section of the night that was enjoying a few drinks and hanging out with friends. There’s the headache, body aches, your feet hurt, and you don’t exactly remember what time you got home. Does any of this sound familiar?
As I do more and more shows each month with hours like this, I strive to avoid the event hangover as much as I can. Here are the tips and tricks I have found that help me avoid feeling terrible after a long event.
By Heather Holm writing for SoundGirls.org