From comfort zone to collaboration

By Nevil Bounds 22. August 2019

Technology is an ever-changing world of improvements and concepts. But how can you capture a client’s enthusiasm for implementing these innovations? Nevil Bounds looks at the role of client, integrator and manufacturer in embracing change.  

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Temaer: customer engagement, user engagement, technology, meetings, tradeshows, change

10 Tips to Prepare For a Better Life After AV!

By Hugo Janzen 9. August 2019

 As a freelance AV pro, you’re busy every day, getting the job done. You’re proud when your audience and clients are happy with the end result. And, hopefully, you get a few spare hours for activities other than work.

But have you ever set aside time to prepare for those days – or months – when there aren’t so many projects to throw yourself into, or when your age starts nudging higher figures? Or will you be pushing 60 and, whoops, you forgot to save for a pension, and now it’s too late…?

Don't panic. Here are 10 tips on preparing yourself for a better position in the future. 

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Temaer: avpro, planning

Tech check: Projection in domes

By Jacquie McHale 2. August 2019

In this Q&A, we're talking projection in domes with Malin Hallbeck at domeprojection.com. The Magdeburg-based company is chiefly known for their ProjectionTools product which is widely used in training, simulation and entertainment installations worldwide.

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Temaer: multi-channel projection, domes, projection mapping, projection

5 Easy Steps To Becoming Rich and Famous While Working in the Sound Industry

By Elisabeth Weidner, SoundGirls.org 26. July 2019

 

Ok, well, you failed the first test. There’s no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme gone right, and the internet savagely preys on poor, unsuspecting dreamers to feed their click-bait web of lies. Don’t do it! Scroll away….scroll away!! While I cannot provide you with riches and stardom (please see my stack of student loan debt for details), I can provide some insight on building a recognizable name for yourself in this industry. Remember that everything takes time, and everything takes continued effort, but Future You will thank Past You if the Present You puts in the work. 

By Elisabeth Weidner, writing for SoundGirls.org

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Temaer: sound, tour, avpro

Projection light sources: from arc to laser

By David Aleksandersen 5. July 2019

The history of projection is entwined with that of illumination – after all, every projector needs a light source! In this blog, we turn the spotlight on lamps, from the gas discharge models of the 1800s to today's laser technology.

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Temaer: projection, laser, Metal halid lamps, lamps, light sources

A short history of projection

By David Aleksandersen 27. June 2019

Did you know that the history of projection reaches all the way back to camera obscura and magic lanterns, but that it was the development of optics in the late 16th and early 17th century that made a major impact on projection as we know it today?

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Temaer: dataton, projection, slide projector, CRT projectors

Eco-friendly & on tour? Tips for those on the move

By Anna Robb 20. June 2019

 

We know we have to get better at living sustainably, but maintaining a greener lifestyle when you are on tour or travelling between contract jobs – as is common in live entertainment, theatre and AV industries – can be a challenge. Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife lists some of her tips for those on the move.

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Temaer: tour, travel, avpro

What is 12G SDI and what are the benefits?

By David Aleksandersen 8. June 2019

With the demand for higher bandwidth (4K, 8K …) in applications such as broadcast, live events and fixed installations, the SDI standard has continued to evolve. There are now a wide range of products supporting 12G SDI in the market. But what is SDI, 12G SDI and why should I care?

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Temaer: SDI, 8K, 12G

Ice Projection – It's More Than A Game

By Jacquie McHale 30. May 2019

Awesome ice projections are guaranteed to drive the fans wild at NHL* matches. We talked to Dangers Inc, the Canadian mapping maestros with over 500 ice projection performances under their belt, about their approach, the technology and the challenges of projecting on ice. 

*The National Hockey League is usually described as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and was formed in 1917. There are 7 teams from Canada and 24 (soon 25) from the US in the league. 

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Temaer: projection mapping, visitor experience, ice projection

InfoComm 2019 – Stats, Sound, Sessions and Sviatovid

By Nevil Bounds 24. May 2019

 

It’s that time of year again. Hard to believe that InfoComm 2019 is just around the corner at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida in June.

InfoComm is the largest professional audio-visual trade show in North America. With 1,000 exhibitors and an estimated 44,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm is once again showing us that producer AVIXA continues to expand its professional development and certification, as well as a superb showcase for the latest technology.

Read on for facts, news and tips for your visit to the OCCC! 

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Temaer: avixa, meetings, networking, tradeshows, infocomm

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. Views, info, and opinions expressed in News & Views are solely those of the individual authors!

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