After a summer spent upgrading our AV equipment, we thought it was time to catch up with our AV Manager, Ian. He shares his thoughts on the new AV, how it compares with other venues and how AV has changed over the years.
Hi Ian. Over the summer we have invested in our AV in the Assembly Hall; what are the main highlights and benefits of the upgrade to 4K projection?
Our new 4K projectors and the various screen options we have invested in gives our clients huge flexibility. At the most basic level, it increases both the size and the quality of their presentations, giving their whole event more impact. And for those clients who want to be a bit more creative we can offer a range of options including dual screen projection using a range of inputs to create multiple high resolution images.
How does our AV compare with other venues in London?
4K is the latest technology, giving higher resolution images than HD, so it has ensured that we are future proofing our venue for several years ahead, which is brilliant news for us as a venue and for our clients. In addition to the new projection system we have also invested in a brand new sound system for the Assembly Hall Venue. So in a nutshell we have installed the very latest technology into a beautiful and historic grade two listed building, win, win!
How have AV requirements changed over the last 2/3 years?
Over the last 2/3 years AV requirements have changed. At Church House we have seen more use of interactive tools, live streaming, video on demand and video recording. Previously this did not seem to be a consideration for event organisers, but now they are seeking to extend the reach and longevity of their event and get delegates more involved, so AV has now become an essential in their event planning.