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Welcome to Geartechs.com. We want to be your #1 source for pro audio, video, projection, and lighting equipment.

Our site offers the latest product reviews, how-to guides, news, and our blog to give you detailed insight and up-to-the-minute information that will help you discover exactly what you need.

   
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In addition to pro audio and video gear, we offer select lighting and musical products to enhance your worship experience.

Streaming to Facebook Live using the Roland VR-4HD

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How do I stream to Facebook Live?  That's a question that we get asked all of the time. 

This quick tutorial video and article teaches you about the four basic components, how to setup your encoding software and the optimum settings in Facebook in order to stream your live event to Facebook. The Roland VR-4HD AV Switcher allows you to connect computers, cameras, video sources, microphones, key-in titles, and add special effects to engage your audience and simplify your workflow for streaming to Facebook Live. Read this article and you will soon become an expert on streaming using the Roland VR-4HD.

We sell a lot of the VR-4HD mixers at $2795 and find that they are a great upgrade to video mixers sold just a few years ago for a lot more money.  The VR-4HD is an HD-compatible all-in-one audio/video mixer with USB 3.0 connectivity.  Click here for more information. 

Give us a call, if you have questions and if you'd like to order one today.

 

Need a huge screen for gym or auditorium use?

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Evenroll

When you want the protein and to skip the carbs, all you need is the meat and cheese, and not the whole sandwich, right?!  But when was the last time the restaurant let you order that way? 

You already know that a projection screen is better than a painted white wall for image quality, so you called only to find that a 24' wide electric screen costs about $9000. 

You need that screen, but don't know how $9000 is going to fit into your budget.   

Are you willing to do a little extra work in order to save some money?  I'll bet that you can guess that I'm going to tell you that you can order a projection screen without the "bun" and the extra trimmings. 

The Draper Evenroll Rope and Pulley Manual projection screen comes in large sizes from 168-288" wide and in 16:9, 4:3, square and 2.35:1 cinemascope formats. 

It's a simple system; you will have to raise and lower the screen with a marine-grade pulley system without the benefit of remote control, electricity and anything other than a little hand and arm strength.  The rope cable won't twist or bind, and you'll get the same Matt White projection surface found in many other Draper models.

The Evenroll Rope and Pulley manual screens start at about $2000 and top out at a 24x24' for just over $3000 -- less than one-third as much as a comparable electric screen.  If you'd like more information on the Evenroll manual screen, call us at (800) 747-7301.

 

   

Living as One Multisite Platform - the new standard in live event video delivery

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LAO

Have you ever wondered how to extend live video to other sites at a viewable size larger than a desktop computer or a mobile device? The Living as One Multisite Platform was designed from the ground up to do just that -- to deliver audio and video to remote locations with unprecedented reliability, quality, and simplicity. And it uses the public internet. LAO can also stream to in-house venues on your network while reaching out to campus sites via the public internet. 

The platform uses a new patented method of streaming which ensures zero content loss throughout the entire transmission path, even in the case of a complete internet outage! This means that you'll enjoy a stress-free playback experience which is high quality, interruption-free, and much more affordable than other similar solutions.

Before joining the Multisite Platform, many of Living As One’s customers were frustrated with interruptions they experienced during live video playback. Even though those churches chose expensive equipment and fast internet connections, the products they were using were not designed to account for the unpredictable nature of the internet which results in buffering video and even complete blackouts. That tension is not good for anyone - tech teams, campus pastors or your guests. 

Over 70 churches have joined onto the platform in the past year of offering the solution to the public.  Read what some of them have to say.

Read more: Living as One Multisite Platform - the new standard in live event video delivery

   

The Right Color Balance for Ambient Light Rejecting Screens

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Proper color display plays a vital role in the successful implemenation of projectors and screens in spaces with high amounts of ambient light, so don’t sacrifice color accuracy when it comes to ambient light rejecting (ALR) projection screens.

Many ALR projection screens on the market today play with color balance in order to keep as much light as possible away from the eyes of the viewer. This creates an image that doesn’t look quite right, although it’s hard to say why, at least until you do a side-by-side comparison with a screen that is reflecting colors accurately. Then you notice how blue the typical ALR screen image is. 

People depend on correct colors not only to visualize, but also to understand. Our ability to see in color allows us to sense emotion or to see health on the skin of others. Getting the wrong color signal might lead us to misread an enemy’s intentions or to be exposed to unwanted illness. Color balance can even mean the difference between right or wrong diagnoses using a microscope in the lab.

In nature, showing off the correct color warns possible predators that a South American arrow poison frog isn’t a good idea for dinner. Being the right color to blend in with tree branches gets the mantis its insect meals. And if a male peacock’s tail feathers are bright and colorful, females know he’s healthy.

Draper was the first screen manufacturer to make ALR screens that are certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for color accuracy. All of its ALR screens have this certification, which means they have no impact on the image color.

When used in conjunction with an ISF-certified (or correctly calibrated) projector, the colors you see appear as they are meant to be, so you can have confidence that no matter how critical the situation, there won’t be any mistakes due to bad color balance.

If you'd like more information on ALR screens and have questions about your projection environment, please call us at 800-747-7301. 

   

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What others say

Thanks for the great job you all have done!  Thanks for suggesting and sticking with the digital board. The benefits are awesome.

We are so pleased with having great sound, lighting tech...etc in the building.  I have been in many new churches where the sound is squeaking, squawking etc. and it ruins the services.  We have had few to no glitches. There are still many things that I would like to do.

By the way the remote clicker for the Power Point worked great, reached from the platform to the back of the room.

I am looking forward to continuing a working relationship and a growing friendship.

Pastor Steve Hubbard
Ebenezer Baptist Church

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