Spectrum Blog: Help & How To Articles

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Mar2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day!We hope everyone had a wonderful March 17th! St. Patrick’s day may have passed, but we are still feeling pretty lucky! Thank you for being a part of our Spectrum family! Choosing the Best Wireless Display DeviceThe interest in the need to get away from VGA and ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Mar2017
Before the end of 2016, Studio Spectrum was approached with an opportunity to bid on an AV upgrade project for Beverly Vista Elementary School. The “ASK” was to provide them with AV design and installation services. Shortly after submitting our bid, we were selected as their trusted audio and ... Read More
March 22, 2017nicole smith
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Mar2017
Our clients have been asking us to include some sort of wireless display device in our AV installations. The interest in this need is obvious, everyone is excited to get away from VGA and HDMI cables coiled up on conference room tables – or even piled on the floor. ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Feb2017
Happy Valentines Day!Valentines day is a day to appreciate those you love the most! So this month is all about you! Thank you for being a part of the Studio Spectrum family! We appreciate you more than you know. Happy Valentines Day! Long Beach State of City WebstreamCheck out ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Feb2017
The City of Long Beach Mayor’s office presents an Annual State of the City address. It has traditionally been broadcast on the local cable channel after the event, however a technically savvy mayor wanted to make it available as a live web stream. Working with the venue and city staff, ... Read More
February 15, 2017studiospectrum
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Feb2017
USB Audio to BLU link InterfaceThe BLU-USB allows audio from a PC or Mac to be directly placed onto the BLU link audio bus, enabling easy implementation of softphones for conferencing systems or audio playback directly to and from a computer. Enjoy digital conversion directly to BLU. Its multiple mounting ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Jan2017
A Fresh New LookThe new facelift for our Studio Spectrum offices in Burbank underscores our growth and recommitment to extraordinary service. The color choice emphasizes organic growth and the stone accents evoke strength and reliability. We hope you see us that way as well.  Crestron: HD Scaling Auto-Switcher & Extender ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Jan2017
Drawing the SystemThe design process typically starts with the equipment. Once all of the parts are decided on and programmers and installers are happy with the choices, the drawing phase begins. This is one of the most important parts of the pre-planning stages of an AV installation. Starting a ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Jan2017
A few months ago Studio Spectrum had the privilege of working with the team at KIPP LA Schools to provide them with AV design and installation services. After a few meetings, we heard the dreams that the staff and team at KIPP LA Schools had for their facility ... Read More
January 11, 2017studiospectrum
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Jan2017
HD-MD-400-C-EThe HD-MD-400-C-E by Crestron proves to be one of the most advanced switchers on the market. It is incredibly versatile! The HD-MD-400-C-E provides a simple and cost-effective high-definition AV presentation solution for classrooms and meeting spaces. Because it is composed of a compact transmitter and receiver pair, the HD-MD-400-C-E installs in ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Dec2016
Happy Holidays!Happy Holidays from Studio Spectrum! We have so much to celebrate and be grateful for! One of the things we are most thankful for is YOU! We want to thank you for being such an important part of the Studio Spectrum family! The holiday season has already begun and we ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Dec2016
Studio Spectrum has maintained a long relationship with the City of Burbank Fire Department.   As the original AV system designer, we have seen the presentation capabilities of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) evolve over the years.   One major evolution included using the EOC facility as a cadet training center for Burbank ... Read More
December 21, 2016studiospectrum
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Dec2016
Streaming Your Live Event!Web streaming is a fantastic way to expand the reach of your live event. There are limitless opportunities to allow your web participants to feel just as engaged as the people sitting in the room. Here we will walk you through a few of the special considerations ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Dec2016
ELIFT at an Affordable Cost!Finally! An ELIFT at an affordable cost! These ATA Wood Flight Cases by Gator come with Electric LCD Lift & Casters and fits LCD & Plasma Screens Up to 55″! It’s hard to list all the amazing features, but here are some that really “wow” us. Electric Lift Mechanism ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Nov2016
November Birthday!Happy birthday to our Vice President John Buckowski! Thank you for making sure we all feel like family at Spectrum! You are truly an inspiring leader! Here’s to another wonderful year! We are so grateful we are able to celebrate you this month! Sony’s Hand Held Camcorder: PXWX70The PXW-X70 by Sony ... Read More
November 23, 2016nicole smith
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Nov2016
Have you ever wondered why your mixing console had a loud hiss? Or maybe your faders were too low and weren’t reflecting the overall volume of what was coming out the PA speakers, or the system just sounded “bad”? The list of questions can go on, but I ask ... Read More
November 16, 2016Marcos Gomez
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Oct2016
Happy Halloween!It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the fall season! We are excited to celebrate this spooky day and have our annual pumpkin parties! A lot of the staff will be out in costume trick-or-treating with their families and we can’t wait to see what everyone will dress ... Read More
October 26, 2016nicole smith
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Oct2016
Video production cameras come in a variety of types and sizes. There are many decisions to make regarding their technical specifications such as whether they can accept different lenses, and what their video output formats may be. However, the first thought in selecting the proper camera is to consider ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith
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Sep2016
Happy Birthday!We have been celebrating two very special September birthdays this month! Happy birthday to our President, Ken Buckowski and our Operations Manager, Kathy King! Thank you for all your hard work. Studio Spectrum is so lucky to have both of you at the front of our team! Medical Manufacturer - Conference ... Read More
September 28, 2016nicole smith
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Sep2016
First! How does the room sound acoustically? My first initial test of what a room will sound like with a sound system happens during my site survey; At my site survey I walk the space and listen to our conversations travel in the room where the sound system will ... Read More
September 21, 2016Marcos Gomez
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Aug2016
A European Vacation Our resident world traveler, President Ken Buckowski, went to Europe this month! He spent a lot of time enjoying the sights and was able to visit the Neumann Headquarters in Berlin. Ask him how the trip went next time you see him to hear all his stories about ... Read More
August 24, 2016nicole smith
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Aug2016
How Do I Create a Production Planning Pipeline?Before “Lights, Camera, Action”, there is a critical step in the production process known as pre-production. In the production business, pre-production can mean many different things, in this case I am covering a live broadcast where every second counts and nothing can be ... Read More
August 17, 2016Andrew Mergenthaler
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Jul2016
A lot has happened this month! We are proud to announce the re-launch of our Studio Spectrum website! We are celebrating 40 years of award winning service at Spectrum, so we have updated our site to reflect the constant change in technology and mark this important milestone. Along ... Read More
July 27, 2016nicole smith
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Jul2016
Web Streaming…where do I begin?Streaming your audio and video on the web can be a powerful way to increase your audience. Like any new project, though, figuring out where to start can be intimidating. Let’s take a look at some of the first bits of information you are going ... Read More
January 14, 2016nicole smith