Live Events in Challenging Locations: Mackinac Island

America’s Summer Place is full of excitement this time of year and Oncore AV is gearing up for a busy season of live event production.  Several of those events take place annually at the Grand Hotel, one of Oncore AV’s most outstanding customers. The Grand Hotel, plays host to dozens of conferences, seminars and other events each year.  Located on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, it is a beautiful place to spend a summer vacation as a guest, but it can also present as a bit of a logistical challenge in terms of transportation and equipment delivery for a live event.

Oncore AV’s first goal is to make sure that we pack light enough to fit all of our equipment, supplies and personnel onto the ferry from the lower peninsula to the island itself.   Secondly, we need to coordinate transport from the mainland to the island through one of the ferry’s from Shepler’s Ferry Line which depart every thirty minutes. Once on the island, everything is transported by horse drawn dray as there are no motor vehicles permitted. So, we must ensure that everything we bring along can be fit onto the dray and be light enough to be pulled by the horses. Secondly, we pack all of our equipment in airtight and waterproof cases to protect from the elements.  Because of our long relationship with the Grand Hotel, and as a general desire to provide excellent service, Oncore AV is willing to go the extra mile (or 240 miles) to satisfy our customers, regardless of the challenge.

No matter the challenge, Oncore AV is up to the task of ensuring that your live event is successful.  To see if your event could benefit from Oncore AV’s expertise, contact us directly at 616-259-9193 or on the web!

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Oncore AV equipment being transported on a horse-drawn dray. Photo courtesy of Oncore AV.

Live-Streaming: The Latest Tech Trend

 

In the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of streaming video and people are watching more video-based content than ever before. Utilizing this ever growing platform can help your business grow and Oncore AV is here to help you stay connected with your customers through live-streaming technology.  Utilizing the same equipment we use to stream larger corporate conventions and live events (The Blackmagic ATEM Studio Pro Switcher), we can help your group or business reach your target audience through Facebook Live, YouTube TV or U-Stream.

We recently able to assist an outstanding client, Autodesk, at their recent SMC (Smart Manufacturing Celebration) celebrating their latest software Powermill.  We utilized the Blackmagic Switcher to stream their presentations and switch effortlessly between multiple camera angles and multi-media presentations. The end result was able to be viewed in real time by thousands of customers world wide. “While we do have access to the equipment required to live-stream our event,” Autodesk producer said of Oncore AV, “it’s always a relief to bring on a staff of professionals that we can rely on to expertly handle every aspect of the production. ”

For more information about live-streaming or what Oncore AV can do for your group or business, contact us directly at 616-259-9193 or visit us at our home on the web!

 

 

 

 

Live-Streaming your Next Event? Oncore AV Can Help!

At Oncore AV, we are always excited to implement the latest technology in the AV field to enhance the services we provide to our clients.  Recently, Oncore AV had the privilege of exploring the capabilities of the new Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Switcher during production of a company wide management meeting for a “worldwide” corporation. This particular event required us to provide coverage of the event onsite and to be able to live-stream that coverage world wide.  The switcher is packed with features and is perfect for any type of live event production from a corporate conference to help reach out of state employees or to live-stream your worship service.  Utilizing these features allowed us to deliver what the client had requested with ease and exceed their expectations.

For more information about the Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Switcher and it’s amazing features, click here. And of course, check out Oncore AV online to see how we can help with your next event or AV upgrade.

 

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Courtesy of Blackmagic Design.

Step Up to Bat with the West Michigan Whitecaps this Summer

Oncore AV has been supporting the Whitecaps AV and production needs for several years.  Last year, we outfitted the event control booth with a new Carbonite Black Switcher. This year, we have added content creation to the services we provide to this outstanding client.  In fact, you can see our graphic skills in action at all of the West Michigan Whitecaps home games this summer!

We work very closely with each of our clients, like the Whitecaps Creative Team, to make sure that the products, events, or graphics we are producing reflect their needs and their brand exactly.  We strive to knock every project out of the park!

Be sure to check out some Whitecaps baseball this summer and see our work in person at Fifth Third Field. Their 2018 season opens on April 5th! You can find a schedule of the rest of their season here.

As always, be sure to visit our home on the web or on Facebook to see what Oncore AV can do for you!

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Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps TM

 

Is Your Current Church Sound System Breaking the Law?

Problem

Your church service is in jeopardy of being interrupted over your very own sound system!

You read that correctly.

You may have purchased wireless equipment and it works well as it currently broadcasts/receives 600 Mhz-800 Mhz signals. Unfortunately, those radio frequencies are now corporately owned and now illegal for public use. And by illegal I mean it will bring a $10,000 fine from the FCC. In addition to that, your service can be over taken. Only the new owner of these frequencies can broadcast on them, that means your church service is set to be interrupted by a higher power (not an angelic one).

Solution

YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO COMPLY. You will have to bow to fate and buy a new wireless system. Don’t worry, Oncore AV can help.  We can help to coordinate the rebate that will give you back up to $500 per channel from Shure. But you need to act fast as these rebates are only offered through April 2018!

We Can Help!

We will walk you through the process regardless of the manufacturer of your current equipment and can help you get the trade-in rebate of up to $500/channel on comparable new Shure equipment. We can also consult on what options you have for upgraded equipment with this new found money!

Find us on the web or contact us directly at 616-259-9193 for more information!