Alford Blog

Why Alford Holds an Inclusive, Biennial Conference and Why You Should Care

Alford’s biennial conference and retreat was a chance to relax, recharge and refocus.

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Catchbox Comes to Alford

Alford introduces Catchbox! These are soft covered wireless mics that can be thrown and tossed around the audience and only turn on when movement has stopped. In addition, the covers are customizable to incorporate any company name, logo, or color.

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What the Hologram Effect Trend Means for Events

Hologram effects are a valuable, fun addition to many events and conferences.

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Digital Media Standards

For Clients: Below is a list of acceptable video formats for your event. Optimally, if we can receive your video files before your event we can have them loaded onto the system and tested before they arrive at show site.

Our video playback workhorse is Playback Pro software running on Apple's latest Mac Pro towers for maximum performance and reliability.
Playback Pro System
Apple ProRes 422 or 422 (HQ) file – ProRes bit rates are determined by codec
All .mov, .mp4, .m4v files
DiVx .AVI
Avid DNx codec
.WMV - can be played but requires either pre-show conversion (for best results) or real-time translation
Media for playback can be provided on a Windows-formatted or Mac-formatted thumb drive or hard drive with Thunderbolt, USB 2.0 or 3.0, or FireWire interface
We offer a variety of recording options to suit your event's needs and your budget. Captured content will be copied to an ExFAT (Mac/Windows) formatted hard drive (or thumb drive in the case of small H.264 recordings). Alford typically supplies our standard USB3.0/eSATA drives; client-supplied drives should be 7200RPM hard drives or SSDs with eSATA or USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt interfaces.
KiPro Digital Recorder
Records Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 422 (HQ) .mov file to its own mac formatted hard drive in resolution up to 720p/1080i Standard setup - 28 hours of ProRes 422 (HQ) HD video record - More drives can be added for more record time
Pix Digital Recorder
Records Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files in resolution up to 1080p on multiple drives simultaneously Standard setup - 16 hours of ProRes 422 (HQ) HD video record at 1080p - More drives can be added for more record time
H.264 Video Recorder
Records using the H.264 codec for smaller files with minimal loss of quality at resolutions up to 1080p. Records directly onto a Mac or Windows laptop with space for hundreds of hours of recording depending on resolution

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