SXS Tech Series

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Introducing the #sxstechseries, a series of useful videos to help non-technical clients and collaborators understand technical concepts and identify equipment.

XLR Cable - #sxstechseries The XLR connector is a style of electrical connector, primarily found on professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment. The connectors are circular in design and have between three and seven pins. They are most commonly associated with balanced audio interconnection, including AES3 digital audio, but are also used for lighting control, low-voltage power supplies, and other applications Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Multipin XLR Stage Box - #sxstechseries A stage box is a rugged metal housing used in the audio engineering and entertainment fields to connect microphones and other sound equipment to the multicore cable. It functions as an extension of the equipment cables, allowing for the sound desk to be situated further away from the stage, and also as a single location for cables to be plugged in. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Socapex fan out - #sxstechseries First developed in 1961, Socapex is a 19-pin electrical connector with a high strength-weight ratio that has become the standard for stage lighting multi-cable connections. Socapex is now manufactured by Aphenol Socapex along with electronic and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and high-speed specialty cables, antennas and interconnect systems. SXS use socapex fan outs to provoide multiple systems power such as lighting, video and sound. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Socapex - #sxstechseries Initially developed in 1961, Socapex is a 19-pin electrical connector with a high strength-weight ratio that has become the standard for stage lighting multi-cable connections. Socapex is now manufactured by Aphenol Socapex along with electronic and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and high-speed specialty cables, antennas and interconnect systems. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Belt pack transmitter (Sennheiser EK300 G3) - #sxstechseries Bodypack receiver for in-ear monitoring. A complete package, featuring adaptive diversity, intuitive menu navigation with highly visible backlit graphic display, switchable HiBoost, and a multi-level limiter. These can be linked with microphones to support wireless recording and playback Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171 Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Shure SM57 Microphone - #sxstechseries The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. The SM57's outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this workhorse the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide. - www.shure.co.uk Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Single Phase - #sxstechseries In electrical engineering, single-phase electric power is the distribution of alternating current electric power using a system in which all the voltages of the supply vary in unison. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Shure Beta 58a - #sxstechseries Vocal microphone provides a brightened midrange and bass roll-off with frequency response to control proximity effect, a steel mesh grille for durability, a shock mount for low unwanted noise, and a neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio. www.shure.co.uk Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
RCA Cable - #sxstechseries An RCA connector, sometimes called a phono connector or (in other languages) Cinch connector, is a type of electrical connector commonly used to carry audio and video signals. The name RCA derives from the Radio Corporation of America, which introduced the design by the early 1940s for internal connection of the pickup to the chassis in home radio-phonograph consoles. It was originally a low-cost, simple design, intended only for mating and disconnection when servicing the console. Refinement came with later designs, although they remained compatible. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
NL 8 pole cable connector, latch lock, chuck type strain relief for cables 8 - 20 mm diameter, 30 A continuous per contact The industry-standard for loudspeaker connections offer extremely reliable and robust cable connectors with a reliable locking system. They feature solid contacts with screw-type terminals including a stranded wire protection which offer also solder termination - www.neutrik.com Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Lapel/Lavalier Microphone - #sxstechseries A lavalier microphone or lavalier (also known as a lav, lapel mic, clip mic, body mic, collar mic, neck mic or personal mic) is a small microphone used for television, theatre, and public speaking applications in order to allow for hands-free operation. They are most commonly provided with small clips for attaching to collars, ties, or other clothing. The cord may be hidden by clothes and either run to a radio frequency transmitter kept in a pocket or clipped to a belt, or routed directly to the mixer or a recording device. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Headset Microphone - #sxstechseries Presenters use these headset microphones so they can freely walk across stages without being restricted to a static microphone. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
HDMI Cable - #sxstechseries HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for analog video standards. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
EtherCON - #sxstechseries The etherCON Series is a ruggedized and lockable RJ45 connector system, optimized for pro audio, video and lighting network applications - www.neutrik.com Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
DPA 4099 Microphone - #sxstechseries The d:vote™ is already the recognized standard for this type of microphone and the CORE version adds just another layer of sound quality that further distances this mic from its competitors. d:vote™ CORE 4099 brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio. - www.dpamicrophones.com/ Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
SDI Cable - #sxstechseries SDI Cables are used for transmission of uncompressed, unencrypted digital video signals (optionally including embedded audio and time code) within television facilities; they can also be used for packetized data. Coaxial variants of the specification range in length but are typically less than 300 meters (980 ft) Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Shure Beta 52a Microphone - #sxstechseries It offers a very good response, excellent punch and delivers studio quality even at extreme volume. The superheterodyne characteristics of the Beta 52A ensure maximum isolation of the sound source and high feedback while considerably diminishing background noise. The adjustable tripod adapter with integrated XLR connector simplifies the positioning of the microphone, especially when used inside the bass drum. At the same time the snap-in tripod adapter holds the Beta 52A securely in place even in hard shocks and strong vibrations. The basket made of hardened steel provides protection against the stresses of the rough stage. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Sennheiser e904 Microphone - #sxstechseries Dynamic cardioid instrument microphone. Designed for drums and percussion. Compact with clip to attach to the rims of toms and snares. Excellent sound profiling, adapts to all percussive styles. Robust metal casing. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
RJ45 Ethernet Cable (CAT5) - #sxstechseries RJ45 Cables are used in events for networking and transferring data to certain appliances such as video screens and lasers. It is a widely used cable. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
DVI Cable - #sxstechseries Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface developed by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). The digital interface is used to connect a video source, such as a video display controller, to a display device, such as a computer monitor. It was developed with the intention of creating an industry standard for the transfer of digital video content. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
AKG C451 Microphone - #sxstechseries The C451 B is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with the identical acoustical behavior of its predecessor, the legendary C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969. With its airy sound, high overload limit and improved engineering details, the C451 B continues the success story of this legend. The roadworthy design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
AKG 414 Microphone - #sxstechseries The C414 XLS multipattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. A peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. For live sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can easily be disabled for trouble-free use. The C414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C414 B-ULS, the most popular AKG C414 version since 1971. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been the most versatile large-diaphragm microphone for decades. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
16amp CEEFORM - #sxstechseries There is a range of plugs and sockets of different sizes with differing numbers of pins, depending on the current supplied and number of phases accommodated. The fittings are popular in open-air conditions, as they include IP44 weather-proofing. They are also sometimes used in situations where their special capabilities (such as high current rating or three-phase facilities) are not needed, to discourage potential users from connecting domestic appliances to the sockets, as 'normal' domestic plugs will not fit. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
13amp Connector - #sxstechseries BS 1363, 13 A plugs socket-outlets adaptors and connection units is a British Standard which specifies the most common type of single-phase AC power plugs and sockets that are used in the United Kingdom. Distinctive characteristics of the system are shutters on the neutral and line (see Concepts and Terminology below) socket holes, and a fuse in the plug. It has been adopted in many former British colonies and protectorates. BS 1363 was introduced in 1947 as one of the new standards for electrical wiring in the United Kingdom used for post-war reconstruction. The plug and socket replaced the BS 546 plug and socket, which are still found in old installations or in special applications. BS 1363 plugs have been designated as Type G in the IEC 60083 plugs and sockets standard. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Three Phase power - #sxstechseries Three-phase electric power is a common method of alternating current electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. It is a type of polyphase system and is the most common method used by electrical grids worldwide to transfer power. It is also used to power large motors and other heavy loads. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Rogue R1 Wash distinguishes itself by offering a combination of performance features unique to its price class. Powered by seven RGBW 15 W quad-LEDs, this bright and versatile moving wash zoom fixture features a unique “bubble” lens design for excellent color rendering and stunning visual effects. Other standout features include an incredible 11° to 48° zoom angle, incredibly fast and smooth pan and tilt movements, simple and complex DMX channel profiles, plus 3-pin and 5-pin DMX connectors. Versatility, value and performance make this fixture a welcome addition to any touring rig or permanent installation. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Barco ImagePRO video switch & scaler - #sxstechseries ImagePRO-II is an advanced high-performance all-in-one video scaler, scan converter, switcher, and transcoder converting most input signal formats to most output formats. ImagePRO-II supports Analog, dual link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and 3G SDI signal formats, including 4K@30p via dual link DVI and DisplayPort. Loop-through outputs are provided for the Analog, DVI and SDI input and gen-lock signals. With features like 4K scaling, HDCP and EDID management, USB back-up and restore, extremely low latency converting modes, still store capture/import/export, ImagePRO-II is the industry-leading 4K scaler, converter, and switcher. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
LED Uplighter - #sxstechseries LED Uplighters are used to create ambient light around your event. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Sunstip - #sxstechseries The Sunstrip Active DMX MKII is a powerful device and the successor to the popular Showtec Sunstrip Active. For added flexibility and the option of more application usages, a selection of DMX modes can be chosen from: 1 channel, 2 channels, 5 channels and 10 channels. For stand-alone applications, the Sunstrip Active is equipped with 16 built-in patterns as well as a manual dimmer. With the Neutrik power twist in- and outputs, the Sunstrip is also ideal for more demanding on-the-road purposes. Easy to install, the it is equipped with two wall / floor brackets, as well as several M10 nuts to position the clamp in the desired position. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Softscene Upright pole - #sxstechseries Upright pole to hang drape Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Projector Lens - #sxstechseries Interchangeable projector lens are great for changing the size and throw of the projector image. We have lens for short throw (where the projector is close to the projection surface) and long throw (where the projector is further away) Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Softscene Horizontal Pole - #sxstechseries Horizontal Pole to hold up drape. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Projector fly mount - #sxstechseries We use projector fly mounts to hang our projectors from truss in conferences or small arenas. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Pixel pitch explained - #sxstechseries Pixel pitch refers to the density of pixels. A smaller pixel pitch indicates higher pixel density and higher resolution. Pixel pitch is important because it influences viewing distance. The smaller the pixel pitch, the closer the viewing distance. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Panasonic PT-EZ770 HD projector - #sxstechseries The super high WUXGA resolution is suitable for anything you wish to project from basic data to Blu Ray movies. It will give you great clarity. It is even sharper than a Full HD 1080p projector! It is suitable for presentations in a brightly lit room to a large audience. It is an installation projector. With 6,500 lumens of brightness this will be able to project clearly in a very bright room without any problems. The keystone correction will help with the installation because if you cannot place the projector in the centre of the screen and you are slightly off-set, this feature will allow you to still project in the middle of the screen. It has a high contrast ratio adding depth to your images or videos. It comes with the modern HDMI connection which allows you to connect to pretty much any source through this one input. There is also the DICOM Simulation Mode which is important for medical users. It also features a 10W integrated speaker for added audio, obviously if you have a large audience you probably will have to add additional speakers. You can choose to show multiple pictures side by side or picture in picture for more effective presentations. The dust-resistant cabinet extends the life of the Eco filter by up to 15,000 hours. Check out the PDF for more information or give us a call for more information. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Panasonic PT-RZ570 laser Projector - #sxstechseries Big, bold, pin-sharp images don’t fade away fast with SOLID SHINE Laser. Image quality and endurance easily outpaces that of competitive lamp-based projectors, with almost no maintenance required. Add a suite of features that makes daily operation a breeze and you get the picture: the PT-RZ570 Series is a smart choice for beautifully clear and bright images in classrooms, boardrooms, or office meeting spaces. panasonic.net Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
P6 Outdoor LED Panel - #sxstechseries IP Rated out door led screen Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
P6 LED Fly bar - #sxstechseries LED Fly bars for our P6 LED Panels. We use these to fly and ground mount our panels Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Softscene Horizontal Pole - #sxstechseries Horizontal Pole to hold up drape. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
P3C Fly Bar - #sxstechseries Fly bar for our P3C curved LED wall panel. This enables us to fly our ground stack our LED walls. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
P3C LED video panel - #sxstechseries P3C is our curved LED video wall panel. P3C Enables us to curve our led panels to create immersive and creative led walls. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
P3 Fly bar - #sxstechseries Fly bars for our standard P3 screen Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
P3 LED Panel - #sxstechseries P3 LED Panel for events. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Litec Truss - #sxstechseries Truss for all your event needs. We use this to create structures that enables us to hang lighting, video and audio. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Molefay Blinder - #sxstechseries Professional audience blinder. Each set of four lamps is separately adjustable. This fixture is on 2 x 16A plugs Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Litec Dado - #sxstechseries Litec Dado are used for corner pieces in truss structures Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
LED Panel explained - #sxstechseries A short explanation on LED video panels. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
LED Flood wash COLORdash Par-Quad 18 is powered by 18 quad-colored RGBA LEDs in a compact and durable housing. Amber LEDs help produce any variation of white and stunning saturated colors for an expansive palette devoid of multi-colored shadows. A split-yoke bracket eliminates the need for floor stands. Power linking with locking Neutrik® powerCON® power in and out and 3- and 5-pin DMX connectors simplify connections and setup. COLORdash Par-Quad 18 also includes a gel frame holder and gel frame. www.chauvetprofessional.com Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
LED Flood light - #sxstechseries We use these to light up stages, houses and trees. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171
Martin Atomic Strobe - #sxstechseries The Atomic 3000 DMX is a powerful and rugged, 3000 W high-impact strobe Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our channel to see more videos about event production and the work we do. Check out our website here www.sxsevents.co.uk Or call us to discuss your next project on 0333 022 0171