Markey’s continues to enhance its audiovisual equipment including video equipment. Our extensive inventory includes projectors, flat panel monitors, projection screens, video monitors, cameras, switching systems, scan converters, etc.
A sample inventory list appears below and includes the various brands owned by Markey’s Rental & Staging:
- Large Venue – Christie Digital DLP
- Small Venue – NEC LCD, Christie LCD
Markey’s has always stayed ahead of the game on projection and we continue to do so by offering only 3-chip DLP projectors for large venue projection. We own several models of ‘Christie Digital’ projectors with ANSI lumen outputs from 5000 to 18,000. We also have true 1920 x 1080i HD projectors as well. For each of these projectors, we also have various lensing options. All of our larger venue projectors can be converged for higher brightness output as well as an “on-line” back-up option. All of our larger venue projectors can also be rigged and flown to solve various logistical issues with projection. Blending is very common on events recently and we have multiple projectors of the same type for the best blending options. For breakouts and smaller venues we offer various models of LCD projectors to fit every situation.
Flat Panel Monitors
- LCD/LED Screen – NEC, Sony, Toshiba, LG & Samsung
- Touch Screen – 3M, NEC, HP, Sharp
In flat panel display, size and resolution is the key to getting your point across. Markey's has solutions for both. Each of our LCD/LED monitor options are high resolution and we have these size options: 19”, 21”, 25", 32”, 40”, 42”, 46”, 52", 55" & 65”. All of our 25” and higher sizes are wide screen/HD models. Our larger flat monitors have floor and table stand options and the ability to mount to truss or on a wall plate. We can use black, flat panels for downstage monitors and for trade show displays. A number of our flat panels have HD tuners included as an all purpose presentation monitor.
Markey’s also has 17," 23," 25," 46" and 60" touch screens for surveys, way-finding or other digital signage applications. Markey's has evolved into a provider of digital signage technology for various projects and events.
- Truss Frame Screens – Draper, Da-lite, Stumpfl
- Fast Fold Screens – Draper, Da-lite, Stumpfl
- Tripod & Pull-up Screens – Draper
For larger venues we own several sizing options for Truss Frame screens. From 6’x 8’ to 15' x 26.75,' we realize the need for fitting the right screen to the right venue. We also have 16:9 format options for Truss Frame screens. All of our Truss Frame screens can be flown or ground supported. Each has front and rear fabrics and black cloth backing for eliminating ambient light for front projection. Just recently we added super large screen options to our capabilities: 9' x 27,' 17' x 100' as well as several specialty sizes and formats. Projection is our specialty and we have added several options for front projection such as large cyclorama fabrics and other materials fit to enhance any event. Projection mapping and blending are becoming a forefront of impressive events. We use Dataon's 'Watchout' and Barco's 'Encore' for projection mapping and blending displays. For smaller rooms and breakouts we have all the commonly requested sizes with dress kit options in black, gray and sometimes blue. Other fabrics and backdrop are available on request.
Markey’s doesn’t let high quality stop when small devices either are purchased, either. For production monitors, we purchase only high resolution Sony & JVC 8” to 14” SD and HD monitors. All of our camera switcher packages contain broadcast quality production monitors and our data switching packages contain multi-scan flat panel LCD monitors.
Sony really leads the market in professional production cameras. We have several available and all of our camera accessories are also the best that we have found. We have a full compliment of HD cameras and accessories. Our HD cameras are HXC-100 camera heads. We have standard definition Composite, Component and SDI options as well.
All of our camera packages contain studio kits and various cable length choices for maximum versatility. We specialize in video image magnification and we rely heavily on keeping our cameras in the best condition.
As we expand into the HD camcorder market, we have included the Sony EX3 HD Digital camcorders in our inventory for small and medium sized events that still need HD recording.
We also have various options for unique HD and SD recording such as robotic cameras, lipstick cameras and wireless camera systems.
Standard Zoom Lens – Canon, Fujinon
Wide Angle Lens – Fujinon
Long & Sports Lens – Canon
Our lens options range from 'wide angle' to 70x long and higher if needed.
With each lens option, we can supply a tripod option that also has helped us lead our industry in video services. If it is specialized shots that are needed, we have the capability to offer a camera jib, steady cam, robotic and mounted point-of-view cameras.
Recording/Playback Media Devices:
- Analog Format - Sony, Panasonic
- Digital Format – AJA Ki Pro, Sony DVCam, Sony DVD, Pioneer DVD, Grass Valley, Hard Drive
- Media Display and Control - Dataton
In the digital realm, we offer straight to DVD recording as well as hard-drive storage and editing. We use HD DVCam for tape back-up recording. Our Grass Valley Turbo IDDR’s give us the versatility to instantly play back any clip in any format while recording to a hard drive simultaneously. We have had much success in recording direct to hard drive for immediate web usage or archiving. We use various methods for digital recording most of which are adapted to the customers needs. For projection mapping and other multimedia presentation/projection projects, we use the Dataton 'Watchout' Systems.
For video switching, we can input any format and switch to any format as well. Our ‘fly packs’ are compact but powerful systems of switching, metering and fine-tuning with easy to connect options for various applications in the field. We have multi-resolution converters to bring in computers or other display sources as well as output to any display device. With HD now being incorporated in our systems, we have multi-resolution video switchers that will take any high resolution signal format and incorporate it with any video format for seamless switching. Conversion to HD and switching is paramount in today's events and we have various methods and options for incorporating HD and SD signals.
Multi Format Switchers & Scalers
Seamless – Barco
High Resolution – Barco, Blackmagic Design
Multi-Layer – Barco, Panasonic
There are usually two schools of thought: Switching for recording and switching for display. Either is handled with superior equipment. Data switching has become more and more exciting in our world. We use Barco devices to give us multiple options and routing any input to any, and several outputs. This allows for edge blending, super large video backgrounds and high-resolution displays on multiple formats and surfaces. Barco switching devices allow for any format to be seamlessly switched to any display device. We use a Barco 'Encore' system and a Dataton 'Watchout' system as our main multi-format/multi-layer presentation systems.
Our teleprompting services have been enhanced with new software and hardware all designed for maximum versatility. All the variations that we have experienced with teleprompting has led us to offer several solutions with quality equipment. A standard lectern presidential kit is available. Prompting can be done on a camera mount for studio work. We also have the accessories to utilize down-stage monitors and “back-of-the-room” screens as additional options for the teleprompter.