In this article, we’ll explain what a V1, aka Video Engineer, does. If you’re new to the industry and want to know a little bit more about roles in the A/V industry, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out more about the job of a V1 (Video Engineer).

Quick Answer: A V1 (Video Engineer) takes the lead for all things video at venues with a capacity greater than 500. They need to be highly competent in their field and great communicators too.

When Is A V1 Required?

The V1 (Video Engineer) is at the top of the food chain for everything to do with video in a large room. By large room, we mean a room with a capacity of more than 500 guests. Any event venue of that size or larger typically requires a V1.

V1 (Video Engineer) Job Description

As the lead for video at venues with 500+ guests, a V1 needs to be highly competent in a variety of systems to operate, record, and playback visuals at a very high level.

  • Barco video mixing consoles
  • Roland video mixing consoles
  • Blackmagic video switching systems
  • Oral and written communication skills
    The V1 will often communicate with the client, stage manager, or production manager.

Equipment Used To Make The Accompanying Video

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