Your Answer to Everything.

We Believe in What We Do!

We are behind the technical magic, crew and support for tours, galas, concerts and events. We support amazing creatives, promoters and brands to construct remarkable experiences! 

Production

Production Support

Staging, concert lighting, barricade, pro audio and more.
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Installation

Sales & Installation

Scalable, custom IP-based solutions and AV systems.
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We believe in your dreams as much as our own.

The work we have produced since our inception speaks for itself; we consistently deliver a quality experience no matter the venue, client or budget. We’re constantly training and exploring new ways to elevate your experience. We’re focused more than ever on producing volume of work, becoming your partner and delivering the value you expect with the trust you deserve. 

Answers to Everything

Event Production: We supply pro audio, theatrical lighting, video, and staging services for unique live experiences.

Sales & Installation: We customize industry-leading technologies to create AV and IT systems for unified, mass communications.

Absolutely! We strive to stay within your budget without compromising your service or experience. 

For production services, we offer 3 levels of support from basic equipment rental to rental and set-up, through full production services. You can learn more about those here.

For installations, we’ve partnered with Quail Financial Solutions to offer you low rates and fast approval for equipment leasing. Click here to learn more!

While our warehouse is located in Youngstown, Ohio, we are happy to go to the ends of the galaxy* for you!

*See: Where did the name Forty Two come from?

What is a Video File Format?
A container and a codec are two components of any video file. The container stores audio, video, subtitles and any other metadata. A codec encodes and decodes multimedia data such as audio and video.

When creating a video, a video codec encodes and compresses the video while the audio codec does the same with sound. Afterwards, the encoded video and audio are synchronized and stored in a media container — the file format.

What is the correct file format for playback at my live event?
For successful playback for your event, we require standard file format. Although we have the ability to transcode just about any format, native format will always yield the best results. 

-Video Codec – H.264 or ProRes 422 
-Audio Codec – AAC  
-Media Container – .mov or .mp4

Example: “myvideo.mov”

What is the correct file format for content to be added to my virtual event?
When creating a virtual event for future airing, all of the content is transcoded before it is included in the project. This is done to be sure your content will look its best. 

-Video Codec – DNXHD or ProRes 422 
-Audio Codec – AAC  
-Media Container – .mov or .mxf

However, quality files are a must. Basic rules of photography should be applied.

  1. Follow the rule of thirds (no matter what). 
  2. Never send a file via text message. Use email or send a link via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
  3. When possible, use a professional microphone to ensure audio clarity.
  4. Lighting is key! If it looks dark on your camera, it will look dark on your TV.
 

Delivery Standards
When we are finished with a creative video project (video), we deliver the digital file to the client or media outlet of their choosing. Unless you ask for a specific file format (additional charges may apply), we will deliver the file in the standard TV broadcast format: HD 720p59.94hz H.264 AAC Audio. 

Our team is dedicated to bringing your ideas to life by creating events and solutions that are tailored to your needs. We are passionate about exploring new ways to continue delivering the value you would expect with the trust you deserve.

We’re so happy you asked! It is our way of paying homage to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. In the book, the number 42 is believed to be “The answer to life, the universe and everything.” From outdoor stages and bold theatrical lighting to conference room video and installed sound, we truly do it all – in-house, local support. No matter the project or budget size.

Of course! Upon submission of a request for a quote, a member of our team will contact you to help assess your needs.

To get in contact with us, please feel free to give us a call at 330-799-2108, or submit a request here.

330-799-2108

388 McClurg Road
Suite 1 
Youngstown, Ohio 44512

info@ftep.net