Know what a codec is? How about a green room, a mixer, or throw distance?

The professionals at the Rental and Staging Network (RSN) have put together a handy guide to common AV terms. With this list, you’ll be speaking “AV” with confidence. (As an added bonus, the next time you hear the tech team talking about a stage wash, you’ll know it has nothing to do with cleaning the stage!)

The guide includes a downloadable show flow template. The template was developed by RSN members Eric Newkirk of CEAVCO Audio Visual and Steve Halling of AVFX to help planners keep their events running smoothly. You can review the guide to common AV terms and the show flow template at