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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Video Editing in Indianapolis, Indiana 46236

Need a video edited with music and titles in Indianapolis (Lawrence) 46236 ?

Last week I had a couple college students contact me via email inquiring about have a video to put together for a school project that they needed completed. Unfortunately, they needed to turn it in less than a week from when they contacted me. But, being a student again myself I was compassionate towards their plight and cleared my schedule a couple days later and we dug in on the project together.

I was actually able to complete much of the project prior to our meeting on Friday morning by having them email me the links of some of the interviews that they had already shot and uploaded to the internet. I downloaded them in high quality and arranged them on the timeline in Final Cut Pro where the students requested and created some titles and transitions before we even talked on the phone. They brought some other videos they wanted to integrate into the project when they arrived Friday morning and we sat down and put the video together in a couple hours with music, titles, credits and references, of course.

I really enjoyed working with these students and they were very pleased with the outcome of their project. Being students, I knew that they were on a tight budget...that being said, my time and the use of my equipment still has value. I decided to not charge them for the specifics within the project (titles, music, transitions, etc) but, to simply charge them the hourly rate for editing which is $95/hr. Again, they were pleased and grateful...and I am sure that they received an A+ !

Home Video Studio - shayne@homevideostudio.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why Choose HVS for Film Transfer

Any film transfer quality comparisons in Indianapolis, 
Indiana 46236

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

File Conversions & Compressions at HVS in Indianapolis, Indiana 46236

How do I get my videos converted and compressed to DVD in Indianapolis (Lawrence)

I deal with all types of media and formats here at Home Video Studio in Indianapolis (Lawrence). For example, right now I am capturing video shot on an 8mm tape directly into my editing software (Final Cut Pro) so I can perform some quick edits and then compress the video to a high-quality AVI file. This particular customer wants to be able to edit his own video on a PC, so I recommended that we put his videos onto a hard drive for quick and easy accessibility. There is approximately 6 hours of video which I estimate to be around 75 gigabytes of information. This will be no problem, since the customer brought me a 2 Terabyte hard drive. 
Another project I did recently required me to download previously recorded video that had already been compressed into a flash (.flv) format -This customer eventually wanted a DVD that he could offer for sale to potential clients that were interested in his own brand of  unique selling techniques- Once downloaded, I was able to deconstruct the flash files into a higher quality DV Stream and then import them into Final Cut Pro and perform a few quick edits to the video. After editing the footage, I compressed all files to MPEG-2, which is the DVD format, and then began to construct a custom designed menu for the DVD. Both customers were very pleased with the final version of their projects...I was even able to restrict the copying capabilities of the DVD, so that customer two did not have to worry about people stealing his product by copying it freely. Please contact me if you have any questions about your project.
9423 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN  46236

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Free Pick-Up & Delivery @ HVS in Indianapolis, Indiana 46236

How do I get my film order picked-up and delivered free in Indianapolis (Lawrence)?

I received a call yesterday morning from Nancy here at our office on Pendleton Pike in Indianapolis. Nancy had seen our advertisement in the VALPAK for film transfer and was interested in having us put a large reel of 16-mm film onto DVD for her. She also told me that she was unable to get out of the house and noticed that we offered a free pick-up and delivery service. "That is Correct!" I said and I proceeded to get Nancy's address. I told her that we use a wonderful courier service around the Indianapolis area and UPS for larger and further distance orders, but when I realized that she lived less than 3 miles from my office I set up a time after lunch yesterday to stop by and pick up her order personally.
Nancy is a very sweet lady who told me her husband passed away a few years ago and she just found this reel of film that he shot and she wasn't sure what was on it, but she was so excited to find out. She was a little worried that the film was too old and deteriorated, but one look at a couple of frames and I was able to confirm that there were clear images and her film would transfer just fine. Nancy had 800 feet of 16-mm film (with of course the 100 ft free coupon she had) which cost her about $110 plus media and set-up charges. She did not balk at the price at all, but she was even more excited when I told her about the Great American Home Movie Project and I could save her even more money by participating.
     Nancy's film will be transferred using our "best-in-industry" frame by frame capture system and then burned to our Gold Archival DVD and put to our 2 hour custom music track at no additional cost, these two standard features are just a couple of reasons to choose Home Video Studio. If you have film or questions about film that you would like transferred, please call or email me.
Home Video Studio ~ Indianapolis (lawrence)
9423 Pendleton PIke, 46236