Promotional, Informational and Web-Ready Videos
Whether credit card sized promotional videos to hand out at your tradeshow, videos for training or full production videos for distribution to potential customers, we will help guide you on script ideas and general tips to produce exciting videos that help you train or sell. We can also convert your production to many Web-ready video formats that can be uploaded directly to your website and downloaded quickly.
Our primary cameras are the Sony HDR-FX1. It is the first professional hand held high definition camera. It is shown with the Century Optics X.7 wide angle converter and lens hood, a Sennheizer super-cardioid mic and a Lectrosonics wireless receiver. This highly mobile system can record great sound and stunningly beautiful images. It records in the HDV format and can output over firewire directly to HDV or DV in ether 4X3 or 16X9. When edited on our Adobe Premeire Pro CS4 or Sony Vegas6 system in MPEG2, 4:2:2 at 50mbs the results are outstanding. The FX1 is now augmented by the perfect "companion camera" the 1.7lb Sony HDR-HC1. Both cameras record in the high definition HDV format or DV/DVCAM and are supported with Sony tripods, Sennheizer microphones and Century Optics converter lenses. In addition , we have added Sony PD 180 DVCAM format along with teleprompter for high quality on screen delivery of your message.
We do complete broadcast quality video projects for as low as $3000.
We use production strategies that take advantage of the latest digital technologies to create engaging videos at
a low cost. All traditional production roles are filled by two seasoned professionals resulting in enhanced efficiencies and considerable savings. We eliminate duplication of tasks and simplify communications to give our clients a distinctly harmonious process. . The $3000 basic project package includes
a half-day of shooting and two days of editing. We will also do a pick-up shoot, if needed, to get that extra shot or interview to make the video complete.
Projects can be tailored to your company or organization’s annual budget and targeted to answer any of your video needs: in-house information, training, commercials, public service announcements, documentaries for local and regional cable, video press releases and magazine segments for local and national media outlets. CDP is ideal for the company or organization that needs high quality video projects but can't justify the expense of an in-house production unit.
We have the equipment and experience to give you everything high-end video has to offer. The production system utilizes the latest in video technology with the expertise to use specialized support equipment to get that special shot. Editing on the Avid Liquid Silver in 4.2.2 MPEG2 or uncompressed with 1TB (1000GB) of fully redundant RAID3 media storage. Connectivity options include SDI, IEEE-1394, component analog, BNC composite, and S-video for the tape format of your chose. Additional software options include Commotion, Boris Red, Impression Pro DVD authoring software and Adobe Audition audio editing software. These components make up a broadcast quality production system with tremendous creative advantages and significant cost savings.
In addition, you get personalized custom service and twenty five years of industrial production experience.
Digital Video Acquisition
We take creative advantage of the new DV format cameras. Much like the era when press photographers switched from the big 4X5 cameras to 35mm, greater speed and mobility captures better pictures. The new smaller digital format cameras deliver picture quality far beyond what conventional televisions can reproduce.
The production process is streamlined:
Less equipment and crew = less disruption. Working faster with fewer crew = cost savings.
The streamlined process means a relaxed shooting environment, a natural response from participants and the best possible product for your budget.
sometimes less = more!
Our editing studio is designed for comfort and efficiency. With twenty years of experience and a very hot editing system it is the perfect place for your vision take shape.
DVD-R disks will allow you to avoid the degradation of VHS videotape and show brilliant, crisp video on low cost DVD players. We will author your DVDs with complex menus and create DVD-R duplications or help you arrange replication of large qualities of replicated disks.
We use the very latest cutting edge technology to process, format, encode and publish some of the highest quality streaming media in the major formats - Flash, QuickTime®, RealSystem®, Windows Media, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 at a wide range of connection speeds.
We can also provide hosting on true media servers, or deliver finished video in a format ready for multimedia CD ROM. Call us for more information.
Our primary cameras are the Sony HDR-FX1 and HDR-HC1. They are the first professional hand held high definition cameras. These highly mobile systems can record great sound and stunningly beautiful images. They record in the HDV format and can output over firewire directly to HDV or DV in ether 4X3 or 16X9. They can also record in the DV and DVCAM formats.
The use of high quality fluid head tripods gives a solid quality to the video not normally associated with these small cameras. A favorite ATS shooting technique involves the use of a monopod which provides the mobility of a hand held camera and the stability of a tripod. Fluid moving camera shots are instantly available as well as unique elevated shots with the camera fifteen feet above the subject.
Lighting is facilitated with an array of Lowel instruments including Rifa-lite soft lights plus some cool running lights like the Westcott Spiderlite. We also have some unique battery powered lights to keep up with our highly mobile shooting style. Both AC and DC lights are equipped with gels and dimmers to match any ambient light situation.
Sony DCR-VX2000 DV/DVCAM
Various Hi 8 Video and Digital Still Cameras
HP Laptop used as monitor
Sony Focus tripod
Century Optics HD .7X conversion lens for Z1
Century Optics .65X and 2X conversion lens
Sony .7X wide angle conversion lens
Kenko .5X wide angle conversion lens
Marantz PMD660 solid state recorder
PSC Millimic (2) black and (1) white
Tram lav (2) black and gray
RE50 hand held omni
Sennheiser MD46 cardioid (the ultimate in hand held mic)
Sennheiser ME65 (2) super cardioid (great stereo)
Shure Beta 98 cardioid. Audio-Technica AT815 shotgun with Lightwave wind screen
Lectrosonics CR187VHF Wireless system with body pack and handheld transmitter
Lectrosonics UM100 UHF Wireless system
Samson MR-1 wireless system
Sony MDR V200 headset
Rycotte wind screen for Z1 stereo mic
LitePanel LED (the ultimate battery powered light) ID 3X-Lite LED on camera light Cool-Lux SL3000 battery powered soft light
Sony HVL-20dw2 video light
Westcott Spiderlite (cool running 750W equivalent) Lowel CaseLite2 cool running soft light Lowel Rifa-lite 1000 watt soft lights with dimmer
Tota light (2) with barn doors and umbrella
Omni light (1) with barn doors and umbrella
Pro light (1) with snoot, barn doors and umbrella
We make every frame count with Adobe® Premiere® Pro software, the essential tool for professional video editing. Capture and edit virtually any format, from DV to uncompressed HD, and output to tape, DVD, and the web. Providing unparalleled integration with other Adobe applications, Adobe Premiere Pro sets new standards for efficient digital filmmaking.. This is the first editing system that is truly ready for the next decade of video production. Weather uncompressed or the broadcast standard M-PEG2, picture quality is quite simply stunning and with sub-pixel processing quality is maintained despite multi-layered editing. This system far surpasses JPEG systems and the popular DV edit systems that use only half the bandwidth... and with Sony Vegas® 6 software combines real-time SD, DV, and HDV video editing with unrivaled audio tools to provide the ultimate all-in-one environment for creative professionals high-definition and high-fidelity. With its unique, visual approach to digital video and audio production, Vegas delivers tremendous power, incredible speed, and maximum productivity in an uncomplicated, efficient platform.
Powerful video editing-Expertly edit complex long-form SD or HD projects using mouse or keyboard trimming along with powerful ripple editing modes. Video editing enhancements in Vegas 6 include A/V synchronization detect and repair, tape-style audio scrubbing, drag ripple and arrange, source project editing, and auto-frame quantization.
Superior audio control-The audio-editing capabilities of Vegas software are so good that many industry professionals use it strictly for audio production. Vegas software provides unlimited tracks for audio, 24-bit/192 kHz audio support, record input monitoring, on-the-fly punch-in recording, 5.1 surround mixing, effects automation, and time compress/expand. Apply over 30 customizable, real-time audio effects including EQ, reverb, delay, and more. New in Vegas 6 software is VST plug-in effects support to expand your audio processing and mixing options.
Optimized workflow-Edit and arrange events on the Vegas timeline using standard Windows® drag-and-drop functionality. Use new project nesting to add a Vegas project (.veg) to the timeline and edit and apply effects the same as you would a standard media event. Version 6 also reduces complex project render times on multiprocessor, HT, and multi-core systems. Network rendering saves time by using multiple computers and networked drive arrays.
Higher quality video
No-loss conversion from digital tape used for acquisition
Converts from digital formats to high-speed servers and DVD disks for distribution and playback.
More storage space means greater editing flexibility.
The interface is intuitive and efficient. We will devise a production strategy suited to your budget.
CDP can do all of the editing from your script and provide VHS dubs, with time code, for your approval at predetermined stages.
We can edit a rough cut and you can supervise the final stages.
With a basic two hour training course you or your editor can do the rough cut and supervise finishing with more complex titling, effects and multi-layering that might be needed.
ADK Quad Core 16 GB Ram 2 TBs Hard Drive. Nvidia Video Card ,with all the tools for a fast , high quality edit. Multiple Monitors. A swwet editing box.
Sony® VAIO® RB60G-VGC-RB60G with Intel® Pentium® D Processor 9201, Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2, 8GB RAM and 250GB hard drive (3),DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+-RW drive2 with Click to DVD, software, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950, Windows Vista, capable, dual 21" computer monitors and 20" video monitor.
We specialize in DV and DVCAM with digital purity maintained through IEEE1394 (Firewire) I/O's. There is also a serial digital interface (SDI), which accommodates formats like Sony's Digital Betacam, IMX and Panasonic's D9. Analog format quality is maintained with uncompressed digitizing through component analog I/Os as will as NTSC and Y/C. The system also has Pinnacle's PRO for wire removal. pin registered moving mattes and paint. We also have one of the best secondary color correction systems.
We also use Pinnacle's Impression Pro/Sony Click to DVD for DVD authoring and Sony Sound Forge for audio sweetening. There is a second networked system that is dedicated to graphics with a high resolution scanner, printer and 4 TBs of high speed storage.
We will do a complete project based on your description or you can manage the project and we will supply support when needed.
All pricing is done based on the specific requirements of each project. For rough budgeting proposes you can use $1200/day or $600/half day for one person and any of the editing or production resources listed under equipment. Travel & Lodging expense may be applied if applicable.
We specialize in small crews and equipment for highly mobile and efficient shooting but ATS and our partners can provide coverage for the most complex shooting situations.
Our very powerful Adobe® Premiere® Pro & Sony Vegas® 6 editing systems with Boris Red, Commotion Pro, TitleDeko Pro, plus Adobe Audition and Photoshop can perform the most demanding post-production tasks.
We can do a high quality two camera records of your performance at a very low cost. With a front row location we will do a stereo audio record on a camera locked down on a wide shot and follow the action on a second camera. We will them edit the two records together and master a DVD for the following all inclusive price.
Under one hour = $1200*
Under two hours = $1500*
Under three hours = $1800*
Additional Hours beyond three hours -$250* per hour
Addition DVD-R disk copies are $10
Please call for quotes on more complex records.