Video Equipment and Services

Video recording is the first step to publishing on the web or is the perfect way to archive an event. Image Magnification (IMAG) can provide a live shot to your audience, adding an entirely new dimension to your event.

Understanding our video recording

We Recommend You Consider...

  • Event venue - inside or out
  • Fixed or moving camera viewpoint
  • Fixed frame or variable zoom for people, activities, presentations
  • Single camera or multiple cameras for more expressive editing
  • Lighting
  • Reproduction or publishing of video
  • Video Recording: We offer video recoding services using professional cameras with the ability to record on a variety of digital or analog formats.
  • Large and High-Profile Events: When you would like professional video integrated into your event, our talents include video mixing, recording and directing.

Video Recording Options

The end use of a video recording is the essential to determining the levels of labor and equipment needed.  There is a world of difference between a simple archive recording, a recording that will be distributed via DVD and a “Production level” recording intended for broadcast or Internet publication. If in doubt, please contact us for consultation on lighting, additional microphones, live switching or other supplementary services which can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your recording.

The examples below are in descending resolution and quality order. Keep in mind that the resolution cannot be any higher than the originally recorded media.

When placing your Service Request please specify one of the following four options.

High Definition (HD) Video: This option is a 1080i recording done on a MiniDV master tape. We can also distribute this as a video file either uploaded to your hard drive, server or can be burned on a data DVD.

Standard Digital (SD) Video: This option is the standard resolution seen on television or DVD’s. We can record to MiniDV, DVCAM or directly to DVD on-site. This option also allows for down conversion for web use as an additional post production service. We also offer VHS recording but keep in mind that it is an analog format and is limited in its uses.

iTunes: This option is a SD or HD MiniDV or DVCAM recording that we convert to an M4V file containing H.264 video for use on iTunes.  Stanford iTunes has strict quality control guidelines for submission which include professional lighting and consistent audio tracks. Additional staff and equipment is often required to meet these standards. We can distribute this content either by uploading it to your hard drives, servers or as a file on a data DVD.

Web Page Embedded: Similar to what you would see on YouTube. This option is intended for use as an embedded video file on a web page and is not suitable for any other use. We will either record to MiniDV or DVCAM and down convert to the appropriate file type or we can encode directly to hard drive as a H.264 video file, using the latter option does not allow for later up conversion for use on a DVD or full screen video.

Video Recording Package

When you know you'll want a media technician's assistance and will use the packaged equipment for less than a day, a Video Recording Package can be more economical.

The equipment costs are in one-half hour increments starting from set-up time through event completion. The cost for the Media Technician (see these rates) is charged in 1 hour increments from our warehouse and back.

  The following Package contains a single lavalier omni-directional microphone, a record deck of your choice of media (VHS,S-VHS,MiniDV, DVCAM or DVD); carts and cables.    
Video Recording Package - Single MiniDV camera plus preview monitor for camera operator's use 70.00  
Video Cameras
  Tripod included with each camera    
VHS Video Camera 75.00  
  MiniDV Video Camera 90.00  
  HD Video Camera 150.00  
Video Monitors and Displays
17 inch LCD Display - 1280 x 1024 pixels - VGA inputs   75.00  
32 inch LCD Display - 1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p - HDMI, VGA, Composite and Component Video inputs   140.00  
37 inch LCD Display - 1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p - HDMI, VGA, Composite and Component Video inputs   150.00  
55 inch LCD Display - 1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p - HDMI, VGA, Composite and Component Video inputs   245.00  
70 inch LED Display - 1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p - HDMI, VGA, Composite and Component Video inputs   440.00  
The 32 inch and larger displays require a 2-person team for delivery and pick-up    
Video Recorders and Players
  These decks playback and/or record.    
Blu-ray Disc Player   75.00  
Blu-ray Disc Player and HDD Recorder   80.00  
U-matic - 3/4 in broadcast format   60.40  
DVD Recorder - Sony DVD+R, DVD+RW   60.40  
DVCAM - Sony DSR11 Digital Video (semi-professional)   111.00  
Video Lighting
  Video Lighting System - Lights for small video recording session. Lowell - 4 lights per stand with 2 stands. 70.00  
Stage Light - Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight (ERS) 10.00  
Video Duplication

We can copy your video tapes in a number of formats, including PAL/SECAM. Video tape can also be dubbed directly to a DVD. We can also make multiple copies of your DVD's.

Price includes duplication labor, media and jewel box. Media technician rate will be charged for the time it takes to transfer from other media sources, editing or labelling.

  DVD Duplication - price per copy 7.25  
DVD Duplication - price per copy for 100+ copies 4.50  
Video Tape Duplication - price per copy 5.00  
Video Transfer to DVD or Digital File

Transfer your department video archives, or other video, from tape to digital video disc (DVD) or the digital video file of your choice. Event Services uses a  DVD recorder or hard drive to record. VHS, mini DV, UMatic, PAL, SECAM tapes can be transferred to NTSC or PAL DVD at the quality you prefer. Please ask for pricing on your service request.

You can also rent our DVD recorder and do the copying from your playback device. Just attach your VCR or Camcorder and press "record".