Video Equipment and Services
Video recording is the first step to publishing on the web or 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 camera, playback and 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
- 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.
- Small group Video Playback: Our Video Playback Systems will allow your small group to pop in your cassette or DVD and watch it. For slightly larger groups you might want a plasma or LCD screen or LCD projection.
- 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 or server, or burned on a data DVD. We do not currently offer BluRay mastering.
Standard Digital (SD) Video: This option is the standard resolution seen on television or DVDs. We can record to MiniDV, DVCAM, or directly to DVD on-site. This option 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 an 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 a hard drive as an 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 Playback Systems|
Video Playback Systems include everything you need for your event, except your playback source.
The following Systems contain: 1 playback deck of your choice of media (VHS or DVD), a monitor, a cart, and cables.
|19 inch Monitor Video Playback System - Single monitor (CRT) with integrated TV Tuner||84.00|
|27 inch Monitor Video Playback System - Single monitor (CRT) with integrated TV Tuner||95.00|
|32 inch Monitor Video Playback System - Single monitor (CRT) with integrated TV Tuner||136.00|
|Video Recording Package|
When you know you will 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 setup time through event completion. Your additional cost for the technician (see these rates) is in quarter-hour increments from our dock 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|
|Tripod included with each camera|
|VHS Video Camera||75.00|
|MiniDV Video Camera||90.00|
|HD Video Camera||125.00|
|Video Monitors and Displays|
|The 27 inch and 32 inch CRT monitors are available only as part of Video Playback Systems|
|19 inch CRT Monitor with integrated TV Tuner||55.00|
|20 inch CRT Monitor with integrated TV Tuner||55.00|
|17 inch LCD Display - 1280 x 1024 pixels - VGA inputs||75.00|
|27 inch LCD Display - 1280 x 1024 pixels - VGA inputs||125.00|
|55 inch LCD Display - 1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p - HDMI, VGA, DVI-D, Composite and Component Video inputs||245.00|
|70 inch LCD Display - 1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p - HDMI, VGA, DVI-D, Composite and Component Video inputs||440.00|
|27 inch and larger displays require a 2-person team for delivery or pick-up.|
|Video Recorders and Players|
|These decks record and playback.|
|S-VHS - PAL/SECAM/NTSC||60.40|
|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 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|
We can copy your videotapes in a number of formats, including PAL/SECAM. Videotape can also be dubbed directly to a DVD. We can also make multiple copies of your DVDs.
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 to record your videotapes. 8mm, Hi 8, VHS, SVHS, mini DV, UMatic, PAL, and 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".