video/DVD project is unique; some require more work than others. The simplest,
most inexpensive option is a real-time transfer to recordable media (i.e.
DVD-R, miniDV). Many times, however, projects require basic editing, chapter
markers, and/or menu-creation. These must be loaded into the computer
for further processing. Some projects may require excessive editing, video-enhancement,
and complex menus. This is why we offer 3 different levels of DVD authoring
catering to different budgets and project needs.
When supplying us with the raw materials for authoring your project:
Preferred file formats: miniDV, dv (NTSC, 720 X 480, 29.97 fps,
16-bit/48 KHz audio)
Alternate formats: VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Digital8, Hi-8, DVD, .wmv,
.mpg, .avi, .swf, .mov, .ppt, .mp4, more. We can work with just about any file type. However, highly compressed digital formats
are not recommended due to low quality playback issues, and some formats may require extra processing, thus extra charges.
Digital tapes and DVDs free of excessive time-code breaks (Some
consumer DVD-recorders introduce timecode breaks when recording starts
and stops. Camcorders may, as well, if proper care isnt taken when
recording. These timecode breaks sometimes result in audio/visual glitches
in addition to being more difficult to capture with our video equipment.
Sources with excessive timecode breaks are subject to additional charges.)
Please keep video assets under 2 hours, if possible, to avoid excessive
Tape-based sources should be cued to start time, with accurate
stop time provided.
Please provide accurate, documented DVD name and track titles, editing instructions,
general menu description (if applicable), file-names, labelled sources.
•When having digital formats converted, specify desired destination file-format,
resolution, size, framerate, codec, sampling rate, bit-depth, etc., as
clients have included:
Jeffrey Paul, Paul Fayrewether, Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Rebath, National City Bank,
Rip Smops, Starbringer, Kristine Jackson, Volumeline, UV, Koneval Insurance, Wigs for Kids,
Lead Builders, local government and school districts, and many others.
Video editing software:
Apple Final Cut HD and Express, Adobe Premier, Apple Quicktime Pro, Compressor, Motion, various conversion tools and filters/effects
DVD authoring software: Apple DVD Studio Pro, Roxio Toast
We are committed
a ready-for-replication master that you, the client, are completely
satisfied with. Our mastering and authoring processes take place solely
in the digital domain, allowing for greater flexibilty in editing and
enhancement. Please call Matt at 440-333-0040 for guidelines, formats
preferences, and further info.