Ask Ashley: Video Editing, Photos and More!

Every month we receive hundreds of home videos from our clients, full of special family moments. One of the most frequently asked questions we get concerning home videos is “can you edit this part out?” We all have those tapes at home with shaky camera work or embarrassing moments! Remember the time you forgot the tripod and the camera was a little less than steady? Or when uncle Bill got a little too enthusiastic doing the chicken dance at your wedding? We have all been there! Or, perhaps you have multiple tapes that you want put on a single DVD? Often with 8mm tapes and others, the tapes are so small, you only film a half hours worth of footage. We see this time and time again.

Another form of editing we are often asked about is photographs. Many of us have boxes and boxes of photos but really have no way of viewing them. “Can you make these into a movie that I can play?” is quite possibly our most heard question when it comes to photos. When you and your family are planning a wedding, birthday party, memorial service, reunion or requirement party, it is nice to give it a personal touch. We can think of nothing that is more personal than family photos and videos!

So the big question is, “can Easy Edit Video do all of this for me?” Take a look at our latest edition of Ask Ashley for the answer!

 

 

 

We hope you found our latest video fun and informative! If you have any further questions about editing (or anything else!) please give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or stop by our Baymeadows Way location. Our business hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am -6:00 pm.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for our Ask Ashley video series, drop us a line and let us know! Email askashley@easyeditvideo.com, we would love to hear from you!

Introducing Our New Video Series: Ask Ashley!

For more than 23 years, we here at Easy Edit Video have fielded a lot of questions. Every thing from the difference between 8mm and 16mm film, to the length of a VHS tape. Over the years, we have found that quite a few of the same questions keep cropping up. We are always happy to answer each and every one of your questions and look forward to helping you.  We put our heads together to try to come up with a way to provide more information to you in an easy to use, easy to understand way. After much discussion, we decided the best way to help our customers is through online videos. We are pleased to introduce “Ask Ashley” our new information video series!

Each week, Ashley, our resident technician, will answer our most frequently asked questions, explain in greater detail our many services and give you fun and interesting insights in the video production world. We thought that this would be a great way to cover many topics in an easy to understand format. Check out our first video in the series here:

So what did you think? Drop us a line and let us know. While you are at it, if you have any specific topics or questions that you think we should cover, send us a message! We would be happy to add your ideas to our list of topics. We are so excited to be starting this new video series as yet another way to connect with our clients and provide valuable information to all of you.

Again, all of your feed back is welcome! Please use our contact form or even give us a call at (904) 730-9999, we want to hear from you!

 

Thank you and we hope you enjoy this video series as much as we have enjoyed making it!

 

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New Year, New Commercial for Your Business!

It’s the new year and 2017 is full of possibilities! Now is a great time to consider creating a new commercial or online video for your business. Online videos are one of the easiest ways to reach your potential customers and without a doubt, television viewing is still an everyday thing. Why not use these two mediums to grow your business? Easy Edit Video can help you craft the perfect commercial, but there are some things to consider before you give us a call.

One of the first things to consider when planning your commercial or video is what exactly do you want? Do you want a funny short story or do you just want to get to the point? Do you want a spokesperson to be the center of the action or an entire group of people? Perhaps you don’t want any people in your video at all! When deciding what you want, there are some things to keep in mind; who is your target audience, what do you want them to know about your business and what are your competitors doing? Starting with these questions is a great way to get the ball rolling.

When developing the concept for your commercial or video, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Branding is huge for a commercial as well as the development of your story line. Keeping things simple is a great way to approach this. Think about how you want people to remember and identify your brand or business.

Another thing to consider is location. Do you want to have an on-location shoot, perhaps showcasing your place of business? This is a common approach to local commercials as it gives your future customers a good look at where your business is located. Another option is green screen. With green screen, you can go any where and do anything! This is a great way to get creative with your message!

One of the most important things to really think about is budget. Though it is true that you might be able to make a quick video with an iPhone, this will definitely reflect in the final product. The quality of work you produce will be associated with your business and your brand. This is not the time to cut corners! Hiring a professional crew to get the job done right is paramount. That is why here at Easy Edit Video, we offer a wide array of production packages to fit virtually any budget! We have worked with businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to multi-million dollar industry leaders. Rest assured, with Easy Edit Video, you are in good hands.

Now is the time to give your business a leg up in the new year. If you are ready to step up your advertising game and create a new commercial or online video, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or stop by for a chat, we would love to hear your vision!

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Start Your New Year Out Right With Easy Edit Video

The new year is nearly here and now is the time when we all typically reflect on how we wish to improve ourselves. Some wish to eat healthier and exercise more while others vow to be more productive at work. But more and more people are deciding to focus on organizing their homes and simplifying their lives. So many of us could do with a good old-fashioned deep cleaning in our homes. Reducing the things we don’t need and surrounding ourselves with the things that matter the most to us has become a top priority for many. If this is one of your new year’s resolutions, Easy Edit Video can help.

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 When it comes to cleaning out the house, one of the first places people tend to focus on is the closet. We all have that one closet, filled to the brim with old clothes, used toys and countless other items that haven’t seen the light of day in years. Often, this is the go to place for storing all of the home movies you recorded on VHS many years ago. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to get rid of all of those bulky VHS tapes but still save your memories? That’s where we come in!

Here at Easy Edit Video, we can easily transfer to DVD or MP4 your VHS, MiniDV, VHS-C tapes and more. We can even transfer your slides, 8mm reels and 16mm reels! We know that there are some of you that are reluctant to hand over your priceless memories. Too many times we have heard horror stories from clients who have given over their tapes, slides and reels to other companies, only to have to wait months for a call back. To top it all off, once they received their DVD or MP4, the quality was poor and in some cases, they were given the wrong tape! With Easy Edit Video, you never have to worry about this happening.

We are a small business that has been serving North Florida for more than 23 years. Your items never leave our building and are handled by certified technicians. All of our work is guaranteed! Our crew works hard to get the best possible transfer for you so that you may enjoy your family memories for years to come. If you are not completely satisfied with your order, we will do what ever we can to make it right! Best of all, most tape transfers only take 24-48 hours! You will not have to wait weeks or even months to get your order completed. Even our reel and slide orders generally do not take more than a week to complete.

Think of how transferring your tapes and reels will help with your organizing project! No more bulky tapes and reels taking up space means less clutter.Not only that,  you will have the assurance that your family memories are saved and protected. So what are you waiting for? Bring your home movies to Easy Edit Video and start to declutter today!

From all of us at Easy Edit Video, Have a safe and happy new year!

We will be closed Monday, January 2, 2017

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Happy Holidays from Easy Edit Video!

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     We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for allowing us here at Easy Edit    Video a chance to make your projects and ideas come to life. During this time of year when we are thinking of the things that matter the most to us, our clients always come to mind. Please let us take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy holiday.

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Great Gift Ideas from Easy Edit Video!

We all know how crazy the holiday season can be. Getting the house ready for company, traveling, working overtime, and especially finding gifts for family members can be very stressful. The hustle and bustle of the season can leave us with very little time to prep and think of great gift ideas to make our loved ones feel special.Happy Holidays Lights Image

If you find yourself stumped on gift ideas, here are a few great suggestions:

  • Zoo tickets – One of the great things about Jacksonville is the award-winning Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Here you can see a great collection of wild and exotic animals as well as some of the most beautiful flora around. It’s a great time for friends and family of all ages with plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy.
  • Alhambra Dinner Theater tickets – Treat your family to a nice dinner and a show at the historic Alhambra Theater. The Alhambra has been around for nearly 50 years providing quality food and entertainment to our great city.
  • Photos, film, and slides transfer – If you or a family member have any old slides, photos or film, you can bring them to Easy Edit Video where we can transfer them to a DVD or CD. These can be copied and made for each family member just in time for the holidays.
  • Slideshow creation – Create for your family a beautifully constructed presentation of your fondest memories! Easy Edit Video can take your photos or slides and convert them to jpg files where they will be arranged in the order of your choosing. We can also add music and titles to give it that special touch and package it in a way that your loved ones will remember forever.

We hope this list gives you a few helpful suggestions to make your holiday shopping easier this year. Please remember, the greatest gift you can ever give your family is time spent together!

8431 Baymeadows Way (904) 730-9999 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Convert to MP3 or MP4 for the Holidays!

It’s the season of giving and spending quality time with loved ones. It is also the season where we reflect on all the great moments we’ve shared together. In this day and age, sharing memories with each other has never been easier. Utilizing computers, you can transfer your photos, slides, cassettes, vinyl and home movies to digital files like mp3 or mp4.

What exactly are mp3 and mp4 files? Mp3 is strictly an audio file while mp4 is a videomp4_icon file. Mp3 files are a great way to share your favorite songs or mix tapes from years ago. Mp4 is basically a small video file that can be easily uploaded and shared. One the best parts of converting your home movies to mp4 is being able to email the digital file. Your family members that may be too far away for the holidays will love this! Social media sites like Facebook also allow you to upload the mp4 and share the video with your friends and family. On Facebook, they can easily comment and share with their friends as well. Applications like Dropbox, Vimeo, and YouTube are also great options for uploading mp4 files. If any of this is too confusing, Easy Edit Video will always be happy to assist you in making this possible and easier to understand.

We love this time of year! We get to see all the smiles from our clients who were able to send their old home movies to relatives overseas or loved ones that were unable to travel because of work or weather. It’s a great feeling sharing memories and we couldn’t be more pleased to help you make this holiday one to remember. We are here at our Baymeadows Way location Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop by or give us a call at (904) 730-9999 and see what we can do for you!

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Holiday Shopping Made Easy With Easy Edit Video!

It’s that time of year where the days are shorter than our shopping lists and most of us have to develop psychic powers in order to find the perfect gifts for our family members. Holiday shopping can be rewarding but it can also be a huge hassle. We all have at least one or two loved ones that are impossible to shop for. It seems that they either have everything or want nothing!

It’s tough getting gifts for our relatives sometimes but we always seem to forget that it is holiday shopping donefamily that really brings a smile to their faces! With that in mind, why don’t you give them the gift of family memories?! Wouldn’t it be great if you took grandma’s old slides and converted them to digital files? What about converting grandpa’s 8mm film to DVD? Or even mom and dad’s home VHS tapes to MP4? Either way, converting your family memories to DVD or MP4 files are great gifts. You can preserve your family memories while also giving your relatives something they will cherish for years to come. Even just watching the films together is a wonderful gift for the whole family!

Easy Edit Video can help make these gift ideas possible when you bring in your slides, home movies and 8mm film. Easy Edit Video has been in business for more than 23 years and has been trusted by thousands of clients. All of your items stay here in our Baymeadows location and are converted by professionals who care about the results. We can work with a variety of different mediums and quality is one of our top priories. Our turn around time is top notch but, believe it our not, Christmas and Hanukkah are just a few weeks away! Make sure to beat the holiday rush and get your memories converted today. Come by and see us and we’d be happy to help you make this holiday extra special for the entire family!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Easy Edit Video!

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends gather to give thanks for all of life’s blessings. Here at Easy Edit Video, we love all the fun family traditions that come with Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

Some of our favorite traditions include family football games, watching the Macy’s DayThanksgiving_dinner parade, and of course eating tons of turkey with all the trimmings. Some of our fondest memories are of the times spent gathered around the table listening to relatives sharing stories and jokes while someone (usually dad) hovers around the house filming it all on the family video camera. Think about it…how many VHS tapes of Thanksgiving gatherings do you have and wouldn’t it be great to see them again?

Now is a great time to dust off those VHS tapes and bring them in to us! We can easily convert your VHS tapes to DVD in no time flat or even convert them to MP4 files for easy sharing. With Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner, a DVD full of wonderful family memories makes a great gift for every member of your family! Think of how happy grandma would be to be able to relive such wonderful family moments or how delighted mom and dad would be to see their wedding again, or how happy your sister would be to see her first baseball game! Nothing is more important than family, and sharing all of your special memories is a great way to show them how much you care.

When you bring in your items to Easy Edit Video, you can rest assured that your VHS tapes, slides, and film are in good hands. Your items never leave our building and are handled by trained technicians. Our quality is guaranteed and if you are not happy with your order, we will do everything in our power to make it right! Don’t delay, bring in your tapes today!

From all of us at Easy Edit Video, we hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Meet Our Production Crew! – Kristin, Customer Service

Every team has that member who is responsible for keeping everything on schedule and providing customer service. We are happy to say that our production coordinator, Kristin Reeder, is that team member. From project deadlines, to production shoots, to scheduling, to marketing releases, Kristin makes sure that each task is done on point and on time.

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Kristin has been a Jacksonville resident for about 20 years now and lives in production coordinator customer serviceMandarin  with her family. She graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College with a Bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in anthropology. Kristin started her career working as project manager for a website design company. She moved to a local manufacturer where she did email and social media marketing. It wasn’t until May of 2016 that she decided to join the Easy Edit Video team. Kristin is the first person to greet our clients so her position usually falls into the customer service area. Thankfully, it happens to be Kristin’s favorite part of the job.

So far the most interesting request she’s had was when a gentleman called to request studio time to start up a Jacksonville based Soul Train. It didn’t follow through, but still an interesting request nonetheless! Kristin has a great deal of patience and explains the sometimes confusing parts of our work process like a champ. Whether it’s handling client requests, archiving files, or locking down plans, she’s a pro! She always takes her time with clients and team members to ensure we are all on the same page.

In her off time, Kristin enjoys time with her family and going trail hiking in the neighborhood park with her son, Jack, husband Marc and dog, Zelda. She also is a sci-fi and mystery enthusiast who enjoys a plethora of films (Star Wars!) and books (Agatha Christie!) alike and has a taste for Whataburger from time to time. Kristin is a great addition to the team here at Easy Edit Video and we couldn’t do our best without her.