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Green Screen is Queen!

How can you utilize green screen? Ask Ashley!

 

 

Green Screen and You

There is a misconception that green screen is only for big budget Hollywood films or large businesses. We are here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth! Green screen is a fantastic way to take your video to the next level without breaking the budget. As small business owners, we know that every penny counts. When you have a creative vision, sometimes your budget becomes a huge stumbling block to realizing that vision. That is where we comes in!  green screen

 

Endless Possibilities

Imagine your business spokesperson standing on the Statue of liberty, or stranded on a desert island. With our production studio, all of this is possible. Using chroma key technology, our editors are able to use any background you can think of. From famous landmarks and locations, to completely fictional worlds, we can do almost anything! This production technique is a great way to have complete creative freedom without depleting your budget. Why spend your time and money on travel when we can place you anywhere? For great tips on preparing for your shoot, check out our green screen page.

 

Video Production

Here at Easy Edit Video, we have a full scale video production studio complete with teleprompter and sound booth. No matter what type of video you are looking to make, we can help. If you are having trouble writing your script, planning your shoot, or you just don’t know where to begin, contact us today! We have helped thousands of clients realize their creative vision! Not sure if you want a studio production? We can come to you! On location shoots are our specialty and we would love to work for you.

If you are ready to plan your next project, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

Serving Jacksonville for 25 Years

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8mm Film Transfer – What You Should Know

Do you have 8mm film that you want transferred to DVD or MP4? Ask Ashley!

8mm Film and Sound

Did you know that it is possible that your 8mm film might have sound? 8mm with sound is very rare, but it is possible that your reels might have sound! To determine if your films were recorded with sound, there are a few things to look for.  First, look at your camera or film to see if it is Super 8. If it is, you may have sound!  Sound wasn’t available until the introduction of Super 8 in 1965 therefore any home movies made prior to that will be silent. Second, if you still have the camera used to shoot the film, check to see if it has a microphone or voice recording system. If a microphone is present, you may have sound. The most reliable way to check for sound is to look at the film itself.

 

Super 8 is Super Great! 8mm film transfer

Does your Super 8 film have a gold or copper colored strip along the side of the film? If it does, you may have sound! This colored strip could be on either side of the film. It might be next to the sprocket holes or it could be located on the outer edge of the opposite side. The colored strip is magnetic and was used to capture sound. Now that you have established whether your reels may have sound, it’s time to transfer! For more information on Super 8, check out this timeline from Kodak.

 

Film Transfers

There are two different ways we can transfer your film for you. The first way we can transfer your film is to put your footage on a DVD. This will allow you to play your movies on any standard DVD player. Most of our clients prefer a DVD.  DVDs are easy to view, store and last for decades. The second way we can transfer your film is to convert the footage to an MP4. An MP4 is a digital file that you can download to your computer. Mp4 files are great for sharing footage on the internet and storing them to your cloud.

For more information, visit our website here. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning transfer options.

Give us a call or stop by! We look forward to working with you.

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(904) 730-9999

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

 

Video Production

Video Production – Planning Stages

Video production is a huge part of what we do here every day at Easy Edit Video. For a basic run down of what we can do, Ask Ashley!

 

 

Video Production Basics

There are many things that you need to consider when planning your next production. How many people will be involved? Do you need one camera or multiple cameras? Do you want to do the filming on location or in a green screen studio? Would drone footage be a nice addition? Does the event need a live stream feed? These are just a few things you will need to consider when planning your production. One of the biggest issues we see with clients is budget. Time and time again we have had clients struggle with their budget when planning their production. This can easily be avoided!

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Production Budget

When planning your production, start with the bottom line. What is the absolute most you are willing to spend on your project? After you have set your bottom line number, be prepared to pay more! The reason for this is to cover any costs that may arise. Frequently, little things can add up quickly so plan your budget with this in mind. If you are working with a team, make sure that all the team members are on the same page and know the budget. We will work closely with you to make sure that you not only get the quality production you want, but at the price you need. Remember, we are here to help you every step of the way.

 

Planning a production shoot can be a daunting task, and for first timers, it can be down-right stressful. Give us a call or use our contact form and tell us your vision.  With decades of experience under our belt, we know we can get the job done right for you!

 

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL, 32256

(904) 730-9999

 

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Editing, Slide Shows and More!

Here at Easy Edit Video, editing is our middle name (literally)! We can do all kinds of things for you or your company. Take a look at Ask Ashley!

 

Editing Services

For over two decades we have worked closely with local businesses to not only shoot their videos but also edit them too. We have worked with countless businesses, corporations, churches, and community groups to bring them the best possible production. For more information on our post production services, visit our website here. However, our editing serves are not just for businesses! Every single day we help people just like you get the videos and presentations you want. Our editing services include removing sections of video, adding songs and titles, and even creating entire slide shows!

 

Slide Shows

The slide show we create for you can consist of just images or a combination of video and images. Songs slide show editingand titles can be added any where you choose. We will have you pick out a background color and add any special additions you may need. Do you have newspaper articles, event programs or 35mm slide images you want to add? We can do that! Each slide show is created to your specifications, so you know it will look exactly the way you want.  Slide shows are perfect for weddings, graduations, funerals, family reunions and birthday celebrations.  When planing your slide show, here are some things to consider.

  1. How many pictures do you want to use?
  2. In what order do you want your pictures to appear?
  3. How many songs should you use?
  4. How long do you want the presentation to be?
  5. What color background will look best with my photos?
  6. Do you want to add video?
  7. What titles should you add?

These are just a few things to consider when you are in the planning stages. Because there are so many different factors to consider, we often ask for a short consultation before we begin your project. A short, face to face meeting can often clear up any questions or concerns, therefore, your slide show will be exactly what you want. If you would like more information about slide shows or any of our editing services, give us a call, stop by or fill our our contact form here.

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

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Do We Transfer VHS? Ask Ashley!

We have been bringing you Ask Ashley for nearly 6 months now and we have so many new clients! We felt it was time to revisit our most frequently asked question… do you transfer VHS tapes? Every single day we receive emails, phone calls and online contacts asking us this question! Let’s Ask Ashley!

 

 

VHS Transfer

We do many different types of transfers here at Easy Edit Video. As Ashley stated, we can transfer just vhsabout any kind of video tape you have. Our biggest request, however, is for VHS tape transfers. It stands to reason that this would be the case considering it was the most popular format for decades! Everyday we transfer this beloved video format to DVD or MP4 for numerous clients. When you bring us your tapes, however, there are are few things to keep in mind.

  1. Tape transfers are completed in real time. If your tape is two hours, it will take at least two hours to complete.
  2. The standard data space on a DVD is 2 hours. If your tape is over two hours, we will need to add multiple disks to your order.
  3. What you see is what you get! If your VHS tape is damaged, moldy or has other problems, the transfer will look just as the footage on the film does. We can clean up some minor issues, but over all, your DVD or MP4 will look exactly the same.
  4. We will return all of your items to you. Don’t worry about leaving your tapes. They never leave the building, are handled by professionals and you will get them back upon completion.
  5. Finally, we can repair damaged tapes! If your tape is snapped or needs a new case, we can help!

 

Beta, Hi8 and More!

Remember, we do more than just VHS. We can do just about any type of tape you can image. We can also transfer 8mm film, 16mm film and Super 8. Once your order is complete, we would be happy to make you as many copies as you need. If you have any questions about our transfer or duplication services,  fill out our contact form here. You can also give us a call at (904) 730-9999 and we would be happy to assist you. We would like to say thank you for your great response to our video series and we look forward to bringing you more!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Have You Gotten Your Coupon Yet?

It’s finally here! Have you gotten your coupon yet? Ask Ashley!

 

Little Coupon, Big Savings!

We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees but there are some things too important and precious to loose. That is why here at Easy Edit Video, we strive to provide you with high-quality transfers at an affordable price. We would hate for you to think that you can’t save your VHS tapes, 8mm film or family slides because you can’t afford it. For the past 24 years, we have done everything we possibly can ensure that you are paying a reasonable price for our services and we even offer special discounts along the way. We have already told you about our weekly Times Union ad, but now we would like to send you our Biggest promotion of the year!

 

2017 Jacksonville Jaguars Magnet

Our 2017 Jacksonville Jaguar football schedule magnet and coupon is a great way to support the hometown team and save money on your next order!  There are a number of ways you can request your Jaguars magnet and coupon.

  1. Send us an email! You can send us an email with your mailing address to askashley@easyeditvideo.com or you can use our contact form here.
  2. You can contact us on our Facebook page or through Twitter. Send us a private message with your information and we will get a coupon and magnet mailed out to you in a flash!
  3. Give us a call at (904) 730-9999. We would be happy to speak with you!
  4. Stop by our Baymeadows Way location. Our hours are  Monday -Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and our address is 8431 Baymeadows Way. We do not close for lunch! There is always someone here to assist you during business hours. When you stop in, we would love to talk to you about our many services and give you a coupon and magnet. coupon

We are here to serve you! We know that what we do can seem complicated and hard to understand. Let us know your concerns and we would be happy to explain the process.  You can rest assured that your cherished memories are in good hands. So stop by today, pick up your magnet and see what we can do for you!

 

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It’s Here, Our Biggest Coupon Promotion of the Year!

It has finally arrived, our yearly Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule Magnet with coupon! Check out Ask Ashley to learn all about it!

 

 

 

 

Coupon and a Magnet!

Every year we make it a priority to acknowledge our clients and thank them for being such great customers! What better way to say “thank you” than with big savings! Our 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars couponfootball schedule and 10% off coupon is our way of letting you know how much we appreciate your business. After all, we couldn’t do it with out you! If you would like a Jaguar Magnet and coupon, send an email with your mailing address to askashley@easyeditvideo.com or fill out our contact form here.

 

With football season rapidly approaching, our schedule magnet is a great way to keep up with our hometown team! With the latest editions to both the team and coaching staff, we know this season will be one to remember! Not only will you receive your football magnet, but also a 10% off discount card that is good for the entire year! So drop us a line if you would like your own and we would be happy to send you one.

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Our Biggest Promotion of the Year!

We are often asked if we run any deals or specials here at Easy Edit Video. Of course we do! Next week Ashley will tell you more about our biggest promotion of the year! For now though, please be sure to check out the Friday and Saturday editions of the Florida Times Union.

Promotions

As mentioned, every Friday and Saturday you can find our coupon in the Florida Times Union which offers you 10% off your entire order up to $100 dollars off. This coupon is good for all of our services including editing, duplication, and conversions. This is an excellent way to reduce your costs on large orders. If you have a bunch of VHS tapes or 8mm film that you wish to have converted to DVD, 10% off can be a huge savings.

We also offer a 10% off coupon when you sign up for our weekly email. When you drop off your order and opt in to our mailing list, we present you with a coupon that you can use on your next order. You can also sign up online here. Again, this coupon is good for up to $100 off and can be used for all of our services. We know that many people are reluctant to give businesses their email addresses. We have all been flooded with emails from companies through the years which has forced many of us to unsubscribe from them. Here at Easy Edit Video, we only send out one email per week. You can rest assured we will not be filling up your inbox!

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Information Safety

Another issue we have all faced is having our information sold to third parties. Easy Edit Video has never sold or shared customer information with anyone else, and we never will! Your business is important to us! By giving us your precious tapes, films and photos, we realize that you are putting a great deal of trust in us. We would never do anything to jeopardize your trust, including selling or sharing your information.

These are a few ways you can save big right now, but stay tuned for our biggest promotion! Remember, check out the Florida Times Union and you can save on everything from BETA tapes to green screen!

For more information, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or stop by for a chat!

8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

Monday -Friday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

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Do You Need a Multi-Camera Production? Ask Ashley!

Will my video production need one camera or a multi-camera system? Many questions arise when planning a video shoot, but we encounter this question time and time again. The number of cameras needed is often dependent on the size of the production. Let’s Ask Ashley!

Multi-Camera Shoot

Multi-camera, or multicam, is a method of video production in which several cameras are set up at a single location. They are designed to simultaneously record or broadcast an event. Our multi-camera system might be right for you if you are planning a large production or performance. Graduations, dance recitals, plays and awards ceremonies often require a large staging area. You are assured that every angle is captured with multicam. This system is also great for providing a variety of different types of shots including wide angles and close ups. The different angles are great for large ceremonies. With Multicam, you can capture the audience but also focus on the stage. A multi-camera production is also great for live streaming and can significantly cut down on editing time. multi-camera shoot

Another advantage to our multicam system is that you can finish the shoot quicker! Using multiple cameras means you do not need to relight every scene. Once the cameras are in place, there is no need to re-position them. Finally, multi-camera productions give the director creative freedom! The director can review the tapes and decide which angles and shots work best, without having to re-shoot any footage.

 

Single Camera Shoot

Mutlicam works great for large, outdoor or arena style events, but what about single presenters? When single camera green screenyou have a single presenter, the focus is in one place. A single camera is usually enough to capture everything. This is often the case when the speaker is using a power point or giving a demonstration.  Interviews can often be a single camera production, but sometimes two cameras are used. When using our green screen studio, a single camera is ideal for taping your footage and adding the background of your choice. If you have ever wondered how green screen works, check out this article. Single camera shoots are also great for instructional videos and seminars.

Every production has it’s own unique challenges. A one on one consultation is the best way for us to determine the number of cameras you need. To discuss your project, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or fill out our contact form here. We look forward to working with you!

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Should You Live-Stream Your Next Event? Ask Ashley!

Live-streaming your next event can be a spectacular way to help your business or organization. To learn more about live-stream, let’s first Ask Ashley!

 

Live-Stream Your Event

A live-stream is when an event is broadcast live over the internet. A link is set up ahead of time that is distributed to those who wish to view it. All of the cameras are linked into a computer system, which then releases the signal on the day of the production. Live-streaming is perfect for large events such as graduations, dance recitals, concerts, plays, and more. We all have friends or family members that have a hard time traveling.  Illness, finances and other factors can be a major problem when making travel plans. All of these issues are no problem with live stream! Everyone can watch your event from the comfort of their own home, office or even their smartphone! With the use of a multi-camera or multicam production, every moment of your event will be recorded and broadcast live.

If you want to ensure that everyone is included in your event, live-streaming is the way to go. Live-stream is not just for large scale concerts and ceremonies, it can be very beneficial to businesses too.

 

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Live Streaming and Businesses

In the business world, there are many benefits to live streaming. For many years now, various SEO and marketing firms have known the value of live-stream. Broadcasting content in real time creates a unique marketing experience for customers, which can set your business apart from your competitors. Check out this article by Forbes for a breakdown of what live-streaming can do for your business.

 

So is a live-stream right for you? If you think that your business, school or organization could benefit from this service, give us a call at (904) 730-9999 to discuss your project. We are here Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm, so feel free to stop by for a chat. We would love to work with you!