Due to the huge increase in customers looking to take greater control over their material, we are often asked for an additional edit friendly version.
This has been fuelled by easy to use and economical editing software along with increasingly powerful PCs.
Here are the Options:
|DV AVI File (PC) (Easy to Use for Editing|
DV AVI Files provide the highest quality version that we offer. They are large files (roughly 15GB per Hr) that we supply on a portable hard drive. Thereafter they can simply be imported into your editing program. These files also allow a great deal of versatility in respect of what you can with the video therefater (i.e adjusting light levels etc). For those after a quality finish, the golden rule to edit in a quality format initially (such as the DV AVI file) and then distil to a more compressed format such as mpeg2 to make your dvd thereafter. The original DV AVI files can then be kept as a master version for your family archives. The portable hard drive itself can either be supplied by us or yourself if you have one handy with lots of space.
|MPEG2 Files - Per Hr - Supplied on DVDs|
|In the hiarachy of video files, these are more compressed than avi files and hence smaller in size. Here you simply load the videos files onto your PC via our discs. Alternatively, for an additional cost, we can make your life even simpler by providing your files on an external hard drive.|
|DV Files (MAC) (Easy to Use for Editing - (Price Per Hr of Footage)|
|These are high quality files that are particuarly suitable for mac users. Here you simply load the videos files onto your Mac vi an external drive which can either supplied to us or purchased from us.|
|Mini DV (Best Quality & Most Economical for DIY Editing! - (1 Hr max per Mini DV)|
|Considered by many to be an ideally suited format, Mini DV provides an economical but quality solution which is simple to import into your PC. You'll just need access to an everyday Mini DV camcorder from which you can output your film to an AVI file. For those after a quality finish, the golden rule to edit in best quality format initially and then distil to a more compressed format such as mpeg2 to make your dvd thereafter.|