Posted on January 5, 2013
Your HD video is normally delivered on Blu-ray discs. However, for no additional cost, you can request a USB Thumb Drive in lieu of Blu-ray discs! These digital files are guaranteed to be compatible with Apple’s Quick Time player on your computer (PC or Mac) and in iTunes. You can sync them to Apple’s iOS devices such as iPods, iPhones, iPads and view them in HD on your HDTV via a $99 Apple TV device. Although we do not guarantee they will work with Android or Windows phones/devices compatibility is likely. If you choose an optical disc format versus the USB Thumb Drive upon booking, you may later choose to purchase Digital Copy Files on a Thumb Drive (in addition to optical discs) as an add-on option for an additional cost.
Posted on April 1, 2011
Preserve You Memories. If you’re like me, you probably have hundreds of home movies stuck on VHS tapes. Over the years those tapes have started to deteriorate and some may not even be viewable any longer. Or perhaps your old VHS player has been broke for months and you have found that good VHS players just aren’t being sold any longer. That’s because they are obsolete.
So your plan of action has been to transfer these tapes to DVD disc, but you just haven’t found the time to do it or you don’t have the proper equipment to do it right, or you just keep putting it off thinking you’ll get it done some day. While in the meantime, those tapes are deteriorating even more and eventually won’t play at all.
Well I have a better idea. Instead of transferring all of those home movies to DVD which before long will be just as obsolete as your old VHS player, you should have them transferred to a digital format while you still have a chance. Once in a digital format, you can be assured that those precious memories can be preserved not just for a lifetime, but forever so generations to come can view them no matter what future media format is in existence.
We can do all the work for you and save you time and money in the process. We’ll transfer those old analog tapes to an H.264 Quick Time movie format that can be viewed on your computer (Mac or PC) as well as your smart phone, iPod, iPad, or you can even upload them to YouTube for family and friends to view at their leisure. Additionally these H.264 digital files can be viewed directly on your HDTV via the new Apple TV entertainment center, or your Playstation, or XBox.
If this is something that you may be interested in doing, just send me a message via my contact page on the website. Let me know approximately how many tapes you have that you would like to have transferred and I’ll give you a written quote. Or if you simply have questions and want to discuss the possibilities, let me know I’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Posted on January 16, 2011
I’m so excited to now have Vimeo host our clients vdeos online in HD!
They seem to have the magic formula for encoding videos for the web.
They provide the perfect balance between picture quality and speed.
You can view many of our embedded clips right here on the blog
Or just click on the image below to view them all at Vimeo.
Posted on December 12, 2010
If you’re a videographer or cinematographer currently shooting and editing in HD and are looking to outsource your Blu-ray Disc Authoring, send me an emil using the contact form here on the site and I’ll be happy to get back with you asap.
I use a hardware encoder to encode HD content to H.264 for Blu-ray disc authoring. The major benefit of encoding H.264 files verses MPEG files is the fact that I can put about twice the amount of content on a Blu-ray disc with the same or better quality then MPEG.
Generally, I encode the H.264 files at 20 MBps which will allow me to put approximately 3.5 hours of video on a single 25 GB Blu-ray Disc. When a lessor amount of video is required to be authored to Blu-ray I can increase the bit-rate all the way up to 40 MBps however I recommend to keep the bit-rate at or below 30 MBps to insure compatibility with older Blu-ray players.
I can design the menus using both static button menus with music in the background and pop-up translucent menus. The Content is authored to Verbatim White Hub Printable discs with your label design in full color.
Posted on March 16, 2010
iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad Viewers
You can now stream our clients wedding videos from our BlogSite directly to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as long as you have a 3g or WiFi connection. Since Steve Jobs in his great wisdom (and I’m NOT being facetious) has decided to NOT allow flash content to playback on Apple’s mobile devices, and since my clients videos on my flash-based website can not be viewed by anyone via their selected Apple mobile device, I’ve made a command decision. I decided to provide links to those same videos here on my my BlogSite to accommodate the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad viewers.
Keep in mind, the headers of my BlogSite also display flash content however, if you’re viewing my blog with an iPhone, IPod Touch, Android, or BlackBerry Storm, you do not see these flash headers due to the incredible WPtouch plug-in Im using on this WordPress based BlogSite. What WPtouch does is it automatically transforms a WordPress blog into a web-application experience similar to a dedicated iPhone application. So when surfing my BlogSite with your chosen Apple mobile device , simply tap on any text link labeled iPhone/iPad Video to stream the QuickTime (h.264) video directly to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This may also work on the Android or BlackBerry Storm, but I haven’t tested it, so I don’t know. If you have one of these non-Apple devices, please post your comments to the bottom of this post to let us know if it works or not. Make sure to tell us which non-Apple mobile device your using.
Here’s how it works. While surfing the web with your selected Apple mobile device, come here to my Blog-Site and access any of the associated blog-posts containing QuickTime h.264 videos. Any posts under the category of “Weddings” will contain videos. In the paragraph heading describing the video, you’ll see a text link that says (iPhone/iPad Video) simply tap on the link and the video will stream to your Apple device. In most cases if you have a decent 3G or WiFi connection, the video will stream uninterrupted.
Posted on February 10, 2010
NEW! We’re proud to now be offering our exclusive Wedding Movie Posters free with any Silver or better wedding package booked before the end of March. These are standard 24″x 36″ poster size (frame not included). This is a special promotion which will be discontinued on April Fools Day and will then only be available as an add on option for $250.00.
Previous clients can purchase their Wedding Movie Poster for $150 if ordered before April Fools Day, after that past clients can purchase a poster at regular price. Non clients can also purchase a Wedding Movie Poster for $300. Give me a call at 270.312.9760 to book your wedding or order your poster. You’ll have a chance to approve a proof of your poster design via our website before we go final with printing.
Prospective couples: You can easily customize your wedding package to fit your budget simply by clicking on the “Customize It” link HERE or on any of our wedding packages found on our website. Once you’ve customized your package, click the submit button and we’ll email you a written proposal which you can then easily and quickly accept by providing an online electronic signature, and submitting the required retainer payment using any bank or charge card. This can all be accomplished in a mater of just a few minutes. No hassle, no appointments necessary, reserve your date today while it may still be available!