Stage 2 A/V Productions
You have an idea for a simple video. You call around for quotes.
What kind of prices are you being quoted? $10,000? $20,000? $50,000? Unless you are producing something to compete with
Coca Cola, you don't need to spend that kind of money!
Stage 2 A/V Productions has been specializing in cost effective video production since 1993. We have lots of experience in presenting big ideas within the constraints of limited budgets. We offer video editing, videotaping at your location, voice recording, and image scanning. For those with larger budgets, we have access to script writers and professional voice talent. When your project is completed, we can handle the duplication end as well!
7801 Norfolk Avenue, T-2, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 913-0203. email@example.com
Who have we helped?
People like you. There's no such thing as a project that's too small for us.
But we've also helped:
The World Bank
BAPA's Imagination Stage
The B-CC Chamber of Commerce
The Children's Inn at NIH
Eye Doctors of Washington
Joy of Motion
Bonner and Associates
Trawick and Associates
The Children's Cancer Foundation
and many other businesses and organizations!
A BIT ABOUT OUR EQUIPMENT
Stage 2 A/V Productions first embraced the non-linear editing revolution back in 2001. Our tape-based editing system had served us well for eight years, but times were changing and people wanted their projects delivered on DVD instead of VHS tape. For the past eleven years, we’ve strived to keep up with the developments in video. Nowadays, people not only want their finished video on DVD, but also on their YouTube channel. And they’re just as likely to bring in a video camera or USB drive filled with files as they are a tape. To meet the needs of our clients, Stage 2 A/V Productions has been upgrading our equipment to stay on top of the myriad possibilities of video in 21st century.
To start with, we’ve upgraded our video camera to a Sony HXR-NX5U. This new camera allows us to shoot video either to match older televisions (4:3 aspect ratio) or current widescreen televisions (16:9 aspect ratio). We can also shoot either standard definition or high definition video. Why don’t we shoot high definition all the time? Well, that depends on whether or not a DVD is the final destination for the video. DVDs can only contain standard definition video and our experience has been that high definition video converted to standard definition video on DVD doesn’t look as good as if we had shot the video in standard definition to being with.
On the editing side, we’ve been playing a fun game of keeping up, with two major computer upgrades and three major software upgrades in the last two years. We now have the latest version of Adobe’s Production Premium suite – CS5.5. This is the software that we use for video editing, DVD authoring, file conversions, graphics and audio production. And to make full use of this suite’s power we’ve invested in the following computer (which I’m proud to say I built myself!):
(warning: geek speak ahead!)
Windows 7 64-bit
Intel i7 2600 3.4 GHz processor (slightly overclocked)
Nvdia GTX 460 graphics card (with 336 CUDA processors)
Creative SB X-Fi sound card
2.5 TB of total drive space
Liquid Cooler for the processor (absolutely necessary when editing video)
that stuff above simply means that our editing system can handle just about anything we throw at it and barely break a sweat.