Video Equipment and Services

Video recording is the first step to publishing on the web or is the perfect way to archive an event. Image Magnification (IMAG) can provide a live shot to your audience, adding an entirely new dimension to your event.

Understanding our video recording

We Recommend You Consider...

  • Event venue - inside or out
  • Fixed or moving camera viewpoint
  • Fixed frame or variable zoom for people, activities, presentations
  • Single camera or multiple cameras for more expressive editing
  • Lighting
  • Reproduction or publishing of video
  • Video Recording: We offer video recoding services using professional cameras with the ability to record on a variety of digital or analog formats.
  • Large and High-Profile Events: When you would like professional video integrated into your event, our talents include video mixing, recording and directing.

Video Recording Options

The end use of a video recording is the essential to determining the levels of labor and equipment needed. There is a world of difference between an archival recording and a full HD recording intended for Internet publication or professional video. If in doubt, please contact us for consultation on lighting, additional microphones, live switching or other supplementary services which can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your recording.

The examples below are in descending resolution and quality order. Keep in mind that the final resolution cannot be any higher than the originally recorded media.

When placing your Service Request please specify one of the following options.

High Definition (HD) Video: An AVCHD recording to an internal hard drive (SSD) or with an external recorder in other common formats. We offer a wide range of compression, conversion and editing services to ensure you get the appropriate final product. Due to the large file sizes of uncompressed HD video, we will deliver the product on a hard drive.

Standard Digital (SD) Video: This option is the low resolution seen on older televisions or DVD’s. We can transfer MPEG-2PS files to a USB flash drive or burn to a DVD using an external DVD recorder immediately after the event.

iTunes/YouTube: This option is a SD or HD recording that we convert to an M4V file for use on iTunes or one of several file formats supported by YouTube. Stanford iTunes and YouTube have strict quality control guidelines for submission which may include professional lighting and consistent audio tracks. Additional staff and equipment is often required to meet these standards. We can distribute this content either by uploading it to an external hard drives, servers or as a file on a data DVD.

Video Recording Package

Our video recording package is centered on a professional camcorder that simultaneously records HD (AVCHD) and SD (MPEG-2 PS) to its internal hard drive (SSD) and memory cards. This package is appropriate for recording a single speaker. If you have multiple speakers or wish to record a question and answer session please let us know and we can add the appropriate mics and staffing. We offer a wide range of conversion services to ensure that your video file is ready for editing, burning or publishing.

The cost for the Media Technician is charged in 1 hour increments from our warehouse through completion of the job, including the return of equipment to inventory.

HD Video Recording Package - includes a HD camera, 6 channel audio mixer, tripod, cart, a single wireless mic package with lavaliere and a 16GB USB flash drive for content transfer.                       250.00
Video Camera Only
 HD Video Camera - Tripod ($13 per day additional) included with camera.             150.00 
Video Monitors
17 inch LCD Monitor - 1280 x 1024 pixels - VGA inputs   75.00  
32 inch LED Monitor - Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) - 2 HDMI, 1 USB, Composite and Component Video Inputs   125.00  
40 inch LED Monitor - Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) - 2 HDMI and 1 USB Inputs   195.00  
55 inch LCD Monitor - Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) - 3 HDMI, 1 S-XGA Inputs   290.00  
60 inch LED Monitor - Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) - 4 HDMI, 3 USB, MHL Inputs   375.00  
70 inch LED Monitor - Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) - 4 HDMI, 2 USB, VGA, Composite and Component Video Inputs   520.00  
The 32 inch and larger monitors require a 2-person team for delivery and pick-up    
Video Recorders and Players
   These decks playback and/or record.       
Blu-ray Disc Player   75.00  
Blu-ray Disc Player and HDD Recorder   80.00  
DVD Recorder  - Sony DVD+R, DVD+RW   60.40  
DVCAM - Sony DSR11 Digital Video (semi-professional)                                                          111.00  
Video Lighting
  Video Lighting System - Lights for small video recording session. Lowell - 4 lights per stand with 2 stands.                                70.00  
Stage Light - Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight (ERS) 10.00  
Video Duplication

Price includes duplication labor, media and jewel box. Media technician rate will be charged for the time it takes to transfer from other media sources, editing or labelling. 

  DVD Duplication - price per copy                                 7.25  
DVD Duplication - price per copy for 100+ copies                                                                   4.50  
Video Transfer to DVD or Digital File

Transfer your department video archives, or other video, from tape to digital video disc (DVD) or the digital file format of your choice. VHS, mini DV, PAL, SECAM tapes can be transferred to NTSC or PAL DVD at the quality you prefer. Please ask for pricing on your service request.

You can also rent our DVD recorder and do the copying from your playback device.