Post Production FAQ

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:

You can find out more detaled information at our specific FAQ pages.

Q: How can I take an edited file and put it on hi-def tape?
A: A process known as a Layoff is how we convert an edited digital file, to tape such as HDCAM SR, using an editing program such as Final Cut Pro, or Avid

Q: Can you convert standard & hi-def tapes to pro-res or other files?
A: We can convert any type of television video tape in hi-def or standard def into digitial files that can be used in an editing program. More info is available on our Digitizing Tape To File page.

Q: How do I set up the head format on my quicktime file
A: Usually the spec sheet provided by the distributor, or network you are working with will tell you how to lay out the head format, if no guidance is provided we will use a Standard Broadcast Head Format

Q: What are some or the issues that you look for while doing a quality control check
A: We perform a 100% video / audio quality control check, in which a full report is generated with a pass / fail / hold grade and a list off all issues that would cause the program to be rejected by a network, distributor, or other party, there are many areas of audio, and video that we check for a full review of this is on our Video Quality Control Process page.

Q: I have a hi-def file and I need to make a DVD? How can I do that? A: DVD is a standar-def format, so You can either burn a Blu-Ray Disc instead which is a hi-def format but more expensive especially if you want mutlitple copies. Also some distributors / clients might insist on DVD despite your hi-def video. The other alternative is to downconvert the footage you have to standard-def. You can find out more about the process on our Downconversions page.

Q: My QC report failed, What do these notes mean? and how can I fix the issues?
A: Part of the Quality Control process includes going over the report with you to identify what the problems are and how to go about fixing them. We also offer Video & Audio Finishing Services in which we will do the fixes for you. In many cases we can fix the file that we already have, in some instances we may need you to send us additional material for us to complete. Once the fixes are complete the report is ammended to Approved. If you decide to do your own fixes we will do a Fix Check, in some cases, and then Pass the QC Report.

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Full Service Television Video Post Production & QC:
HDCAM SR, Quicktime, Digitizing, Conversions, Blu-Ray

Services Include:
  • 4K, 2K, HD, SD
  • Digitizing from Tape to Pro Res Files
  • 100% Quality Control of Tape or File with Complete QC Reports
  • Post Production Consulting
  • Video & Audio Finishing Services
  • Up, Down, & Cross Conversions Clones or Dubs (Analog/Digital/NTSC/PAL)
  • Subtitle Encoding & Closed Captioning Files and Encoing
  • Editing & Color Correction w/ Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid & Pro Tools
  • Quicktime video output & mastering production to: HDCAM SR, HDCAM, DIGIBETA, IMX, BETA SP, DVCAM, DV
  • 5.1 Surround, Voice-Overs, Narration, Dialogue Replacement
  • Blu-Ray/DVD mastering, CD/DVD face printing
  • Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Encoding and Delivery
  • Reel compilations, screener versions, cutdowns, slates, pulled blacks