we've gone through alot of changes over these years.
We've always tried to stay at the forefront of technology.
Not an easy task when you consider how fast things have moved over recent years.
In August 1996 we robbed a bank and installed our first professional SVHS edit suite.
Since then this suite has been given several updates and has always been kept in
perfect condition, due mainly to regular servicing.
However in October 1999 the plunge was taken to move into DIGITAL.
A JVC DY700 D9 video camera was purchased along with a DY-800 edit recorder.
This we use for corporate and broadcast work.
In October 2001 the bank was robbed again.
This time two PANASONIC DVC-200 video
cameras were purchased for all other video work,
So far we have been more than happy with these
cameras, and look forward to getting many years
of excellent images with them.
February 2002 seen us install our first all digital editing suite.
This hi-tech equipment ensured that we stayed ahead of the rest by enabling us to
add thousands of special effects, record DVD's and because it's digital, editing
with no quality loss.
In June 2002 we updated and added new special effects, like photo albums which look
like photo albums where the pages are either still photographs or moving images.
A Panasonic digital edit recorder was also purchased in June. (There will be no nights
out now for a while !!!)
Owing to the fact that our DVD recording division had been under 'serious' pressure
to get DVD's recorded, we then updated our DVD hardware in September 2002, to give
us a faster turn around.
Deciding that we probably spent enough money throughout 2002 we weren't planning
on buying anything more for a while, but then in January 2003 our software company
provided us with the latest upgrade (effects, etc.) FREE. Phew !
So now we're completely up to date with the latest software and hardware, so if we
can't do it, it can't be done.
September 2003 - We've just upgraded our DVD recorder to a higher speed device, which
also allows us to 'COPY' our DVD productions.
February 2004 - Having visited the Video Forum Show in Wembley, London , we
have upgraded our Panasonic DVC200's to two newer models of the same camera.
This now leaves us with 4 DVC200 cameras which means that we now can now carry a
digital camera as a backup.
The latest DVD recording software was also purchased at this show. We are still trying
to come to terms with the power and production gimmicks of this software. Whenever
we do, we will be using this to record more 'user-friendly' DVD's.
Also due to the special offers at the show, a new editing station was also ordered.
This 'should' speed up turnaround of our productions, allowing us to work on two
projects at the same time. This is also to be fitted with the latest high speed DVD
burner which will also speed up DVD production.
August 2004 - Having speeded up turnaround, we have got busier as well so to be honest
turnaround has slowed a wee bit again. However as we always give everything our special
undivided attention you can still expect the usual high standard.
January 2005 - Visited the Video Forum show again this year only at Earls Court in
London this year. Purchased the latest update in Editing software and special effects.