As I mentioned above, the raw footage for my most recent tape
was taken with a consumer-type camcorder. My first tape was
taped with an older Panasonic camera and recorder. By today's
standards, the results were blurry pictures with mumbly sound,
but the tapes did sell and most stayed sold.
new, and five JVC HQ consumer decks for making copies. I
"assembly edit" the master tape, videos first, then add voice
and sometimes music. Labels are printed by a typewriter with
memory (you can do any number of the same label with just one
command). The finished product goes back into the original box
and is shipped without further packaging.
all the footage to the racetrack video lab (a great place to get
access to expensive video equipment on the cheap) and had all
the footage moved up to one-inch tape, then dropped to standard
VHS in slow motion - all for $200. From the original HI-8 tapes,
and the converted slow motion stuff, I built my master and
dubbed in the narration and background music.
profit, not Walt Disney Studios. Profit will come from
delivering large bodies of valuable information, not fancy video
effects, super quality production, or beautiful packaging. Once
your customers trust you, your packaging doesn't matter at all.
Almost everyone trusts a company that gives written guarantees
and takes credit cards.
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