Business Video: Selecting a Video Production Company PART 3

In Half 2 of this sequence on Enterprise Video Production Serbia, we spoke about planning to file a presentation and the significance of pre-planning, plus most of the variables you’ll run throughout and want to deal with. Half 3 takes this a step additional by explaining a number of the choices and selections you may have for recording extra than simply the speaker on the presentation corresponding to; the PowerPoint, interviews and pictures of the occasion.

These are choices you may need to focus on and resolve on together with your video manufacturing firm when planning a presentation recording.

Fairly often a speaker has a PowerPoint (PPT) or related graphics on display screen to bolster what they’re saying. With out this, usually what the presenter is saying is an incomplete story. The speaker would possibly say one thing like “it’s evident from this slide, and many others.” and except you may see the slide, it will not make sense. Backside line, you possible will need to embrace the PPT both with a reside recording or later in enhancing.

Modifying Choices

Many video manufacturing firms deal with this by throughout subsequent enhancing including the PPT slides. This requires exporting the slides as photographs in PPT. Relying on the model of PPT you may have, it could be so simple as utilizing “save as” and selecting one of many picture choices. You’ll be able to export particular person photographs or the entire presentation. This works very properly for slides that do not have a variety of transitions or builds and notably properly if they’re static on the display screen for lengthy intervals. It additionally helps if the presentation is simple to match voice to slides. You will must sync up what’s being mentioned to the slides. A easy means to do that is throughout the presentation, have your video manufacturing firm use a digital camera recording the sound, pointing on the display screen and used as a information throughout enhancing.

Although efficient for a lot of displays the edit will not seize PPT transitions, builds or anything taking place reside on the display screen. Moreover, if there may be web connectivity occurring throughout the presentation, will probably be practically unimaginable to duplicate. Taking enhancing complexity a step additional, as an alternative of exporting slides, Camtasia or the same display screen seize utility can be utilized in subsequent enhancing to seize a PPT presentation performed again and synced to the voice/presentation captured together with your display screen digital camera. This is not very best as a result of it’s a variety of work and expense to edit and nonetheless would not tackle capturing a few of what went on on display screen.

Due to these limitations, we do not suggest both of those choices except the presentation may be very easy.

Our advice is to seize the PPT reside by having the AV firm staging the occasion give us a feed of the VGA going to the projector(s). We’ve got gear that converts this feed to video with audio and captures a excessive decision copy of all the things occurring the display screen together with emphasis supplied by the speaker together with his cursor plus any video or web connectivity proven. In enhancing you may mix the photographs or present every individually. It would be best to think about this as an possibility and focus on it together with your video manufacturing firm and the AV individuals previous to the displays as a result of preparations for gear and testing is required. After all it will nonetheless require combining the speaker and the displays later in enhancing. We offer the ultimate product of this course of usually as displays on the net and as DVD packages.

Stay Recording and Streaming

That is the place each the speaker and the PPT are fed to a “video mixer” such because the Tricaster we have now and mixed because it happens reside. This opens the door to have the presentation streamed reside on-line to a bigger viewers than can attend the occasion, both free or as a generator of income and offers you a completed copy which with restricted subsequent enhancing could be accessible for viewing on the net or for different distribution. This could embrace a number of cameras, extra graphics and anything you need to embrace as an enter. Should you plan on streaming, you may must safe high-speed web connectivity from the venue. If that is your possibility, superior planning and testing is required often no less than a day earlier than the occasion. Moreover if graphics are to be added, they have to be ready earlier than the occasion.

Up to now we have mentioned elements of the presentation recording. Nevertheless if you wish to improve the ROI on having a video crew on the present, there are different issues that may be performed.

Video of the Venue

If you wish to add extra pizzazz to what’s produced, you may have your video crew shoot pictures of signage, viewers, the venue itself and anything occurring which could be added to your completed video. You will must cowl this together with your video manufacturing firm as a result of it might require extra time, gear and crew.


If you wish to get extra utility from the day corresponding to footage to be included for advertising and marketing functions and creation of a advertising and marketing video for the presenter or your group, both an interview space could be arrange or your video crew can “wander” to get optimistic response interviews from the viewers. You will must cowl this together with your video manufacturing firm as a result of it might require extra time, gear and crew.

Focus Teams

When there are various individuals sitting round a desk, at a panel desk or within the viewers you may need to make certain that the individual talking is recorded clearly. Usually individuals interrupt one another and commute in dialogue rapidly. That is extraordinarily troublesome with the usual audio microphones and audio mixers generally used as a result of it requires an operator who have to be fast sufficient to regulate the extent up for the individual talking’s mic and put the audio stage down for everybody else. If all mic channels are left with the degrees up it introduces a variety of noise. One resolution used is to have tabletop omni-directional mics within the middle of a desk in order that when individuals interrupt one another, all of them could be heard. Nevertheless this results in noise from all sides of the desk as an alternative of simply recording the individual talking. The answer we have discovered handiest is to make use of directional tabletop microphones and an “computerized audio mixer”. If a moderator walks round or stands in entrance of the group, a wi-fi mic on that individual is used moreover. An “computerized audio mixer”, because the title implies routinely opens the mic channel for the individual talking and lowers the opposite channels for the opposite microphones. This tends to file very clear sound. An computerized mixer with a number of directional mics is an possibility you may pursue in case you are planning any such occasion. It’s an possibility we suggest when requested to file this kind session.

Usually for any such occasion we additionally file on to a DVD Recorder in order that the contributors have a file to evaluate instantly. A DVD recorder produces DVDs that may be performed on any DVD Participant. Once more that is an possibility you may focus on in case you are planning a reside occasion.


Video is after all extra inclusive than images. Nevertheless in case you have a necessity for print assets, it’s all the time finest to rent a photographer. Many video manufacturing firms do that as a part of their providers and preparations will have to be made.

Aardvark Video & Media Productions may be very completely different from most video manufacturing firms in Las Vegas.
Whether or not you’re visiting Las Vegas and want a commerce present video, otherwise you’re a neighborhood enterprise needing a company advertising and marketing video to elucidate and publicize your services or products,require a coaching video or every other video manufacturing class and no matter your funds is -large or small- we do not simply present up with a bunch of apparatus and shoot. We find out about your organization, your tradition and your targets and develop into a associate with a shared imaginative and prescient.


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