Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Business Boosting Videos by Home Video Studio

Neighborhood News – Just4Pooches – Cranford N.J.

Welcome to episode 2 of Neighborhood News. At Just4Pooches pet boutique in Cranford, dogs are treated like kings. Owner Lynne Suga-Rafanelli makes sure that every visitor to her shop receives personal attention. She is always available to answer any questions about pet nutrition, care, and grooming, and her shop features a vast array of dog necessities and luxuries.
Lynne welcomes her customers to bring their dogs into the shop for a visit, and is happy to assist with the selection of toys, leashes and collars, and even cute raincoats and sweaters.  Her in depth knowledge of dog nutrition is a valued resource, and her clients find her input and advice to be so important for the well being of their dogs.
Suga-Rafanelli said while many people come into the store knowing what they want, a gift certicate can be a wonderful option. The shop will wrap up the gift certificate in adorable packaging, and you can choose from  a huge selection of smaller treats to accompany it, such as Bark Bars.  These treats look like giant pieces of holiday candy, gingerbread men, candy canes, and snowmen. Just perfect for the holiday season!
Located at 8 North Union Ave in Downtown Cranford New Jersey, Just4Pooches is the perfect pet boutique for people who love their dogs.

Business Boosting Videos by Home Video Studio

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Archive your mobile videos on a Platinum DVD with Home Video Studio

Archive your mobile videos on a Platinum DVD with Home Video Studio

We all know that when you and your family get together with friends over the holidays you will enjoy watching those old home movies and tapes. Many of you have had us put your tapes and movies on a Platinum Archival DVD which makes it really easy and fun. 

We also know we're now in the digital media age. Here's a question: Do you know where your precious memories from this year's holiday events are?

You took that cool video of the kids on your iPhone. You snapped the perfect picture on your digital camera. You shot precious video footage of Grandpa on your flip camera. Now where are they? Still sitting in your phone? On a camera in your glove box? On your computer? Most likely everything you shot or filmed during the holidays is in danger (just a click or crash away) from being destroyed, stolen or lost because the digital age is also the dangerous age - for our memories. Don't let them become "Dust in the Wind!"

Did you know that if your phone gets wet or dropped those memories may be lost forever?! Sometimes they can be retrieved, but often they cannot! What if your digital camera or flip camera gets stolen or lost? What if your laptop hard drive crashes?

DON'T LOSE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES! Home Video Studio can back up the pictures and videos from all of your portable devices on a Platinum 100 Year Archival DVD! We can back up your lap top as well. Be a saver of your family's archives! Don't wait till your mobile device is dropped or stolen. If you lose your phone you lose your memories.

Plus Home Video Studio's archival process offers easy access to your pictures and videos for printing, posting (Facebook/youtube/etc.) or just viewing with friends and family on your PC or DVD.
It's a great age we live in - the digital age! Digital cameras and smart phones make documenting the important things in your life easy and rewarding - Home Video Studio makes protecting those memories a cinch with our Platinum Archival DVDs!

It's also a great time to relive your older memories with friends and family. Home Video Studio makes projecting those memories really easy! Ask about putting your old movies, videotapes and photos into a Lifetime DVD Keepsake with music and titles today! 

We're only a click or call away. 

We're only a call away.

We're right around the corner.
943 Carleton Road, Westfield, NJ

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

They are wonderful and they will be a great Christmas Present...

Video Services
Jeanette from Westfield

I asked Dan to take very old, but important 

Betamax videos and turn them into DVD's. 
They are wonderful and 
they will be a great 
Christmas Present. 

After my intial inquiry Dan got back to 
me immediately and had the 
videos transferred 
within a couple of days. 
I thought his prices 
were excellent. 
Thanks Dan!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Business Boosting Videos by Home Video Studio

Neighborhood News. Episode 1 – Breadsmith of Cranford NJ

Welcome to the first episode of our new series, “Neighborhood News”. 

The owners of Breadsmith, Kathy Vastola and Paul Cavanaugh are  a husband and wife team who spent many years as biochemists. They realized their dream of owning their own business by purchasing New Jersey’s first Breadsmith franchise in 2007. There are more than 30 nationwide. The shop, which is more like a small town bakery than a franchise store, offers more than 20 product varieties daily. Kathy has recipes for more than 200. Each day she and her staff prepare the staples, such as French Peasant loaf, Country White, etc. They also craft specialty breads that are more like a delicious dessert than a bread. My personal favorites are the chocolate chip pumpkin loaf and the apple pie loaf. Don’t forget the Cinnamon claws!
All of the artisan breads are made fresh.
Breadsmith specializes in handcrafted artisan breads made fresh from scratch using the highest quality ingredients with no additives or preservatives. Our dough is never frozen and our breads are baked in six-ton, stone-hearth ovens imported from Europe. We also make specialty breads and a wide range of cookies, muffins and sweets.”
The Breadsmith also will prepare trays of desserts breads artfully arranged for your parties and gatherings. I personally purchase these trays for my Open Houses. People LOVE the breads, and I enjoy sharing these yummy treats!
Stop in and visit Breadsmith of Cranford New Jersey and enjoy the tastes and smells of this wonderful shop! Let them know you heard about it here!
The Breadsmith is located at 32 North Ave  908-276-2155
Hours: Tue-Fri: 7am-7pm, Sat: 7am-5pm, Sun: 7am-4pm, Mon: Closed
Stay tuned for our next “Neighborhood News” episode, coming very soon!

Friday, December 16, 2011

I rate this A++. Thanks Dan for helping my family preserve 4 generations of great memories!!

Home Movie Transfer
Joe from Hunterdon
If you have old 8mm family movies
deteriorating away in the closet,
you owe it yourself and
your family to put them on DVD now,
before it is too late.

I brought Dan 20 years worth
of celluloid from the 50's, 60's
and 70's that I no longer had
a way to view or enjoy.
He and his tech had a monumental
task but did an absolutely
FABULOUS job of digitizing
them, color balancing, adding
music and putting them on a set
of archival DVDs
that I can now play over and over as
easy as watching TV.

When Dan says
that he strives for 100% customer
satsifaction he really means it.
The opportunity for my children and
my neices/nephews to see their
parents, grandparents, and
having fun from more than a half century
ago is PRICELESS. If you have any doubt
call Dan, talk with him, ask questions.
I guarantee that you will not be
disappointed with his professionalism
and the quality of
what you will get for your money.

I rate this A++. Thanks Dan for helping
my family preserve 4 generations of
great memories!!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

I wanted to switch over my wedding and home videos for the longest time...

11/30/2011 Home Movie Transfer
Kristy from Scotch Plains

I wanted to switch over my wedding and home videos for the longest time and didn't know where to turn. Once I met Dan I was so thrilled with his professionalism, pricing and fast turnaround. My family and I have been enjoying the videos! Thanks Dan

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Our old VCR home movies were sitting in boxes for years.

Home Movie Transfer
Sharon Goldner from Westfield, NJ 07090
Our old VCR home movies were sitting in boxes for years.

I brought them to Dan in time to get the new DVDs back
by Thanksgiving.

It provided so much intertainment for
the whole family and proved to be a good investment.

Then I went to my closets and looked for more recordings
to transfer!

Thank you for your good service!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Business Boosting Videos

Do you have video on your business website?

If not, here are a few staggering statistics that will convince you to think about it more seriously:

• Online video is the fastest growing media platform in history.

• 72% of U.S. web users are watching clips online.

When a prospect goes to your website, what do they see?

People do business with PEOPLE. Give them YOU. Video does that.

Let us create web video(s) for you. People will better understand what you do and

will feel more comfortable to buy from you and refer business to you. 

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wishing you an abundance of friends, happiness, and fun this holiday season.

Wishing you and those you love all the good fortunes of life, health, happiness and peace throughout the New Year. 



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Take a second, read about "On Their Own" These a good people doing great work.


Most children who live in orphanages around the world will never be adopted. If a permanent, loving family is not in their future, they need health, encouragement, education, job skills and self sufficiency to live a productive life.

OnTheirOwn.org is a Gladney Center for Adoption humanitarian aid initiative in Afica, Asia Eastern Europe and Latin America.

ONTHEIROWN.ORG is YOUR chance to take action to brighten the hope of children around the world in need.

The Gladney Center for Adoption is the agency who brought our family together and help us adopt Eliza, they're good people!

Thanks for reading this, I hope you can help.
All the best, danW

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Join us at our Grand Opening.

Spectacular Wine, Mouthwatering Appetizers, 

Great Giveaways, Action-Packed

Ribbon Cutting Event, Special Gift Basket and 

much more...

Come join us at our Grand Opening Celebration 

for Home Video Studio - 

Westfield NJ. Wednesday Nov. 9th from 4-8 pm.

Home Video Studio
943 Carleton Road
Westfield, NJ 07090


Help celebrate our Grand Opening with an Open House.

Ribbon Cutting Event with Neil Pinkman, Executive Director of the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Special Appearance by Robert Hanley, Founder & CEO of Home Video Studio

Wednesday, November 9th 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hot and Cold Appetizers
Treats and Goodies
Wine and Soft Drinks
Door Prizes and Giveaways
Networking Opportunity

18% OFF on all orders placed at the open house.

Home Movie to DVD Transfer
Videotape to DVD Transfer
Photo Video Keepsakes
Video Editing
Green Screen\
Video Production
Photo and Slide Transfer
And many many more video services.

943 Carleton Road, Westfield NJ 07090

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"We just watched our home movies dating back to 1954. Dan did a fantastic job..."

Home Movie Transfer
Susan M from Westtown 
We just watched our home movies dating back to 1954. Dan did a fantastic job. The music was great and enhanced the old movies so we good see and enjoy them.I can't wait to have. "Movie day" with my cousins!! THANK YOU Soooooo much

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mary Loves Her Home Movie Transfer - Why Not Protect, Save & Enjoy Your Home Movies Today?

09/28/2011 Home Movie Transfer
Mary from Westfield

It's such a sense of relief to have finally transferred these old 8mm tapes to DVD before the quality deteriorated! Dan made the process so easy. It wasn't easy to hand over these one-of-a-kind movies, but Dan is such a professional, I was confident the film was in good hands. I'll be back with more.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Your Memories Are Even More Secure! - Home Video Studio's Exclusive Platinum DVDs are here!

Home Video Studio's Exclusive Platinum DVDs are here!
Platinum. The word alone conjures images of exclusivity. A platinum card yields the greatest privileges. A platinum award ranks above gold. In fact, did you know that platinum's rarity made King Louis the XV of France declare it the only metal fit for a king? Well, at Home Video Studio you are royalty! And we are pleased to announce our exclusive Classic Platinum DVD 45's! Here are a few reasons why your precious videos need to be transferred to Home Video Studio's exclusive platinum DVD 45's.
They look great!
We call them Classic Platinum DVD 45's because the inner hub gives it a look like the old 45 rpm records from the 1950s and 60's. With a platinum outer and inner hub and printable face your DVDs will look fantastic! And with the holidays around the corner what better gifts?
Ultra Scratch Resistant!
Have you ever put in one of your favorite DVDs only to be frustrated by a "read error" message? Sometimes accidents happen. One scratch, one spill or one incident can spoil something that's irreplaceable. Our Platinum DVD 45's have an Ultra Hard Coat - the best option to protect your video content against accidents and thus extend the life of your precious video memories. UHC™ guarantees 100 times more scratch protection when compared to conventional DVDs.
Certified lifetime exceeds 100 years!
Like platinum your memories are rare, precious and irreplaceable. Unfortunately time and elements can take their toll on the DVDs you are counting on to archive these memories. Sooner or later corrosion begins to cause pinholes and other defects in the bonding resins causing playback failure. Our Platinum DVD 45's are the best product on the market to guard against this. In accelerated aging tests our exclusive DVDs are certified to last over 100 years!
Home Video Studio, always the innovator, is the only video services business with the exclusive Classic Platinum DVD 45's. We invite you to call us today! 908-301-9300.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Your Home Movies on High definition Blu-Ray DVD!!!

Your Home Movies on High definition Blu-Ray DVD

Home Video Studio's Film Transfer Department has taken a big step forward in providing High Definition home movie transfer! We are proud to announce the arrival of our new MWA-Nova FlashscanHD for 8mm, Super-8 and Super-8 sound home movie transfer. Now you can have your film digitized and put on a DVD or a hard drive knowing it's being processed with the state of the art in sound and silent film transfer!
With a completely digital path and the highest quality capturing codec (Apple pro-res 422) your home movies, even in Standard Definition, will look fantastic. And, if you want High Definition to a Blu-Ray DVD we can provide that in a 1280X720 resolution as well!

Another great feature of the Flashscan is its sprocketless transport and laser frame alignment. What does that mean to you? It means no jerky film movement because of damaged sprocket holes. It means you see 100% of the frame even if the film has shrunk.
What about sound? There is no higher quality sound reproduction available.

Contact a Home Video Studio Westfield Today at 908-301-9300 and ask about Home Movies on HD Blu-Ray DVD.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tips For Shooting Great Video

1. Resist the temptation to use built-in special effects.
2. Buy as good a camcorder as you can afford.
3. Hold shots for about 7 seconds.
4. Shoot from a variety of angles.

5. Get "establishing" shots.
6. Beware of backlighting.
7. Be prepared.
8. Shoot B-roll.
9. Use a tripod.
10. Pan slowly.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ruth, thanks for the kind words, and enjoy those Archival DVD's!!!

Home Movie Transfer
Ruth from Westfield

I had a year's worth of home videos on a format I could no longer view.
Dan saved me by transferring them to great DVDs--he is quick,
personable & professional. What a wonderful service to help people
maintain their memories!

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Monday, August 29, 2011


In the aftermath of hurricanes and severe flood
ing; homeowners, businesses and 
archives frequently find video and audio tapes that have been exposed to water 
and debris. Unfortunately, it’s all too often assumed that these tapes are ruined 
and irreplaceable recordings are discarded when they could actually be saved.
For decades, magnetic tape disaster recovery experts have been developing and 
successfully applying techniques to restore tapes exposed to floods and other disasters 
to playable condition. No matter how damaged tapes that have been recovered from 
a flood or hurricane site may look, most wet tapes can now be saved and restored if 
they are treated properly.

Before deciding to discard your valuable recordings, it’s important to understand 
how water and debris actually affect magnetic tape and what actions should and 
should not be taken. The following are basic facts about wet tape, handling 
suggestions to help with recovery and contact information if you need to speak 
directly with a recovery expert.

You may well find that the tapes you thought were lost can actually be saved.

If your tapes have been in a flood, here are a few things you should know
 about their condition:

1) Short-term exposure to water does not destroy most magnetic tapes.
2) Most tapes recovered from floods can be restored if treated promptly.
3) Water, alone, cannot damage the magnetic recording on ferric oxide tapes.
4) Large to medium size tapes resist damage better than very small tapes.
5) Most older, analog tapes resist damage better than newer tapes marked MP or ME.

You should also know:
1) Tape cases and shippers are not watertight and do not protect tapes from floods.
2) The most damaging exposure involves salt water, sewage or chlorinated tap water.
3) Extended exposure to water can eventually destroy magnetic tapes.
4) Uneven drying or exposure to heat can cause tapes to deform.
5) Incomplete or partial drying can result in damaging fungal growth.

IMPORTANT: Most tapes recovered from flood sites are not destroyed by the 
flood exposure but by mishandling.
If your tapes have been in a flood and you want to save them, here are some 
things you can do (and some warnings about things you should not do):

1) Never attempt to play wet tapes. 
2) The sooner you do something, the more likely that your tapes can be saved. 

For more information call: 908-301-9300

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dan and his crew not only captured the energy and essence of our concerts, but was able to edit the footage PERFECTLY into a concise and powerful mini-documentary.

Digital Video Services
Mike of the Shabbatones from Scotch Plains

Dan and his professional crew of videographers filmed my band in action. We perform for the JCC day camp every Friday, for over 700 people each week. Dan and his crew not only captured the energy and essence of our concerts, but was able to edit the footage PERFECTLY into a concise and powerful mini-documentary. Whether it is your wedding, bar mitzvah, or business promotion-- I am confident in Dan's ability to understand your objectives, and create a video product that hits a home run every time!

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Back to School means Video/DVD Memories

This time of year is chock full of moments to remember. Summer is winding down. You probably took lots of video and photographs over the summer - at the beach, family reunions, pool parties and camping. Back to school activities are heating up. Your probably going to take lots of back to school photos and videos - new clothes, new friends, football games and cheerleading. Here are a few ideas of things we can do at Home Video Studio to help you preserve those moments as well as present them on a silver platter.Family Time Video: Why not spice up your videos with themes, titles and music? What if you took the best video from that family reunion and added titles showing who attended? How about editing that summer pool party with some fast cuts and great music? Your imagination is the limit to how you can creatively turn video into your own creation.
Photo Video Keepsake: This is still one our most popular services. Can you imagine the impact of a montage of photos and stirring music showing your daughter or grandson from birth to first day of school? How about a time capsule of school pictures?
Sports Highlight Video: Fast becoming a favorite! Back to school means lots of athletic competition. Now is the time to capture you son or daughter's games on video so that at the end of the year we can help you condense it into a fast paced video production. Music, slow motion, special effects....you're the producer!
Video to DVD Transfers: Bring us all videos you've shot over the summer - we'll transfer them to an Archival DVD for you. This will keep them safe and convenient. These DVDs are scratch resistant and will keep your memories for a lifetime. Every DVD has scene selection "smart chapter markers" so you can easily find your favorite spots.
Call us today, 908 301 9300, to see how we can help you with back to school video savings!
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