Thursday, May 24, 2012

Extra, Extra Read All About It.

When Doug Lynch found out he’d been “caught being honest” on a Today show undercover expose of mold inspectors, he immediately knew he had a small window of time to take advantage of the buzz. Lynch, owner of A-1 Basement Solutions in Scotch Plains, was one of eight contractors called in to assess a possible mold situation, and Lynch was the only one of eight to do a test to determine that it was not mold.
After hearing of the show’s airing, Lynch immediately called to Dan Weiniger, owner of Home Video Studio in Westfield, to edit and post the clip on YouTube. “Thank God I know Dan Weiniger of Home Video Studio,” said Lynch. “All that NBC provided was access to embed the video. The problem was that the video was seven minutes long and I’m only in it for about five seconds, and it does not identify me by name.” Weiniger edited the video down to two minutes, identifying Lynch on screen and giving his company logo and contact information at the end. “Not only was this amazing as far as Dan’s talent in terms of the video, but he got it up there so quickly.  The turnaround time really blew me away.”
This was not Lynch’s first experience with Home Video Studio. He recently completed several product videos for his basement solution company, all uploaded to YouTube. “The service that he provided was of the highest quality and well produced. His production values were tremendous,” he said. “I’ve known Dan to be a man of high standards and it shows in every aspect of his work.”
The product videos, which can be found on A1Basements’s YouTube channel, were shot on a green screen, which allows special effect backgrounds to be added later. Lynch uses these videos on sales calls. “I bring my iPad with me,” he said. “When someone wants to know how the water power sump pump works, instead of explaining it, I show them on the video. People are impressed with that. It’s become a focal point of my sales presentation.”
Weiniger also creates slideshows and videos for fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, reunion events and conferences. He shoots and edits videos for commercials, college scholarship applications, sales presentations and more. Weiniger transfer videos and movies to Platinum Archival DVDs. Learn more about Westfield’s Home Video Studio at Contact him at (908) 301-9300 or at You can reach Lynch at A-1 Basement Solutions at 908-322-1313 or
A-1 Basement Solutions makes basements dry and healthy by offering permanent solutions to give homeowners peace of mind even during a power outage. Free honest estimates are given to solve basement problems from patching cracks to installing French Drains and Sump pumps. Conact Doug Lynch and A-1 Basement Solutions at 908-322-1313 on the web at

Monday, May 21, 2012

Graduation was made for video and DVD memories
If there was ever a day made for video it's Graduation Day.
Caps and gowns, pomp and circumstance, family and friends
all make for moments to be cherished forever, and
Home Video Studio can help you every step of the way
to make sure your grad's special day gives them the honor
they deserve! The centerpiece of this landmark day should
be a Photo Video Keepsake. Imagine celebrating your
graduate's life in one powerful presentation of pictures,
videos and special songs.
Is there a better way to present their life from
"Birth to Graduation" on a silver platter?
Most graduation gifts come and go, but this heartfelt
tribute will last a lifetime.

There's still time so call today! Start gathering your
favorite old photos from around the house.
Don't forget about photos and videos that may
be stored in your cell phone, hard drive camera
and memory cards. You'll want images from school,
church and dance recitals. Maybe you want to mix in
video from birthdays, vacation and Little League.
What about certificates, ribbons or that "straight A"
report card? We'll help you blend it all together with music,
 titles and effects to make a DVD that will be enjoyed by all
and never forgotten!

Of course you will record the Graduation Ceremony with
your video camera. This is the culmination of many years
of hard work so don't take a chance on losing it!
Get it transferred to DVD right away. We can put it on
an Archival Platinum DVD for convenience (just pop it
in your DVD player to watch anytime) and safety
(Archival Platinum is scratch proof and will last for
a hundred years!) and attractiveness (we will print
a nice label and can also provide a beautiful case wrap).
Plus you can easily have copies made for family and friends.

Now, what about the Graduation Celebration?
A houseful of proud friends and relatives makes
for some great video moments. There will be speeches,
well-wishes, advice, laughter and maybe even a few
proud tears. Why not let us professionally edit the
high points of the day and make a DVD to distribute?
What a way to remember this most special of days!

Give us a call today! 908-301-9300!

Arts, Music, and Entertainment Scholarship Videos

Competition for college scholarship money has become so 
fierce today that students need to have every advantage to 
secure this money. Home Video Studio can help make your 
son or daughter's artistic talents shine.
Similar to HVS' Sports Scholarship Videos, our Arts, Music and 
Entertainment Scholarship videos highlight these student 
achievements. Key moments are featured that are definite 
viewer attention grabbers. These videos could make the 
difference between getting an audition or college scholarship money. 
Don't miss this opportunity. Call Home Video Studio to make 
an appointment today.

About Home Video Studio - Westfield
Your local Home Video Studio
offers a wide range of professional
video production services to consumers
and businesses alike.
We value our customers and
want to thank you for being a
part of our success!Home Video Studio strives to
make your experience with us
enjoyable and truly memorable.
Our specialties include video
production, video editing, home
movie and video transfers, CD
and DVD duplication, and much
more! For all of your video needs,
call Home Video Studio today for
an appointment! 908-301-9300.
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Successful Vacation Videos
It's nearly summertime and that means family vacation time! What a great time to document the excitement and memories of your precious time together. And yet many vacationers forget their camera. Or, if they remember, they grab it at the last minute without the proper backup equipment. Get the most out of family funtime by being prepared! Here are a few tips:

To bring list:

  • Two sets of fully charged batteries with a charger
  • Lens cleaning cloth
  • Pen for labeling
  • Headphones
  • Owners manual
  • Extension cord
  • Plastic bag for rain
  • Tripod
  • White towel for sun shield

Protecting your camera:
Take the time to keep your camera safe. Both the camera itself and the video it captures are precious. Find a discreet bag that doesn't have Sony, Canon, etc. logos on it. Make sure it has plenty of padding. Also, purchase a strap in case you drop it.

Getting Through the Airport:
Can airport scanners corrupt your digital images stored on memory cards and flash drives? The overwhelming evidence is that memory cards are not affected. Some believe flash drives are a little less stable and could become corrupted. FYI: Film is the most volatile and a cause for concern. Needless to say, back up your work and if you are concerned see if your camera can be hand checked.

Shooting during your Vacation:
Shoot a lot of video with the intention of editing when you get back home. Don't wait for the perfect shot. Don't forget to include yourself in your videos.
Be very careful at the beach. Salt spray and sand can do major damage. Keep your camera in a tightly closed plastic bag when not in use. Keep a log.
Get interviews with your family as well as scenery. These videos of your family's impressions and memories of the day will enhance your enjoyment for years to come.
Keep the summer sun behind you so faces are not backlit. Use the "still picture" feature of your camera for still objects. Vary your points of view. You'll probably pan a lot. Pan slowly – allow your camera to drink in all the cool scenery you're shooting. Back up all your images and archive them when you get home.

For the movie the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid $35 a week while Toto received ______. How Much?

Answer: $125 a week!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Home Video Studio 

Creates Video Slideshow for 

Jefferson Jubilee

This year Dan Weiniger volunteered his time and professional skills honed at his Home Video Studio business to create a presentation that left the kids cheering and the parents teary with emotion. 

Weiniger used special effects, giving each of the 5th grade classes

 their own motif, with one class featured in side-by-side film

 strips, one class set in rising bubbles, and others on a flip chart. 

Learn more about Westfield’s Home Video Studio at
Contact him at (908) 301-9300 or at 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Savers of the Family Archives

We begin this month's newsletter with a very recent true story:

Betty, a Home Video Studio customer, brought in thousands of feet of film to be transferred to DVD. It was obvious from her packing, her careful labeling, and even the spreadsheet she used to classify everything that this collection was her pride and joy. Memories dating as far back as 1940 included birthdays, weddings, vacations, and school activities. Lo and behold, as the film was being prepared for transfer it was discovered that over half of it had literally turned to powder due to improper storage and the ravages of time. You can imagine the disappointment this customer felt! Don't let this happen to you!

At Home Video Studio we have a mission to protect your family's heritage and invaluable documents, in fact, our theme this year is "Savers of the Family Archives." We have seen the effects that natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and fires have on your life's legacy. We know what time and elements can silently do to your most valuable treasures. Take steps today and let us help you digitize all of your photos, videos, documents, mementos, and important papers to a more disaster-proof digital format whether that's CD, DVD or files onto a hard drive. Think of this as purchasing insurance. The value of preserving these precious items is priceless.

How do you get started? The first step is to get organized. Are your effects in order? Are your photos, videos, and/or film organized? Are they in random boxes, unmarked memory cards, on your cell phone, or your flip cam? Where are your important papers? Are they in one place? Don't forget that, as Savers of the Family Archives, we make house calls and can help you categorize your family's artifacts. In addition to all of the memories, there are some very practical documents and records that need to be safeguarded as well.

These might include:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Property titles
  • Citizenship papers
  • Military records
  • Social Security Cards
  • Bank accounts

  • Wills
  • Insurance policies
  • Passports
  • Powers of attorney
  • Marriage certificates
  • Family tree
When we are finished, you will have all the important artifacts that make up your life digitized and organized on a small, easy and convenient medium and stored in one safe place like a safety deposit box or a fireproof safe! Wouldn't that be comforting to know?

Another amazing benefit of this process is that you now have instant access to all the important items in your possession. You can retrieve your favorite photos and make copies for loved ones. You can enjoy videos and film at the touch of a button, and, of course, your personal records are now preserved indefinitely, ready for uncomplicated access in case of an emergency.

As Savers of the Family Archives we take your family's treasures very seriously. Call Home Video Studio today to preserve them for generations to come!

Call today: 908-301-9300.
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