Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Video Editing:

The affordability of consumer video camcorders has become so reasonable that almost every household and business has one. 

Hours and hours of video exists on a variety of formats. Whether you have hard drive, mini-DVD, mini-DV, 8mm, VHS-C, VHS or Beta, Home Video Studio can edit your video into a professional value-added product. 

Our studio can even use special effects, include music and put in titles to add some extra touches to the video you bring in. Let us edit your video and turn it into a keepsake to remember! 

Give us a call today 908-301-9300.


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Contact: Dan Weiniger
                Home Video Studio- Westfield
Telephone: 908-301-9300
Home Video Studio – Westfield Stays on Cutting Edge

Westfield, NJ – Have you noticed?  Video is everywhere.  From digital video displays in supermarket aisles to Facebook postings - from smart phones and webpage videos to the latest viral sensation on YouTube - video is the king of media in our age.  Dan Weiniger knows this well and, as a Home Video Studio owner in Westfield he stands ready to help individuals, businesses, industry, government and organizations with all their video needs.  Part of his dedication involves continuing education to keep up with the latest advancements in this ever-changing field.

That’s why Weiniger recently attended Home Video Studio’s Advanced Training in Indianapolis, IN.  Home Video Studio, recently named Entrepreneur magazine’s #1 franchise in the Photography and Video Services category for the second year in a row, holds this training annually for all if its studios, which are located across the United States, Canada and Sweden. Experts in all phases of video descend upon this weeklong “video university” every February to teach the latest in video while attendees learn, both from experts and from each other.     

“I make it my business to keep up with the changes, improvements and technology that’s available.  There’s no better way to do this than to learn from the experts and rub shoulders with my Home Video Studio colleagues,” says Weiniger.

A highlight of this year’s training was a comprehensive class on the Adobe Premier Pro video suite.  Each Advanced Training week also includes a display of the latest in cameras, lenses and video equipment.

“I look forward to this every year,” says Weiniger. “The best part is taking what I’ve learned and putting it into practice.  With video so prevalent in our world I want my customers to be able to trust me as their one source for video services, whether it’s from beginning to end of their project, or if they just need a little help somewhere in between.”

Dan Weiniger specializes in twenty-seven separate areas of video including video to DVD transfers, Photo Video Keepsakes, home movie transfers, video duplication, video editing, sports and music scholarship videos and more.  To contact Home Video Studio – Westfield call Weiniger at 908-301-9300 or email at or go to

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Can you transfer VHS to DVD?

Yes we can! Each VHS tape is transferred to its own Platinum Archival DVD. This DVD uses a platinum reflective layer that provides maximum protection from scratches and environmental degradation, making it the ideal media for your precious videos. And if some of your VHS tapes have become damaged don?t worry. We know how to repair them so we can get your old video onto DVDs for good!

Friday, February 15, 2013

HVS Top Five concert films
Front row seats at concerts are hard to come by, but thanks to some visionary filmmakers through the years we have been able to not just see the concert, but behind the scenes as well. Here's our Top Five Concert Films of all time

Woodstock. The granddaddy of 'em all that captured the musical, social and political ideology of the era - not to mention torrential downpours of rain and food shortages.

The Song Remains the Same. This 1973 film was "the band's special way of giving their millions of friends what they had been clamoring for – a personal and private tour of Led Zeppelin."

The Last Waltz. Martin Scorsese's 1976 documentary of the 1976 final performance of The Band. Some say it was the farewell to an era that was beginning to fade.

Concert for Bangladesh. George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh played to 40,000 people in Madison Square Garden. The event was the first-ever benefit concert of such a magnitude and is still a veritable who's who of music stars.

Gimme Shelter. Albert and David Maysles were celebrated documentary filmmakers. Their control and instinct, in the face of unfortunate events at this Rolling Stones concert, make what is considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February  2013

Dan Weiniger in his Home Video Studio
 Dan Weiniger, Home Video Studio owner from Westfield, New Jersey is our February 2013 Studio Owner of the Month - his second SOM recognition. Dan “hit the ground running” as a new owner two and a half years ago.  His zeal and ensuing success resulted in his being named April 2010 Owner of the Month.  Since then his enthusiasm has only grown.  Besides consistent personal and financial accomplishments he has garnered, among other awards, the Relationship Mindset Award and Rookie of the Year honors. 

Here is Dan’s original 2010 article along with an update:

Dan Weiniger has worked in high finance at the American Stock Exchange, in high calories as the owner of two ice cream shops and now in high tech as a Home Video Studio owner. Obviously Dan isn't afraid of heights and his daily discipline to move his business upward is paying off. That's why Dan Weiniger is April's Studio Owner of the Month. Dan, like many of our studio owners, came to Home Video Studio by way of his love for photography and video as a hobby while working in a different field. Although he grew up in New Jersey Weiniger got a degree in finance from Arizona State University and soon found himself owning a seat in the bustling environs of Wall Street and later on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. How cool is that? Just like the movie Trading Places! "It was cool," says Weiniger, "but it was very hectic and, like any other business, a trend started where smaller margins and larger operating costs were making it harder for me to squeeze out a profit and I began to wonder if it was worth it for me." Dan's natural entrepreneurial instincts kicked in another cool direction, literally, and he decided to own and operate a couple of ice cream stores is Florida. But alas, Dan's financial muse called him back to the business of selling for Northwestern Mutual Life. Soon after Dan met his wife Jan and they found themselves back in New Jersey and, after the adoption of their daughter, Dan settled in to be a stay-at-home dad and enjoy his family. As life sometimes goes, however, there was a curve in the plan. Dan found out that he had congestive heart failure and had suffered a heart attack without even knowing it. Upon recovery he made the decision that there would be a few changes in his life. His abiding love of video and photography caused him to enroll in a class in visual communications. It was in this class that Dan met Pete Gallo, who was in the video services business, was enjoying it and was making good money at home. Pete, one of our very successful studio owners, told Dan about Home Video Studio and soon Dan was on the road to studio ownership. "I went to Show-N-Tell feeling good about this business," says Weiniger. "I got a good vibe from Robert's humility and from the energy of the studio owners that I talked to." Dan is now in his eighth month as an owner. His daily diligence, his creativity, his customer service skills, his drive and his sales skills all fuel the stuff that make for a good Home Video Studio owner. "I like running a successful business and I like being home with my family, “says Weiniger, “that’s why this is a perfect fit for me!”

Dan and his daughter 

   Dan, since your last Studio Owner of the Month award a lot has happened, including being named Rookie of the Year in 2011.  What do attribute your success to?

   I have a deep abiding belief in the value of what I do for my customers and I strive for amazing customer service.   

   So you attribute your success to this enthusiasm more than anything else?
   I tell people I may not be the world’s greatest videographer or even the world’s greatest businessman but what I have is enthusiasm, purpose and excitement.  I see these qualities in my daughter and it makes her life joyful.  That’s the same thing I want to give to my customers and they respond to that.

   Anything new in 2013?
   Learning as much as I can, tending to relationships business and otherwise, getting  more involved in my community.

   What about goals?
    I want to be the number one grossing studio in the franchise.

   Any parting words?
   Yes, People don’t buy what you do, they buy what you believe in.

Thanks to Dan Weiniger, Home Video Studio’s February 2010 studio Owner of the Month.  We look forward to seeing what’s in store for you next!