Video, Editing, Post Production, CD Duplication & Replication

March 1st, 2009

Should your duplication products be done internally or professionally? RBR’s  business model is to work along side the client and recognize their needs, anywhere along a project path.

One of our clients, Trifinity, created a project internally. Taking a project internally should depend on the market you are attempting to reach along with your budget constraints. There are questions that a company should ask themselves when deciding to do a project internally.

  1. What level of professionalism do your potential customers expect?
  2. What level of experience do you want to convey?
  3. What time are you willing to devote from your other job obligations?
  4. Does your company have the knowledge and expertise to actually produce the project and see it to completion?

 Nowadays, companies are often judged by a prospective client with a first look at the companies website. It makes sense that a company create a site that makes an attractive impression.

 On RBR’s home page is a feature video for McBrady Engineering. We were involved in the project from the video shoot, editing, voice over to the duplication.

 RBR also worked hand in hand with Barilla Pasta to produce their video cooking tips that can be found on their website. This multi-camera shoot was handled on-site. We produced the video along with the audio. Extra footage was shot at the same time so that it could be used in other Barilla Pasta projects. RBR handled the 25,000 piece CD replication of the multimedia project that included links to the video, PDF recipes and direct links to the Barilla website. This mass produced project was shipped to New York and a CD was inserted into gift bags for runners participating in the 2008 New York Marathon. 

RBR has clients that use RBR for compressing their video for the web, editing their content for web or promotional use, along with other clients that will use RBR for video shoots, editing, post production and promotional use.

In conclusion video is a valuable addition to your web pages when it is used wisely and is presented professionally. 

VHS To DVD Conversion

January 11th, 2009

The simplest, most cost effective way to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, is using your VHS machine, and using the Audio and Video universal RCA OUT jacks on your VHS machine, plugged into the Audio and Video universal RCA IN jacks,, on a set top DVD recorder. This procedure, will allow you to use the DVD recorder to digitize your analog VHS tapes.

For best results, DO NOT put more than 2 hours on any DVD. Please restrain from using SLP, or extended play. Every recorder is different, but you must make sure the DVD recorder has Audio and Video RCA inputs into the machine. This method moves the content over to DVD, or digitizes the analog tapes. Some DVD recorders have simple editing or clipping ability.

Whatever decision you make on the VHS tapes, time is a factor, as magnetic media degrades as time goes by. Sooner is better, whether we do it, or you do it, whomever you choose, do it sooner rather than later.

If RBR does this for you, you will have DVD videos that are clipped on the front end, like the tapes were originally recorded. We also can do editing for you. This is an additional expense, but saves you the battles and expense, involved in this process.

If you choose to do the video editing, you need to get an analog to digital converter, so you can input the analog vide content, into your computer, so you can edit it with editing software. Depending on the number of tapes you have, and your inclination to undertake this project, it may not be worth the time and money, to do it yourself. If you want us to edit your tapes, we need you to supply edit points, so you are not paying us to hunt down the pieces.

CD DVD Duplication

January 2nd, 2009

It is absolutely true that your department or small business, can possibly buy the pieces to do what RBR Productions do, without factoring in the true costs’ involved in completing the project. An in house project will work best for companies that have employees sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, or for someone to come through the door. RBR will print to disc, avoiding this expense, as well as curling of label stock through temperature and humidity changes in your environment.

$20,000 a year employee, cost per hour additional, $13.33, or $0.2221 per package 1 a minute per assembled piece.

$25,000 a year employee, cost per hour additional, $16.62, or $0.272 per package 1 a minute per assembled piece.

$30,000 a year employee, cost per hour additional, $19.95, or $0.3325per package 1 a minute per assembled piece.

$35,000 a year employee, cost per hour additional, $23.27, or $0.38.79 per package 1 a minute per assembled piece.

(Figures include .33 additional for taxes, based on 50 weeks, 40 hours per week.) Double or Triple the cost per set, if insert into case is also part of your package. Labor, as with most cost structures, can become a dominant part of the costs’.

RBR made the decision to automate early, to allow us to keep prices down, with quality & continuity retained. Even with short run projects, quality remains the same from the first copy to the last copy.