Chapter 13

Packaging and Delivering the Video

Now that you’ve finished editing the video, it’s time to create the customer’s copies. Currently, the two main choices of formats your customers can use are DVD and VHS. As of this writing, most of my customers have been asking for DVDs. I’ll begin with the VHS copies first.

VHS Copies of the Video

VHS is the easiest format to make copies on but offers the lowest quality of video. In the previous chapter, I mentioned the idea of creating a digital videotape master. Whichever type of recorder you used to create the master can be connected to a standard stereo VHS VCR. As you play the master tape, you’ll record onto a blank VHS tape. This process is what we refer to as a linear dub. You may not need ...

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