How do I specify what I want to capture from the video tape?
You have two options besides saying to capture everything on the tape or film. You may sit down with us in our studio and we can go through it together, or you can fill out an “Edit Decision List” that will tell us what to transfer.
Complete the “Order (sequence) Number” field if you want to rearrange the order of the scene’s you specify. Leave this field blank if you want to use the sequence as it is on the tape or disc and how you are listing it on the this form.
Example: Let’s say you have wedding video and the first 40 minutes and 12 seconds is the wedding ceremony, the next 10 minutes and 5 seconds consists of your cousin talking about her last vacation, the rest of the tape is the wedding reception. You probably don’t want your cousin talking about her vacation on your final DVD. To eliminate this part, you need to specify “Start Time” and “End Time” on the Edit Decision List (below). Indicate the description of the video clip, whether you would like it a “Scene Selection” button along with the Scene Title.
Example: Edit Decision List Form
Make sure you rewind your source tape all the way to the beginning then eject the tape and insert it back into your video player. This will reset your video player’s counter to 00:00:00. Now you can begin writing down your “Start and End Times” as you play/fast forward your tape. This is an important step because we will also rewind to the beginning to reset our clock to 00:00:00 and start locating your “Start/End” times. If you don’t follow this step your time code will not be accurate.
If we have provided a time coded DVD of your video, no need to rewind, the DVD will just start playing; the counter will be displayed on the screen. Note DVD counters have an extra set of numbers at the end (fames – 29 frames/second) (hh:mm:ss:ff) – you don’t need to specify the fames just the hours, minutes, and seconds (hh:mm:ss)