Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How long does it take to create a 45-minute corporate video production?
  2. How long does it take to complete a 5-minute trade show video and put it on DVD?
  3. Is it expensive to revise a video after it has been completed?
  4. What camera should a good video production company use?
  5. Why would I host a crew on-site versus off-site for post-production?
  6. Can my DVD be produced in multiple languages?
  7. Why would I use your video editing services with my existing video?
  8. We’re located in Texas. Will you come here for the video shoot?
  9. How much does a video cost?
  10. I have existing video footage; can I use that in my video?
  11. What formats can my video come in?
  12. Will I need actors or someone to do a voice-over?
  13. Should I have a script prepared?
  14. How long does filming take?
  15. What does High-Definition (HD) mean? Is it better?
  16. What if I want my video in High-Definition (HD)?
  17. Why should I shoot my video in High-Definition?
  18. Do I need to provide music or graphics for my video?
  19. How many copies of the video do you provide? Can I get extra copies?
  20. What types of videos do you shoot?
  21. What will I need to do before we start on my video production project?
  22. Why would I spend thousands of dollars on a video I’ll probably only use a couple of times?
  23. How involved can I get?
  24. What type of packaging will the DVD come in?
  25. Will I need to provide your videographers with safety equipment?
  26. How long will it take to complete my video?
  27. What is the process of shooting a video with eMotion?
  28. Are you able to provide subtitles?
  29. Can you put my video onto my webpage?
  30. What do you mean by “streaming”?
  31. Can my video be put on YouTube?
  32. Can you provide a doctor for my medical video production?
  33. Can you integrate my video into a PowerPoint™ presentation?
  34. My video is too big/long to be posted online. What can I do?
  35. Can my DVD have special features, like a menu and chapters?
  36. How did you earn the highest ranking on Google for “trade show video”?
  37. I have a tight deadline…how fast can eMotion make me a video?
  38. What happens if I need more shooting/editing time?
  39. How do your e-Learning videos work?
  40. Do I have to use a video made by eMotion for an e-Learning test?
  41. Can my virtual tour be interactive?
  42. What kind of promotional material do you offer that I can use to share my custom video production?
  43. I’m a doctor. How can I use eMotion to educate my patients?
  44. Can you provide me with accreditation for my medical video production?
  45. What is macro video?
  46. Is it possible to integrate my video onto my webpage?
  47. How can I broadcast my seminar to a larger audience?
  48. I’d like to show people my facility before they come in person. How do I do this?
  49. I already have a video; can you re-edit it for another use? Does it have to be created by eMotion?
  50. Can eMotion design my website?
  51. Aren’t walk-on videos and a virtual salesperson the same thing?
  52. What is your live backup service?
  53. Can you put a video on my smartphone/PDA?
  54. How do I share my smartphone/PDA video with other people?
  55. Do you do PowerPoint Presentations?
  56. Can video be integrated into my PowerPoint?
  57. Can you host my website?
  58. What advantages are there to hosting my site with eMotion Picture Studios?

1. How long does it take to create a 45-minute corporate video production?
It takes most video production companies a month, on average. eMotion’s on-site “Work Cell” methodology means we can deliver a finished corporate or industrial training video in as little as eight days.

2. How long does it take to complete a 5-minute trade show video and put it on a DVD?
On average, it takes most video production companies three weeks to complete a high quality 5-minute commercial on DVD for a trade show. By utilizing eMotion’s on-site editing capabilities, we can finish an exceptional 5-minute trade show video production in five to six days.

3. Is it expensive to revise a video after it has been completed?
Most video companies use a Beta SP tape as a master for backups. This is like taking all of the layers of video, voice-overs, music, graphics and animations and super gluing them all together onto one tape. It’s impossible to separate them so essentially, the project has to be re-edited from scratch.

eMotion has a system that allows you to upgrade or update your video that’s very cost-effective. We charge a 1-day flat fee for updates or upgrades to your video. We are able to offer this service because we keep a live hard drive backup of your entire project. We can easily change audio, take people out and replace them with new actors or employees, change graphics and more. Your project will never be outdated.

4. What camera should a good production company use?
Good question! The production industry is going through some serious changes regarding cameras. The old standard was either Beta SP or Digital Beta. Now we have High-Definition (HD) cameras and professional DV (Digital Video) and DVCPRO cameras.

5. Why would I host a crew on-site versus off-site for post-production?
The length of time between approvals can delay your production. By bringing a mobile editing suite on-site, you can track and add input to the production during the post-production stage and provide immediate approval.

6. Can my DVD be produced in multiple languages?
Absolutely! With the help of a translator and our authoring software, we can create a customized DVD in a selection of languages.

7. Why would I use your editing services with my existing video?
eMotion provides broadcast quality, digital non-linear services. Our editors can take your project and give it a professional edge through the use of digital video effects, audio processing, DVD authoring and more. This is just one part of the production project. We walk you through every step from pre-production planning and design to choice of output and delivery. Learn more about our editing services.

8. We’re located in Texas. Will you come here for the video shoot?
Yes, we will. Alternatively you can come to our studio in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

9. How much does a video production cost?
It all depends on the scope of the video: filming location, subject matter, actors & voice-over needed, special effects, whether you need it integrated into your website and other factors. We can say that because of our Lean Production methods, we will deliver a professional video of higher quality at a lower cost than our competitors. Get your free quote today!

10. I have existing video footage; can I use that in my video?
Yes, we can incorporate any quality footage you have. Even photos can be added to your video.

11. What formats can my video come in?
Your video can come in any format you require. Most common are DVD, VHS, Beta, 16mm and web formats.

12. Will I need actors or someone to do a voice-over?
eMotion can hire actors and help coach the people being interviewed from your company or customer base. We can provide professional voice-over to complete your production or someone from your company can provide it.

13. Should I have a script prepared?
You don’t need a script or even a storyboard to get started. We have experts on staff that can help with every step in the process. We can help develop the storyboard, script and create your masterpiece in collaboration with you.

14. How long does filming take?
With experienced and creative videographers, shooting doesn’t have to take long. We will work with you to develop a timeline that will ensure a quality production by the date you require.

15. What does High-Definition (HD) mean? Is it better?
And how! HD video gives a high resolution, crystal clear picture even on the largest screens. It has almost double the resolution of standard video (SD) and creates a picture so clear you’ll think you were experiencing it firsthand.

16. What if I want my video in High-Definition (HD)?
We can shoot your video in high-definition using special HD cameras. The quality and definition of HD video is amazing. It keeps its resolution even on the largest displays.

17. Why should I shoot my video in High-Definition?
A well-executed, crystal clear high-definition video captivates web visitors in particluar. It not only presents a high quality, professional image of your company, but will also entice visitors to look into your services.

18. Do I need to provide music or graphics for my video?
If you have specific music or graphics you’d like to see in your video, we can include them. If not, eMotion has access to a large library of graphics and music that can be added into any custom video production.

19. How many copies of the video do you provide? Can I get extra copies?
In the beginning stages of planning your video, we determine how many copies you will require. We can provide you with additional copies at your request.

20. What types of videos do you shoot?
We can shoot any type of video you need! This includes advertisements, pharmaceutical, commercial, trade show, training, informational and even more! Contact us for more information.

21. What will I need to do before we start filming?
The first step will be to meet with eMotion to storyboard your video idea. From there we can determine a timeline for scripting, shooting, editing and post-production. We will also need you to provide any content or graphics that you wish to have in the video.

22. Why would I spend thousands of dollars on a video I’ll probably only use a couple of times?
Don’t be mistaken; your video can continue to pay dividends long after it has served its initial purpose. We have a great number of ways of doing more with your video. To name a few, you can post it on your website, broadcast it, hand it out on a thumb drive, update it with new information or even create an online quiz to accompany it visit our custom video production page for more ideas on how to stretch your investment.

23. How involved can I get?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your video production. We involve you every step of the way from script to screen – you can be as involved as you like.

24. What type of packaging will the DVD come in?
eMotion can design a custom trap sheet (sleeve or case) for your video or you can provide graphics to be included. Customize packaging in any way that you like.

25. Will I need to provide your videographers with safety equipment?
That won’t be necessary! Our videographers will save you time and money by coming fully prepared with safety shoes and hard hats.

26. How long will it take to complete my custom video project?
Your video can be completed to your satisfaction as quickly as you need it. At the start of the project we determine deadlines with you to ensure we stay on track. Contact us for more information and start today!

27. What is the process of shooting a video with eMotion?
The first thing we do is set up a meeting with everyone who’s going to be involved in the video. After that, we put together a storyboard and begin shooting. After shooting, we begin the editing process and finalize the video. The last step is to output the video into the specified format. Click for a summary of our workflow process.

28. Are you able to provide subtitles?
Not a problem! We can provide subtitles in a number of languages in addition to English.

29. Can you put my video onto my webpage?
Yes! We want your video to benefit your business for months and years to come! To do that, we can seamlessly integrate high quality, fast download video in a custom web video player. Use your professional video to turn website visitors into customers – 24 hours a day.

30. What do you mean by “streaming”?
In short, streaming is broadcasting your video over the Internet. When you use our video compression technology, your videos will load quickly, run smoothly, and maintain their high quality.

31. Can my video be put on YouTube?
It sure can! We can create a page within a YouTube account that will feature all of your videos! With a whopping 17 million YouTube viewers each day, it’s the perfect place to share your videos. More about our YouTube Channel service.

32. Can you provide a doctor for my medical video?
Yes, we have access to specialists and GPs as well as world-class filming facilities. Contact us to find out more!

33. Can you integrate my PowerPoint™ presentation into my video?
Yes, we can. PowerPoint is often invaluable in illustrating complex issues. We will custom-cue PowerPoint so that it pauses, rewinds and fast-forwards along with the speaker. more on integrating PowerPoint.

34. My video is too big/long to be posted online. What can I do?
Have us compress it for you! eMotion has devoted tens of thousands of man-hours to developing a proprietary technology that delivers the fastest loading, smoothest webcasts on the planet, even for High-Definition. No one else comes close.

35. Can my DVD have special features, like a menu and chapters?
Yes, we can integrate any style of menu you want!

36. How did you earn the highest ranking on Google for “trade show video”?
Our sister company, RankHigher, specializes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

37. I have a tight deadline…how fast can eMotion make me a video?
We can create a high quality production in just eight days. Need it sooner? Contact us to find out more and to schedule your shoot!

38. What happens if I need more shooting/editing time?
We can always accommodate your needs! We can schedule extra days for editing or shooting.

39. How do your e-Learning videos work?
We can use an existing video or create one especially for you. At the end of the video, you choose any number and any combination of six different styles of questions to test your viewer’s knowledge. Upon successful completion of the test, performed over the Internet or a company Intranet, a certificate is presented via email. Administrators are informed of the number of test attempts per user, final score and completion.

40. Do I have to use a video made by eMotion for an e-Learning test?
You can, but you don’t have to. It’s easier if we create the video and the e-Learning test, but ultimately the decision is up to you! More about e-Learning

41. Can my virtual tour be interactive?
It can be whatever you want it to be! We can fully customize your virtual tour to include anything you want. Whether it’s slideshows, video welcome messages, additional facts, photos or navigation, we can create it for you! more about Virtual Tours

42. What kind of promotional material do you offer that I can use to share my video?
You can share your videos in other ways besides on a website or burnt DVD. We can accommodate any request, including a Blu Ray Disc or even a personalized USB thumb drive, with your video on it!

43. I’m a doctor. How can I use eMotion to educate my patients?
There are a number of different services we can provide for you. Webcasts are one method where we can create patient education videos and integrate them into your website.

44. Can you provide me with accreditation for my medical video?
Yes, eMotion can provide you with complete accreditation for your medical video.

45. What is macro video?
Macro video is when we take our HD cameras with special lenses that allow us to film where regular sized cameras can’t. These special cameras allow us to magnify something so it can be perfectly seen.

46. Is it possible to integrate my video onto my webpage?
It definitely is! We use our secret video compression technology that allows us to compress a video small enough to play quickly and stream smoothly – with maintained quality. No one else compares to our proprietary technology!

47. How can I broadcast my seminar to a larger audience?
One great option is to create a webinar/live event. This page would allow you to broadcast your seminar online for anyone you wish to present to. Afterwards, use our webcasting {link to webcasting} technology to integrate your seminar into a website or on a webpage for later viewing.

48. I’d like to show people my facility before they come in person. How do I do this?
Let eMotion create a virtual tour for you. With a completely customizable, 360-degree view of your facility, visitors can be familiar with it before they even travel there. Include an interactive map, slideshows, video or text welcoming messages. Or, we can add a variety of these features to your existing virtual tour.

49. I already have a video; can you re-edit it for another use? Does it have to be created by eMotion?
No, it doesn’t! We’d love to provide you with a number of services that will help you get the most out of your video. But should you decide to have us create a video for you, note that we do provide a a href=”/live-backup” title=””live backup>live backup system for fast, easy future edits and updates.

50. Can eMotion design my website?
Our sister company, RankHigher.ca, can build you a website that will not only attract visitors but appear high in the rankings of top search engines. Visit www.rankhigher.ca or contact us for more information!

51. Aren’t walk-in videos and virtual salespersons the same thing?
They may be similar, but they’re not the same thing. With a walk-in video, a person literally steps out of an invisible video frame to deliver your message. A virtual salesperson remains in a video frame that doesn’t block content to deliver your message.

52. What is your live backup service?
A typical DVD or tape version of your video does not allow for future edits. When a video is formatted for output, the production is finalized. With our live backup service, we keep all production materials so that future edits are not only possible, but are quick and easy.

53. Can you put a video on my smartphone/PDA?
eMotion has spared no expense to develop its own smartphone or PDA delivery technologies. What this means is we are able to create or convert any video to be played on Smartphones or PDA.

54. How do I share my blackberry/PDA video with other people?
Once a video is formatted for Blackberry or PDA it can be played on any phone or device. It’s only a matter of transferring it over.

55. Do you do PowerPoint Presentations?
We can build you any type of PowerPoint you require! We can even integrate your existing video to spruce up your presentation.

56. Can video be integrated into my PowerPoint?
It most definitely can. Since we keep a live backup of your video, editing it to fit into your PowerPoint is quick and inexpensive.

57. Can you host my website?
Yes! eMotion’s web and video hosting services offer you 99.9% uptime and instant support should something go wrong.

58. What advantages are there to hosting my site with eMotion Picture Studios?
We provide 99.9% uptime and superior, speedy service with your customizable server configurations. We also offer live or on-demand HD streaming services and a host of options, including download security and user screening. We are always on location for immediate technical support.

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