Frequently Asked Questions
What cameras does TE Use?
We use a few different models for filming, such as:
- Sony FS700
- Sony FS7
- Canon Mark II
- Sony Alpha 6500
- Atomos Shogun
What’s the difference between standard definition and high definition?
High definition video looks better than standard definition, because the image contains more information. High-definition video, or HD video, refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD) video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1280×720 pixels (720p) or 1920×1080 pixels (1080i/1080p). Wikipedia can explain HD video better than we can. It gets very complicated and technical.
What software do you use?
Final Cut Pro for editing and Adobe After Effects for graphics. Anything else would be uncivilized. Actually, we use whatever it takes and strongly believe in the old adage, “It ain’t the car, it’s the driver.”
Can we film at our office?
Depending on the project we can absolutely film at your office. If we are featuring your company or product then filming at your office or manufacturing facility is important. But if we need a more controlled environment for interviews or to build sets and create narrative scenes then a soundstage is usually the best bet.
Do you travel?
Yes. We will go anywhere in the world, provided that travel and lodging expenses are accounted for in the budget.
Can you provide video files for online use?
Absolutely. We encode on a Digital Rapids system and can provide any file type for any occasion, including online use. We have optimized YouTube and Vimeo settings as well.
Should we film indoors or outdoors?
Depending on the subject matter we like to have a variety of shots in our productions. If outdoor shooting is possible we need to take into consideration weather concerns as well as environment issues like loud sounds, or people that may be milling about in the background.
Do I own the rights to my video?
Yes you do; it’s all yours! We retain the right to publicly share your video for our portfolio unless you note otherwise. Share the love.