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5 Good Reasons

to Choose NVD for Your Next Video Production

1) You want a partner who shares your vision. Read more

2) You want your video well produced. Read more

3) You want good value. Read more

4) You want your video finished on time. Read more

5) You want peace of mind. Read more

Demos


NVD Capabilities Demo


The Fuller Center for Housing – Nicaragua


Moto 360 Sport


Rexnord


Unilock


Dunkin’ Brands


NVD Live Switch Demo


Norcon Construction


NVD Edelkrone Slider Demo

Camera Packages

4K:

Sony FS5 4K camcorder with Super 35 Exmor sensor for a richly detailed, cinematic look. Comes with 5 Rokinon cine prime lenses (14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm) and a Sony 18-105mm zoom lens, Blackmagic Video Assist 4K recorder/monitor, two 128G SD cards, USB3 SD card reader and MacBook Pro laptop. Will shoot 10 bit, 4:2:2 HD footage up to 240 FPS for super smooth slow motion shots. Built-in Wi-Fi or wired LAN connection for live streaming. Camera’s small size, perfect balance and light weight make it ideal for travel, handheld work or situations where space is at a premium.

HD:

Sony PMW-350 XDCAM EX HD camcorder with three 2/3” 1920×1080 CMOS chips, Fujinon 20×1 HD Broadcast lens w/2X extender, two 64G SxS cards (7 hours continuous recording time), Sony SxS card reader and MacBook Pro laptop. Shoots 1080i, 720p and 480i in variable frame rates, all with embedded audio. 4 independent, individually adjustable audio channels plus HD/SDI and HDMI outputs for multiple HD monitoring.  Beautiful imagery, quick file transfer and efficient media utilization make this the workhorse of our camera collection.

HD:

Sony EX-3 XDCAM EX HD camcorder with three 1/2″ 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensors, Fujinon 14×1 zoom lens, Sony ECM-670 shotgun mic, SxS card reader and MacBook Pro. In addition to the camera’s stunning HD image quality, time-code in and out allows it to be slaved to our PMW-350s, making it an ideal b-camera for unmanned cover and reference shots.

All Camera Packages Include…

Flanders Scientific 17” and/or Small HD 7″ field monitor, Sachtler 18II, Sachtler 20 or Cartoni Focus 12 tripods, multiple light kits including 4 LitePanels Astra 1×1 AC/DC bi-color LED panels, 2 Kino Flo Diva-Lite 401 fluorescent fixtures, 1 Kino Flo Diva-Lite 201 fluorescent fixture, 2 Intellytech F165 light canon AC/DC bi-color LED fresnels, 2 Kinotehnik AC/DC Practilite 602 bi-color LED fresnels, 2 Arri 650 fresnels, 2 Arri 300 fresnels, 2 Arri 150 fresnels, 2 Lowel Totalights, Boling PL-B1 RGB camera-mounted LED light, Dedolight pattern projection system with focusing lens & wide assortment of cookies, assorted Chimera video pro lightbanks with Lighworks grids, 4 1K dimmers, a wide assortment of backdrops, green and blue screens, Anton Bauer Dionic HC and Hawk-Woods VL-M98 hot-swappable batteries and chargers, Sanken COS-11, Tram TR-50 and Sony ECM-77B lavalier mics, Shure SM-58 and Beyer M-58 handheld mics, Shure MX-393 omni and cardioid boundary mics, Sanken CS-3 or Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic, Lectrosonics FCC-compliant wireless systems with audio recorders built into the beltpack transmitters, K-Tek fishpole, Sound Devices 442 4-channel or 552 5-channel field mixer w/built-in SD recorder, JK Audio THAT-2 Telephone Handset Audio Tap, GoPro Hero2 camera, Froschstativ 100mm hi hat, Woods vacuum-suction camera mount, full grip kit with C-stands, sandbags, clamps, gels, flags, nets & diffusion.

Other cameras available. If you don’t see what you want, just call.

Additional Equipment

DJI Mavic Air Drone (FAA Certified) 
(Enhance your program with visually stunning aerial footage!  Features include 4K photo/video camera, 20 minute flight time per battery (4 included) and full ND filter set)

Pro-Prompter i-Pad teleprompter
(ideal for shorter on-camera presentations…no additional operator required)

12-mic panel discussion audio package
(with up to 12 Sony ECM-77b lav mics or 12 Shure SM 58 dynamic mics, 50’ foot audio snake and 3 Shure FP-410 automatic mixers or Zoom F8 8-channel recorder/mixer)

Edelkrone AC/DC motorized camera slider
(consistent, repeatable tracking shots and pans add a professional touch to any production – watch the demo)

Sound Devices PIX 240i portable HD recorder 
(with two 240G solid state drives)

Panasonic AW-HS50N compact live switcher
(with 4 HD/SDI inputs and 1 DVI-D input)

Mackie Thump PA system 
(make sure your audience gets the message with a Mackie 1604 16-channel mixer and two 1300-watt Mackie 12A powered speakers)

EZ-FX jib package 
(smoothly float the camera up and down to reveal interesting perspectives…with Sachtler 20 tripod and Sachtler tripod dolly)

Telex intercom system 
(with five 2-way headsets)

Blackmagic Design Web Presenter 
(stream your live program, publicly or privately, to Facebook, YouTube, and other content distribution networks)

Zoom F8 8-Channel field mixer/recorder
(record each panelist on their own audio track and take sneezes, coughs and whispers right out)

Gentner Digital Hybrid III telephone interface
(add telephone lines to the audio mix with clean, clear sound)

Vue-More motorized turntable
(Why animate your product when you put it on our super smooth, variable speed turntable and shoot it against a green screen?  17″ platter holds up to 50 lbs.)

Services

Services

Editing

(Save 20% on edits when we also do your shoot!)

Adobe Creative Cloud provides instant access to all the latest Adobe products, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Illustrator etc. When Adobe releases a new product or update, we have it for you immediately…along with our Adobe-fanatic editors who know how to use it. Can’t make it to our place? We’ll come to you! A fully-loaded MacBook Pro makes editing on-location a breeze!

Live Switch

Time is money. Save more of both with NVD’s popular Live Switch package. This custom set-up enables one person to shoot and edit at the same time, thereby producing a finished program at the conclusion of your event. PowerPoint slides & graphics are taken directly from the presentation computer and cleanly inserted into the camera footage as it’s being shot. The result? An effective, affordable, fully-edited program that’s ready to use right away…all produced at a fraction of the cost of programs requiring post production. Shooting a panel discussion?  Book a live switch with a second unmanned camera to enhance production value.” Live Switch Demo

Freelance Services

If you’re looking for freelance help, look no further than NVD. We’re totally comfortable working with our gear or yours. Best of all, our years of experience guarantees the integrity, expertise and creativity you seek.

  • camera operation
  • audio
  • lighting
  • grip
  • production

Stuff We Do

Corporate Broadcast
seminars & conferences
training videos
surgical videos
educational videos
trade booth presentations
new product introductions
new business pitches
live events
in-house corporate communications
media training
corporate capabilities videos
cooking demonstrations
streaming videos
special events
fashion shows
panel discussions
sales meeting openers
focus group interviews
man-on-the-street interviews
stylized talking heads
web videos
TV spots
radio spots
video news releases
news reports
press junkets
network programs
cable programs
satellite media tours
remote shoots
studio shoots
multi-camera shoots
live switch shoots

Client List

Client List

National Video-Documentors is proud to have been contracted or subcontracted to shoot and/or produce for the following companies…

Abbott Labs
AbbVie
ABC News
Accenture
Access Hollywood
Airline Pilots Association
Aljazeera
Allscripts
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association of Illinois
American Veterinary Medical Association
Assignment Desk
Astra Zeneca
ATAC
Avon Breast Cancer Research
BBC
Barilla Foods
Bayer
Baxter
Beckman Coulter
BMW
Borg Warner
BP
Brinker International
Brown & Williamson
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Bunge
Celgene
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicagoland Subaru Dealers
Chicagoland Volvo Dealers
CNBC
CNN
CVS/Caremark
Comedy Central
Commonwealth Edison
Conagra
Crews Control
Culligan
DDB
Dairy Farmers of America
Delta Building Products
Deloitte
Desjardin
Discover Financial
DSW Shoe Warehouse
Dunkin’ Brands
ebay
Edelman Worldwide
Electronic Arts
Encore Network
Ernst & Young
ESPN
Extra
Fisher Price
Ford
Forsythe
Fox Business Network
Fox News Channel
GM
Golin Harris
Purell
Groupon
Hartford Insurance
Healthy Choice Foods
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Illinois Tool Works
Independent Film Channel
Interactive Health
Intl. Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
Karen Neuburger Brand
Kemper
Kraft Foods
Kubota Engine
Leo Burnett
McDougal Littell
Mercedes Benz
Mondelez
Morton International
Motorola Mobility
MTV
NCAA Women’s Lacrosse
Nascar
National Car Rental
National Geographic Television
NBC
Nicor Gas
Nike
Northwestern University
OAG Worldwide
Off-The-Street Club
PBS
People’s Energy
Pepsico
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Publishers Clearing House
Quantum Foods
RR Donnelley
Ralph’s
Regeneron
Rexnord
Rohm & Haas
Ryland Homes
Saputo Foods
Samsung
Serta
Skylight Professional Development
South Bend Corporation
Speed Channel
Steelcase
Stepan Chemical
Sterigenics
Susan G. Komen Foundation
T-Mobile
Takeda
Tribune Entertainment
Underwriter’s Laboratories
US Census Bureau
V-Tech
Waste Management
Weber Shandwick
Wells Fargo
World Business Review
WMS Industries
Yellowbook.com
Zimmer Holdings

5 Good Reasons

5 Good Reasons

1.

You want a partner who shares your vision.

At NVD, we take the time to understand what you’re trying to communicate, then suggest creative ways to accomplish your goals. We ask the right questions at the right time. And we’re totally committed to your success. Hey, when you look good, we look good…and a successful video benefits us both.

2.

You want your video well produced.

High quality work projects a high quality image. If that’s what you demand, insist on NVD. We’ll meet your video communication needs in ways you may not expect…like with an audience reaction shot to something being said, soft lighting that evokes a touching, emotional response, or a thoughtfully chosen camera angle that helps define a brand.

3.

You want good value.

NVD offers 1–man bands and half–day shoots, sends reference copies of your camera footage the following day, provides free loaner hard drives (how cool is that?) and brings a boatload of gear to your shoot (more than we usually need, but enabling us to meet just about any challenge.) Our editors are surprisingly fast and reassuringly capable (even fun to work with!) And if it takes a little longer to do a job right, we’ll do it without even glancing at the clock.

4.

You want your video finished on time.

Time is money. NVD saves you more of both with directors of photography who shoot in a manner that makes editing a breeze, editors who know all the keyboard shortcuts to make quick work of a lengthy job, and production assistants who anticipate your needs and act swiftly without being asked.

5.

You want peace of mind.

If you want a detail-oriented camera crew that arrives on time, has all the right gear, shoots gorgeous footage, backs everything up on-site, leaves the location looking as good or better than they found it, sends reference copies of your footage the following day, then edits, revises and refines your program until you are completely satisfied, well…relax. You’ve come to the right place.

Terms / Back Up

Terms

All prices exclude recording media (except where noted). Half-Day: 1-5 hours…Full-Day: 6-10 hours (portal to portal). Overtime = 1.5 times hourly labor fee. No mileage charge for first 75 miles…current IRS approved rate per mile thereafter. Parking billed at cost. Cancellation: No cancellation fee if job canceled at least 24 hours in advance. If canceled less than 24 hours prior to job, 100% of daily labor fee will be charged. If canceled day of job, full charges apply. NVD retains the right to bring only that equipment which NVD feels is necessary to meet its client’s needs. Full payment is expected on delivery of finished product unless other arrangements have been made. Deposit required for first-time customers or projects requiring substantial up-front costs. Rates valid through 12/31/19 and are subject to change without notice after that.”

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NVD “No Worries” Footage Backup Policy

Drop your hard drive on the way home? Accidentally erase all the contents? No worries. All footage shot by NVD is backed up immediately after each shoot. We’ll hold on to it for 6 months. If  you need it before then, just give us a call. We’ll be happy to send it to you.

Who else does that? Nobody but NVD!

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