LH Video Services offers the Highest Quality Video Assist Services to the Television, Movie and Commercial Production Industries in the New York City area
We provide the Greater New York City area with the most advanced Video Assist Tools the industry has to offer. We Specialize in Visual Effects Video Assist, with live Chroma Keying and single and multiple camera video assist systems. With over 25 years of on set experience , Lee Hopp and his team can make your next shoot run smoothly by getting the job done Efficiently and with a smile.
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The leader in on-set HD Video Assist for
LH Video Services is a full service Video Assist Rental Company that can provide the gear and also provide the manpower for your shoot.
“There is nothing better for me than to see the smile on a Directors face when they know their shot will work. I have been fortunate to use my skills on Commercials, TV Shows and Feature Films.”
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“Our Purpose is to help you achieve your creative goals with state of the art video tools and expert technicians”
SERVICES WE OFFER
We provide video assist and related monitoring services to the film and entertainment industries. Our operators have years of on set experience and knowledge of the gear we provide so that the job goes smoothly. Here are some of the services we offer.
LH Video Services have Mastered these Tools!
Video Assist Operators and Packages
We can crew up your next shoot with highly trained video assist operators and put together the right gear that is needed for the job. We do TV Shows, Commercials and Feature Films.
Visual Effects Video Assist
We have the understanding of Qtake software to give you the most efficient way of doing your visual effects live on set. It includes live compositing, mixing and wipes. QTake has great Garbage Matte features to get rid of the stands etc.. in a scene. It also allows us to playback a moving background image live while we are doing a live key.
We offer monitoring services that can be cabled or wireless. Sometimes there are trying situations where the client has to be in a van that is set up with a monitor in it and the director wants to be close to camera with a handheld monitor. Our video assist technicians can set this up and transmit wirelessly to the van and provide the cable, wireless, monitors and speakers and power to do this. We also can set up monitor carts for Directors and Clients to. Recording can be an option that we can add onto this if needed.
24 Frame Playback to on set computers and monitors.
We can provide on set images that are color corrected on computers and TV monitors. Whether its a single monitor, iPad, iPhone, etc…to an office full of computers.
VIDEO ASSIST ALSO KNOWN AS VTR (Old school for Video Tape Recorder)
In the old days the VTR Operator used tape recorders that recorded what the film camera was shooting with a low quality camera that was attached to the film camera. Till this day the term is still used on set even though we have not used tape recorders for many years.
Our Goal is to deliver the highest quality video playback on set. We use Qtake which is the most advanced video assist system out there. We know it inside and out especially the visual effects tools. We can provide Live Chroma Keying with moving or still backgrounds on set. We have worked on many complex shots using this for TV Shows, Feature Films and Commercials. We transport all our gear to set in our vehicles so that you don’t have to worry about picking up the gear.
VISUAL EFFECTS -LIVE CHROMA KEYING
Why Choose Us?
Highly Trained and Experienced Technicians
State of the Art Equipment
Strive to make the Director’s job as smooth as possible.
Friendly and Attentive
We deliver the highest quality video playback on set
Have Van, Will Travel!
I have worked on many complex shots for TV Shows, Features and Commercials. All my gear is easily transported on carts and loaded onto my Sprinter Van!
My goal is to deliver the highest quality video playback on set!
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Video Assist PackagesAvailable for your next Shoot
- Our basic package includes a recording device, 1-17” Directors Monitor and 1-25” Client Monitor
We also provide 2- Speakers, 2-Rolling stands and a cart for the recording device. All cables are included.
Wireless TransmitterAvailable for your next Shoot
- We provide Teradek Bolt Pro 2000 transmitters for no latency transmitting up to 2000 feet line of sight. We have single receiver systems or multiple receiver systems up to 4 receivers per transmitter.
We also have custom designed handheld monitors that work with our receivers.
For higher powered systems for car shoots etc… we can provide the Microlite transmitter and receiver and the Direct Vu handheld monitor for more trying wireless needs.
MonitorsAvailable for your next Shoot
- • Sony’s OLED monitors are the most popular monitor on set these days. We carry both the 17″ and 25″ models. The color and contrast on these monitors is fantastic.
- • The Odyssey 7Q+ is a beautiful handheld 7″ OLED that we use all the time with our Teradek Bolt wireless transmitters for the Director or DP.
- • 17” Panasonic Monitors
- • 25” JVC Monitors
- • Small HD 7” Monitors
Portable RecordersAvailable for your next Shoot
When you have the need to run and gun and go small we have an assortment of portable recorders to get the job done. We usually carry with our packages a portable recorder as a back up in case it is needed.
- • Pix 240’
- • Atomos Shogun Flame
- • Atomos Blade
LH Video Services NewsLatest information and happening with LH Video Service
"Meet Max Our 2-4 Camera Qtake System" My daughter names all my cars and video carts. This latest cart she named "Max". Max has the capability to record and playback up to 4 cameras at a time. It's powered by a Mac Pro and is portable and rigged in the cart you see...read more
I have been thinking a lot about how great it is to shoot in New York. Endless locations, great crews, food, entertainment, the greatest City in the world. Our business is growing in leaps and bounds, especially in the world of episodic TV. There are so many shows...read more
We recently added the Atomos Shogun Flame to our rental inventory. Its a 7" High Brightness monitor that also has a recorder built in. It can record Apple Pro Res or Avid DNX files. It's a great video assist tool and can also be used to record 4K if one desired to. It...read more
We recently did a commercial where the Director wanted us to replace one persons face with another persons face. One of the great features of Qtake is that we can do live chroma keying and also cut out a garbage matte to place one thing into another. As you can see in...read more
Working in the field as a Video Assist Operator I observe what works not only for myself but for other operators in the field. Most of us to one degree or another have worked out of a van and or a mini van over the years. Some had lift gates, some had ramps, shelves,...read more
Lee Hopp/Owner Operator
In 2007 I went on a quest to find an HD video assist system. I went to Las Vegas 2-years in a row to see the latest in HD recording devices at the NAB show (National Association of Broadcasters).
Both times I came up empty.
But in Dec of 2008 I came across a new system that could do VFX (Visual Effects). I emailed the contact information on the webpage and within five minutes received a phone call from Mark Pederson
of Off-Hollywood here in New York who is the North American reseller of this new system.
We spent the next three months perfecting this system so that in 2009 at NAB we could show it to the world. The ride for myself and Qtake HD has not slowed down. It’s inventor Vladislav Struhar has made the most advanced video assist tool available. He continually improves on the system and brings new features on a constant basis.
I myself love using it because it allows me to be involved in the creative process by helping my client see what they have right there on set. Since I have been using it from day one I know what it can do.
There is nothing better for me than to see the smile on a Directors face when they know their shot will work. I have been fortunate to use my skills on Commercials, TV Shows and Feature Films.
Please check out the Client/Project List and feel free to call me (917-838-3956) or email me LH@LHVideoservices.com.
Best, Lee Hopp
LH Video Services LLC
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Address: 2472 Sixth Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024