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Here is a side by side comparison of a green screen video that we created for a client.


Look what we found, here is one of our old TV Commercials talking about creating a video from your still pictures. 

Create A Video From Photos -


On July 31st 2016 Japan's Funai Electric the world's last VCR manufacture produced its final VCR. The company only sold 750,000 units last year. The main reason is that the company is having a hard time finding parts to produce them.

The History of the VCR started back in 1959 with a company by the name of Ampex produced the world's first commercially successful Video Tape Recorder that used 2 inch wide tape. The price for the unit cost $50,000 and was only affordable by the big television networks. It wasn't until 1963 that a company by the name of UK Nottingham Electronic Valve Company produced the first home video recorder. Back then it cost about $170.00. That's around $1,600 in today's money! By 1975 the mass market for VCR's started to gain traction and by the 1980's the industry boomed with most American households owing a VCR by 1985.

VHS vs Betamx

VHS won the format wars back in the early 80's against the Betamax even though the Betamax quality was superior to the VHS. Betamax's main drawback was that the first tapes produced could only hold 1 hour of video. On the other hand the VHS tapes could record up to two hours, which was great for recording movies and home videos. Eventually, other formats such as Laserdisc and VCD players tried to take on the VCR. It wasn't until the late the 90's early 2000's when DVD players took over the home video market. With its superior picture and sound quality it's no wonder that the DVD was the first step in the demise of the VCR.

So gather up all your video tapes and bring them into Create A Video before its to late. Mention this post for a special discount.

This is Clint from Create A Video. I just wanted to drop you a quick note about the upcoming holiday season. As you know, the holidays can be a sentimental time of year, and the gift of memories makes a great gift idea. So you can probably guess that it can be a pretty busy time of year around here.

It never fails though, every December 23rd, there's a line out-the-door. Last minute shoppers hoping to get in that one last gift. Unfortunately, by then it's too late. So please don't wait... place your order now if you want to have it back to you before Christmas!

I know it can get hectic around the holiday's also, so I'd like to try and make getting your orders in a bit easier too. So I'll be coming in and opening the store on most of the Saturday's before Christmas -  the 12th and 19th of November and the 3rd 10th and 17th of December. All from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

I just wanted to touch base before the holiday rush got in full-swing. Hopefully you'll stop in and say 'hi'. In the meanwhile, have a great day, and I'll see ya again soon.

It's Been Quite a While in the Making

Well, here we are... Things look a little different to you?

We're hoping so!

After several very long months of preparation and hundreds of hours of coding and testing, we're happy to present to you Create A Video 2.0!

For those of you who remember our old website... well, let's just forget about that one. It was built long before any of the new(-ish) technologies really became the industry standards. Maybe we should have updated it sooner, but... we've been busy. So, let's just say 'Better late than never' and show you some of the ways Create A Video is moving forward into the twenty-first century.