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This is also known as the editing phase! Some of our clients ONLY need editing done, and that’s okay! We can electronically send you versions of the video as it gets edited, giving you the opportunity to provide feedback on any spot in the video without you having to spend hours in the edit suite. After all, you’ve got better things to do! We’ll provide any version of the finished video you need: whether it’s formatted for social media, a big screen, or website delivery. Sorry, we no longer deliver on VHS tapes. And we’ve got alternatives to DVDs, if you really need a thing to hold onto. ????

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Post-Production in Northern Virginia and the Metro DC area

This service is perfect for:

  • YouTube content creators
  • Podcast producers
  • eCourse content creators

What our clients say about our Post-Production service


Sharon, was amazing to work with. After doing virtual events for 15 months and doing our own video editing (which was very time consuming) it was wonderful to work with her on creating a fantastic virtual event. She worked with all of the speakers to make sure the recordings were great. She was able to add features to the videos to enhance the experience without being asked to do so. She also was very flexible when speakers moved recording times and even doing video editing the night before the event due to speakers requests. I couldn't have done this event without her. She was a great addition to the team!

Kelly Katherine August 4, 2021

What to expect

How it works

The process takes a minimum of three days, but usually an average of 10 days. It might stretch out based on how long it takes our clients to review versions and provide feedback.

  • Step

    Send us your files

    Editing begins once all of the elements have been recorded and gathered. We organize the footage, still photos, graphics, music, narration, etc. in a manner appropriate to the project.

  • Step

    First draft

    You'll receive the first draft to review. This draft won't have music or transitions, just a straight version of the narration and basic elements of the script. This gives you the chance to request changes and give feedback early in the process.

  • Step

    Second draft

    You'll get the second draft for review and feedback. This draft has music, transitions and any edits requested from the first draft.

  • Step

    Final video

    We'll incorporate requested edits and changes from the second draft to create the polished, final video!

  • Step

    Receive files

    We format the video for various platforms or file types. We rename those files for the intended usage/platform, and deliver the files via Dropbox, or whatever preferred method you have - easy!

Why work with us?

We've got your back

Picture This Video is ready to be your partner in editing videos for you -- here are a few reasons why:

    We've got the time, and the expert know-how

    Editing can be very tedious and time-consuming, even if you DO know what you’re doing.

    We have been editing for more than 3 decades

    And, we are continually improving our skills, abilities and tools to make the process easier, and create even better results for our clients’ projects.

    We have an easy review process for our clients which they love.

    And you will, too! It keeps you informed and with a voice throughout the project.

    We keep a secure backup of your project at no charge!

    We'll hold on to our your projects, and all of the media, at no extra charge on our servers which are backed up regularly to the cloud. This allows us to update projects and re-use footage between projects when you return to us! We basically create a video library for you!

    Ultimately, we believe our clients’ projects are theirs.

    If at any time, you ask for your project elements or project, we will deliver it to you, no questions asked.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Quick answers to common questions folks like you ask about Post-Production

See our work

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Freelance & Editing Rates according to role

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  • Role Title

    Up to 5 hours
    Up to 10 hours
  • Associate Producer

  • Videographer – labor only

  • HD Videography w/gear

  • Teleprompter Operator w/gear

  • Remote Recording

    $105 per hour
  • Webcast/Event Producer onsite w/client

  • Webcast/Event Producer from PTV office

  • Terms

    • Mileage: Picture This Video works in the Metro DC area within a 25 mile radius of Fairfax, VA, with no travel fees. Additional mileage is charged at the current IRS rate.
    • Time is charged from arrival on site to departure from site.
      Our rates typically are based on 1/2 day (5 hours) or full days (10 hours).
    • For each hour over 10 in a day, the cost will be time and a half times the hourly rate for that job’s full day rate.
    • Cancellation of a scheduled scripting, videotaping or editing date may incur a kill fee:
      • 24-48 hours notice: $250
      • less than 24 hours notice: $300
      This is in addition to the cost of any rented equipment, and sub-contractors' kill fees.
    • Other rates & services available on request.
    • Invoices are due upon receipt. Deposit may be required.
  • Editing Rates

    Up to 10 hours
  • Logger / Digitizer – external system

    $36 per hour
  • Logger / Digitizer – internal system

    $55 per hour
  • Adobe Premiere editing – external system

    $75 per hour
  • Adobe Premiere editing – internal system

    $95 per hour