7801 Norfolk Avenue * Suite T-2 * Bethesda, MD 20814

301 913-0203 (voice) 301 250-0690 (text)




Stage 2 A/V Productions has been specializing in cost effective video production since 1993. We have lots of experience in presenting big ideas within the constraints of limited budgets. We offer video editing, video recording at your location, voice recording at our facility, and image scanning. When your project is completed, we can provide flash drives or DVDs of you video, or help you get it onto an online streaming service such as Youtube.



Stage 2 A/V Productions first embraced the non-linear editing revolution back in 2001. Today, we strive to keep up with the latest  developments in video. Nowadays, people not only want their finished video on DVD or blu ray, but also on USB thumb drives and uploaded to their YouTube channel. And they’re more likely to come to us with source material on a video camera, SD card or a hard drive filled with files than a videotape. To meet the needs of our clients, Stage 2 A/V Productions has been upgrading our equipment to stay on top of the myriad possibilities of video in 21st century.


To start with, for video recording, we use the Sony PMW-EX1R camera for outstanding HD video.


On the editing side, we use Adobe software for video editing, DVD authoring, file conversions, graphics processing and audio production.

For media conversions, we use a variety of professional  and well-maintained VCRs, cassette decks, etc. and then process the captured media with our Adobe software to produce the high quality files and/or discs.






The World Bank

Honest Tea

BAPA's Imagination Stage

Bethesda Urban Partnership

American Society of Nephrology

University Research Co., LLC

The B-CC Chamber of Commerce

The Children's Inn at NIH

B'nai Israel Congregation (Rockville)

Eye Doctors of Washington

Joy of Motion Dance

The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders

Norbeck Montessori Preschool

Matheson Communications

Manna, Inc.

The Children's Cancer Foundation

Baltimore County Parks and Recreation




Camcorders and smart phones are a great way to capture family memories, but they're not so great for capturing your corporate presentations.  Even if the picture looks good (and that's a big "if"), most people find out too late that the sound is unacceptable. Smart phones and camcorders from the local electronics store aren't equipped to handle sound in the way a professional camera is.


Stage 2 A/V Productions uses Sony 3-chip high definition digital camcorders. We also use heavy duty Manfrotto tripods to maximum stability.


Stage 2 A/V Productions is often able to take a feed the P.A. system for recording the sound of a presentation. When we can't (or if there is no P.A.), we bring wireless lavaliere microphones for the presenters to use. The sound from these microphones won't be heard by the audience, but the sound on the video will be loud and clear.




VHS videotapes and cassette tapes will not last forever.  Each time you play a tape, you run the risk of the tape getting jammed in the player, ruining it beyond repair!  Even if you don't play your tapes, over time, the binder that holds the oxide to the tape can break down, causing  information on the tape to be lost.  It cannot be recovered!


The solution is to archive irreplaceable recordings to digital files or DVDs and CDs.


Why choose Stage 2 A/V Productions for your video archiving?


  •  Most companies charge by the tape, regardless of how long the tape is and they wont      combine tapes on a single DVD.  We charge by actual recorded time plus a small fee for tape changes. The total cost can be significantly less expensive with Stage 2 if you have a large number of tapes.
  • We transfer tapes right here in our Bethesda facility.  Theres no risk to your tapes being damaged or lost in shipping
  • VHS tapes are played on pro VHS VCRs.  DVDs are archival grade media (Mitsubishi MCC 02RG20)
  • Our MP4 files are encoded at 8 Mbps (a higher bit rate than many other companies)
  • No charge for quotes.  Bring your tapes to us and we will go through them, calculate the total time and tell you exactly what the cost will be.  There is no obligation to have the work done until you approve the quote.
  • Stage 2 has been in business since 1993 and we have been transferring tapes to DVD since 2004.

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