Video Assist

I'm a Video Assist (VTR) Operator with over a decade of experience.

I have extensive experience in commercials, features, television and live events. I’m local to NYC and regularly travel to Philly, Baltimore and D.C. to work. If I am not personally available I have a select group of operators who I work with.

If you have a graphics heavy shoot I can work with you before the shoot to help you prep your assets for on set compositing. In addition to Qtake, I’m an expert user of After Effects, AVID, Premiere and associated programs.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I’m always happy to explain the workflow and discuss the best playback solution for your shoot.

Future Realities Inc. : VTR : Nick Esposito 917.620.6387

My Video Assist Kit has a range of features and equipment to provide top quality playback on set.

The kit includes a full set of monitors and a suite of engineering tools that provide lighting fast playback on set.

With advanced features such as multi-camera capture, live edits, lut support, wireless video, live compositing and off-speed playback it provides high end playback support. It also has backup recorders, battery power, rain covers and a rugged design to stand up to real world challenges.

The VTR package adds a visually impressive element to your set that speeds communication and increases the quality of the end product. Support the director, contain the client and allow the crew to review footage without delaying shooting.

Having video assist on set saves time and produces a higher quality product.

Kit Features

QTake Playback: The gold standard for playback software used on all major films.

Compositing: Live Overlays with multiple footage manipulations, live display of effects compositions. Perfect for green screen commercials with extensive graphics.

Multi Camera: Record, monitor and playback up to 4 cameras.

Fast Playback: Get instant playback of takes with no downtime and powerful playback tools.

Off Speed Playback: Instant playback of takes at the framerate you are shooting.

Capture Stills: Capture and share stills from the video with local and remote crew.

iOS monitoring: Turn any iphone or ipad on set into a monitor by downloading the Qtake app.

D.I.T. Services: We can add on services such as digital loading, live color grading, 4k master image capture.

Live Streaming: Stream the footage from set to a private weblink for remote clients.

Mobility & Versatility: The package is a sleek tall cart with multiple monitors, optimized for quick set up, fast movement and a deep set of technical features. Can we do it? Yes we can!

Wireless & Battery Powered: The kit integrates wireless transmitters and monitors. It has the ability to operate exclusively on battery power.

The kit is regularly being upgraded. For a current equipment list and a rate sheet please email