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Written by Matt Frazer


The photographs taken of a person over a lifetime can provide a heartwarming pictorial biography and are often displayed during viewing and funeral services.


A Tribute Video offers the same visual experience and so much more. Set to the family’s choice of music and imagery, DVD Tribute Videos tell the story of a departed loved one in an elegant presentation that celebrates a life and comforts those left behind.


Beholding images of a beloved family member or friend has been proven to have pain-reducing effects. In much the same way, the display of photographs of a recently deceased loved one during viewing and/or funeral services provides comfort to grieving friends as they share memories to celebrate the life of the departed. A DVD Tribute Video completely transforms this experience with an individualized and moving presentation that can be reproduced for anyone whose life was touched by the deceased.


Using the Tribute Video software is simple, and funeral professionals will find it easy to make world-class videos for grateful client families. There are just three steps in the entire process: import, edit, and burn the DVD. In fact, the most difficult step may be collecting photos from families who request a Tribute Video but are wrought with grief and slow to collect the content.


At this point in the process, client families will need to make the music selection, choosing their own or using one of many funeral songs and instrumental tunes available through an online library. The scenic background, or theme, is selected from hundreds to choose from. The theme selected will set the tone for all of the funeral stationery as well as the Tribute Video.


The DVD Tribute Videos are not limited to photographs — they can include video clips as well. The family can provide home movies or a Tribute Video clip can be selected from another online library that houses hundreds of clips like moving waterfalls, flowers, sunrises, sunsets, farming, and forests, to name a few.


Once the video and static images are provided by the client families, the high-speed scanning technology will allow your funeral home to scan one photo every two seconds. Import the files and begin editing, which is far less daunting than it sounds. You can easily add professional motion effects and arrange them so each image comes to life. The Tribute Video software automatically sets transitions and syncs music. Now the DVD is burned and the file can be uploaded to the funeral home’s website.


Just as each life is unique, each Tribute Video uniquely pays homage in a beautiful presentation that is easy to create and duplicate.


Frazer Consultants’ primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral Tribute Video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, and holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, call 866-372-9372.