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MATCH DVD'S & COMPILATIONS FEATURING OUR SPONSORED MENS' SUNDAY LEAGUE CLUB

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1990-1991

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1991-1992

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1992-1993

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1993-1994

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1994-1995

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1995-1996

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1996-1997

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1997-1998

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1998-1999

MATCH DVD'S

Season 1999-2000

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2000-2001

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2001-2002

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2002-2003

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2003-2004

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2004-2005

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2005-2006

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2006-2007

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2007-2008

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2008-2009

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2009-2010

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2010-2011

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2011-2012

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2012-2013

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2013-2014

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2014-2015

MATCH DVD'S

Season 2015-2016





EDMONTON ROVERS COMPILATION DVD’S

EDMONTON ROVERS...OUR SPONSORED SUNDAY LEAGUE CLUB

Edmonton Rovers are a mens' team who now play in the Barnet Sunday League in north of London. Club Secretary Laurence Hughes has filmed virtually every Edmonton Rovers match on a professional basis since 1990 when he started up Hughes Video Services, and indeed selling copies of Rovers' match videos & DVD's to opposing Club Secretaries and players has been a vital part of the business ever since.

Over the years, the club have had quite a bit of T.V. and media exposure due to Hughes Video Services filming all their matches. The first piece of publicity to come their way was in 1991 when Danny Baker hosted a regular weekly programme (The Game') on ITV which showed some clips of Rovers in action. When the first Compilation Video of an Edmonton Rovers season was produced later that year, Rovers then found themselves being  featured regularly on BBC Radio 5's 'Sunday Brunch' arts programme which saw presenter Mariella Frostrup phoning the pub every Sunday lunchtime to get a post-match report live on air from Laurence Hughes and interview some players. 

The best publicity to come Rovers way though was undoubtedly between September 1994 and early 1999 when Sky Sports 2's ' Sunday morning 'Soccer Extra' show started a 'Sunday League Soccer' feature in which a spoof commentary (by their own 'Steve & Jonty') was dubbed on to video footage sent in by Sunday League clubs. Rovers match highlights were then consistently shown on the programme every three or four weeks on average and with the show rapidly attaining cult status when it switched to Saturday mornings to become 'Soccer A.M.', the club became so well-known that their players even found themselves being recognised by people in the street !

Several magazine and newspaper articles then followed, but in recent years the club have relied mainly on it's excellent website for publicity, while since 2009, highlights of matches have been appearing on the Hughes Video Services’ You Tube channel.

More details on the club’s Video History can be found on the Club Website.


HOW OUR EDMONTON ROVERS MATCHES ARE FILMED, EDITED & PRODUCED

Edmonton Rovers matches are all filmed from the half-way line with just the one camera on a tripod, using a ladder-platform to gain a vantage point to film above spectators, substitutes and Managers’ heads. For Sunday League Football this is actually quite sophisticated compared to the wobbly hand-held palmcorder or mobile phone camera that is often used by other Sunday teams when attempting to film their games. We used to use a large wooden box (See picture left), but somebody 'nicked it' from the changing rooms during local Council refurbishments ! As you can see from that picture, we film Edmonton Rovers matches in all kinds of weather !

All Edmonton Rovers matches filmed before April 2001 were recorded using an S-VHS camera which produced a good quality image, but that was greatly improved when we upgraded to the Mini-DV (Digital) format thereafter, initially filming using a Canon XM2 in the 4:3 format and then from Season 2007-2008 onwards using the Canon XHA1, filming in the 16:9 (widescreen) format which is still used today.
Matches filmed up until May 2003 were edited & produced by feeding the footage from the camera master tape into a stand-alone non-linear editing suite which was not DV-enabled. This meant that the edited master copies of all matches filmed before that date were in the S-VHS format, which is now obsolete and extremely difficult to transfer onto DVD’s, hence very few of those matches being available in our DVD Catalogues. However, the acquisition of computer-based editing software in July 2003 meant we were then able to produce vastly improved copies of matches filmed from the start of Season 2003-2004, as the source footage and the edited version were both kept in a loss-free digital format of television broadcast quality. Slow-motion replays and titles were then greatly enhanced, and more importantly, copies of all matches filmed from the start of Season 2003-2004 until the end of Season 2015-2016 were edited & produced to be made available on DVD's including menus and chapters whereby the goals could be accessed at the click of a button rather than by rewinding and searching. (Any DVD's of matches that were edited & produced before Season 2003-2004 are straightforward copies from S-VHS master tapes, so they do not include menus and chapters). The finished (fully-edited) versions of matches filmed between Season 2003-2004 and Season 2015-2016 are kept as Master Copies on DVD for an unlimited period of time, so copies for customers can then be run off at any time in the future (as per those listed in our Catalogues on this website).

Edmonton Rovers Match DVD's from Season 1999-2000 onwards are all edited to include the 'Full 90 Minutes' (and Extra-Time if played) whereas Match DVD's before Season 1999-2000 were edited down to a running time of between 70-80 Minutes. All Match DVD's include titles throughout the video for goalscorers, substitutions, bookings, etc., plus slow-motion replays.

Up until March 2005, all Edmonton Rovers Match DVD's included a narrated introduction describing both the Edmonton Rovers line-up and that of their opponents (if the information was provided by their opponents). However, we no longer do a narrated introduction on our Match DVD's due to a lack of time to script it, although the improved picture and editing quality more than makes up for that. There is no match commentary on any Edmonton Rovers DVD's...the spectators on the touchline tend to do this for us (unwittingly !).

In addition to Match DVD’s, we have also produced Season Compilation videos (back in the 1990’s) and filmed a number of Club Tours and 5-a-Side or 7-a-Side competitions that the club have been involved in over the years. These are all currently only on S-VHS video-tape masters though and have not yet been converted to DVD. They will appear in the Compilation DVD’s section ready for sale if and when we manage to do so.

During the 1990's, we also produced a number of 'Out-Takes' Videos from our footage of Edmonton Rovers matches and Club Tours. These are only available for current and former club members to purchase (once we have converted them to DVD) and they will not be listed on this website for the general public to buy.

Since January 2014 we have been filming, editing & producing matches in full AVCHD 1080p high definition, although this has only been used so far to produce highlights for You Tube (in a lower-spec MP4 720p format). From Season 2016-2017 onwards though, we will be making fully edited & produced whole matches available on USB Flash Drives (otherwise known as ‘USB Sticks’) in AVCHD 1080p 28Mbps format for supporters and opposing teams to buy from our online Edmonton Rovers catalogue. The picture quality from these USB Sticks will be the same as watching high definition broadcasts of professional football matches on TV. We use Hughes Video Services-branded 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives (USB Sticks) formatted as ex-FAT, and these play back on PC’s, Apple Mac & Windows laptops, Android & Windows tablets, and also on TV sets via an HDMI lead from PC’s & laptops. The match can be watched directly from the USB Stick or the file can be copied from the drive into your PC or laptop’s own hard drive, and from there into an external hard drive if necessary. (Please note that 90-minute matches in full HD (AVCHD 1080p at 28Mbps) are generally 20GB in size).
From Season 2017-2018 onwards we may also be experimenting with uploading whole Edmonton Rovers matches to You Tube and also using Dropbox to transfer whole match files online for customers to download via an e-mail link. Both will be in a lower specification MPEG4 720p high definition format at 7Mbps and will cost half the price of USB Sticks.


EDMONTON ROVERS MATCH DVD’S AVAILABILITY

At the moment, most of Edmonton Rovers matches before Season 2003-2004 are still on S-VHS video-tape masters and have not yet been converted to DVD, mainly because the S-VHS format is now obsolete and it is an extremely difficult and time-consuming process to convert that footage. If and when we manage to do so, they will then be listed in our online catalogue for ordering at £10.00 per copy (including postage & packing to U.K. destinations).

Matches filmed from August 2003 onwards have all been mastered on DVD already, while all matches from Season 2007-2008 onwards are now listed in our online catalogue (at £10.00 per copy).


EDMONTON ROVERS COMPILATION DVD’S AVAILABILITY

From Season 1990-1991 until Season 1997-1998, we produced Compilation Videos for each season featuring all the goals and main highlights with a narration from Club Secretary Laurence Hughes included throughout. Unfortunately we have not had time to edit & produce any Season Compilations since then or transfer the Compilations from the 1990’s onto DVD from the S-VHS video-tape masters.

If we ever get round to doing so, they will then be listed in this online catalogue for ordering at £12.00 per copy (including postage & packing to U.K. destinations). The majority of our Edmonton Rovers Compilation DVD’s have a Running Time of 180 Minutes and will therefore be supplied on Dual-Layer DVD's...hence the increased price.
With all our match highlights since 2009 being shown on our You Tube channel, it is unlikely that we will bother to produce Compilation DVD’s from that Season onwards.


HOW TO ORDER FROM OUR BACK-CATALOGUE OF EDMONTON ROVERS DVD’S

Our online catalogue is now up and running where customers can purchase Edmonton Rovers Full Match DVD’s and USB Sticks by credit or debit card via PayPal.

Simply click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button to order the DVD(s) or USB Sticks you require and alter the quantity if you require more than one copy. Click on ‘View Cart’ or on the ‘Checkout’ button on the drop-down cart that appears in the top right-hand corner of the page. This will take you through to PayPal where you will pay for your order securely online.

If you prefer the old-fashioned way, you can still order from our catalogue by CLICKING HERE to download and print off a PDF Order Form which you can then complete and post off to our office address with a cheque or a postal order. You can also CLICK HERE to download the Order Form as a Word Document which you can then type your order into and e-mail it to us as an attachment. You can also pay for your order directly into our account by BACS (Internet Banking) and you can find our account details on the Order Form.

All postage & packing for U.K. destinations is completely free of charge, irrespective of how many DVD’s and/or USB Sticks you are ordering.
If you require your order to be posted overseas, please note that you will need to pay an extra £1.50 per item. An ‘Add To Cart’ button for this purpose is at the bottom of every list of DVD’s in our online catalogue.  Customers from outside the U.K. are also advised that our DVD’s are supplied in the PAL format only.

Personal callers to our office address who wish to collect their orders (and pay in cash) MUST make an appointment. We do not have a shop and our office is in a residential road with very little car parking space.

Please also note that we are not VAT-registered.


DELIVERY INFORMATION

For U.K. deliveries, all orders of 1-2 DVD’s will be posted off using normal First Class mail. Orders of 3-4 DVD’s will be posted off using Royal Mail Signed For (First Class), as will any USB Sticks that are ordered. For orders of five DVD’s or more, we will use Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next-day before 1.00.p.m.).

In general, all orders for DVD’s and USB Sticks that are listed in this catalogue should be fulfilled and posted off within 7-10 days of receiving your payment, although it may take slightly longer during the months of March, April, May & June, as that is our busiest time of year (when we are filming Cup Finals & Tournaments).


PAYING FOR COPIES AT EDMONTON ROVERS MATCHES

Opposing Club Secretaries, players and indeed Referees can order a fully-edited & produced copy of the whole 90 minutes (or more) that they have just taken part in by paying Laurence Hughes £30.00 in cash on the final whistle for a USB Stick from which they can view the game in full 1080p high definition. The USB Stick will then be posted off to them within 7-10 days. Alternatively, they can pay £15.00 to have the whole match uploaded to You Tube for them to watch or for them to download the whole match file from Dropbox by clicking on an e-mailed link. Teams who are due to play Edmonton Rovers in a forthcoming match can also contact us to order any back-catalogue DVD's listed on this website. These can then be brought along to the match and you can pay Laurence Hughes in cash for them on the day.

Please place your order at least 7 days in advance to ensure the DVD’s you require can be run off in time.


UNSURE IF YOU PLAYED IN A PARTICULAR MATCH ?

We have kept details of the Edmonton Rovers team line-ups for every one of their matches filmed since 1990, and in most cases we also have details of who played for their opponents.

That means if you are unsure as to whether you (or somebody you know) played in a particular match that we have listed, you can contact us first (preferably by e-mail) to find out before you go ahead and place your order. For more recent matches (since the start of Season 2007-2008), you will be able to view team line-ups on a PDF linked from the DVD listing in our online catalogues. Just click on the yellow ‘Match Details’ button.


RETURNS POLICY

All DVD’s and USB Sticks we produce are checked for errors before they are distributed. Should you receive a faulty DVD, please return it to our office address with the details and we will send you a replacement if the fault is genuine. Please enclose a copy of your receipt and details of your name & address.

Please note that in almost all cases when we have had a DVD returned as faulty, the shiny side of the disc has been covered in scratches or finger marks and that has been the reason why the DVD has failed to play properly. All DVD’s we produce are distributed in mint condition, so please make sure you clean the shiny side of the DVD with a soft lens cloth before you confirm that the disc does not play back properly. We will not replace any DVD’s that are returned to us with scratches on the shiny side of the disc or with bits of food stuck on to it...which is a common problem !

Please also note that we will be unable to replace any DVD’s you may have ordered in error.

For all other returns enquiries, please contact us.


LEGAL INFORMATION

PRIVACY NOTICE...Hughes Video Services will not seek to profit or otherwise gain from distribution of the personal data you submit when ordering from this website.

COPYRIGHT...All content included on this website is the property of Hughes Video Services and is protected by U.K. & International copyright laws.


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