About Chicago HD

Chicago HD specializes in high definition video post-production. Founded by partners Steve Panning and Gary Chang in the spring of 2002, Chicago HD was the first post-production company in Chicago to embrace HD editing on a Mac. We were also the first Chicago post house geared up with virtually every HD and SD videotape machine format under one roof. Since then we have been dedicated to delivering creative HD content, services and expertise to filmmakers, broadcasters and corporate and independent producers alike.

Our studio is stocked with the HD and SD equipment necessary for working with new and old professional broadcast formats — making Chicago HD one of Chicagoland’s most versatile HD post-production facilities. Relocated to Lincolnwood in 2017, just across Chicago’s northern border, we are a company dedicated to providing creative, comprehensive and competitively priced high definition and standard definition post-production services to video and film professionals in Chicago and throughout the country.

  • Steve Panning

    Stephen Panning
    Owner and Editor

    Stephen is Chicago HD’s senior creative video editor and video finishing expert. Steve has a B.S. in Television Production from Ferris State University and has refined his craft for over 35 years working as a creative and online editor with broadcast, corporate and independent clients. Stephen will guide you through solid editorial workflows from production through presentation while keeping the process fun and enjoyable. He is available for hire as an editor, producer and post-production consultant. Visit our demos page to see examples of Stephen’s work.

  • Gary Chang

    Gary Chang
    Engineer and Co-Founder

    Gary Chang holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and has logged over 50 years of experience in the broadcast video business. His specialties include VTR repair, professional video system design, installation and maintenance. He co-founded Chicago HD with Steve Panning in 2002. Gary also heads GACC Video, an expert provider of video equipment repair, engineering services, and sales. Although Gary is no longer part of Chicago HD’s day-to-day operations, he remains our engineer, mentor and friend.

  • Bob Sliga

    Bob Sliga

    For over 45 years, Bob’s career as a Chicago colorist has evolved along with the technical advancements that have changed the art of color. An expert with DaVinci Resolve, Spirit Datacine, Rank Cintel Mark III, and modern film transfer, Bob has held positions as senior color corrector at facilities in Chicago and on the East Coast, as well as a color specialist at Apple. Bob also teaches color grading at Columbia College and DePaul University. Whether he’s coloring a SuperBowl spot or making your indie film’s digital intermediary look it’s best, Bob is creative, fun and a pleasure to work with.

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