Editing & Production
We always film in High Definition (unless this is discussed beforehand) but you can choose whether to receive the final wedding video as DVD or on Blu Ray (BD). To get HD onto DVD it is downconverted to Standard Definition. There is always a slight degradation in quality in this process, though the quality is still excellent. A High Definition BD will give you a much sharper image. The 2 images below were taken as screenshots from a wedding video and show the difference.
A BD can hold more data, so if you choose for us to stay longer to film your wedding we can fit more on 1 BD disc rather than splitting it onto 2 DVDS.
A BD can have nice Pop Up Menus so that you can access the Chapter Menu whilst watching without having to go back to the home page and find the chapter.
We try to keep the final edited product as natural and true to the day as possible so we don’t add any extra music to the ceremony, the speeches or the evening’s dancing.
There are parts of the day that will require music added, such as the arrival of the guests and bridal party, photoshoots, reception and for the short Highlights (if this option is chosen). We try to blend in as much of the background sound as possible for these parts as long as it adds to the sequence of video and doesn’t distract. Distracting sounds include high levels of general crowd noise where there is very little intelligible conversation and just sounds like a wall of noise, excessive swearing (!), tractors and cars passing, excessive wind noise, etc.