Today's 1920 x 1080 resolution Full HD TVs present us with an image of around 2 megapixels, but this new generation of screens delivers an 8 megapixel image from hi-res cameras.
With new Ultra HD 4K TVs arriving this year from the big TV brands, it will soon become a format for both broadcast TV and Blu-ray.
Technically speaking, 4K denotes a very specific display resolution of 4096 x 2160. This is the resolution of all 4K recordings, though many people use 4K to refer to any display resolution that has roughly 4000 horizontal pixels.
Ultra HD TVs have a resolution slightly lower than that - 3840 x 2160. That's exactly four times higher than the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Many current movie cameras already film above 4K resolutions, for example the RED Epic which can film at a 5K resolution of 5120 x 2700 and the Sony F65 which films at 8192 x 4320 (8K).
A high pixel count also enables images to go larger before they break up, which suits the trend to bigger TVs. Ultra HD is already making big inroads into the world of digital cinema; almost all major Hollywood movies and TV shows are filmed in 4K - or even 5K.
In a word, experience . Too many people in this business get started in video production by doing weddings. Think about it, do you want to trust your once in a lifetime moments to someone who is just learning? Making mistakes is inevitable when learning anything new. It can take years to get it right. ..... Always go with Experience.
There are some major differences that are obvious; one is an image on film, the other is a moving image on a screen. But what's not so obvious is how the two mediums interact with you . Generally, photographers pose their formal shots, with the exception of what they shoot live. Videographer generally just documents the event and don't pose shots although some do. When you have both a Photographer and a Videographer , the two should meet and have a chat so they can work together. Both should be talented professionals that want the best for you no matter what the budget.
When the wedding budget starts getting higher, some choose to settle for one or the other. If the budget is a concern, decide which is going to be the most important to you. If its video, don't go crazy on the photography package you choose . If having a photo album is your priority, choose to have a basic video package to at least capture the day. You can always have a good editor polish the original footage into a wedding story over time. " A video of your wedding day will allow you and your family to relive memories for generations to come. The people who mean so much to you, the music, the voices the emotions, all come alive again on Video and DVD" . So having a Video on DVD is not just for the bride and groom but also for your families and friends for generations to come. Priceless! Highly recommend at least a bare bones wedding video for those not sure. If you shop wisely you can have both.
This is a great question. Sinatra sang, " Love and marriage , love and marriage, goes together like a horse and carriage, you can't have one with out the other". The same is true for Videotaping and Editing . You can't edit with what you don't have or with poor footage, so having a talented creative Videographer is extremely important. Issues are positioning, camera angles, lighting and sound. Assuming the Videographer get adequate footage, I would have to say that editing is more important to the final product . Not all good Videographer are good editors and creative digital editing is what matters most. Today's software programs are amazing for creating, correcting and improving digital video but require a lot of time and talent to use. Choose the most talented Videographer - Editor you can find and afford.
Generally, an experienced Videographer knows when and where to be, so adequate coverage can be achieved with one camera. More than 2 cameras are rarely necessary. But using two or more cameras can have its advantages. For instance, if an inevitable obstruction gets in the way, the second Videographer can capture the moment. Extra points of view can only help to get the polished results you deserve during the editing process. Don't worry if you choose a 1-camera package. Experienced Videographer can instinctively plan for capturing the scene in multiple points of view. This is more difficult but talented editors can weave the footage (insert) in a way that looks like there were multiple cameras. It's all in the editing.
The art of Wedding Videography can be described as getting colors on a palette; the editing process is the canvas. Editing can be as simple as removing unnecessary footage, but in the hands of a creative and talented editor your finished wedding video will be a memorable one and something to cherish. There is no substitute for good editing because it's not always what you shoot that counts but what you show. By comparison, shooting is the easy part; Digital Editing involves getting digital video from one or more cameras into the computer (Capture & Encode). Then the real fun begins. Generally, 8 hours of editing is required per each attended hour. So a 4-hour schedule will take approximately 32 hours of editing, an
8-hour schedule 64 hours, double that for two cameras. For some strange reason we always seem to put more time into it than that. Many other Videographers just don't put that amount of time into it and that extra time is what makes all the difference.
Bare bones and low priced packages do very little editing because of what's called in-camera editing or cuts only. In camera editing is a technique that basically means "compose, shoot, pause, compose, shoot, pause" so the original video looks like it was edited. This type of footage is not perfect but it requires little or no editing. It's videotaped and then dubbed to tape.
TIP.this type of inexpensive package is great for adding a Custom Option to, like a "Music Video Highlights" montage affordably. The editing and FX are included in the Option price!
Unlike basic cuts only editing, tastefully produced special effects can add beautiful transition effects between segments such as dissolves, various multi-layer special effects, slow motion, and even broadcast quality graphics and titles for some first class results.
I love the names. Many Videographers offer all kinds of possibilities; basically they include The Prelude, Highlights, Special Effects, Titles, and Photo Music Videos. Let's start with the Prelude.
"The Prelude". Perfect for capturing the months leading up to your wedding day . The best wedding video professionals just don't add some baby photos and music and call it a prelude. A True Prelude is a complete production unto itself with "A Wedding Story" style that evolves over weeks, even months. This can include the bride and grooms courtship stories with new and existing video and photos. Add on and off camera commentary from friends & family, and then wonderfully weave the prelude story together with editing, transitions, and special effects. Add some great music, and your Prelude is ready to introduce to your family and friends at the reception.
The Wedding Day Highlights Montage One the most popular options are the Montage or Music Video Highlights. Whatever it's called, you will be happy you chose it. There are two main styles of editing, one is Assemble Clips and Audio Dub , and another is T rue Music Video Style Editing. Because we have been specializing in music video montage editing for over 10 years, we are naturally partial to the true music video style. The Wedding Day Highlights Montage is one of the most watched segments on your wedding video. It is a Bride and Groom rated favorite that will capture all the key moments of the wedding day in a 5-10 minute segment. Slow motion, special effects and the appropriate live or pre-recorded music are skillfully weaved together.
Love Story Share your love for each other with your family and friends before, during and after your wedding through digital technology. The Love Story upgrade can be added to any standard wedding day video package or wedding ceremony footage. Videographer video tape you walking hand-in-hand in the park, lake or desire location etc.., talk on how you met, changing costume and location and set this to your special music. Ask for Projection services for reception entertainment.
Expect to pay from $3,500 to $6,000 for your wedding day on Video. It has been said "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten". So make sure you get what you deserve no matter how much you're paying.