5 Wedding Videography Terms You Should Know
When is your big day? Planning a wedding is not a piece of cake. I mean, it’s going to be a very busy time ahead. The couple will have to look for a professional photographer. Also, a professional videographer. Anyway, due to the technical nature of these fields, the couple can get confused by the technical terms and other aspects. What are the technical terms you should know about Wedding Videography? Knowing these terms and understanding their meaning is important for a couple who looks for the right service providers. Let’s get started so!
1) Raw footage: Couples often get confused about the term raw footage. What does it mean? Well, in simple words, it’s the unedited wedding footage as recorded in the camera. Most of the couples love to watch their unedited footages – it looks so natural. Anyway, the raw footage will have lengthy and boring scenes. Quality Wedding Videography comes with editing. If you want the raw footage, then you can request it from the videographer. Unfortunately, some Wedding Videography firms don’t offer this option. I don’t know why, but it’s their policy. Perhaps, the videography firm only wants you to judge them on the final product. Which means you should confirm it with the videographer if you want the raw footage before you hire him.
2) Coverage: How much coverage do you want? It’s a common question that the experts in Wedding Videography industry ask from couples. It’s dead simple. Coverage means the number of hours you want the videographer to be present on the wedding day. Coverage will mostly depend on the package you choose to get. The coverage will range from six hours to a complete day. Wedding Videography has become a thriving industry in today’s world. Couples know the value of Wedding Videos, so they consider it as a must now. It’s a flexible industry, and you can ask for a custom package always (coverage.)
3) Highlight Film and Wedding Trailer: In most case, they both are the same. Wedding Videography firms use these terms interchangeably. Usually, they last between 3-6 minutes. It’s like a trailer of your wedding day. Couples request highlight films or wedding trailers to publish on Social Media such as Facebook. Also, you can E-mail it to your family members, friends, and everyone who couldn’t attend the function. It includes all the special moments, but edited to a short video in a trailer format. Well, here I would like to give you an additional tip. Some videographers show couples wedding highlights/trailers as samples. Don’t hire a videographer just by watching a few trailer samples. Always ask for 3-4 full feature films as for samples. Only then you can make the big decision of hiring him.
4) DSLR: Well, it’s not something related only to Wedding Videography. Most wedding videographers use DSLR cameras to shoot. It stands for “Digital Single Lens Reflex.” Anyway, I am not going to explain DSLR cameras in details here.
5) Same day edit: It’s much similar to a wedding trailer. Some busy Wedding Videography firms don’t provide this service though. The same day edit is usually expensive because preparing it within a short time is a tough job for any videographer.