Broadcast Quality Cameras
Sue is checking the lighting with one of our Professional Broadcast Quality Cameras before an outdoor wedding.
Notice the Fill In light on top of the camera to light up faces in the shadows of the trees.
Also notice the wireless receiver on the front of the camera picking up the wireless microphone on the groom.
He also is wearing a wireless handsfree intercom to communicate with the other cameraman at the wedding to coordinate shots and make sure all the details are picked up.
Deciding Between Standard Definition and High Definition
In Order to process this, we require more equipment, and time.
In order for you to enjoy it you will need a Blu-Ray player and a High Definition TV.
In order to enjoy Standard Definition, you can use a DVD player and TV set, OR a Blu-Ray player and HD set. If the Player features Upconverting, the picture will be better than Standard definition, although not as good as HD on Blu-Ray.
Video in Low Lighting
During Weddings and receptions, we do not have control of the lighting. If we did, it would be bright.
Instead, we have purchased cameras that are the industry recognized leader in low light performance.
You may not be aware of how poor a normal camera looks in low light until you see the comparison.
You want to see clear, vibrant colors and details even while dancing with dark ambient light and flashing DJ lighting.
Deciding Between 1 or Multiple Cameras:
Professional use of cameras is a key to preserving your memories in a wedding DVD.
Couples ask us how the video will differ with one camera compared to two cameras and one tech compared to two cameras two technicians
The difference is huge! This little illustration will give you a small idea of the differences. It is more pronounced when there is someone doing the reading or someone playing special music.
If we choose the rear camera only, we can get the officiant, the recessional, and the readers and special music. And we can get the bride and groom when they face each other.
If we choose the front camera only, we can get the processional, the bride and groom’s face, the faces of the parents in the audience.
If we choose an un-staffed camera in the back, we have to leave it wide enough angle to see everything on the platform, but then you cannot see their faces up close. The problem with this is people move around on the platform.
Try the different angles and see how more natural the both camera version looks.