Wenning’s Wedding Tip Wednesday

Do I Need My Wedding Video Footage?

You might have heard that you need the raw video footage from your wedding videographer. It sounds like a good idea, having the full video in one place right? Well, it might not be as helpful to have as it seems.

You’ll be missing out on post-production enhancement.

There is a lot of work that goes into your wedding footage before it gets the final seal of approval. A professional editor will improve the video’s tint, saturation, exposure, and much more to make the colors 𝙥𝙤𝙥, and give it a unique style to match your vision.

Even the best raw video footage won’t look as 𝘃𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 as compared to what some post-production work can do. If you are not trained in that craft, it won’t have the same level of polish to it and can almost look flat or dull by comparison.

The full video files are enormous!

Do you have an external hard drive dedicated to this raw footage? With the videographers recording everything they can at a very high frame rate, with an HD quality, and cameras rolling for 8+ hours, the total file size can get very massive very quickly. Transferring and working with these huge video files will result in an unnecessary headache, and a whole lot of waiting.

Instead, if there is a specific event you want to see in its entirety, let your videographer/editor know! They can put together a separate product independent from your highlight film. Put all the focus on the Toasts, the Best Man speech, the Father daughter dance, or whatever you want highlighted!

It’s important to share this information early on with your videographer/editor. This way, they will be able to plan ahead to capture as much of that moment as you want. This way, you won’t miss a second of a key moment, and you won’t need to edit the raw wedding footage yourself!

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