Make sure that your videographer does not try to fob you off with inadequate sound equipment. Insist that you test things or view footage of previous weddings out if you have any doubts.
Digital editing can turn a limp bit of raw footage into a highly polished and professional movie that you would be happy to have shown at your local cinema (well almost!).
Done via a computer, standalone piece of kit (both referred to as ‘non-linear’ editing) or on the camera itself (linear editing), the Wedding video is tweaked here, there and everywhere and can be dubbed with music to result in a stunning video masterpiece. Linear editing is not the most flexible and you should look out for videographers who only offer this – the effects and editing options are minimal and far less than their counterparts are capable of.
The majority of videographers will use the computer route and will be masters at the software by produced by leading manufactures such as Adobe and Apple whilst some will use standalone kit to do the modifications.
As well as the good old ‘cut and paste’, you should find out what effects can be achieved – animated text, split screen images, image fade in and out, music dubbing, slow motion and colour saturation are just some of those achievable. By asking just a few simple questions, you should quickly be able to distinguish the skilled editors from the amateurs.