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The History of Wedding Videography


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One of the most important things that a wedding videographer must know is the historical account, evolution and development of wedding videography.

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The History of Wedding Videography

  1. 1. © 2013 The History of Wedding Videography
  2. 2. © 2013 Wedding videography is a form of art that requires skills and a higher form of expertise. As a type of production of a marriage ceremony, the resulting video is often called a wedding film or movie. For lovers who are planning to get married soon, they should consider looking for a cheap wedding video package. Long before the invention of modern video and photo camera, the concept and application of wedding videography already existed. In fact, during the time when the only means to capture images was through a film, marrying couples preferred to use 8mm camera device. This early type of camera, according to some wedding video experts, had a very unique limitation: the four minutes load time. This means that in every four minutes film exposure, another film cartridge has to be loaded. Wedding documentation is indeed a lucrative endeavor. That is why in the 1980s Sony technology introduced another type of device known as camcorder. This camcorder technology made it possible for the common people to avail of a number of wedding video packages. In other words, video documentation was no longer limited for the rich individuals. The early development of wedding video art used to be a little primitive in a sense that the devices used before were generally of low quality. For instance, most of the cameras before needed bright lightings, yet the resulting photos looked fuzzy and with poor color quality. Further, the cameras proved to be bulky, along with the limited-length cable connected to the video recorder. Most notably, the post-production videos were not edited, not altered nor photoshopped. During the mid-80s to the early part of the 90s, wedding videographers had something good. They started to organize themselves until they were able to form the international- wide group called Wedding & Event Videographers Association or WEVA. Later in the mid-90s, digital cameras were introduced to the market. These devices looked small, handy, mobile; and technically, they worked a lot better. As to post-production ingenuity, video professionals took another challenge when they came across the so-called non-linear editing (NLE) system. This system offered a lot more creative choices that video editors can make use of. However, this still relied on VHS video process, an analog viewing mechanism. Not long after that, in the later part of the 90s, many started to enjoy the recordable DVD system; thus, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, big social functions, and other related events were recorded digitally. In fact, the post-productions image quality looked great due to digital editing technology.
  3. 3. © 2013 Today, most video professionals are using high-definition video system, as well as the blu-ray discs technology. In the wedding industry, more development devices and technological advancements came over, such as sliders, jib, live webcast and many other video and camera processors. All these make every wedding video coverage enjoyable and at the same time profitable.