My FI and I are about 95% sure we're going with Wedit for our wedding. We plan to send in the deposit this month but I wanted to reach out and see if anyone has any experience with the company/service. We love the idea and are super excited about it, I just want to be thorough. :)
bump.. I'm not using it but interested in opinions!
@elysion: Thank you! I would really like to get some feedback :)
I've never used a service like this. However, I'd be hesitant to pay for something like this because you are the mercy of whatever your guests capture on video. I've recently started taking videos on my iphone and dslr just for fun (really just two recent vacations). IMHO, the hardest part is actually capturing the right footage to tell a story. It is hard to remember to take the video. I find that editing is the easy part (which is essentially what you are paying for). If you are a somewhat creative person, I think you can do editing yourself (for the videos I made I used an iphone app for one and windows live movie maker that came with my laptop, and both were easy to use).
Also, is all you get a 3 minute video? Or do you get more than that?
@babymakes3: We actually get the footage from all five cameras, unedited, in addition to the edited three minute video that is composed from all five cameras. I totally understand and appreciate your hesitance, but it's one of the reasons why we opted to go with them originally. We want the different viewpoints; one camera is going to a bridesmaid, one to a groomsmen, one to a best friends' sister who is instructed to focus on my FI as he sees me for the first time, one is to a mutual friend who will be able to capture the inevitable silliness and one to a family friend who works at a TV station and went to school for production. :)
I love this idea too! We are thinking about it as well.
I really like this idea and concept! I'm hiring a videographer for the actual wedding. But for the weekend events aurrounding the wedding, I'm seriously thinking about using this service. I like that you get the raw footage and with the final product from the videographer, it'll help us remember the entire weekend.
I'm interested as well!! I just want to find someone who actually did it!
We booked them, but haven't used them yet. For the price ($350), we figure that it has to be worth it. Out of five cameras, there has to be enough decent footage for a short video and that's all we'll ever show anyone anyways.
@strawberrysorbet: I'm a little confused. For how long do you get the camera? One day? Two days? When do you have to return it?
I don't think I'd use it for the wedding itself, but it would definitely be great for the rehearsal dinner and other wedding weekend event.
I really liked this idea and I'm excited to see if anyone has used it and liked it. The idea sounds amazing to me, especially since videography is really low on my list of priorities, this seems like a budget-friendly option.
We are doing this...I am really hoping it works out!!! :)
@sjs: Sjs, can you report back on how the video turned out?? Would love to know your thoughts! :)
We've booked them as well. the cameras will arrive the week before and we can keep them for a week or so. After we use them ill check back in!
I am interested in feedback as well. Those you of who have booked, please report back on how you liked it...please:-)
Ok, so here's the low down on our experience. The cameras arrived LATE the night before the wedding. UPS delivered them while we were all at the rehearsal dinner and proceeded to take out part of our fence (I know not Wedit's fault!). The cameras came in a neat metal briefcase with an instruction tag attached to each. A prepaid return sticker was also included.
Two of the five cameras worked intermitently and were basically useless. My MOH's husband has a flipcam of his own and is very "techy" and even he couldn't figure out what was up with them. They just shut off when you hit record. The batteries were fully charged.
We returned the videos right after our wedding and received an automated email stating our videos would be online in approximately two weeks. A month later, after multiple emails and a phone calls, they finally showed up online. We weren't even at the top of the queue- they moved us up in response to my call. Expect a longer turn around time.
The video quality isn't what I expected. I thought it would be crisper based on the demo videos they have online. I inquired and was told that it was grainy because of the sunlight? It's an additional $249 to have your video clips edited into a 2 minute preview trailer, $399 to have a 40-60 minute video made with a 2 minute trailer.
Don't expect quick responses to your questions, be prepared to pursue them. I was so excited about their service but I guess you get what you pay for.
Am I happy I have the video? YES.
Do I wish the quality of service was better? Most definitely YES!
I wouldn't warn people away from them completely but do want to give everyone a heads up that it's highly likely their video won't turn out like the demo videos in terms of video quality and that their customer service could stand some polish.
Thanks for the update!! I was highly considering them because of cost effective reasons, but it is almost worth just purchasing a small flip camera and arming someone with it to shoot ceremony footage for the price and hassle! Thanks!!
@ButtercupBo: Thank you so much for the update!!! Great info and I am glad you are ultimately happy with the end result!
I just received an email from Wedit regarding an outstanding balance on our account that I thought I would update everyone on should they decide to go with this company.
To rent the 5 cameras, have them shipped to and from our home, have the raw video posted online and get 5 dvds of the raw footage sent to us was $424. That does not include any editing of the footage. See my previous post for costs associated with editing.
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