Post # 1
Okay so I originally wasn’t even going to have a wedding video, then I decided I wanted one. Cheapest I could find was $500 for a couple hours which I wasn’t crazy about. Then I came across Wedit, and they had a deal where I could have rented 5 HD flip cameras for $199 and have friends and family record everything for a week.
Then I found out my mom has a friend with about 20 flip cameras that I can borrow, so I thought wow okay perfect and didn’t buy the Wedit deal.
Now I’m realizing that these cameras aren’t HD. I’m having an awesome photographer and would never sacrifice quality on photos… but will I regret having my friends record wedding in lesser quality? It would be stupid to pay for video when I can do this for free, right?
Post # 3
I honestly don’t think the videos are really worth it. Everyone I’ve ever heard that’s gotten one says they watch it once or twice, and then put it away to never see it again. So the difference between regular and HD shouldn’t make too much of a difference. But with friends/family filming it, you also have to be aware that you aren’t going to have anything close to a professional quality, and you’ll hear talking in the background, jumpy images, and no real theme of the film. If you are really, really interested in a video of your wedding, you may want to consider springing for a videographer, or accept that the quality will likely be subpar.
Post # 4
I had a friend to mine for me, but I just wanted some sort of record of us saying our vows, even if it was jumpy at times. If that’s what you’re looking for, then HD won’t matter at all.
If you do want a really nice video, then the friend route might not be the best for you, but if you just want something from the day, the difference between HD/not-HD won’t be a big deal at all!
Post # 5
I don’t think HD will matter much… I don’t even have a HD TV or converter so I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. If you want to just capture your day, a regular video will be fine. In 5 years from now, HD will probably be obsolete anyway so it won’t even matter!
Post # 6
Yes I’m definitely aware that it won’t be professional quality! I just want to have it documented as well and don’t care too much how it looks. And I will do the editing to try and give it some sort of theme.
So yes no reason to have HD, thanks for reminding me 🙂 (And if we would have gotten married a few years ago there would have been no such thing as HD so who cares)
Post # 7
Videography is one of the things that are very important to me. We are splurging big time on our videographer (while still getting a “great” deal). Having the video in HD was important to my techy Fiance. His main point was that you can never upgrade to HD… it’s one of those things that’s completely lost if it’s not filmed like that to begin with. This doesn’t mean much to me although I do appreciate the nicer quality HD offers. What do I know? I still have a tube TV 😉