As I sit with couples who are wrestling with the decision to add videography to their wedding day, one obstacle becomes more apparent than others and can be easily overcome.
A reoccurring concern for many couples is the obtrusiveness of a videographer at a wedding, impeding their guest’s fun factor. Many couples are still accustomed to seeing the large video camera strapped to a ladder like tripod with a locomotive style light; blinding the crowed it moves in front of.
Well as with all technology, the equipment has gotten smaller, better and completely unobtrusive. As a matter of fact, one concern I hear on a regular basis, from existing clients, is that they were not sure if the videographer got enough footage because they did not see him/her all evening. This is a great compliment, since we usually capture over 5 hours of footage on a standard wedding day.
You can ask your potential videographer to give you the make and model of their camera and with a quick Google picture search, you can see exactly the kind of equipment that studio uses, or you can just ask to see their equipment when you visit the studio.
Always remember that at a minimum, the camera must be three chip broadcast quality although most studios should be upgrading to HD, if they have not done so already.