Technology

For the technically minded and those that are interested, here is an insight into some of the technology that we utilise.

As all our video and audio recording equipment captures to solid state media (i.e. memory cards) we now have a completely tapeless workflow. Our key cameras capture to two cards in parallel as a precaution against any problem that occur with card errors. Fortunately this is very rare as we use only the very best quality cards with high read/write data rates, e.g. the SanDisk ‘Extreme’ series. As soon as we return from recording the data is transferred to a PC hard drive and then a further copy is copied to external hard-drive as a back-up. Audio from our sound recorders is captured in 16-bit 48kHz format and this is treated in the same way.

Our main editing suite uses Adobe Premiere Pro which can ingest the video and audio media files directly. Each individual clip is examined and trimmed and then edited on to the timeline using appropriate filters and effects along the way. Making use of stills that we have taken we use the ‘Ken Burns’ effect to display them on the timeline. We also add opening titles, establishing shots, a montage and concluding credits. The client’s choice of music is carefully blended with the video. The audio from the cameras and separate audio recorders is processed and carefully balanced to produce the final output required to encode the Dolby Digital sound to accompany the video. If required we can also then then edit a highlight cut – a shorter version of the video which is produced as a DVD and also encoded using H263 to MP4 format at 360p and 720p resolutions suitable for use on the web and for mobile devices. Two audio tracks are provided with the highlights cut, one with your chosen music and one with ‘royalty-free’ music which can be used on the web – e.g. facebook or youtube

Once all the editing is complete the video is transcoded to MPEG2 for DVD and H263 codec for Blu-ray discs. The data-rate is carefully chosen here to obtain the optimum video and audio quality which will fit onto the disc. The DVD and Blu-ray menus are designed and the disc structure and operation is correctly verified for the video. The discs are then published.

Next, a design is produced for printing on the face of the DVD and for the library cases.

With the final discs packaged in a contemporary presentation case and copies in the custom library cases, the MCPS copyright certificate and PPL holographic stickers are included before final delivery to the client.

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What areas do you cover?

Based in North Leeds and regularly covering weddings in Harrogate, York, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford etc, we operate throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. If the journey time from the centre of Leeds is more than one hour, please let us know and we will provide a custom price. We will consider covering weddings in any part of the UK or overseas but longer distances will naturally have to include journey and possibly accommodation expenses.

Why should I have a wedding video?

So many brides tell us that their wedding day passes in a blur. Your wedding video recorded on DVD or Blu-ray disc will allow you to re-live those special moments, see the things that you missed and let friends and relatives at home and around the world share your special day.

What will be included in our wedding video package?

We always use multiple HD Cameras and two operators to ensure every nuance is captured. All footage is fully edited including titles, montage, credits and DVD menu. A copyright licence will be obtained from PPL/MCPS specifically for your wedding. This allows you to choose your favourite tracks to accompany the video on DVD or Blu-ray disc. All weddings include three DVDs or Blu-ray (your choice - no extra for HD). All discs are supplied in custom cases.

Why should I choose H D Video Services?

We have over 20 years experience and many testimonials to prove the quality of our work. With professional HD cameras and through the use of cinematic techniques and equipment, your finished wedding video will really stand out.
We are videographers in Leeds, Yorkshire, producing high quality, cinematic, wedding films in hi-definition on Blu-ray disc as well as SD DVDs.
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