Watching a wedding video ten years down the road is something that everyone should be able to do and look forward to. Sure, right now, you can’t imagine ever forgetting a single word or a look from your wedding day but be honest with yourself. You will have so many things going on that your big day will be a bit of a whirlwind and you just won’t be able to remember every special moment. You need something special to help you capture those wonderful moments that slip from memory all too quickly. This is where a wedding videographer comes in to save the day. But how important is it really to hire a professional? Will a relative with a hand-held camcorder be just as good?
There are several advantages to hiring a professional videographer to take care of your wedding video. They include Expertise. With their training (and their expensive equipment), video professionals are able to provide you with a video that is a higher quality than anything most amateurs could produce, no matter how careful they are. Professionals generally have specialized editing programs, allowing them to add DVD menus, transitions, music and special effects. They work with these programs on a day to day basis so are much more proficient with them and can create better results than an amateur. Multiple Cameras. Depending on the size of your wedding, you may have a team of videographers and two or three cameras, each providing different angles and points of view. The footage from each different camera is then combined with the others during editing to create one spectacular wedding video.