The question comes up all the time from couples. Do I need the raw footage of my wedding video?
The short answer is no.
If you’re still not convinced, here is the breakdown on what raw footage is, and if you really need it.
Raw footage is the good, the bad, and the ugly of the day. It is delivered as individual clips, straight from the camera. It’s not color corrected, clips may be shaky and out of sync with the audio.
Long gone are the days where a wedding was filmed from one camera in the back of the room, followed by some shaky over-the-shoulder shots of the reception. Back in the day, raw footage could be viewed with one single click to play. Today we film with multiple cameras, record with separate audio devices and can take several shots of the same thing over and over.
There is not one file to push play. Instead, the video clips are broken into individual digital files.
Why is it not in our packages?
With the traditional Feature Film wedding Video, we include all the usable moments of the day. From getting ready to the last dance. We have taken the time to watch each individual clip and choose the best ones to include in your film, so you don’t have to.
Why you may want it:
Consider adding raw footage if you want to see what didn’t make the cut. Couples who want to try their hand at editing videos should add on raw. You may add-on raw footage up to 1 year after your wedding. If your not sure, we suggest waiting until you receive the final delivery to make the decision.
If you just really wanted to see another part of the day extended -like more dancing- then we can create an extended edit for you. We will do another round of editing for one selected portion of the day and create an extended edit as an add-on.
((extended party/dancing film example coming soon))