Standard Definition Video
Most videographers are currently offering delivery of standard definition video. This quality of picture is more than adequate for a professional production, however the future is High Definition. The UK is a strange market place for HD TV in that we own one of the highest percentages of High Definition TVs yet possess the least percentage of High Definition players or TV vendors. Put simply, we are all watching Standard Definition pictures on our shiny new High Definition TVs.
Unless you have a HD television package or a Blu-ray player, you’re probably not partaking in the great HD future. Of course, HD is the future and will soon come to dominate the TV market. If you’re looking for future proof video, go for HD or HDV.
High Definition Video (HDV)
High Definition video is here now. If your videographer is not offering to shoot your video in HD then it may be worth looking elsewhere. You may not have the facility to play a Blu-ray disc or view HD videos, but if the video is shot in HD it can in the future be delivered to Blu-ray disc. However, if your video is shot in SD, there is nothing to gain from ever moving to Blu-ray in the future. View full article »
Calling all past and present (and future I guess!) customers of Carillon Video! Today we are launching our wedding video referral scheme at Carillon Video. It’s a relatively straight forward system. If you refer a client to us that results in the client booking a wedding video, we will send you payment of £50.00 to say thanks.
Just drop us an email and tell your friends to get in touch and we’ll take care of the rest. What else can we say? It’s simples!
This offer also applies to any friendly wedding suppliers and wedding planners or indeed anyone who refers clients to us, so please get in touch if you know someone who is thinking of hiring a quality professional wedding videographer!
Alternatively, direct them to the Carillon Video website for further information and a look at our demo videos.
To better understand the role of a videographer, it is worth explaining a bit about the terminology and technology that a videographer employs. You wouldn’t buy a car without first checking what size engine it had or what fuel it ran on, so it stands to reason that a little understanding of video would go a long way in helping you decide which videographer to employ.
The first thing to note about video is that there is old technology and new technology. The old technology is usually referred to as ‘analogue’ and the new as ‘digital’. For the purposes of this document, professional videographers should be using digital cameras to capture an event and if they are not, you should not employ them. View full article »
How many times have you read a review that was written in a magazine by someone who claimed to be an expert, yet wondered why the so called expert wasn’t actually applying their talents to their industry? Well, here at Carillon Video, we are not professional reviewers or copywriters and we don’t normally review products. We don’t claim to be experts on Magic Bullet Looks, which is published by Red Giant Software. We only claim to use it on a daily basis, so I guess that makes our opinion a real world example? Below you will find our thoughts and opinions on this essentially great product and some hints and tips when using it with Premiere Pro CS5.
It’s important to remember that we have only reviewed Magic Bullet Looks (v1.4) with Premiere Pro CS5, running on a PC. We are not claiming the review covers use of the product on a Mac or using any of the additional software platforms that Magic Bullet Looks can work with. However, it’s worth noting that buying a license to run Magic Bullet Looks will allow you to run it simultaneously on all the different platforms it supports, on one machine. View full article »
Video is a great medium for capturing an event. Most people hire a photographer to record an event such as a wedding or sporting spectacle without giving any thought to the limitations a photographer works with, due to the very nature of still images. Particularly at weddings, it is important to capture those classic photos of the bride and groom and their guests. It’s almost a tradition, unlike video.
In truth, a good videographer is able to capture much more than a photographer and so produce a far more accurate portrayal of your event. Unlike a photographer, a videographer hopes to capture movement. A still image can tell you what a person looked like, how they dressed, how happy they were. But, video can show you how they walked, their body language and more importantly, how they sound. It gives the most complete memory of an event. View full article »
Here at Carillon Video, we’ve been dying to get carried away with Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Looks. Horrible render times it must be said, but stunning results!
Or are they? View full article »
As wedding videographers, we get asked every week for ideas on which music tracks should be in a wedding video. We always give the same advice – pick tracks that mean something to you and tracks that you like. Simple right?
Not everyone thinks so. Therefore, we decided to publish a list of all the songs we have used in recent wedding videos either chosen by us or the client. It makes interesting reading! Note that this is not supposed to be an exhaustive list of potential wedding related songs. There are thousands of such tracks. But, it does show what’s popular at the moment, at least in the world of Carillon Video. View full article »