*Presently as of March 2018, we only film and supply fully in 4K if requested, this though is likely to change in the next 12-18 months
What do you know about 4K video and why would you even care? Understandably, with a wedding to plan, the technical details of your wedding film may not be the most pressing issue for you. However, the technology used to film your wedding will affect the overall feel of what you eventually see on screen.
As a Manchester-based wedding videographer, I want to offer my customers the very best in memorable, cinematic quality wedding videos. 4K technology is part of this, so I want to explain what it is, and what its benefits are to you, simply and clearly.
What is 4K?
You’ll be familiar with the idea of HD, or high definition television. However, technology doesn’t stand still, so now you have Full HD and Ultra-High Definition.
Now there is 4K HD, which is the next generation in high definition television. Essentially, it means more lines and pixels and therefore more detail and superb clarity.
Whereas there are plenty of Full HD televisions in use, offering displays made of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 4K HD ups the ante significantly with a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. That’s around eight million pixels, compared to HD’s two million.
The result is a much sharper, crisper picture.
Now obviously, popular, widespread use has got to catch up with 4K’s cutting-edge technology, but then again, your wedding film is going to be something you want to look at for years and years into the future.
At the moment, there’s not that much 4K content to go on 4K televisions, but there will be, just as this kind of technology is likely to be pretty much standard in people’s homes.
Therefore, by using 4K wedding videography, I’m helping to future-proof your wedding film.
What is 4K’s Visual Impact?
Shooting your wedding film in 4K will, ultimately, provide you with a more compelling and immersive experience.
From a technical viewpoint, 4K provides more flexibility, and will make post-production and editing that much versatile, helping me craft the perfect wedding video.
However, it is the future-proofing that is the key.
If you’ve ever looked at old family videos, even when they’ve had a digital transfer, they look, well, antiquated. The picture is rough and it can detract from the whole feel of the event or scene.
Now you might think this is part of its charm, but when you come to relive your own wedding together, on film, wouldn’t you rather have something that fully captures the beauty of the day and its individual moments?
I’m not suggesting that you put a 4K television on your wedding gift list, because however I shoot your film, it’s my mission to make it a thing of beauty that’s personal to you. But I do think wedding films capture the past for the future, and the future is, most definitely, 4K.
It’s Your Wedding
In the end, the technology is only a tool. What counts most is giving your wedding film that special quality that will make the day come alive for you again and again when you, and others, watch it.
That’s why I like to talk to the couples I work with first, get to know them and understand what they’re about. It’s important that the finished film truly reflects what they’re about and will continue to resonate with them.
I’m Paul, a professional wedding videographer based in Manchester. I film weddings in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and across the North West. Contact me about your wedding, and let me help you capture your precious wedding memories on film.