We get many questions about the equipment and editing software that we use for our productions. We are going to post the answers to some common questions in this section of our blog. Please feel free to leave a comment or email me with a question and I will post the answer here.
*What type of video cameras do you use?
We shoot all of our weddings and corporate productions with 2 Sony FX-1’s or 2 Panasonic HPX170’s. These cameras produce sharp and vibrant three-chip HD video, and also shoot in 16×9. Having identical cameras for each shoot we do also ensures our clients that the footage will match in color and quality while shooting with both cameras at an event. Because both camera’s shoot in High Definition we also have a BluRay option available with any of our work.
*What do you use to edit the footage?
We edit all of our productions on a Mac Pro Quad Core 2.66 GHz machine with Intel Processor. We run Final Cut Studio, and all of our editing and graphics are done in Final Cut Pro and Motion. What does this mean for you? Superior editing and quality graphics at a fast speed, so that we can give you the best possible product and still meet your deadline.
*What type of wireless mic do you have?
We use the Sennheiser Wireless G2 system. It is by far the most reliable and versatile system I have ever worked with. It is sensitive enough to pick up the softest whisper from a bride to her groom, yet can also handle a powerful voice making a corporate presentation. Sound is 50% of a video, so it is something that is very important to us.
*What type of tripods do you use?
We have two Bogen-Manfrotto tripods with 501 HDV heads. They are sturdy, yet portable, and the movement of the head is very smooth. We also use a Bogen-Manfrotto Monopod in certain situations where we need stability, but don’t have the time to set up and take down a tripod. The combination of all 3 has been a great mix in our event coverage.
*What media do you shoot on and what happens to the footage?
All of our footage is shot on High Definition Mini DV tape or Digital Hard Drive to ensure the best quality footage from start to finish. Once your wedding is complete the footage is logged into our system and all backup files are stored in a fireproof/waterproof safe. You also have the ability to purchase the raw footage anytime after your wedding.