DSLR has been around for quite some time now. Since 2008, manufacturers have offered DSLRs which offer a movie mode capable of recording high definition motion video. A DSLR with this feature is often known as an HDSLR video shooter. Compared to the much smaller image sensors found in the typical camcorder, the HDSLR's much larger sensor yields distintly different image characteristics. HDSLRs can achieve much shallower depth of field and superior low-light performance.
Use of the DSLR brings forth more toys and gadgets to give a wedding a more movie-like feel. The Slider (frame 3 to the left) gives a smooth pan from side to side or forward/backward. This will add a cinema look to anything. Another prop is the steadicam (frame 4 to the left). This will add smooth movement to give it that million dollar shot.
Blu-ray (not Blue-ray) also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a new optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented HD experience.
While current optical disc technologies such as DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW, and DVD-RAM rely on a red laser to read and write data, the new format uses a blue-violet laser instead, hence the name Blu-ray. Despite the different type of lasers used, Blu-ray products can easily be made backwards compatible with CDs and DVDs through the use of a BD/DVD/CD compatible optical pickup unit. The benefit of using a blue-violet laser (405nm) is that it has a shorter wavelength than a red laser (650nm), which makes it possible to focus the laser spot with even greater precision. This allows data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, so it's possible to fit more data on the disc even though it's the same size as a CD/DVD. This together with the change of numerical aperture to 0.85 is what enables Blu-ray Discs to hold 25GB/50GB. Recent development by Pioneer has pushed the storage capacity to 500GB on a single disc by using 20 layers.
Blu-ray is currently supported by about 200 of the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer, recording media, video game and music companies. The format also has support from all Hollywood studios and countless smaller studios as a successor to today's DVD format. Many studios have also announced that they will begin releasing new feature films on Blu-ray Disc day-and-date with DVD, as well as a continuous slate of catalog titles every month. For more information about Blu-ray movies, check out our Blu-ray movies and Blu-ray reviews section which offers information about new and upcoming Blu-ray releases, as well as what movies are currently available in the Blu-ray format.
In otherwords - its awesome video and audio quality
Here are some comments from previous clients that we've had the pleasure to work with.
Missy + Phil
You will NOT be disappointed with this company!!! We had Imagine Video Productions film our wedding for us and were very pleased with the qualtiy of the DVD they produced for us. Even with the basic editing package we chose, which is the lesser of the many packages they offer, the DVD was very very impressive. Not only was there a DVD menu that played scenes from the video, the DVD had scene selection capability and the HD quality of the video looked AMAZING! I only wish i could see what the more expensive package would have gotten us. Go with Imagine Video!!
Mallory + Rob
Ryan did an amazing job capturing our rehearsal dinner and wedding - we just got the video last week and it is perfect!! We felt like the weekend happend all over again and saw so many details that were missed during the actual wedding. We look forward to enjoying our video for years to come!!! Thank you so much Ryan!! Many thanks, Mallory & Rob
Cathy + John
Stellar! Wonderful production. REALLY liked how he worked in the two songs we picked out (Marry Me-Train and You and Me-Dave Matthews) , one at the beginning and one at the end of the DVD. The result was a VERY fun DVD we've watched many times already and I'm glad I ordered extra copies, some for moms and one to just store away in a safe place. Can't imagine not having it now... Thank you Ryan, great job.
Audio - We wire the groom so that your vows come out crystal clear
Lighting - We always come prepared for every event with lighting. We try not to use extra lighting, but if its necessary, a splash will light things up!
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