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wedding editing to DVD
on May 11, 2004 at 11:52:42 am

I have some questions to ask about wedding footage and encoding times for DVD format.This is so I can get an idea what I am up against when I start shooting and editing weddings.

1)your average amount of hours shooting a wedding?
2)how much hard driv space does it take?
3)amount fo time it takes to ENCODE your wedding footage to DVD format?
4)what are you using to ENCODE?

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Re: wedding editing to DVD
on May 11, 2004 at 10:48:09 pm

Richard. There is a wealth of information on the subjects you mention in this forum and others. I have always found it best to do my own research and post a question when I have a better understanding of what my needs are. To answer your questions. "It all depends".

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Michael Autery
Re: wedding editing to DVD
on May 13, 2004 at 1:31:52 am


Average wedding

2-6 hours Shooting

Ceremony, Reception, Bride, Groom, both parents, family, guest, any extras

Video capture to computer 2 hours video, 2 hours

Video editing 2-8 hours depending on how much you have to do

dvd authoring, creating menus sub menus, chapter points, navigation
2-4 hours depends on complexity

Burning the dvd, depending on the burner, 5 minutes to 2 hours

The you have the artwork to create for the dvd cover and disc
1-3 hours

Computer hard drive 80-200gb
Ram 512 to 2gb

a lot depends on how well you know the hardware and software you are going to use for editing and authoring

For ready made templates DVD Menus check out my site

Michael Autery A DVD Developers Community

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Matt Gray
Re: wedding editing to DVD
on Jul 15, 2004 at 1:46:49 am

Uh...2-6 hours to shoot a wedding? What kind of weddings are you working?

I generally show up 2 hours before the bride and groom arrive (if we're not with them before hand) and we don't leave until they pull away in a limo (or their car). I've had 10-12 hour days be the norm.

2-8 hours of editing? I put it AT LEAST 40 hours of editing to offer a 75 minute finished film. That does not include the extras that I put on the 2-disc set.

If you're not busting your rear to capture every aspect and detail, then editing a final film in a movie-like fashion, then don't bother.

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