A Glossary Of Common Wedding Videography Lingo

Author: Fresh Canadian | | Categories: Event Live Streaming , Wedding Cinematographer , Wedding Video Company

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Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific sector, and the wedding videography business is no exception.

To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used when availing of cinematography services, Fresh Canadian Content Wedding Cinematography has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your video and streaming needs effectively.

4K / 1080HD
4K and 1080HD are different video resolutions. 4K is the modern standard of broadcast TV and modern televisions, and 1080HD (also known as FullHD) is the predecessor. 4K generally translates as a highly-detailed, crisp, and cleaner-looking video than 1080, especially when played on a 4K monitor.

Video streaming
Video streaming is a technology that allows users to view online video content over the internet without needing to download the media files first. Video streaming refers to online video content specifically, such as movies, live event broadcasts, etc., and is similar to Netflix.

Lavalier or lapel microphones
Lavalier microphones, also known as lapel mics or clip-on mics, are small wired microphones widely used in filmmaking and broadcasting. They are ideal for recording dialogue as they are discreet and unobtrusive and offer high-quality sound while having the ability to be positioned close to the mouth while remaining out of sight.

Raw video or audio
This refers to unedited, unmanipulated video and audio files straight from the source (usually either a camera or sound recorder).

Cinematic style vs. documentary style
The words cinematic and documentary describe styles of videography and photography. Cinematic style is comprised of staged, posed, and polished perspectives. Whereas documentary-style videography is basically documenting the events as they happen without much or any intervention. Cinematic style is generally viewed as more modern and interesting.

Full length and highlight videos
A full-length video is a video over forty-five minutes in length that covers all the events of your day in detail. In contrast, a highlight video focuses on the most exciting and important moments and is usually around three to five minutes in length.

If you’re looking for award-winning and premier wedding videography, reach out to the experts at Fresh Canadian Content Wedding Cinematography. We offer our services throughout all of Southern and Central Ontario and Alberta. For over ten years, we have specialized in creating live streaming event videos. Our friendly and cooperative nature allows us to build rapport and work in synergy with other vendors.

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