Updated: Nov 28
Wedding days are full of unscripted moments. A single-camera wedding video is a great way to capture everything that happened during your wedding day without missing a minute. You can watch it over and over again and share it with friends and family who couldn't attend. So, how does it work? Let me explain.
What is a static single-camera video clip?
A single static camera, on a free-standing tripod, provides a steady, wide-angle view without any camera movement, ensuring a clear image covering as much area as possible.
The video is uploaded to YouTube with a private access, so it can be shared with friends and family as soon as possible after your wedding day. A lot of couples choose this option because they want their guests and loved ones who couldn't attend in person to see their special day right away instead of waiting for the full wedding video or photo album.
How long is the video?
The duration of the video also can vary depending on the length of the ceremony, speeches and dances. For example, a traditional wedding ceremony that last for 30 minutes may result in a video of similar duration.
What's included in the single-camera video clips?
The single-camera video is included as a relatively inexpensive add-on to your existing photography package without having to spend a fortune on a full videography package.
We personally love this style of video to capture moments like Ceremony, Speeches and First dances in full detail. Our standard equipment kit for single camera set-up includes:
Canon Eos R6 mark II - our choice as the best high quality streaming camera with 4k resolution. It is excellent hybrid camera for wedding video, especially in low light. Image quality remains amazingly detailed and noise-free.
Audio recording is an essential aspect of capturing the memories of a wedding day. We use at least 3 different sound recorders on each weddings to capture audio in 3 different ways:
Wireless microphones attached to the groom and officiant
Recorders attached to the microphone during the toasts
By listening to the sounds of the day, such as music, laughter, and applause, it can bring back memories and feelings of being in the moment.
Most reception ballrooms are dark and gloomy, so we add our soft LED lights with a warmer temperature will help to create a more natural look on video.
The camera will be set up to capture the ceremony from a fixed position, typically at the front or center of the venue. It will record the entire ceremony, including the walking the aisle, vows, exchange of rings, readings, and the exit. The camera will not pan or zoom during the recording
If there are speeches or toasts during your wedding reception, the camera will continue to record them from the same static position. This ensures that the content of the speeches is captured, allowing you to relive those heartfelt moments.
Similarly, the camera will capture any planned dances during the reception, such as the couple's first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, and any other special moments. It will maintain the same fixed position, capturing the movements and emotions of the dancers.
What are the advantages of choosing a single-camera wedding video over a traditional multi-camera one?
Firstly, having a single-camera video on your wedding day is a popular choice for those who want to enjoy a film without spending a fortune on videography. While having multiple cameras can provide more angles and coverage, a single camera can still capture beautiful and meaningful video of your special day.
Additionally, the single-camera setup captures the event continuously from a fixed position, ensuring that no moments are missed, and it eliminates the need for camera movement like panning or zooming, resulting in a stable and clear recording of the entire ceremony.
Furthermore, your video includes a customized USB delivery option; that way, you can save, share, and relive your video anywhere, anytime.
So, choosing a single-camera wedding video can be an excellent choice for those looking for a balance between affordability, efficiency, and comprehensive coverage of their wedding day.
We hope you enjoyed this article and are considering a single-cam video for your wedding day.
If you have a specific vision for your wedding video or would like more elaborate coverage, you may consider our multi-camera setup or additional cinematic techniques to enhance the final product.
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