Broadcast Quality
When purchasing a camcorder, consumers are often sold on the “gadgetry” that comes with the camera. If it displays a High Definition logo on the side then the consumer’s assumption is that the camera must be good quality. While this is true to some extent there are many factors which make up a good quality image and simply recording in High Definition is not enough.

With any film production, obtaining the highest quality finish should be top priority. This does not just mean using a high quality camera but also selecting the right lenses, microphones and lighting to achieve the ultimate finish.

ourBigDayonFilm.com understand all the technical jargon, so you don’t need to.

But for those who do like to get technical, our top camera operator has the following advice...

PowerCameras
Using a high end camera often means richer detail in the final overall image. HD does not necessarily mean a better quality image compared to standard definition, it simply means there are more pixels captured in the recording area. The "quality" should be judged by the type of chip used inside the cameras to process the chrominance (colour) and luminance (the brightness) regardless of whether it is HD or SD. The best cameras carry a "3 CCD logo" on the side meaning the camera can process the red, green and blue colours independently. These three colours, also known as RGB, are the three primary colours needed to process light in order to achieve any desired chrominance in the colour spectrum. They are not to be confused with the primary colours needed for mixing paint (red, blue and yellow).


Power
Have you ever recorded something and found the battery power ran out just at that crucial moment? The batteries we use are industrial strength super long-life batteries which provide the power to capture your Big Day from an early start to a late finish.
EditingLenses
The second most important part of a camera is its lens. When purchasing a camcorder, consumers are often sold on the size and weight of the camera simply to suit their lifestyle. However, this often means that many functions of a traditional lens must be sacrificed in order to make the camera so compact. One of these being the replacement of a good optical zoom with a digital one. A digital zoom greatly reduces the quality of the overall image and often produces a ‘grainy’ unstable looking image.

All of the cameras we use are of broadcast Television quality and use high end optical lenses without any digital zoom.




EditingSound
Speak up, we can’t hear you!
Professional grade wireless radio microphones preserve all your memories in pristine digital audio quality, whilst being small enough to go unnoticed. So even if you missed something on the BigDay, you can play it back again and again and again.....



EditingLighting
Unfortunately cameras do not work exactly the same as our eyes since cameras need plenty of light to operate effectively. Therefore we offer optional yet discreet lighting to create the ultimate viewing experience you will treasure forever.