Can I Edit My Own Wedding Video?
You might think it’d be so much easier to edit your own wedding video. After all, it’s just about piecing together the different clips and footage your videographer and family members took on the day. So, it shouldn’t be hard, right? It’s not like it’s rocket science; all you have to do is copy and paste the bits you want in the timeline.
While it might seem simple and easy enough, there is much more to video editing than you think. For example, if you’re shooting the wedding throughout the whole day, you’ll need to get the timing right. You don’t want to jump from the preparation and the morning to the reception and the night-time, without fair warning. Not only that, but you’ll get footage from different angles, with various colour palettes and different lighting situations. So, you need to make sure they match up if you want a high-quality wedding video. So, here are a few reasons why you could and why you shouldn’t edit your own wedding video.
You Can Choose Your Own Footage…
One of the best things about editing your own wedding video is that you can choose what goes into the video itself. You can decide when and where your footage goes instead of negotiating with your editor about what’s missing or why a specific piece of footage is in the video. It’ll save you time and money to edit your video yourself.
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…But It Takes Time
If you’re not experienced in video editing, creating your own wedding video can be daunting. After all, you have hours of footage to scour, to find the right camera angle, the right point of view, and the right lighting setup, to show the wedding at its best. So, why take up so much of your time to edit your wedding video when someone else can do it for you?
It’s Your Vision Come To Life
When you plan a wedding, you already have a vision of what you want. The same goes for your wedding video. You should already have an idea of what you want for the wedding video, like the style of the video, the look of the video, and the way the wedding day should be edited. So, editing it yourself will give you the freedom to choose what you want.
…But It Takes Experience
Again, it takes experience in video editing and how to make your videos look amazing to get the results you want. Of course, you can play around with the software and the special effects add-ons, but do you have the time to put that effort in? Wouldn’t it be easier to have someone who knows all of that do that for you?
There Are So Many Video Tutorials Online…
You could argue that you can learn alongside watching a video tutorial; after all, there are thousands upon thousands of them online. You don’t need to rely on a video editor; you can do it yourself. Not only that, but if you have a spare monitor to hook up your computer to, you can watch the tutorial while editing your video to get the results you want. It’s that simple.
…But Can You Find The Right One?
As mentioned before, there are thousands upon thousands of video tutorials online, and if you’re searching up how to edit special effects, chances are you’ll need another piece of software that you don’t have. Soon, you’ll be left scouring the internet to find that software, only to find that you’ll need to pay for it and the add-ons that that video tutorial recommends.
There’s Always An Alternative…
Ok, so you may not have professional movie making software, there are always alternatives, and free online video makers and templates are one of them. After all, you don’t need a particularly fancy video. A simple one will suffice, so why not use that template? It’s simple and easy to use. So, there’s no need to pay for a video editor when you have such handy tools at your disposal.
…But You’re Sacrificing Quality
While free online video makers and templates are an excellent alternative, chances are, you’re going to look back at it and realise how bad the quality is. After all, there are already many professionally made wedding videos published on social media like YouTube, and the quality of those videos are exceptional. If you compare your handmade video with theirs, you’re going to wonder why you didn’t hire a professional in the first place. So, are you ready to sacrifice that quality for money?
I Can Save Money…
One of the biggest reasons you’d edit your own video is to save money. You don’t need to hire an expensive freelancer who’ll charge you an arm and a leg to edit a “professional” quality wedding video for you. With those free online video editors or default movie makers that come with your computer, you can make it up yourself.
But Are You Sure You’ll Be Saving Money?
The pitfall of editing your own wedding video is that you’ll have to buy your own editing software if you want professional-quality videos. So, instead of paying a few hundred dollars for an editor, you’ll be spending at least a thousand, if not more, to get the look you want. So, ask yourself, is it worth it?
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