Raw Footage: Quantity or Quality?

It is common for wedding videographers to get asked the question “How many minutes of Raw Footage will I be receiving with my package?” We want to help clear this question up and help brides and grooms know which questions they should be asking instead.

The amount of actual Raw-Footage will depend on the number of hours of video coverage.  At Chris Fig Productions, it is typical that a package with 6 hours of coverage will have 90 minutes of raw-footage and 10 hours of video coverage will typically have 150 minutes of raw footage.  Hearing these numbers is often surprising to many clients. “Why am I not getting 10 hours of Raw-Footage if I had 10 hours of coverage?” Here are a few examples of why you may not have the amount of raw-footage you are expecting:

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Wedding Video Recap – Sharon & Dermot

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The wedding ceremony of Sharon and Dermot was held at the elegant Our Lady of the Rosary Church located in New York City.

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Valentine’s Day Wedding – Empire State Building

It’s an annual tradition for couples to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day atop the Empire State Building in New York City.  The event is sponsored by TheKnot.com which held an online contest late last year selecting the very best love story submissions.  In all, 14 couples won the opportunity and one of them was Lindenhurst, New York firefighters Sarah Carpino and George Callahan.

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