I have to say it does to a large extent depend on who does the videoing. I lent my camcorder to my son a few weeks ago, he's seriously into photography, if not videography, and takes a mean picture. Plus he's heard me say often enough, don't pan don't zoom, if you can help it.
The hotel room the ceremony took place in had big picture windows behind the bride and groom, and he didn't know the camera well enough to correct for it, so I had to in the edit, and he was sufficiently far away that I had to turn up the volume thus increasing camera hum, so I ended up cleaning up the soundtrack elsewhere and putting it back on, and he decided to take a picture of his girlfriend, the bridesmaid, just as the lady conducting the ceremony said 'you may now kiss the bride' so quick pan back to the action, but other than that, pretty good. Nice 18 minute video was the result.
Mind you he said to me 'I'll pay your costs as part of my wedding present' but costs were minimal, one resuseable tape, 2 DVDs and 5 half hour presentation VHS tapes, labels etc. But what about my time??? )) Whose present is it anyway, mine or his? I've never even met the happy couple.
Still I've had back thanks from the couple who couldn't afford a video, I guess that's enough.
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