NST Pictures: What is Raw Footage?

Raw Footage from Your Wedding

A digital file folder of hundreds of separate video clip files that comes as unprocessed data straight from the video camera. 

Editing style: unedited
Audio: unsynced
Package: included in the Complete Collection but can be added on to any of the other collections
Delivery: delivered on a USB or via a link to download digital files, depending on your collection

Raw footage is unprocessed, unrefined data straight from the camera. The footage remains as it was captured, retaining all details, true colors, and lighting. Raw footage results in a variety of clip duration, which can vary from a short amount of time to a long period of time and are not necessarily synced with the audio. Video editing software, a  strong computer, and experience are required to view such footage.

Since many of our clients do not own the computers and editing software needed to watch these files, we make a Spotlight Edit and a Documentary Edit where we clean up the raw footage by cutting out camera adjustments or repetitive shots and edit it together so you can watch the most important parts of your day in full.

If your collection includes raw footage delivered digitally, your consultant will send you a link to your footage. Please save copies of your raw footage on your own cloud system (Dropbox, iCloud, etc) and/or physical device as soon as possible. We recommend a combination of a copy on a cloud system plus a hard copy (on your own USB or hard drive) to ensure that your footage is accessible should a copy become corrupt or lost.

If you have a USB included in your collection, take a look at the video below. Our Lead Editor, Darisa, will show you how to access your raw footage files from your USB.

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