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Eva L.
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What is the usual length of an edited video?

Eva L., on August 16, 2019 at 11:55 AM Posted in Planning 0 11
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Hello there,

So I had beed asking quotes from videographers, and one of the quotes they gave is a little over $1000 with 4hrs coverage and a 10 minutes long edited video. They said it's usually enough to highlight the best moments.

They also quoted me a little bit more them $1000 for 6hrs coverage and 45 minutes video with vary basic editing.

Is this what normally quotes for videographers are?

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    That's cheap for a videographer. I would ask for the uncut footage as well as the short edited video.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    That's a good amount of time ! Usually they're shorter than that.
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  • Tessa
    Devoted November 2019
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    I've been looking for quotes in the San Diego area and all I've found is $2500+ for more than 7 minutes. Everything in my price range ($1,500 max) is a 4-5 minute highlight video. I havent booked one because I just dont see the value in that. I would sign a contract today for a $1000 45 minute video!!!
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  • Futuremrsm
    Expert October 2020
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    We are getting 8 hours of coverage. They create a video that is a "recap" of the whole day. We paid about $1200. They also said we can purchase all raw footage for an extra $100
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  • Eva L.
    Dedicated January 2021
    Eva L. ·
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    Thank you so much.
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  • Eva L.
    Dedicated January 2021
    Eva L. ·
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    Thank you. Are you having an alternative for the videographer?
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    This is normal and is honestly on the less expensive side.

    We paid $1850 for 9 hours coverage with 2 shooters, 12 minute video, 30 second social media teaser, 5 blue ray disks with both on them (plus bonus footage of speeches), and all raw footage on a flash drive (this is super important, make sure you get this with all rights)

    this was super cheap for my area. I only found to videographers in this price range and all the rest were about double.

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  • Tessa
    Devoted November 2019
    Tessa ·
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    Right now I'm still on the search! I'm guess I'm looking for an old school style video, which I havent come across yet. We aren't having any friends or extended family at the wedding, so a 4 minute music video with music and detail shots wont work. We need actual video of the ceremony with audio. Ive also talked to many friends who have said they've never even watched their wedding video once, so I'm torn. I dont know it's a worth an entire paycheck.
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  • Eva L.
    Dedicated January 2021
    Eva L. ·
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    Thank you for sharing, I hope you find something.
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
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    We paid $1000 for our videographer. He was there for 9 hours, gave us an 8-minute highlights video, a 2-hour edited full coverage video, a couple of flash drives and a couple of DVDs. That was plenty for us. If you can get both the highlights video as well as a full coverage video I would do that. We watched the highlights video a lot because it is only 8 minutes but it definitely captured the highlights so worth getting it, but we enjoyed watching the full coverage with our family and it is good to have so you can see more of the wedding.

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  • Eileen
    Savvy December 2020
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    Holy cow! This is amazing, I’ve found a videographer for $1000 and it’s: 1 videographer, 1 camera, (2 cameras during ceremony), 8 hours of coverage, 2 mics for toasts, vows, letter readings, etc, 1 min preview on social media, 3-5 min short film, fully edited ceremony, and it’s all on a flash drive. He also said I could have the raw footage for $100 and then told me if I book him by the end of this month he’ll throw it in for free. I thought it was good deal, however you got both coverage and highlights so now I’m not so sure. Is this a good deal? Also, what videographer did you go with?
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