Quite a lot of the tapes I get for VHS to DVD conversions are home videos. Mostly these come from family events. Some of them are taken on holidays, or at Christmas. It would, however, be fair to say that the number one request that comes to me is to convert wedding videos.
This is quite understandable. Back in the 80s and 90s video cameras were accessible, if not always affordable for all. When a wedding was coming up it was normal for families who didn’t have a video camera to borrow one from a friend. As the years went on it also became a standard for wedding photographers to also offer to film the big event. There are many people who have their wedding recorded on video, then, despite never owning a video camera themselves.
It’s always a delight, and a great pleasure, to provide my VHS to DVD conversion services for wedding videos. Other than being a treasured memory of an important day, it’s often the only footage which exists of family members.
VHS To DVD Conversions – Wedding Videos
One of the interesting aspects of wedding videos filmed in the UK is that it’s rare to see the ceremony itself.
Whilst now it is quite common to film the whole ceremony as part of a wedding video this was not the case in the 80s and 90s. There are a number of reasons for this being the case. In general terms the Church was reluctant to give permission as it was felt that setting up the camera and filming would be a distraction from the big event. Other concerns related to people being filmed without permission, as well as copyright on songs played as part of the service.
Usually wedding videos from these times feature events before and after the wedding ceremony. The tapes start with the guests arriving at the church, as well as the bride and groom. You would then have footage of the newly-weds leaving the church, and quite often some footage of the reception.
It is always wonderful to be able to watch this again. Normally the footage features friends and family you might not have seen for a while. As the years go by, in some cases you get to see a glimpse of a friend or family member who is sadly no longer with us.
VHS To DVD Conversions – A Wedding Video Example
A member of my family has very kindly given me permission to use a snippet of their wedding video. You can see this example of VHS to DVD conversions on my You Tube channel. Here’s a direct link to the video itself.
I decided to use quite a fun snippet from the reception. The above still from the video shows a really rather good Frank Sinatra tribute act performing. In the background you can see an Elvis Presley tribute act enjoying the music of Mr Sinatra!
It really was a pleasure for me to be able to do this conversion. I enjoyed brining back some wonderful memories of a fantastic day. This also enabled me to see some family and friends who I’ve sadly not seen for quite a while.
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