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Wedding Video Editing - Case Study

Video Editing Case Study

Read this case study to find out how a 10 year old Wedding Photography Company based out of Chicago was able to clear a 2 month backlog of 90 wedding videos, within a short turnaround time of 2 months, without sacrificing the quality or professionalism of their signature wedding videos.

The Client

Our client is an esteemed photojournalistic company which specializes in Wedding Photography, and is based in Chicago, Illinois for the past ten years. With teams of expert photographers, they offer a full suite of wedding shoot packages for beautiful and memorable wedding photographs, and videos. Their most popular wedding shoot package includes 8 hours of non-stop wedding coverage, a DVD master copy of all images and videos recorded, and a professionally edited video highlight reel.

The Situation - Business Requirement

Due to growing business needs, the client was outsourcing close to 1000 raw video footages per year to multiple vendors for video editing. In all cases, either due to unprofessional video editing, or due to a lack of urgency on part of the service provider, the client was left thoroughly dissatisfied with the results.

Facing a massive backlog of 2 month old video footage, and impatient customers, the client had an urgent requirement for a partner who could match their video editing requirements. The strict requirements of the client included the following -

  • Zero jump-cuts between scenes
  • 99% quality guarantee
  • Multi-cam sync with perfect synchronization and monitoring angles
  • Blur and shake free videos
  • Perfect video flow from start to finish
  • High-quality videos at affordable prices, and within fast turnaround times

The client, impressed with our work samples and highly capable infrastructure, approached Flatworld Solutions to outsource their video editing requirements. Over the course of 2 months, they outsourced 3 batches of raw video footage to FWS, wherein 20 videos were outsourced initially as part of the first batch, followed by 30, and then 40 videos for the remaining batches.

Challenges Faced

During the course of the project, the client had a very specific list of requirements which he wanted to be met with at all times, including the following -

  • Setting up shared workstations (minimum system requirements: Intel® Xeon® processors, 16GB RAM, 20TB hard disk, high-end graphics cards) with dedicated servers for backup at regular intervals
  • Raw files for editing were provided in MOV, MXF and MTS formats, and the final edited videos were to be presented in an easy-to-share format, and on DVDs/Blu-Ray
  • Raw and exported files were asked to be constantly backed up and shared with the client, necessitating high-speed internet connectivity
  • Latest licensed software's were to be used, so as to ensure a professional and high quality final output

The Solution

In order to meet all client requirements, while at the same time ensuring perfect quality video output, the expert video editors at Flatworld Solutions took the following steps -

  • Professionally Trained and Well-Qualified Resources

    All resources dedicated to the client's project were thoroughly trained as per the required specifications, which included maintaining a specific folder size and structure, exporting low resolution files and subsequent upload to the MediaSilo. 4 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) video editing professionals were also recruited for professional wedding video editing

  • Best Quality Infrastructure and Wedding Video Editing Software

    High-end workstations with the latest hardware and graphical specifications were allocated to the project. All the workstations were further interlinked through Dell R720 centralized server system with 18 terabytes storage capacity, along with separate external HDD drives for timely, redundant backup

    In order to ensure that large video files could be easily shared between our expert video editors and the client, dedicated high-speed bandwidth (10-20 MBPS) was allocated especially for the project, while secure Windows file sharing services with dedicated log-in credentials were put to use for sharing the files

    Finally, licensed versions of Adobe® Premier CC with Plural Eyes Plug in were installed on all workstations, to ensure professional quality video editing

  • Strict Quality Control

    A supervisor well versed with the client's requirements was assigned to the project to oversee all processes involved, and step in when necessary, to request changes. Also, all output videos were frequently checked for quality, and a full analysis of uncompressed RAW files was performed to ensure that the editing was spot-on for all video files

  • Enhanced Data Security

    At Flatworld Solutions, data security is of the utmost importance for all video editing projects. In order to safeguard against any security breach, a dedicated server secured with Secure VPN - IPsec/PPTP, was assigned especially for this project, and all internet access was restricted using domain authentication technology with advanced URL filtering

    Our promise for end-to-end data security at a gateway level was further enhanced by using world-class threat detection software such as -

    • McAfee Anti-Spyware and Spam Filter
    • McAfee Enterprise Suite for Virus Detection and Repair, amongst others

The Results

With the help of our exhaustive process guidelines for wedding video editing, and our team of expert video editors, the client was able to make significant savings across the board, while ensuring timely delivery to his customers. Some of the highlights from our 2 month old partnership are -

  • In a short turnaround time of around 16 hours, raw video footage was converted into 1½ to 2½ hours of professionally edited wedding videos
  • File transfers containing footage from around 50 weddings were sent back in batches of 20 & 30 - edited according to client needs and QC passed
  • Outsourcing their video editing needs to us enabled the client to increase business by 50%
  • As a testament to our dedication for keeping within the TAT promised, we upgraded our workstations to Intel® i7 processors with 16 GB RAM, from the initial configuration of Intel® i3 processor with 4 GB RAM, so as to speed up the wedding video editing

Outsource Wedding Video Editing Services

Were you impressed with this wedding video editing case study? Do you have a requirement for online wedding video editing services but cannot find a suitable partner you can trust?

At Flatworld Solutions, we assure all our clients of highly personalized video editing services. Our professional video editors can work wonders with your raw wedding videos, leveraging powerful wedding video editing software to artistically render a cohesive and fantastic video production, which is bound to leave a smile on your customers' faces.

Contact us now for more video editing success stories, and learn how we have become a partner of choice for many professional wedding photographers.

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