FAQs

How does your live streaming work?

Videographers with professional video cameras capture the best angles and the important moments.

We take an audio feed from the church, venue or celebrant's PA.  If this is not practical, or live music needs to be included we can provide professional microphones positioned where the action is - with or on the partners getting married and the celebrant. This is then mixed by a professional audio technician.

The resultant digital signal is sent direct to Vimeo and embedded on your webpage.

 

Can we watch the live stream after the event?

Yes you can. Vimeo has a playback function and we will provide you with a copy of the video that went live.

 

How do we share our live stream and will it be private?

Private sharing is via a dedicated web page or you can re-stream via social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, etc.

You control who gets invitations to the web page or or other platforms.

 

Can our guests interact?

We can activate the Vimeo chat function which allows your viewers to comment. We can also integrate via Zoom to allow full interatio0n with your online guests.

 

Do you cover the reception as well?

We often do. Please let us know what coverage you are looking for.

Happy to discuss options with you. 

 

Can you do still photography for us as well?

Our team will be focused on getting the best live video feed - however we have dozens of great photographers on our books who we can recommend for a fantastic stills coverage.

 

What about audio and music?

We usually take a feed from the church or celebrant's PA. Sometimes we will mic up the celebrant and the couple to ensure all the formalities are clearly captured for your online guests to hear.  

If you have live music we recommend the add-on audio pack the includes an audio technician with professional microphones and mixing desk. Our operator can also play-back pre-recorded music.

We then take a feed from the sound desk to mix separately into the live feed.

We can also provide a separate sound system with an operator so your onsite guests can hear clearly.

Do you need power?

Normally yes, however we have a fully battery powered system if power is not available. 

Do I need a licence for pre-recorded music?

Our preferred platform is Vimeo where our subscription covers licenced music. Other social media platforms require music by contemporary artists to be licenced, which can be difficult to manage. 

 

Can’t I just have my wedding streamed from an iPhone?

Most weddings these days are “Live streamed” by guests waving their phone around and sending the result to Facebook Live - but who wants to watch a wobble cam with bad audio?

Yes modern phones have the ability to shoot great video and they can be used for really good live streaming - if the phone is mounted on a tripod or a gimbal and a decent microphone is connected - but that microphone has to be close to the action in order to get clear sound.

Why not get your guests to put their phones away and actually enjoy YOUR day. 

 

I’ve already hired a videographer - can you live stream from their cameras?

Yes and no - it depends.

Wedding videographers shoot to edit later, so they tend to shoot in short snippets and from many angles. And they move around a lot. 

In order to live stream, the cameras and microphones need to be connected to the live mixing/switcher unit. This involves either long cables or a wireless HDMI connection for each camera, and these need to be connected and tested in advance. So if your videographer is only covering the ceremony (and reception), yes we can, as long as they are happy to be on site an hour before the ceremony in order to get connected and tested.

However, if your videographer is covering the bride(s) and/or groom(s) preparing, cars arriving, etc then they will not have time to get connected and tested when they arrive at the ceremony.

But we are more than happy to talk to them to see what we can work out.

 

Can you produce a wedding video for us from what you have shot?

Yes we can.

Option 1: additional video is shot between the ceremony and the reception by one of our stream videographers.

Option 2: an extra videographer, who is not tethered to the live feed, will cover the couple preparing at home and other shots. 

The additional video is then mixed with the recorded live program.

Once again - talk to us about what you want to achieve.

 

Are travel costs included?

Travel within Greater Sydney metro is included. Additional travel costs apply for weddings outside that area.  eg Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra, Southern Highlands - or anywhere else as long as you are prepared to pay for travel and accommodation for the core team (we can usually pick up local camera operators).