What are you using to present video at coffee shops? - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Wedding / Event Videography Techniques
Shooting non-repeatable events: weddings, recitals, plays, performances...


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 26th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #16
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Posts: 3,445
Never mind where you show your samples the iPad is a great piece of technology to showcase them. It still has a definite novelty factor & actually feels much more natural to hand over to like you would a photo instead of hunching over your laptop. The size is plenty big enough.
Nigel Barker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #17
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 857
It just seems so dang small, but my wife and I are strongly looking into it, especially with how much we hate windows (Ugh!).
__________________
www.LegacyHDV.com
Weddings | Corporate | HMC150s | FCPX | Encore | Lion
Dana Salsbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2010, 09:07 PM   #18
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 552
iPad iPad iPad! - I just switched from lugging around a laptop. The video quality on the iPad is amazing and the size is more than adequate. Clients can hold in their hand, adjust to a comfortable viewing position, adjust volume etc. I bring along a headphone out splitter and two lightweight sets of headphones. If you meet at Starbucks you can take advantage of the free WiFi and jump to your website for more samples. Only drawback so far is that I can't show what the DVD menu looks like.
__________________
__________________________________
- Art Varga www.vargaproductions.com
Art Varga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #19
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 857
Oooh, and then there's that. I guess I could make a demo video of how the menu functions.

I'm REALLY close to getting one. Really close!
__________________
www.LegacyHDV.com
Weddings | Corporate | HMC150s | FCPX | Encore | Lion
Dana Salsbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #20
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 1,212
Dana, I can well understand you wanting to buy a sexy iPad, they look great, but if the objective is to show DVDs and the iPad won't let you demonstrate the DVD menu, doesn't logic suggest that the best route is an un-sexy portable DVD player at about 25% of the price of the iPad? - or maybe with Christmas coming you could swing both?
Philip Howells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #21
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,414
I've tried iPad, but I can't stand fingerprints on the screen and that is inevitable with the one, plus when I meet my clients we just talk, and they never ask me for additional videos;
I have about 15 constanty updated videos on my website and when my potential clients contact me i reply with the template email that has all info and also links to SDEs, save the date and full wedding videos; most of the time my clients don't have time to watch all online content that i send them prior to our meeting, so 9 out of 10 just want to give me deposit and make sure that I got the date booked for them.
__________________
I love this place!
Buba Kastorski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #22
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dana Salsbury View Post
Oooh, and then there's that. I guess I could make a demo video of how the menu functions.
most people know how a DVD menu works so just a still shot of the menu should work fine. I also use to push the fact that my trailers and highlights can be downloaded and shown around on their own iPods/iPads.
__________________
__________________________________
- Art Varga www.vargaproductions.com
Art Varga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 4th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #23
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 857
With our current 19" laptop I can watch BR DVDs with the clients and point out things.

Portable 10" HD Player: $250
* Ability to show menu system
* Ability to show various menus
* Lower cost
* No fingerprints, though probably shiny and reflective

iPad 9.7" Mac $545
* Replace stupid PC laptop that I hate, offsetting the cost a bit
* Would serve as email hub for on-location reference
* Ability to show HD footage, though w/o menu system
* Cool calendar system
* No more Windows - we'd be all Mac
* WiFi

Question: How can a 256 ram/16gb 'laptop' play and HD movie without skipping? Also when you watch it with battery power, does the screen dim to save battery?
__________________
www.LegacyHDV.com
Weddings | Corporate | HMC150s | FCPX | Encore | Lion
Dana Salsbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #24
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 552
videos play smooth as butter - no skipping. The image is much brighter than my laptop. My rational for purchasing was for the other uses as well. It's a great e-Reader. My wife and I use it 80% of the time for that purpose.
__________________
__________________________________
- Art Varga www.vargaproductions.com
Art Varga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #25
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 29
I agree with you Dana, here in Phoenix since it comprises so many cities, Surprise, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, and many more it is important to occasionally offer meeting half way and Starbucks is perfect for that.

My favorite Starbucks story is booking three weddings one night at one Starbucks, I booked the wedding I was showing and two couples who were engaged wandered over to view as well, within weeks I had booked all three. That never happens at the studio.
Bill Dooling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #26
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 857
That's a great story Bill! Something similar happened at my last meeting, but I haven't booked her yet.
__________________
www.LegacyHDV.com
Weddings | Corporate | HMC150s | FCPX | Encore | Lion
Dana Salsbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #27
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 2,933
Looks like someone already beat me to it, but I would recommend the iPad. It's sexy and stylish and minimal and just all-around good in many ways. You might consider some external speakers or headphones (speakers would be best as not every bride will want to put on headphones).

Obviously the best thing to do is have them meet you at your studio, but if that's not always working for you, try the iPad. We have one and we love it, although we meet with couples in our studio for local weddings 99.999% of the time. d;-)
__________________
Black Label Films
www.blacklabelweddingfilms.com
Travis Cossel is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network