In the 1980s there was VHS, then slowly following on in the 2000s came the DVD. Finally there was the high quality, but short-lived Blu-Ray which was quickly superseded by online streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer. Can you even remember the last time you inserted a disc into a tray to play on a TV screen? It’s one of those convenient changes which has crept in, without us even realising.
So what next? All modern TVs have the ability to insert a USB memory stick and I switched to this in 2014 from DVD / Blu-ray and this had numerous benefits over the previous formats. Firstly customers were easily able to copy and distribute their wedding film, either by making additional USBs or online sharing. By having a master digital file, it was easier to keep safe and back-up for the future, always there in the same HD quality.
WHAT IS MEDIAZILLA?
Mediazilla has become the most popular way of distributing wedding films in the UK and USA and is used by many videographers. When your film is complete, it will be ready to view online instantly without the need to wait for a physical copy in the mail. Mediazilla has a slick, easy to use interface which presents each element of your film (Documentary Edit, Highlights montage etc) in a visually appealing way.
Customers can either stream their film on Mediazilla or download the files to make their own USBs, DVDs or Blu-Rays at home. It’s also super quick to share your wedding film with friends and family!
BENEFITS OF MEDIAZILLA OVER USB
Receive your film faster. No waiting for the postman!
A personalised interface showing just your films, online forever.
Familiar chapters and scene selection in a DVD style
Share instantly with friends and family
Download your films in MP4 format and copy to your own personal USB, or burn a DVD or Blu-Ray.
Watch via a downloadable app on your Apple TV
CAN I STILL GET A USB?
A USB can be created by downloading the original files from Mediazilla. However if you’d like a wooden USB personalised with your names and wedding date these are available as an addition and make a nice gift for friends and relatives. See your price list for details.
I’VE ALREADY BOOKED. HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY FILM?
I’m rolling out Mediazilla for all new bookings, however if you’ve already booked your 2019 / 2020 wedding, you’ll still receive a USB as default but you’re more than welcome to swap to online delivery instead if you prefer.
MEDIAZILLA IN ACTION
Here’s an example of a how a wedding looks on Mediazilla. You can select the main film, the ‘sneak peak’ or select individual scenes. At the top right, you can download or share your wedding online as well as expanding to view in full screen. You can also use Google Chromecast and similar devices to mirror the browser from your computer, laptop or other synced device. There is also currently an Apple TV app with more devices being supported in the future. You could also copy to a USB to play on a TV directly.
(Wedding shown for demonstration purposes. I didn’t film this one!)
Just get in touch if you’d like any more information about this new service!