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Worth the price of HD?

I have been wanting to post a blog about this for awhile, just trying to get all of my thoughts gathered. The topic at hand, is it worth having your recruiting video shot in HD? With the rising cost of just about everything is it really worth that extra cost?

Everyone will have their own opinion, and it all depends on how it is going to be viewed.

Many coaches don’t have a Blu-Ray player so they are watching your video in SD (Standard Definition), so if you are going to send coaches a DVD, why take the added expense for video in HD that a coach will never see. If the video is going to be online it’s a toss up, HD videos are larger files so it takes longer to upload and download (depending upon internet connection speeds).

I also like to remind people just because it’s in HD doesn’t mean that it is better. If you are playing in a gym that is dark or a field that has bad lighting HD and SD are both going to look bad.

Now if you want the highlight video for yourself more than for coaches and you have a Blu-Ray player, go ahead and spend the money on HD. But if you are more concerned with getting the video to the coaches go SD, with the cost you save you may be able to get an extra game or two added to your highlight video.

Some other things that I don’t recommend include purchasing plans based on effects in editing. This is one thing that I feel sets me apart from others, if you purchase my lowest package you are going to get the same editing and DVD’s as the person that purchased the high package. I am not into special effects on video, all you need is a spot shadow or an arrow to identify the student athlete and nothing else.

Also remember that your highlight video should include not only a short highlight portion but game action as well.

I’m interested to hear what others have to say on this issue, leave your comments below, and remember RedBird Media can produce your video as well as any other needs you may have.

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