Starting in 2018, we are now offering wedding video delivered on USB thumb drive as an add-on option to a wedding videography package. Price is $200 + tax.
The price includes:
- Your wedding video files converted to H.264
- Files delivered on 256GB USB 3.0 thumb drive
- Thumb drive keepsake box
Thumb Drive Will Be Partitioned
We will partition the thumb drive into two 128GB formats. We will create a ExFat partition and NTFS partition. Your video files will be copied onto the USB drive twice, once to each partition.
Why do we do this and why does it matter?
Video can be enjoyed on a computer, smart TV, digital media player device, or game system such as XBox or PlayStation. Once we deliver the video files to you on the thumb drive, you can determine how to utilize the file now and in the future.
However, ff you intend to play the video directly from the USB drive, it’s important to know different devices have different preferences on what format they accept.
The ExFat format will cover both Mac and PC and many Smart TV’s / devices, and the NTFS format will cover the rest.
Is there anything else I should know?
- PlayStations do not play partitioned USB drives. If you plan to primarily play the drive via a PlayStation, you will have to copy your files off the USB drive to your computer, reformat the USB drive, then copy the files back onto the USB drive.
- Just because your TV has a USB input does not mean it is a smart TV. Many HD TV’s have a USB input that is simply a service input. If you do not have a smart tv or a game system, a media player can be purchased on Amazon for around $30.
If you intend to watch the video directly on your TV, but do not have a smart TV or gaming console that accepts digital video on USB’s, you can purchase a digital media player.
As a test for this service, I recently purchased this media player on Amazon for $36.95. If purchasing a media player, just be sure that it accepts USB, accepts either ExFat or NTFS formats, plays H.264, and doesn’t have a size limit (some players state limits of not playing files larger than 4GB).
The video below is an example of the USB thumb drive working with the VonHaus media player I purchased off Amazon. In the video you may notice the stuttering/pixelation on the TV screen. This is not occurring in real life, it’s simply the TV frame rate not matching the camera frame rate we’re using to record this little video. In real life, the footage on the USB is playing back without issue.
Below is a photo showing the USB thumb drive case.
Below is a photo of the thumb drive in the USB case.
Below is a photo of the USB thumb drive in use with the VonHaus media player.