Yorkshire start-up VidSnap, has launched a brand-new online service set to revolutionise the way a bride and groom capture the moments of their wedding day.
The service offers the happy couple the chance to experience a guest’s-eye-view of their wedding day by providing a simple way for guests to upload their videos and photos from the wedding, with the added opportunity of having these creatively edited into a personalised video.
VidSnap is the brainchild of Martin Moore, director of Leeds-based photography and computer graphics company, Project Six Studios.
Martin has over 20-years-experience in the creative industry and has worked with York-based Rootsol Ltd, to develop VidSnap.
Inspired whilst filming customers reactions of the World Cup at his local pub in 2018, Martin created VidSnap to enable the bride and groom to obtain those moments captured by guests at their wedding that they would otherwise not see, in a hassle-free way.
Martin said: “I was at my local pub filming the World Cup when I noticed how many people were filming and taking pictures on their phones, yet I knew there was no way I could obtain the content they’d captured.
“I began investigating if there was such a service that existed and came across a handful that allowed for the upload of videos and photos, but they all revolved around downloading an app.
“I instantly saw a gap in the market and began exploring the technical requirements for a much simpler service.”
Unlike other services similar in nature, VidSnap works by providing a unique QR code for guests to scan instead of relying on the download of an app.
Guests simply scan this QR code with their phone, register their email address and enjoy the rest of the wedding. They then have two weeks to upload their images and videos to a private area for the bride and groom to view.
The bride and groom then have the opportunity to upgrade from the ‘Collect only’ package to the ‘Collect and Edit’ package, where they can select the images, videos and music they wish to have creatively edited into a film.
Should they not wish to upgrade, images and videos can be accessed and downloaded for up to two weeks before being removed, along with all the guest details.
Martin added: “For me, the most important thing was to create something simple and easy-to-use that would also provide enough content to create a spectacular video for the happy couple.
“Weddings comprise a mix of guests, some of which the bride and groom might not have direct contact with. These guests could be the ones that capture the most amazing image of them saying their vows, cutting their cake or having an intimate moment. VidSnap ensures that these images are seen.”
The desirable and easy-to-use process however has become popular with those who are planning events other than weddings.
Since the launch, VidSnap has showcased at a 50th birthday party, with further purchases made for charity balls, awards nights and parties throughout the summer.