Technology and video quality have changed a lot in the 10 plus years I have been in the wedding video business. It wasn't until 2010 that HD cameras were available at a price point that allowed for myself to start recording weddings in HD. Before that time, everything was recorded on tape in SD. At the time it still looked great. I had a good quality camera, and couples were watching their videos on SD TVs with their DVD players. But then everyone started buying HDTVs (myself included) and that had one downside. The SD video I recorded didn't look as good on and HD display. There are many reasons why this is (pixels, stretching, etc), but the point is those pre HD videos just don't hold up over the years as well as we would have hoped.
About a year ago, a couple whose video I recorded during this time asked me (while I was recording their friend's wedding) if there was anything that could be done. Initially, I had said no for the reasons I mentioned above. But after seeing her again at another wedding, I really started to think about it. Not only have cameras and TVs gotten better, bus so has my software and computer that I use to edit the videos. I was inspired to give it a shot. I found the old tapes (cause I still have every tape I ever recorded) and I loaded them onto the computer and did an entire re-edit of their wedding. And it worked. I increased the picture quality of the video and was able to send her a digital copy of the video online.
Now that I have done this first one, I am ready to perform this job for other couples who videos I have recorded in the past. For a nominal fee, I will re-edit the wedding video from scratch and have a video with improved picture quality. It is a re-edit because it will not be exactly the same as the original, and I will be using some newer editing techniques that I have picked up over the years.