Most Facilities used for Funeral Services have a DVD player to play a video presentation of the person’s life during the Funeral Service. These can be organised by family members who are capable of creating the presentation, or Burdekin Funerals can produce this for you.
We recommend that video presentations consist of around 30 photos that can be synchronised with 2 songs and last for approximately 3 minutes, or 60 photos that can be synchronised with 3 songs and last for approximately 9 minutes. More than 60 photos can be used if they are not set to music and just play continuously throughout the service (35 minutes).
All video presentations need to be in DVD-Video format and burned onto a DVD disk (not a CD disk) for use in a DVD player. It is important to test the DVD, preferably at the facility being used for the Funeral Service, but if this cannot be done, then test the DVD in at least one DVD player (not a computer). Video presentations made using Microsoft Powerpoint software (ppt or pptx format) when burned onto a DVD disk will not play in most DVD players. Convert Powerpoint presentations (from ppt or pptx) to DVD-Video format before burning onto a DVD disk. If your video presentation is on a USB flash drive, you must check with the facility being used for the Funeral Service that they have the appropriate equipment to connect and play video presentations from a USB flash drive, including which video formats are supported. Some facilities have laptops that can play a number of different formats, but you must confirm this with the facility being used for the Funeral Service.
If you are using Burdekin Funerals to produce the video presentation, we require all the relevant pictures (in order) and song titles and artists as soon as possible to enable time to prepare. If you choose to email the photos through to our office, please make sure they are sent from a Window’s based computer.
Unless you use family or friends to produce the video presentation, there is an additional cost incurred. Producing a video presentation is not included in Burdekin Funerals’ Professional Service Fee. Burdekin Funerals will take all due care to produce and/or play a video presentation, but cannot be held responsible for a video presentation that does not work due to improper format or faulty equipment at the facility used for the Funeral Service.