First time with my camcorder

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by question fear, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    So this is my first youtube video that I made with my camcorder...I already know the next time I film my team playing I am going to use a tripod, i know that will help the stability and also probably the zooming issues I was having. Any other tips? I edited it in iMovie. I plan on playing around a lot more wth the features in terms of sports settings, etc on my camcorder. Just wondering if there's anything else I can do to improve beyond those points.

    FYI, the camcorder I used was a Panasonic PV-GS80, it's very low-end, but I figured start small and easy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBt8FmXx5O4
     
  2. bkvideography macrumors member

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    a GREAT tool is to look at the horizon (the trees in your first shot) and make sure that's straight. your intro shot is way cockeyed.
     
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I think you did a hell of a good job! To be standing free hand, and zooming in and out following the action...very good. I know it get's hard to keep it steady even with steadycam features when you are zoomed in like that.

    Well done!

    Brian
     
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  5. zblaxberg Guest

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    too much zooming in and out can make someone really dizzy...i don't recommend doing it a lot
     
  6. Alican macrumors regular

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    Tripod is certainly the way to go. Initially, when first using a tripod, they feel restricting. But you soon get the knack.

    Also, if you'd taken a few shots of the spectators, preferably fairly close up, you could have dropped them in to bridge some of your edits and you'd have able to do a neat job of cutting out some of the more shakey bits without the action appearing to jump
     

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