Shooting with a DSLR? Get your shots right!
There are some people who scoff at the idea of shooting videos with DSLRS. That hasn’t deterred thousands of photo and video enthusiasts explore this option. If you could get crystal clear photos and smart videos through one smart device, it is certainly one great bargain.
For those of you who are mighty thrilled about shooting with your DSLR cameras, here are time tested recording tips to make you record those dream videos.
Shooting at the right frame rate!
Choosing an appropriate frame rate is essential. 30 frames per second is the most commonly used setting. A frame rate of 60 is used for high action videos. Slow or crank up the speed of your frame rate depending on the video you are going to shoot. Shooting at 60 FPS and slowing the video down later during the editing stage can produce attractive slo-mo videos.
Don’t forget to white balance…
It isn’t so tough. Just hold a piece of white paper or a white Styrofoam sheet to your camera. And save the setting. Shooting in automatic mode can be very limiting and not give you the desired output. Go the whole haul and shoot in manual mode and yes don’t forget to white balance your cam.
Poor audio can ruin your video!
Almost all DSLRs will have built in microphones. Most of them amplify audio automatically. It is advisable to carry an external microphone with you. Attach it to the audio jack to better quality audio recording. Try to record as close to the sound source as possible. You could also use a pre amp to better the quality of your sound.
Experiment with lens…
One of the main reasons DSLRs are so popular is because it gives users the chance to experiment with lenses. And for the fact that they offer great depth of field! You can choose from a wide range of options. Right from telephoto lens to the unconventional fish eye lens there is a whole range to choose from.
You can also invest in filters to give a different look and feel for your videos.
A video is born in the editing table!
When you’ve finally filmed your backyard blockbuster, it is editing time! Adobe Premier Elements is the go to editing software as it offers great editing options, and priced at $ 100, light on the wallet as well. Remember to cut between shots at 5 to 10 second intervals to maintain pace and consistency.
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