8. Tips and Techniques
Think about all the awful videos you’ve seen on YouTube. What are their common characteristics?
• Shaky camera
• Lousy lighting
• Wretched sound
The obvious solutions to these problems are
• Hold still!
• Turn on a light or go outside!
• Stand closer to or farther away from the camera!
Like I said, these solutions are obvious, but some nuances are involved. Keep these nuances in mind as you take a deeper look at each of these issues and their solutions in the following sections.
Stop Shakin’ All Over
As I’ve mentioned a time or two, the Flip camcorders (like all the other pocket camcorders I’ve ever used) have no image-stabilization circuitry. This lack makes their video potentially jumpier than movies made with traditional ...