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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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3 Adjust Shutter Speed for the Best Video Images

Kyle Cassidy

Your camcorder has many manual settings — focus, white balance, aperture — that can make better images, but why would you want to change your shutter speed?

If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t thought much at all about shutter speeds on your camcorder; in fact, you don’t lose any points if you hadn’t even considered that your camcorder has different shutter speeds. Most modern

Figure 3-1 Some camcorders have direct button access to the shutter but on many camcorders you’ll need to find it in menus.

Figure 3-1 Some camcorders have direct button access to the shutter but on many camcorders you’ll need to find it in menus.

camcorders do an excellent job of setting an exposure so it doesn’t typically ...

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