You will need
- — instructions for the video camera.
- chain or cord.
As a rule, models of Amateur cameras equipped with optical or electronic image stabilizer. Before recording, enable this option through the camera menu as described in the user manual. Stabilizer is not a replacement for a tripod, but it can soften the jerks.
When shooting handheld, use any prop. If possible, place the camera on a stable surface. If the bearing is not press bent arm that hold the camera, to the housing. Use your other hand to support the device.
Shooting from prone position, you can get good shots. Press your elbows into the surface where you are, and the picture obtained from the camera will be more stable.
When you press the record button, the camera shake can be especially noticeable. Enabling recording for a few seconds before the shooting events will get the opportunity to cut the damaged point in the installation.
When shooting handheld, try not to use the button zoom. Camera shake will be particularly noticeable if the object closer with zoom. When possible, it is better to get closer to the subject you want to capture.
Shooting a panorama, turn slowly, not shifting from foot to foot. Any step will cause the image to jerk, the picture will be spoiled. At the beginning and end of the panorama record about ten seconds of a still image.
To use as a makeshift tripod , you can use a sturdy chain or cord. Attach one end of the screw, the diameter of which corresponds to the hole intended for attaching the camera to the platform of the tripod. On the other end of the cord step foot. Stretching such support, will get a less shaky video.
To stabilize the image captured without a tripod, you can use plugins and filters video editing software. Such filters include Deshaker for VirtualDub; Mercalli, working with Adobe products; the Stabilize Motion option, available to users of After Effects.
Advice 2: How to choose a tripod for camcorder
The choice of tripod for video camera depends largely on the purposes for which you use the technique. Depending on whether you shoot on a professional or semi-professional level or limit Amateur videos, independent design features of the tripod and, as a consequence, its price.
Think about what conditions you will use the camcorder. If you need to capture it during the recording of Amateur videos, choose a table tripod. It is small and lightweight, you can carry it with you along with a camera almost every day, waiting for the occasion when you come across an interesting story that will want to capture. For a more planned, thorough professional work you will approach outdoor design.
When choosing a floor tripod, imagine what the maximum and minimum level must be the camera. The minimum rate is important if you want to shoot in macro mode or you just need a lower angle to tackle any other creative task. The highest point needs to fix the camera at eye level of the operator.
One of the most important parameters – the permissible load on the tripod. It needs to match the weight of your equipment, and even better – a little exceed it.
The strength of the structure depends on the material from which made the tripod. For Amateur compact camera you will not use in extreme conditions, you can buy a plastic tripod. It is inferior to other models of strength, but wins in terms of ease and price. Tripods made of aluminium is much more resistant and durable. In addition, they are quite suitable to carry and not very many are. This option can be called a compromise. If you are strapped for cash, buy tripod carbon fiber or steel. They are very durable as carbon fiber at the same time, is lightweight enough and able to absorb micro-vibrations.
The weight of the product influences its design. Monopod is much easier to carry – it consists of a single rod, which is installed on the ground or any other suitable support. This tripod does not take much to disassemble and reassemble. However, it is less stable and convenient than a tripod. It is further supported by three "legs", and the Central rod can move up, increasing maximum height of shooting.
The stability of the tripod can be increased at the expense of the material from which made the tips on the legs. A rubber will come in handy when shooting in a room with smooth, hard floors. Spikes will anchor the tripod in soft ground. If you plan on shooting in various conditions – and on the street and in buildings – choose a tripod with a combined type of tips.
Secondary stats that you also need to consider the color of the tripod. Bright metal tripods can reflect bright light, and thus glare will fall on the objects to be shot. Therefore, while working under bright artificial or daylight it will be easier tripod black.