Hello Fellow MIUI Fans,
It has never been easier for anyone with a smartphone to record their own video footage and broadcast it to anyone. Simply pull the smartphone from your pocket, click record, and you have footage you can edit and distribute instantly. But, it takes more than that for your footage to look professional. Here are some quick tips for creating up-to-scratch videos with a smartphone or digital camera.
1. Ensuring good lighting:
Proper lighting has a huge impact on smartphone cameras because they have smaller image sensors and lenses. Try as much as possible to shoot your video in brightly lit areas. This will help avoid unnecessary shadows and grainy areas in your video. Conversely, you also must be careful not to point the camera directly at bright light sources, which will cause unusable overexposed footage and lens flaring.
2. Cleaning the lense:
It sounds silly and simple, but this is always a great place to start. It’s the equivalent of remembering to take the lens cap off of a camera. It’s something so obvious that it’s often easy to forget. Before you shoot any video with your smartphone, make sure the camera’s view isn’t obstructed, and give it a quick swab. Moistened cleaning wipes are the best for this job, but a quick breath and your shirt will do the trick, too.
3. Avoiding using digital zoom:
Sometimes it can be tempting to use the zoom feature on your smartphone to get a closer shot of your subject, but since the lens isn’t zooming optically, you’re just enlarging the picture digitally. This results in one thing: pixels. If you want to zoom in with a smartphone without it looking like pixelated garbage, then simply walk closer to your subject.
4. Shooting horizontally, not vertically:
If you want people to be able to watch your video at full size on a monitor or TV screen, keep your smartphone horizontal when you are recording. Shooting a video clip with your phone upright doesn't seem like an issue at the time because you're watching it on a device with a vertical screen, but as soon as you want to play the video anywhere else, your clip will be fighting for space with two black bars on either side of the screen. So in the quest to shoot better video on your phone, start by keeping with standard video practise and shoot horizontally.
5. Good audio recording:
Most of the time, recording audio directly from the camera’s built-in microphone will suffice, but in professional videos, namely interviews, you will want to have a microphone as close to your subject as possible. You can use an external professional microphone hooked up to computer to record your audio, or a memo recorder, but I prefer to use a second smartphone placed directly above the subject using a voice memo app. I would then sync this captured audio to the video footage in the editing phase later on.mmer is here and it's sure to bring with it not only sunrays but also changeable weather and frequent spells of rain. We thought it would be a good
Fellow MIUIers, hope the aforementioned tips will help you in recording better videos with your favorite smartphone.See you again with few more tips, signing off for now!
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