Sunday, March 14, 2010

Video Camera Tip 1

Have you ever wondered after filming an event you go home and you find that it seems as though the camera was constantly moving or wobbling. Well you were right if you have your Video Camera in auto focus mode, what happens it that your lens is never really ever sure what you are shooting so what it does to compensate is focus back and forth between the farthest thing in your frame in the background and the closest thing in foreground.

How do I fix this, well this is easy first take your camera out of auto mode and put into manual mode, and yes this will require that you have to do a little extra work but in the end you will be happy that you have taken the time to do this. Then find the furthest thing in what will be the background of you shot and focus in on (focus the lens) that item. After completing this you will find that you can easily move your zoom in and out without having to refocus and the next time you review what you have filmed you will not see the wobble.
Good luck from Bear Production Company and Good filming. Now get out there and don't be afraid to film your next big event.


  1. Well, feel free to come film Red Oak's Prom on April 17th! Curt will be looking SHARP! ;)