Beginners Guide to Videoing Your Hunts.pdf

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Beginners Guide to Videoing Your Hunts: part II provided by: writen: Brian Grossman Video techniques to produce great hunting footage. Having the best video equipment that money can buy won’t result in great hunting footage, if you don’t know how to properly use it. On the flip side, even low budget equipment can produce great footage in the hands of a knowledgeable videographer. In the last article, we covered the basic equipment needed to successfully video hunts, and how to best choose that video equipment based on your available budget. In this article, we will discuss some tips and techniques to get the most out of whatever equipment you have – regardless of whether it is a $6,000 professional HD camera, or one you picked up for $100 at the local flea market. READ THE MANUAL As your typical male, it almost pains me to say it, but getting the most out of your video camera begins by taking the time to read the owner’s manual. The average video camera owner will never use even a fraction of the available options on their camera. That’s because they turn the camera on – in full auto mode – press record and that’s it. Sure, they may occasionally zoom in and out, as needed, but they never bother to dive any deeper into their camera’s functions. If all you ever film are family functions and events that will only be enjoyed by yourself and immediate family, then running the camera in full auto mode really isn’t an issue. However, if you want to shoot good outdoor video – stuff you would be proud to show to your buddies in deer camp – then learn to operate your camera to its full ability. The main functions you want to master are the ability to manually focus the camera, to manually set the white balance of the camera, and the ability to manipulate the aperture (iris), shutter speed, and gain of the camera – which will allow you to maximize the camera’s performance in low light. MANUAL FOCUS There is not a whole lot to discuss about manual focus other than you want to be able to do so quickly and easily. While auto focus may work fine if you are hunting in a wide open area, where nothing will get between the camera and whatever you are videoing, it is a nightmare if you are hunting in the woods or in thick brush. Every time a tree, branch, leaves, weeds or anything else gets between you and the animal (or person) you are videoing, the camera is going to go in and out of focus. That is extremely distracting to the viewer and can ruin an otherwise fabulous hunt, so know how to quickly and smoothly access your camera’s manual focus. WHITE BALANCE Even with guys that claim to be “old pros,” manually setting the white balance is probably one of the most overlooked – yet most important – details for insuring good color in your footage. Every camera is different, so I can’t tell you exactly how to set your white balance, but it typically consists of focusing the camera on something white (piece of paper, notecard, etc), and then pressing the appropriate white balance button on the camera. This tells your camera exactly what true white should look like, and as a result, the camera can reproduce all the other colors


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