41366Re: [podcasters] Mobile Video Setup?
- May 30, 2013I've been recording video comments from my car lately... my 30 minute
commute gives me ample time for it. I'm using my phone in a window-mount
holder and have noticed some things that I'll need to address eventually:
1. Shakiness - The front-facing camera on my Galaxy S3 doesn't have
anti-shake. I have to rely on YouTube's "fix" which works most times.
2. Sound - While the sound quality is good, the camera is going to pick up
whatever happens. I tried recording one day when it was raining and ended
up scrapping the video because of the popcorn noise in the background.
3. Light - Recording while you are driving is great for convenience but not
so great for lighting. Overcast days are actually better than full sun
because there's a shadow from the car roof and bright light from the window.
4. Eye Contact - Recording videos you want to look at the camera. Driving
a car, you need to look at the road. I wear sunglasses and that kinda
masks the lack of eye contact.
5. Hand gestures - I talk with my hands... which makes keeping at least one
hand on the wheel when in motion. Even though I know my alignment is good,
some of my viewers said, "I thought you were going to get into an accident."
I got the idea from watching Jessica Frech, a singer that sometimes does
vlogs in her car http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHi6Huu-N3Y
My videos are on YouTube (haven't found a good way to embed them on the
site as of yet where they'll be a part of the feed) at
C. Hatton Humphrey
Every cloud does have a silver lining. Sometimes you just have to do some
smelting to find it.
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Richard Amirault <ramirault@...>wrote:
> On 5/26/2013 9:26 AM, geek4x4 wrote:
> > My first idea was to get a new tablet with a camera. Most newer ones
> have a pretty decent built in rear camera and excellent battery life. iPad
> has the benefit of iMovie is well known and fairly straightforward video
> editing suite. and there are lots of accessories like tripods and what-not
> readily available.
> There are better ways to do this, but if you use a tablet PLEASE hold it
> sideways/horizontally when you shoot. Too many "phone / tablet" videos
> are vertical and don't work well on a computer screen.
> Richard Amirault
> Boston, MA, USA
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