Today’s Great Filming Tip: How to Focus Your Video Camera
Almost all of the new video cameras have the auto focus feature. This is great when on the go and you need to get the shot in a flash but what about when you are filming something such as a concert, dance recital or your child’s first play at school?
If you have ever seen someones video of one of these events then you will notice when on auto focus the picture will go in and out of focus over and over again. The way to make sure that the focus will stay locked on is to zoom in on the stage, let the auto focus do its thing and then lock the focus on manual. Most video cameras have this feature.
Take a few minutes and check your owners manual on how this works on your camera.
If you are in a seat and not moving toward or away from the stage the focus will stay perfect throughout the performance.
If there is an intermission and you turn your camera off then turn it back on again to film the second act then you will need to do the manual focusing process again.
You will be happy with the results and so will your audience. So, Keep it straight, keep it steady and keep it in focus.
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