video setting for social media

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by adwb, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. adwb

    adwb TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 30, 2015
    Bristol UK
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    Hi I am going to a small fashion show tomorrow and was thinking to try a bit of video as well the still i have been asked to take.

    lighting is not really a issue lots of lighting on the catwalk.

    the problem is I know nothing about video settings. All i would do with this footage, if anything, is post on youtube or other social media, so i was wondering in my ignorance if i should just use the camera s it came from the box ie mp4 and so on?

    if some one would suggest basic settings to set re focus area focus mode and so on as well as the actual video setting in the menu setting which i find somewhat bewildering i would be very very grateful

  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    I don't do a lot of video myself, but have done a few. A few things that come to mind are:

    1- Get a tripod.

    2- You will want to open the Aperture to about F8.

    3- AF versus MF. Many video shooters prefer MF so that you don't get hunting.

    4- If you want good audio from the event, you will want a separate mic.

    5- Get there ahead of time and get set up. You don't want to spend the first few minutes of the actual show messing around with settings.

    A somewhat helpful video: