Top Tips for Recording Video with your Smartphone| 27th May 2014
Top Tips for Recording Video with your Smartphone
Recording a video using your smartphone? Make sure you follow these simple tips to get the best recordings out of your smartphone.
When you are recording video on your smartphone, always try to record in landscape mode, unless you are gathering video responses. Most screens, from laptops to television, tend to display the standard 16.9 widescreen dimension . Therefore, recording in portrait mode leaves unsightly black gaps on either side of your video - which never look good.
However, if you are gathering video responses for feedback or statistics using Miituu, we recommend that recordings are done in a more 'selfie' style using portrait mode. This gives a much more personal feel and the recipient does not require any prior recording experience - which allows feedback responses to be collated quickly.
Always pay attention to the audio of your recordings. Try to avoid background noise and make yourself as audible as possible. There is nothing worse than distracting background noises or being unable to hear the audio from a video.
Smartphones tend to provide poor results in low lighting; thus, it is important that you are near a suitable light source . If you are recording yourself or a person, make sure the light is falling onto you or the subject. For example, face a window rather than having it behind you because it will create a dark silhouette on your recording.
Try to keep your footage steady and stable, if your smartphone has stabilisation settings, make sure they are on. If possible try to use both hands, this helps keep your recordings stable.
Lastly, go out and have fun - there are a plethora of creative possibilities you can achieve with just the recording capabilities on your smartphone device.