To make the video from the action camera look as professional as possible, you should take into account some of its features. Then, the final result will be indistinguishable from good mirrorless cameras.
If your device is not threatened by extreme conditions then take it out of the box, as it absorbs the lion’s share of sounds. It is also recommended that you do not shake the camera actively, otherwise internal noise may spoil the entire audio stream. For maximum sound quality, you should buy an external microphone (the Panasonic (VW-VMS10E-K) is an excellent choice) – it will record sound over the main audio.
Many amateurs are very fond of shooting ultra-long scenes in one shot. But statistics show that the most viewed video from action cameras lasts no longer than 2-3 minutes. Moreover, by shooting a series of short clips, it will be easier to mount the final material.
Change of perspective.
The more angle of view changes, the more dynamic the video looks. However, what should you do if you need to shoot your own dive or ride on a mono wheel? For this purpose, an unusual accessory is used in the form of a small pole attached to the helmet by a ball that will change the position of the camera when moving. This way it will shoot from multiple angles at once, making the video more “alive”.
The recording cycle
An action camera differs from a DVR in that when the cycle is set it will not write a certain number of clips at a given time, but will simply split the shooting into several short videos. These settings will be useful for athletes: they can set the timer so that the camera will not shoot breaks between approaches, thus saving memory and battery power.
For the camera to work as a DVR, the cyclic recording rate is set to a maximum. In most devices it is called MAX. Now the memory will be rewritten as it is full.
An artistic technique opposed by slow-motion. If objects move at a monstrously slow speed in the slow-motion, they move at the speed of light. The point of the reception is to show quickly slow processes like a starfall, building a house, city traffic, etc. Accelerating the usual shooting here will not work, because the video will still last too long. Time-lapse is therefore the best choice in this situation.
The essence of a time-lapse is that the camera with a certain frequency takes a photo, and then glues the pictures into a full video. Frequency of photography depends on the type of object being shot: for a construction site a suitable frame rate would be “once a minute”, and to shoot the sky in cloudless weather one frame every 10 minutes would be enough.