[vcf-midatlantic] Volunteer signup sheet for recording VCFEast Classes

Steven Michelsen stevenm at optonline.net
Tue Apr 12 19:02:10 EDT 2016


I have a Manfrotto 3001 / 3126 fluid head tripod.  It's almost as old as my
computers, and I have used it constantly since "back then".

My video camera is a consumer grade 1080p camera.  Looks great.  


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Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Volunteer signup sheet for recording VCFEast

Matt Patoray via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>Top post here, since its not chnging the signup sheet, since I will not 
>be at VCF-E but here are a frew tips to make things better.
>1. Biggest pet pieve here, uninteliagable, noisy audio, at the minimum 
>if you are using a phone/tablet place it on something that holds the 
>device so therte is not a bunch of handeling noise. If possible connect 
>an external microphone that can be placed closer to the speaker, the 
>acoustics in most of those rooms are really not tjhat great and you get 
>a lot of room echo.
>2.2nd  biggest pet peive here, if you are shooting with a 
>smartphone/tablet please hold/mount it in landscape mode. TV's left a
>3x2 aspect ratio once John Logie Baird's mechanical TV failed. 

I'd use one of these:


>3. Whoever is going to take on the editing should tell the volenteers 
>what format they need video in, that way you are not mixing SD,720P,
>10801 and 1080P. They can be mixed but to make it work properly and 
>look good takes more work and a lot more rendering time.
>4. Please use a tripod, there are even tripods for smartphones, they 
>are kind of crappy but do help.

... and a Manfrotto tripod.

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