Technical points to bear in mind when shooting video
It’s best to set the shutter, aperture and iSo before you start a clip. using manual mode means you’ll avoid the exposure automatically changing halfway through.
The frame rate will affect the feel of your footage. 25fps will give you a more cinematic quality, whereas 50fps will look more fluid and suit fastmoving subjects, like wildlife.
SET THE SHUTTER
If you’re shooting with a predominantly stills camera, such as a DSLR, match your shutter speed to your frame rate to avoid choppy footage. For example, at 30 fps, use 1/60sec.
Using the camera’s autofocus during filming often means that it hunts around for a subject. Focus manually so that it remains in the same place throughout the clip.
Set the camera’s white balance manually instead of using the automatic mode. Auto will change in between shots, taking you much longer to match shots at the editing stage.