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Action cameras have become the must-have item for adventurers and social media addicts. Using selfie sticks, head straps, or visiting websites for DIY action camera holders is next on the list. There is also the use of a bike mount, head mount and any related thing that will make life easier for recording videos. But there’s more to recording and mounting your action camera.
To make your videos of high quality, attractive and smooth, take note of the following suggestions.
When creating your first awesome video it is of great advantage if you have wide angle lens (like you get built-in with the Ace-Cam (4K Ultra HD action camera). This feature allows you to create great still images using the fisheye function which is also best for selfies and group selfies when you want to get the whole view of your background using a “selfie stick”.
There are several available filters that will enhance your films other than making it grayscale or cinematic as proposed in Instagram before your post is uploaded.
Many action cameras have auto-exposure features which automatically do adjustments as needed. The adjustments can be widening of the aperture, lengthening of the shutter, and/or increasing the ISO speed of the camera.
If you want to take photos or videos of the sky, you can use a circular polarizing filter or CPL. CPL is also best in reducing the reflection in glass or when taking pictures in the water surface. You can also use CPL to improve the appearance of vegetation and to increase or decrease admission of polarized light by rotating the filters. If you refer underwater videos, you can use a red filter, neutral density or ND is used for filming in bright daylight. Whatever filter you use, function plays an important role.
The ND slows down the speed of the shutter to produce smooth footage without overexposure.
If you are new to Action Cameras, the auto setting is for you.
Action camera such as the ACE-CAM 4K Ultra HD action camera still allows you to control settings for time-lapse or loop recording, adjust white balance for your preferences, enable photo burst, check on date stamp and use self-timer as needed. You will have a choice of resolutions to use appropriately for your adventure. Your shooting resolution can be WVGA or 4K.
Experts suggested choosing 16:9 1080p as the best middle balance for your resolution, unless you are planning on zooming in, or unless you are planning on watching on a 4K TV.