Have you tried to record travel videos in the past and generally found that the quality left much to be desired? In many cases travel videos may suffer from a lack of definition, looking shaky, or tend to have lots of grain and poor contrast. However there are ways that you can mitigate these issues, and improve the quality of your travel videos.
If you want to improve the quality of your travel videos, you should try to:
Increase the framerate of your camera
When you’re shooting video that has a lot of action or moving elements in it (which is normally the case with travel videos), increasing the framerate can affect the quality tremendously. If possible you should try to increase it to 60 frames per second – even if that means reducing the resolution a little bit
For example, you’ll find that recording at 60fps with a resolution of 720p looks better than recording at 30fps with a resolution of 1080p.
Be aware of the light
Ideally you will want to make sure you record brightly lit areas while making sure the light source isn’t in the frame. To accomplish that you first need to always be aware of the light, and where it is coming from as well as how intense it is. After that you can position yourself and frame your travel video accordingly.
Keep the camera steady – always
If your camera shakes or moves it could make the video look shaky or the image look blurry. As such you should try to keep your camera as steady as you can, or use a tripod stand or camera holder if you feel that is easier.
Use an external high quality microphone
In some cases you may want to just replace the audio track of your travel video with background music, in which case the audio quality isn’t that important. However if you want the audio to be part of your travel video, you should try using a high quality microphone instead of the built-in one on your video camera.
Generally the built-in microphone quality isn’t very good, and your audio will pop, crackle, and have lots of background noise if you aren’t careful.
Make no mistake, post-processing is an important part of creating high quality travel videos and you may want to use Movavi Video Editor to help on that front. With its features you can easily trim out any parts you don’t need, merge video clips together, and enhance the overall quality of your videos. Additionally you could apply various filters and effects or even speed up a video if necessary.
Not only will Movavi Video Editor help you improve the quality of your video, but it will let you add and edit audio tracks, insert captions, and much more. Long story short you will have everything that you need to make sure your travel videos look impressive right there at your fingertips, and just need to apply the features that you feel would help.