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EDISHOT Tips

Advice from the EDISHOT team on how to shoot your best video
Shoot guidelines to ensure quality videos:
If you are using a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  1. Shooting in 4K will give you flexibility in zooming in and out or cropping materials during edit. However, you cannot edit 4K videos for slow motion.
  2. If you intend for any part of your material to be shot in slow motion use at least 60fps (frames per second) setting
  3. Use a tripod to steady and frame your shots better
  4. Make sure to focus on the subject of your video whenever shooting. When moving or panning, take time to refocus your lenses
  5. When shooting, be mindful of the size of your desired video output. Put enough space surrounding subjects that you wish to use for TikTok or IG stories, since videos need to be cut to fit a vertical orientation.
  6. It is easier to edit materials that are under-exposed than over-exposed. Be mindful of your saturation when shooting.
  7. If you have a speaker or a soundbite that you want to use for the video, be mindful of your audio devices. Use lapels or boom mics for crisper recordings.
  8. Background noise will be hard to omit during post edit. So make sure to record any soundbite that you want in the video, if any, at quiet/secluded places. Be mindful of echoes.
Shoot guidelines to ensure quality videos:
If you are using a Camera phone
  1. Camera phones with at least 1080p resolution are better. Anything below this would make the quality of your material suffer.
  2. Shoot orientation will depend on where you intend to play the videos. Landscape orientation works best for feed uploads or regular video playbacks. Vertical orientation works well for IG stories, Facebook My day stories uploads and TikTok.
  3. You can shoot higher resolution materials by adjusting the settings of your camera. Make sure to shoot in 1080p or above (4k)
  4. Be mindful of your video recording exposure. It is easier to edit underexposed materials rather than over-exposed ones.
  5. If you have a speaker or a soundbite that you want to use for the video, be mindful of your audio devices. Use lapels or boom mics for crisper recordings.
  6. Background noise will be hard to omit during post edit. So, make sure to record any soundbite that you want in the video, if any, at quiet/secluded places. Be mindful of echoes.