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Old 11-08-2018, 01:04 PM
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So many videos on You Tube, etc. are hard to watch due to tiny model plane image jiggling, going out of frame or going in and out of focus. Using a telephoto setting exaggerates hand jiggling and loss of image. Most camcorders have a small LCD viewfinder screen that is almost useless in sunlight, a few have an optical viewfinder that works better in sunlight. Image stabilization helps. Helmet cams should be outlawed.

Go over the following with your camera person and make sure that they understand it before taking off:

1. Set focus manually for about 100 feet, don't use autofocus or telephoto settings. Model will be in focus from 50 feet to 150+ feet
2. Look through viewfinder with your right eye, look past the camera with your left eye to help keep model in the frame. Practice watching other models this way to see how this works.
3. Don't press record button when model is just a speck in the sky.
4.Have pilot keep model within 75 feet of camera as much as possible and fly by slowly when you are recording.
5. If you must use a cell phone to take a video, turn it horizontally
6.Don't record while walking.
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