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Discussions > Camera settings

Hi...great site and really inspiring videos!

My main problem is the camera...what are the best settings for say shooting people at a wedding...Continuos shutter so as to get bursts of images but should I shoot in manual mode? Auto focus or manual focus.....white balance, iso settings etc? I mean wont some bits of the images be blurry as the camera moves?

Another question......Do you need to go throughout Quick time pro before using iMovie.....what is the purpose of Quick time pro and can you skip this step or is it important?

thanks and once again great site! Would love to try and make my own similar kind of videos!

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJose

Hi Jose,

I shoot in manual mode, unless I'm at an event where light changes constantly (I'd use aperture priority in that situation).
Depending on what's happening, I either shoot single shots on auto focus with single focus point, or I'd shoot in burst mode with continuous focus.
ISO is the last thing I adjust, when I do manual. I first open up the aperture as wide as I can, then set the shutter speed, then adjust ISO.
To remove the blur, use higher shutter speeds. Or pause between every shot (so that the camera does not move while you shoot).
Quicktime Pro 7 takes JPG images and converts them to video. So yes, unless you have a different way to do it, you'd need QuickTime Pro 7.


October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

Hi Petra sorry to bother you again....ive looked at your video from París again and it Looks like you slow down the speed on some do you achieve this?

Now i want ti get the process nit sure about editing bits of the video and then putting it all together in iMovie, how do you do it? If you import video into iMovie you cant really edit any thing after...??

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosé

You do it in parts right? Not all 2000 images in QuickTime.....But parts of the sequence? And do you edit the black and white in a graphics program?
Is it posible to edit the images in Photoshop But then you have to apply the same effects to all the images right?

October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosé