Recording at nightWritten by Jakob Jelling
There is some info you should know regarding recording at night before actually shooting a video in dark night conditions. Recording at night does not involve same requirements than recording during daylight, and might actually become a big obstacle unless you have foreseen a way of solving difficulties that this factor would imply.
It is important that you always record taking into account light of environment in which you are since your video quality will directly depend on this factor. In order to properly record during night, you would need to use an artificial light source. There are artificial light sources which are specifically created for recording video at night and which can be a great help and a very suitable way for solving problems which lack of light brings at moment of shooting a video during night.
Some camcorders have an infrared recording system which allows its users to shoot their videos at night, and even during complete darkness, achieving a good quality final product. These kinds of systems function by illuminating area you focus your camcorder on with infrared light and then recording it this way. If you are wising to record at night or in complete light and do not worry about having a great quality final video, this might be best solution for you.
The facts of zoomingWritten by Jakob Jelling
Zooming is often seen as a great tool which could actually make a camcorder more expensive and valuable. Many times, we think a camcorder with a powerful zoom is much better than other which does not offer such characteristic, but not always this is such a great quality as we would think.
Many times, when we use our camcorder zoom, we loose image quality. Zooming increases image size by amplifying pixels which actually causes subject to loose resolution and quality. The more you zoom in, more pixels become amplified and more image quality you loose.
This way, whenever possible, it is always highly recommendable to actually approach subject you wish to zoom in instead of using this camera feature in order to avoid loosing quality. Therefore, whenever possible you should try to avoid zooming and, instead of it, simply walk closer. Whether you are using an analog camcorder or a digital one, by moving closer to your subject you would maintain your video or image quality in a much higher level than if you used zoom.