It might sound like a no-brainer, but it's easy to hit the record button and forget about checking your focus. There's nothing worse than ending up with footage out of focus, In this video, get some tips on how to get focus by yourself and how to check it.
- All right, it's time we talk about focus. … Oh, wait, hold on a second. … Ah. … There we go. … Shooting video that's out of focus … is usually the number one rookie mistake made … for first-time video shooters. … And it's especially hard when you're by yourself. … There's nothing worse than shooting all day, … only to find your footage is completely out of focus. … So it might be tempting … to just switch on your autofocus and call it a day. … However, unless you know for a fact … that your camera's autofocus is really good, … I wouldn't recommend it. … That's because cameras with older autofocus technology … can have issues determining … what's supposed to be in focus in the frame. … Bad autofocus tends to do what's called hunting, … which is when the camera switches back and forth … between different focus points … as it tries to determine what to focus on. … This can be especially bad … when there's a lot of motion in the frame. … So unless you're 100% sure … your autofocus can knock it out of the park, …
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