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post #1 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Taking good videos

I rode with a new instructor today and she took some videos of me riding and sent them to me. I was hoping to post them here for critique. But when I look at them on my computer, they are really shaky and blurry, not like they looked on the phone. Is there any way I can fix this? Or any way to take better videos on the future? Everyone else posts videos on here and they always look SO nice...
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 04:43 PM
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You need one of those tripods that has an eye that follows you! DH was showing me one yesterday!!
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at them again, it's not really the shaky that's the problem, it's the grainy and blurry. It's like they were taken at a low resolution.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 06:23 PM
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Maybe her video settings are really low res. Or you lost resolution when they were sent to you. Did she upload them directly to YouTube or email them to you? They could have been compressed.

It's hard to get good video, but most phone cameras now have the ability to do so. Mine doesn't, but it's an old Samsung Galaxy. What kind of phone does she have?
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 08:35 PM
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it's also a problem if you are shooting inside an indoor arena because the camera has trouble adjusting to when it is facing into the light (like an open door to arena), and facing into a darker area. this happens if the instructor is in the middle and you are circling around her. Best if you have someone stand in the middle, facing away from the outdoor light, and you ride using only half the arena so they are close to you, and backlit.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 10:05 PM
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If she texted the video from her phone to yours, the video tends to get really compressed to send in a text message. I've experienced this with texting from same phones (iphone to iphone) and different (iphone to samsung). I unfortunately don't know how to fix this except to share the video over email or through something like google drive, dropbox.

Maybe next time she could film using your phone? That seems like the easiest way to do it.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-11-2020, 11:34 PM
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or, if she uploads to Youtube, and gives you a link to it. I hate it when folks send me a video via msm, or email. too big of a file. give a link to a sharing site, or nothing.
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