How To Fix Image Stabilization Issues

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There are some common ways for you to fix Image Stabilization Issues. Make sure you use the proper ways in order to get the issues solved completely without taking much efforts. Below is one of the most popular ways that every user uses.

Before going to look deeply into how to fix image stabilization issues, we may need to know the defination of Image stabilization.

Image stabilization (IS) is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera during exposure. Specifically, it compensates for the panning and tilting (angular movement) of a camera or other imaging device when taking pictures or filming.

Most video cameras manufactured these days come with some IS features. However, you may notice even in some of the better small point and shoot cameras and compact handheld camcorders that some image blurring due to movement is still inevitable.

There are some ways to make these functions better as long as you know how to fix and improve them. Below is common guide that you can check yourself and apply for your own cameras.

Most stabilization issues with point and shoot cameras and small camcorders are a result of both the small weight of the camera, and tiny lens size. It’s rather difficult to keep a small camera still while panning or walking around filming a day in the life video.

Here are few tips you can do to fix the issues and make your cameras better:

Mount your camera on to something heavier. This can be as simple as mounting your video camera on a tripod when filming, or attaching some other type of heavy fixture or weight to the bottom of the camera where a tripod would normally be attached that would still allow you to hold the camera steady (one example is the X-GRIP Stabilizing Handle).

Steady your body by leaning against a wall or other stable structure while filming. Use the nearest bench, wall, table, tree or light post to steady yourself while capturing a video.

Brace your arms against the side of your body and hold your video camera with both hands.

When a standard tripod is cumbersome use a mini pod like the Gorillapod. One of the most important accessories you will come to own, the Gorillapod features flexible legs and multiple rubberized joints that can be bent around objects for a secure grip. Wherever you go there is almost always something you can attach it to. And measuring at less than 15-inches for the one of the smallest versions you can easily carry it around in a bag.

Shoot footage with the lens of your camera at the widest angle setting that’s practical for your situation. Wide angle settings and wide angle lenses (in the case of DSLR’s) minimize the effects of camera shake.

Finally, some of the most interesting advice I’ve been given is pretend your camera is a very full cup of very hot coffee that you must carry without spilling a single drop. It’s amazing how well that can really work.

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