Tips for video with mobile phones

posted on 11th of october, 2017

So you’re thinking of submitting videos for stock, or have already been doing so but would like a few pointers? The good news is that you don’t need an expensive digital SLR or dedicated video camera. These days, even a good mobile phone will record up to 4K video and allow you to shoot some stunning video footage. As a video reviewer, I’d like to share a few tips which will help you in terms of having your videos accepted rather than refused.

One of the most common refusal reasons I find myself using is ‘Empty black frames’ – which means that during editing, the video frame timing has been changed (often inadvertently!) and no longer matches the length of the clip...this means there will be empty black frames, usually at the end of your clip, which need to be...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Onime on October 16, 2017
nice tips... thanks for sharing.
Posted by Data2203 on October 16, 2017
Useful to know! Thank you!
Posted by Osmar01 on October 14, 2017
Very interesting your article. Thank you!

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