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Producing and distributing your QuickTime movie

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

There are several tips and facts to have into account at the time of producing or distributing your own QuickTime movie. It is important to take such factors into account in order to achieve the best final product possible, and, wishing to be able to be a help, we intend to provide you with some of these most important tips.

One of the first things you should consider at the time of producing a QuickTime movie is quality. It is very important that you produce your video with the best quality possible from the beginning. This way, you should try to use the best quality possible of tape and camcorder in order for your final QuickTime movie to be as good as possible.

If you are able to choose which video format and video tape to choose, you should try to opt for a HI-8, Beta or S-VHS one. Hi-8, Beta and S-VHS formats would allow you to reach a much better QuickTime quality than 8mm or VHS, and therefore you should try to avoid these last ones for such purpose.

It is also important to be aware of the basic technical knowledge regarding your video shooting. This way, you should always try to use a good light source while shooting indoors or during night, since light is a factor which will have a great influence on the way your final QuickTime movie will look like.

While shooting your movie, you should avoid moving too much it suddenly. Instead of this, you should use a support or a tripod as much as possible in order to make your video be as stable as possible. Zooming or panning might cause the video to loose quality as well, so you should try to make as few movements as possible.

Sound quality will be determinative to your QuickTime final movie quality as well as the factors mentioned before. Therefore, it is also highly important to use a good microphone while shooting your video as well as to try to avoid using the microphone of the camcorder. It is very recommendable to use a good external microphone instead the camcorder’s one.

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