Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the Camcorder
For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your
right elbow pressed against your body.
If necessary support the camcorder with your left hand. With practice, you
will be able to operate the controls by touch, without taking your eye off
Using a Tripod
To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the camcorder on a
tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable height) and operate it with the
• When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the viewfinder
exposed to bright sunlight as it may melt. (The light is concentrated by the
viewfinder lens.) Change the angle of the viewfinder so that the sun does
not shine into it.
• Make sure that the fastening screw of the tripod is no longer than 1/4
inch (5.5 mm), as it will damage the camcorder.
For greater creative control over audio recording, you
can connect an external microphone to the camcorder
via the MIC terminal. When using the MIC terminal,
use a microphone with a built-in power supply
(condenser microphone). It is possible to connect
almost any stereo microphone with a plug diameter of
1/8 inch (3.5 mm), however, their audio levels will be
different from that of the built-in microphone.