posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 05:06 PM
reply to post by mrixxx
Looking at the specs for the HDR-SR10E
like quite a well specced camera
. In addition to what Zaiger has said about tripod use, I'd recommend learning to use manual focus. Using your
camera's manual focus will avoid a lot of problems commonly seen in UFO videos (including the specific morphing orb problem Zaiger mentioned).
Also, try filming planes - to see how the autofocus copes in various lighting conditions. If the autofocus doesn't cope well in specific
circumstances you'll know well in advance to use manual focus.
If the nightshot mode defaults to having a front IR light turned on automatically, and you're filming the sky, you may want to turn the beam off to
save battery life. If the camera has a 'slow shutter' mode experiment with that to see how changing the setting affects things. Always film at a
minimum of standard quality mode, ideally HQ mode, and never LP mode. LP mode will never have as much detail.
The main thing is to experiment by filming known objects in a variety of lights so there's no niggles when filming potentially unknown things. Good