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Spend five minutes reading this tip sheet to ensure you get the most out of your cameras…

The 4k Cameras we send out to you are really easy to use. They’ll be fully charged and good to go please don't change the settings.

  • Press and hold the Power/Function Button to power on. DO NOT touch the gimbal when it is powering on.

  • Press the Power/Function Button 2 times to re-center

  • Press Power/Function Button 3 times to switch between selfie mode and forward facing

  • To record, press record button.

  • Don't film everything, 3 hrs per camera is plenty so about think what is most important.

  • To protect the camera, keep the lens clean and save battery power, power off when not in use it takes just over an hour to charge the cameras with a USB.

  • If you want good quality sound get close or try using our mini digital sound recorder.

 

Leave the Settings Alone (pleeaseee)

The cameras’ settings are on automatic (so you don’t have to worry). Please don't change them as it may affect the quality of your video.

Charging Your Cameras

If you need to give your camera's battery a boost, use the USB fly-lead that emerges from near START/STOP button at the rear of the camera (the USB plug is stowed in the hand strap). For the fastest charge, use the supplied charger and extension lead. you can use any other USB charger, or you can plug it into any USB socket on a computer or laptop, although charging times may vary.  

 

Keep the Camera Still (mostly)

Just because it’s movie camera, the actual camera doesn’t have to constantly move, unless you’re following the action, of course! Keep the camera steady as the action unfolds in front of you. Try to hold your position for around 10 seconds per shot, before moving onto the next.

 

Use the Zoom Sparingly

On the top of the camera you’ll see a rocker switch marked ‘W’ (wide) and ‘T’ (telephoto). This controls the zoom lens. 

When in low light

Whilst the cameras don't do a bad job in subdued lighting, the auto-focus may struggle to keep up. This is another reason not to use the zoom, as accurate focusing matters less.

 

What to Shoot

  • The bride and groom: they are the stars of the day so make sure they figure high on your hit list.

  • The preparations: At the start of the day, give one camera to the boys and another to the girls, so you can capture those pre-wedding moments. Footage taken now will definitely pay off!

  • Weddingy stuff: Tour the venue and film all the wedding paraphernalia; room and table decorations, cake, flowers, any little detail that people will want to remember.  

  • The venue(s): make sure someone takes a couple of establishing shots (as we say, in the trade) of the venue(s). Name-signs, and a couple nice wide shots of the building’s exterior, would be nice.

  • People: How are your interview skills? Get friends and family to talk about the day, the happy couple, how they’re feeling, etc. If you can capture some messages for the bride and groom, so much the better.

  • The best bits: Don’t drain your battery and fill the camera’s memory with long stretches of the ceremony, speeches, etc. So, as well as all the above, stick to filming the highlights: the vows, the ‘You may now kiss the bride’ moment, entering/leaving venues, confetti throwing, cake-cutting, flower-throwing, the ‘toasty’ bits from the speeches, the first dance, etc. By including all this stuff, your video will be priceless!

Most importantly; have fun! If you have any questions on how to operate the cameras, please don’t hesitate to call or drop us a line.

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