I've been playing around with the app for the last day and I already have a few tips I want to share.
- Film in landscape mode! This *should* be obvious. But I know it's still a struggle for some people. You're making a fun, theatrical video. Movies in theaters are in landscape. So, do the same! It'll look better. (Oh, and if you still struggle with this issue when taking regular video, get Horizon).
- Play around with it first before you take something really long or special. I filmed a 15-minute walk today, and when I got back, it was almost 100% over-exposed and useless. Which leads me to:
- Re-expose/re-focus! The app does a decent job of automatically detecting light levels, but double check. You can tap the screen (just like taking regular video/photos) to force it to re-focus and re-expose. You don't want to lose a video because it's too dark or too washed out!
- Make sure your battery is full and you have plenty of space left on your phone's hard drive. My battery lost 15% just on that short walk, and it was *hot*. It's taking pretty high-quality shots before it processes it, so don't lose a great video because your battery died or your phone didn't have enough storage.
- Move smoothly. The app uses Instagram's stabilization feature, but that doesn't mean it's perfect, or can compensate for constant bumps. Hold your camera as steady as you can, or mount it to something, for the best quality video.
Well, that's what I have so far! Let me know if you have any more tips!