Have you noticed that some videos seem to have a much better quality than others and look clearer, smoother, and just downright more impressive? In most cases that is no accident, and instead, it is all about the approach that is used when recording the videos.

If you’d like to record better quality videos there are a few tips that could go a long way towards making it much easier:

  • Record at as high a resolution and frame rate as possible

Both the resolution and frame rate can dramatically affect the video quality, so you should make sure that they are as high as possible. Higher resolutions will make the video look clearer and with better definition, while higher frame rates will make it look smoother and more fluid.

For high-quality videos, you should try to aim for a resolution of 1080p (i.e. Full HD) and a frame rate of 60 frames per second.

  • Keep the camera steady

If the camera isn’t kept steady while recording, the video will look shaky and may appear blurry due to issues with its focus. Needless to say, that will reflect poorly on its quality, which is why you should always try to keep the camera as steady as you can.

It can take time and practice to learn how to hold a camera steady while recording, which is why an easier option may be to use a tripod stand or camera holder instead.

  • Pay attention to the quality of the audio

The audio that you record is going to be part and parcel of your video, and so you need to pay attention to its quality as well. Ideally, you should try to record audio that sounds crisp and clear, without any background noise interfering.

Admittedly at times this can be easier said than done, and you may want to invest in a high-quality microphone. On top of that, it is often easier to record the audio separately in a quiet room and insert it during post-production – though that may not always be feasible.

  • Don’t use the digital zoom

Although the digital zoom can help to enlarge the subject in your video by a considerable margin – you should avoid using it. Essentially it will lower the quality of the video that you record, as it will be capturing a lower resolution video and then blowing it up.

Rather than using the digital zoom, you should try to get closer to the subject if you want it to appear larger.

If you have a capable video maker that you can use to edit and improve your video as well, you should be set – and for example, you could try Movavi Video Suite. By recording higher quality video footage, to begin with, however, you can focus your post-production on squaring away any issues and tidying up the footage so that it looks its best by the time you’re done. At the end of the day, the quality of the final video will largely depend on the quality of the raw footage that you record.