Have you noticed that the videos you record seem to pale in comparison to many of the videos out there? Even if you aren’t able to put your finger on what’s different, you can probably see that other videos often appear to be of a better quality and look that much more professional than your own.
Although you may feel at a loss over why this is the case, there’s no reason to worry too much. In fact, it is actually possible to make sure that the videos you record have the same professional sheen and quality by scrutinizing a few areas:
The resolution of your videos is important as they will directly affect its quality.
Typically nowadays it is best to try to record videos in 1080p Full HD – which means a resolution of 1920×1080.
If your video seems to be a bit ‘choppy’ then it could be that the frame rate isn’t high enough. As a rule of thumb you will want to be shooting for a frame rate of 60 frames per second – or as close to that as possible.
- Audio quality
Often the reason why some videos seem more professional than others is not so much the quality of the video – but of the audio. When the audio is incoherent, crackles, or appears muffled it can adversely affect the overall impression of the video. That is why it helps to invest in a good microphone if you’re recording audio to accompany your video.
- Production value
Essentially ‘production value’ is really just a catchall term used to describe all the subtle improvements that are often made to videos. It includes special effects, filters, and quality enhancements – so you’ll need to be able to edit your video accordingly.
Assuming you’re recording video footage from your Mac’s screen, it would help to use software that makes it easy for you to control the recording parameters. In that regard, Movavi Screen Capture for Mac won’t disappoint, and will prove to be a huge asset.
With Movavi Screen Capture for Mac, you can easily set up the capture area and resolution as well as the framerate, audio source, and other parameters. It will even give you the option of adding a bit of production value to your recording by capturing keyboard actions, highlighting the mouse cursor, and setting up a custom ‘click’ sound.
It won’t take you long to learn how to record video on Mac with Movavi Screen Capture for Mac. Odds are after a few minutes of using it you’ll be confident enough to start recording videos that look professional and have exactly the sort of quality that you’re after.