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Roger Sherman

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Zooming Is Death... For Travel Videos

Posted February 24, 2012 | 02/24/12 07:00 AM ET

Whether you're on a ski trip, a cruise, at the beach or filming your kid's baseball game, there is one prominent button on your video camera that you're going to want to press and should avoid: the zoom control. Avoid it like the plague.

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Hold Steady: Be Your Own Travel Video Tripod (VIDEO)

Posted February 17, 2012 | 02/17/12 07:00 AM ET

Two of the most important tips I can recommend to help people shoot better travel videos are holding the camera steady and not zooming. Yes, as I say in my book Ready, Steady, Shoot: The Guide to Great Home Video, "zooming is death." It'll almost guaranteed to kill your video....

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