How To Use a 4k Ultra HD Action Camera: 2021 Guide

If you’re an extreme sports lover and love to shoot your every sports action then an action camera is the best choice for it. Whether you’ve just bought your brand-new action camera or looking forward to purchasing it the knowing how to use a 4K ultra hd action camera or any other camera will always be helpful to check the suitability of it.

We all know that cameras like DSLR to operate them we all need to learn a lot like how can we grab like on what angle it to get a perfect shot from it. Still, DSLR comes with big size but action cameras are very tiny and don’t have that many buttons and it becomes much important to know how to use a 4K action camera to get the perfect shot of your actions.


4K action camera generates a big impactful image of the sport. A razor-sharp video capturing with the dynamic perspective angles and lens of an action camera makes a perfect combination of the fantastic viewing experience.


There are a few measures or things of a 4K action camera you need to manage while using your wonderful action camera. You might be confused between time-lapse and slow-motion video. Which accessories are important?


Especially a camera which shooting in both UHD and 4K resolutions then it becomes much important to know how to use 4K action camera.


Then this guide will guide you in the right way to use your action camera to film your actions effectively.

1. Managing the 4K Ultra HD resolution of your action camera:

Your 4k ultra-high-definition action camera is capable of capturing clear and sharp video and image quality. While shooting in a 4K capacity action camera it is important to know that it can either film in 1080p or 4K resolution.

However, 4K mode will also give you a sharp quality image or video but shooting in 1080p have another advantage. We are recommending shooting in 1080p resolution because it requires less space to store media, easy to transfer, drains less battery and more software compatibility variants are available compared to 4K editing software.

If you’re still interested to shoot in 4K then you’ll have to carry your battery charger with a spare SD card.

2. Setting up the Modes of Action Camera:

The action camera comes with multiple settings including photo, video, looping, slow-motion, time-lapse, and burst. Experimenting with all these modes is much important to use before you go on the field for filming. However, almost all are familiar with capturing image and video but other modes might put you in a confusion about which model is perfect for a specific shot.
By slow-motion mode you can have a detailed video capturing the experience and using time-lapse you can capture a long event in and after the recording it converts the shot into the speed mode of the event happing. The loop mode is just like reviving your old files into the new greater version of video footage. Using burst mode, you can capture a series of still images in rapid succession.

3. Mode Switching:

In your action camera, you can change your filming mode in multiple ways. Some action cameras have an easy-press button you can easily do switching from one mode to another one. In some cameras they allow mode switching through a touch screen, voice command, or by giving remote access to your mobile device using some software.
But those LCD touch screens and with voice command operating action cameras come at a good price and it might be much costlier than the easy-press button feature like an action camera. But being honest LCD touch screen is not suitable for filming in all scenarios like the cold, or wet atmosphere because of unable to recognize human touch. In the voice command feature in case of noisy surroundings, it might not able to get what you’re trying to say because of the disruptions.

4. Managing Frame Rate and Lighting:

Frame rate means the maximum number of frames your action camera can capture in a second. Most of the action cameras can shoot up to 4K/30fps and 1080p/120fps or some super action cameras also able to capture 4K/60fps which is quite impressive.
You can also change the frame each time before start filming. The higher the frame rate you choose for your filming the more your filming would be overexposed or underexposed to the light with the speed of shuttering.
Lighting plays an important role in photos and video capturing. If you’re shooting in an environment where light is low then you should go for under 30fps frame rate and vice-versa for the brighter light.
If you choose the lower frame rate the more it will slow the shutter speed and your filming will result in blur-out footage. It is important to note that to film in proper daylight where it is neither instance nor low.
If you still want to shoot in any lighting then you might need to go for the higher version of the action camera which will fulfill your filming desires.

5. Editing:

Mostly action camera does not have that much feature to edit your film/photo before you send it to your respectable device to store permanently. As time passes the new technology enhances and the action camera is also becoming smart enough to edit some shots by handling light focus automatically before you transfer it to another storage device.
At the time of capturing your dynamic moment always try to shoot in 5 seconds short clips/burst mode. So, you’ll get the different layers of your memories while filming effectively. Shot clips generate more interesting dynamic content compare to long clips.
While Shooting always try to capture your short clips including all elements (variety of scene) like landscape, actions, and portraits will clip more interesting also you’ll have more options available while editing.

6. How to take care of lens:

While shooting with an action camera or any camera it is obvious that your camera will go through a lot of situations after that it might be covered with dust, water bubbles, or dirt. To get your filming shot clear and sound you’ll always have to clean it properly carefully. Lens cleaning will enhance the life of the action camera working.
To clean a lens, always use clean water or any pure alcoholic solution and apply it using a clean and soft cloth or tissue.
Remote Access using WiFi and Smartphone Applications:
Most of the cameras right now come with WiFi compatible connectivity. By connecting your camera with the same WiFi as your mobile device you can access your action camera remotely using an application/software. Which you can find on your Appstore.
With that application, you can do all things remotely seamlessly which all you can do with your action camera.

Conclusion

While shooting with an action camera or any camera it is obvious that your camera will go through a lot of situations after that it might be covered with dust, water bubbles, or dirt. To get your filming shot clear and sound you’ll always have to clean it properly carefully. Lens cleaning will enhance the life of the action camera working.
To clean a lens, always use clean water or any pure alcoholic solution and apply it using a clean and soft cloth or tissue.
Remote Access using WiFi and Smartphone Applications:
Most of the cameras right now come with WiFi compatible connectivity. By connecting your camera with the same WiFi as your mobile device you can access your action camera remotely using an application/software. Which you can find on your Appstore.
With that application, you can do all things remotely seamlessly which all you can do with your action camera.

Rechard anderson
 

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