Are you at a great concert and want to record a short video clip that you can upload to social media? As you may have noticed recording videos at concerts using your mobile phone isn’t easy, and in many cases the results will leave a lot to be desired.

If you want to improve the concert videos that you’re able to record using your phone, there are 3 great tips that could help quite a bit:

Try to focus on keeping the camera steady

Keeping the camera (i.e. your phone) steady while you record videos during a concert isn’t easy – especially if you’re in the standing section. However you should try your best, as it can have a significant impact on how clear the video looks.

As much as it may be tempting to raise your phone above your head to record the video – it is best not to do that. Instead raise your camera just enough so that you can record the stage, but at the same time keep it close enough that you can support your arms with your sides.

Muffle the microphone with your hand

The audio on many concert videos recorded using mobile phones is really quite awful. That is partly because the music and crowd are loud to begin with, and because the microphone on mobile phones isn’t really that great.

One way that you can improve it is to muffle the microphone by placing your hand over it. That may seem counterintuitive, but it will help to make the audio a bit more palatable.

Of course using an external shotgun microphone would produce far better audio – but odds are you don’t want to lug one with you to a concert.

Don’t use the digital zoom

Zooming in for a close-up of the artist that is performing may seem like a good idea – but it really isn’t. The fact of the matter is that digital zoom just enlarges the image, which makes its quality much poorer.

Unfortunately there is no easy alternative unless you happen to be able to move closer to the stage. Overall however you’d be much better off with a video that doesn’t use the zoom – and can always crop and enlarge it yourself later if you want to.

The exception to this rule is if you happen to have a phone with a telephoto lens – in which case you may be able to use its optical zoom instead.

After you record your video try to make it a point to edit it using Movavi Video Editor. Due to how user-friendly it is it makes video editing for everyone seem easy. At the same time it has features you can use to enhance the video quality, improve the audio, stabilize shaky videos, trim out unwanted parts, and more.

All in all you should end up with a much more decent concert video if you use the tips listed above. Be sure that you temper your expectations however, as there is really only so much you can improve concert videos recorded using mobile phones.

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