Videography Technique / Re: My high def video file doesn't look high def... Certainly operator error on this« on: December 20, 2014, 11:27:58 AM »
Two things I noticed you did wrong. One was having IS on your lens turned on while it's mounted to a fluid head monopod. Having the IS on-on a stable platform will cause jerkiness. Second, your shutter speed should be 2x your fps. I.e. 24fps shutter speed 48, 30fps shutter speed 60.
IS isn't taboo on a monopod, I use it often with great success. Try it on and off and see what you like better.
I think that cropping 1080 video and then exporting at 1080 will result in low-def-looking video. I would try to avoid cropping in post as much as possible.
Lastly, your shutter speed can be a great tool to change the look of your movies and accentuate motion. You also may need to dial it in to prevent flicker if you are in a fluorescent-lit gym.