The following is a post by Sérgio Miranda and expresses his point of view on action video production. He is neither a professional cameraman or a video producer. His experience comes from consistently shooting and editing action videos during the last 3 years for promotional brand-activation events and for his individual or group of active clients, runners taking part in his running tours in the lovely city of Porto, Portugal.
seriously now: you need to stabilize your camera!
We've all witnessed big fails in what comes to action video's quality, those where the cameraman (or woman) is running, with such shaky footage that it makes it nearly impossible to watch beyond the 3 first seconds without getting seasick... in this post I will demonstrate how these nausea-inducing videos can be easily avoided with a small $ investment and a few editing tricks!
It's actually very easy and, once you get the hang of it, you'll come to love it and possibly develop a healthy addiction to video production!