1. Try to specify the beginning and end frames of your
panning before you start recording. Stay on the beginning frame for a
few seconds, then start your pan. Your panning duration should be at
least 7 seconds until the end frame. Stay on the end frame for a few
seconds, then stop recording. This process gives you a pleasant
result. You also have the ability to cut the beginning and end frames
to the desired length or leave it as it is.
2. For better results, do not pan more than 180 degrees.
If you really need to pan more than 180 degrees, increase the 7 second
timing, proportional to the degree. For example, for 270 degrees, the
length should be around 11 seconds.
3. You can pan fast if only the beginning and end frames
are important, and not anything in between. When you pan fast, the
camcorder does not have enough time to focus and stabilize the frames
between beginning and end frames, and they look blurry. You will need
more practice for fast pans.
4. Tripods and monopods can give you better results in
panning, however, you can improve hand movement if you practice and
try to reduce the shakiness by moving the camcorder smoothly.