My question comes in two parts. First, may I know if my assessment of the quality of the footage in this Youtube movie is correct in the first place.
Compare the frames around 2:07 of this movie:(2:07)
the frames around 1:59:(1:59)
The quality of the picture in the former seems better than the latter. I am not exactly sure what is the difference, I can't pinpoint. But this was my first reaction when I was watching the clip.
After close examination for a while, I can only guess that the former seems to be a bit more blurry, have softer edges, and seems to be a bit darker as well.
Is my analysis correct, and am I missing anything else?
Secondly, how could the quality of the latter been improved at the recording stage? Is it something that could have been set in the camera, or should a better camera been used, and if yes, what exact specifications in the new camera should be sought?
My guess is the former uses a production video cam, but the latter uses perhaps an action cam like the GoPro. But must we always have such suboptimal footage from action cams, or could a better setting be used?
(NOTE: I did not participate in the production at all in the clip, so I do not know whatsoever what cams were used etc.)