Recording home movies is now become much easier in the last few decades. With the advent of videotape, DVD and hard drive recording system camcorders, capturing a special moment is simple. While camcorder types, models and manufacturers change, the basic concepts of camcorder operation remain somewhat static.
Locate the viewfinder on the camcorder. This feature is located near the rear of the camcorder body and will resemble a small eyepiece. Use this feature to frame the subject. Some models only use an LCD screen for this function.
Use the image manipulation features, such as white balance, shutter speed or aperture to alter or correct the images. Some of these features are digital and are altered in-camera through menus, and others require manual use.