I am not familiar with filming and / or editing(did some really easy and short presentation with win.movie maker but thats all).
I want to make a video of myself to remember my intense training for an Ironman event. I will shoot small 5-10 second shots of training. I want to include macro shorts(not sure if that's the term used in video, I know there is a term for still pictures) and also music of course along with some still pix from the race itself.
I have an uncle with a good HD camera(not sure of the make and type I can give you that info if it's needed).
What I wanted to know was-
* is there an option of shooting "macro" video with all cameras? (i.e focusing on one object while another object is blurred).
* are there special / recommended settings for a camera?
I want to make a file similar to this one:
(everything will be the same except there will be still pix of the race instead of videos).
thanks a lot!!