What Is a Movie Clip When Talking About Cameras and Photography?

A ‘movie clip’ is motion sequence captured in AVI, MOV or MPEG formats. Movie clips can be recorded on most digital cameras using the camera’s ‘movie mode’ which is usually accessed by pressing a dedicated button. When recording in movie mode a camera will capture both video and sound to a digital video file stored on the cameras onboard memory. Most point and shoot cameras do not allow control of exposure settings whilst recording video and often suffer from the recording of unwanted sound such as lens zoom and focusing motors. A movie clip is a digital video in it’s most basic form, great for capturing those unexpected moments and memories.