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shaky cam


video recording of poor quality


Reality shows use shaky cam sometimes.

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shaky cam


A realistic, lower-quality camera effect used originally in advertisements and documentaries to simulate a sense of urgency or excitement: shaky cam on ''NYPD Blue''

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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