I have been filming a lot of tutorial videos lately, and one of the problems that I keep running into is starting and stopping video recording on my own.
This usually involves me walking over to the camera, pressing record and then walking back into position to film the video. I have tried using a stick, but I am not nearly that coordinated and it risks messing up the alignment of the shot. I have also tried bribing my children, but their quoted rates were a little higher than this production can afford.
The problem is especially frustrating if I have to focus the camera, in which case I usually build a little focusing dummy out of pillows or beer cases or cats.
Fortunately, if you are a Nikon user, there is a relatively simple solution.