|The quality of a video should be adequate: it
should be in focus, include close-ups and short-distance pictures.
|The length of the video should be not less than
5 minutes, optimally 7-12 minutes.
|The date of taping should be recorded on tape
to avoid the mistakes with the developmental/chronological age
Start with the date and place of recording,
child's name, date of birth.
|The setting should be familiar and comfortable
for a child.
|The caregivers working with a child during taping
should be familiar to the child.
|The age appropriate and familiar toys should
be used during taping.
|The video should preferably depict episodes,
separated by several days or even weeks.
|The caregivers should not over-stimulate the
child; they should let the child react naturally.