New animators may stumble on managing function curves in the graph editor. If you understand timing and spacing (which is all the graph editor is), the concept becomes a little more friendly. The graph editor is the best way to control something as simple as camera animation.

how to identify and smooth out the offending parameter in the timeline.

Here, freelance Motion Graphics Designer Will Giuliani covers the basics for animating camera in Cinema 4D — showing how to eliminate jerky movements and how to get a nice and smooth camera motion.

Will also offers some great tips for camera animation in C4D, walking through creating simple rigs to help out, and some best practices.