Watching a video entitled Airbus A330 Takeoff Sidestick View, there appears to be a lot of side-to-side movement of the sidestick, as well as a lot of pushing the nose down:
I was under the impression that movements on the control column should be smooth and not erratic — what is the reason for the side-to-side movement? As far as I can see on the MFDs, there is no heading change prior to 02:50 (which appears to be done by the A/P anyway). Is it turbulence?
Also, what is the reason for pushing the nose down? Is the plane naturally trying to pull up at too high of an angle?
This landing video appears to show even more erratic control. Is this normal?