Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ideas on How to Steady Smartphone Video

There are evolving techniques about how to record video using Smartphones and similar mobile devices. There is a saying about using what you have at the moment. What you always will have is your body.

Steady iPhone 4s from The Film Artist on Vimeo.

This is a great example of what you can do with the right grip on the phone. And grip is the operative word.  According to The Film Artist if you can learn to control your body movements you can get excellent video without a tripod.

Makes are real good case of it in the above video.

Mini Tripod/Support Devices

There are all kinds of affordable supports that you can use for Smartphone video. You don't have to spend a lot of money but don't be afraid to pay for quality.

No secret that I have the Woxom SlingShot tripod. It makes it easy to record table top videos or walking in the real world. And the creator has a wonderful sense of humor. At $19.95 you can't go wrong.

Moving on. If you want to anchor the phone to another substance like a tree or pole you might wan to take a look at the Joby GripTight Gorilla Pod Stand. At around $30 it could be what you need.

The Picosteady is a stabilizing unit for Smartphones, mini cameras like the GoPro and Micro 4/3 type cameras. If you plan on doing a lot of recording with these type of devices at $150 this could be a good investment.

There you have it. You can get a good grip or you can find the right device to help you steady your mobile recordings.

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