iphone-video-marketing-225Last year Apple beefed up the video sensor on the iPhone and gave us more control over the focus and exposure.

Then a wonderful new app came out that provided even more control. Well, hey, you don’t have to hit me over the head more than 30 times before I get the message! It got me wondering. Could any overworked independent professional use this to get out a good message and make themselves look good at the same time? This video was the first I made on the subject. Among other things, you’ll learn exactly which mic adapter to use (when you need a mic), how to keep your camera from getting the wobblies, and the best app for shooting with the iPhone. Lots of people have found it super-helpful so I’ve decided it deserves an encore presentation. 🙂 About 3 months after I made this, I met Jaeny Baik, who had been an evangelist for this simpler style of shooting for some time, and well, watching this now, you can easily see why we bonded while making our first iPhone video together. By the way, it isn’t only iPhones. Androids are equally capable devices. Some say they’re even better. The point is, if you aren’t using a camera phone today to shoot video, you’re missing out on a HUGE opportunity. So watch again (or for the first time) and see why we STRONGLY believe you can use this camera without making any sacrifice in quality.

    18 replies to "How to Get Super Quality From Your Camera Phone"

    • Karen

      Excellent video, Steve! Thank you so much for making our lives as Entrepeneurs so much easier!!!

      • Steven Washer

        You’re welcome, Karen! And thank you for the kind words.

    • This video has become a classic. Ok, perhaps only to me, but it’s one of my favourites of yours.

    • Margherita

      Ohh I am a Star Trek fan… cool video Steven.

    • Mark Schellhammer

      Steve, I have a wired mic an a wireless mic that work with my Kodak play touch. Will they work with my iPhone? If not, is there an adapter available?

      • Steven Washer

        Sure. Just use one of the adapters I show in the video. They’ll work perfectly.

    • Good hint on the Joby. I was thinking about a Glif, but with the Joby, I don’t have to take it out of its case. BTW, there’s a trick I picked up on lifehacker to use a binderclip with a hole drilled in it and a 1/4″ 20 nut that does the same thing for about $2 (clip it to the side of your phone for landscape video).

      Keep up the good work.

      • Steve

        That’s a nice DIY tip, Paul. Thanks very much! At the very least, incredibly useful when they can’t find their Joby grip!

    • Jorge Fernandez

      Hi Steve,
      Awesome video! I am going to give it a shot and produce my first ever business video on my iPhone 5s. I checked your hardware suggestions on Amazon and kVConnection, and both sites suggest a wide variety of options that area very confusing. Would you mind providing more specific information (P/N or model) for the mic adapters you mentioned on the video? Also, would the FilMiC Pro app allow you to shoot video with your iPhone mounted horizontally on a tripod? Once you upload the video for editing would it rotate 90 degrees to a portrait position? If that is the case, how do you prevent that from happening?
      Thank you so much!
      Jorge

      • Steve

        I did provide the exact model number in the video. That’s the one I used to order the adapter.

        We generally don’t shoot video vertically. We live in a 16×9 world, not a 9×16 world.

    • jJudy Hirshburg

      HI Steve,

      I can’t find Filmic pro for Android

    • Doreen Hamilton

      I use a telephoto lens (2x) from http://www.olloclip.com with my iPhone 5.

      • Steven Washer

        That’s great, Doreen! Good resource. And the wide-angle lens (not fish-eye) can be even more useful, as many people have restrictions on space.

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