If you have a good story in your mind, only a smartphone can be enough to turn the story into a movie. But if you’d like to spice up your smartphone videos a bit, Jordy Vandeput from Cinecom.net will show you how. In this video, he shares five cheap and simple DIY tricks for shooting with a smartphone. They will give your videos interesting transitions, effects, and even correct color balance, using only stuff you have at home.
Smartphones have come a long way, and every once in a while there’s a photoshoot or a video shot entirely on a phone. But, Apple Singapore brings you something a bit different. A short film titled Three Minutes was shot entirely on iPhone X, but there’s more to it than just showing off what the phone can do. It’s a beautiful movie that will make you think and maybe even bring you to tears.
GorillaPod has a new member of their family of flexible tripods. JOBY has announced GorillaPod Mobile Rig, aimed particularly at smartphone filmmakers. This rig has the same flexible design, but with an extra pair of “arms” in addition to the three legs. So, it lets you mount the additional accessories for a better smartphone video or vlog.
Even if you don’t use a smartphone for creating videos, it can still be a useful addition to your workflow. There are tons of apps out there you could find useful, and Sareesh Sudhakaran from Wolfcrow shares some of them in his latest video. This is a list of 18 apps he actually uses, so take a look and you may find something useful for yourself, too.
Making a video of cinematic quality doesn’t only depend on the quality of the camera. You can even shoot with your phone if you’re on the budget. But, you may want to add movement to your footage to make it look more professional. InMotion is an automated slider aimed particularly at those filming with smartphones. Additionally, it can support action and mirrorless cameras if that’s your preferred gear. In either case, it promises to provide you with “Hollywood quality content” without breaking the bank.
Optical image stabilisation is in high demand on new smartphones today. It beats the heck out of electronic image stabilisation. Google’s new Pixel 2 smartphone, however, features both.
As well as receiving DxOMark’s highest score ever for a smartphone, it appears the Pixel 2’s image quality won’t be wasted by jerky footage. When working in tandem, they produce ridiculously smooth footage, if this sample posted by Google is anything to go by.
After Sony’s 1,000fps smartphone camera announcement earlier this year, other manufacturers are playing catch up. Sure, the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X shoot 1080p at 240fps, but it’s not 1,000fps is it? Samsung are hitting back, though. According to Etnews, the Korean electronics manufacter are now developing their own 1,000fps smartphone camera sensor.
It’s expected that this sensor will come in the next generation of Galaxy S phone. The design differs from Sony’s slightly. Sony positions the DRAM between the pixel and circuit sections of the sensor in a new 3 layer stacked CMOS configuration. Samsung, on the other hand, bonds the DRAM to a traditional 2 layer CMOS. This allows them to create the technology without infringing upon Sony’s patent.
Phones are great for recording video of yourself. The big advantage is that big LCD letting you see what you’re doing while you’re filming. But they also have that big LCD that you constantly stare at while talking instead of the camera lens. So, when you watch the video back, you always appear to be looking slightly off to the side of the viewer. Not at the viewer.
Those using DSLRs, mirrorless or even point & shoots to vlog probably won’t benefit from this one. But this tip from YouTuber and vlogger, Dave Knop (aka, Knoptop) will help to instantly solve that problem with your phone. And all you need are some some sticky labels.