Smartphone cameras are now advanced enough to give us many possibilities for shooting photos and videos. But with some tricks and DIY magic, you can make your work much, much better without spending lots of money. In this video, COOPH brings you a selection of their six best DIY rigs for smartphone photography and video. They’re affordable, easy to make, and they’ll help you add a new dimension to your smartphone shots.
Smartphone gimbals are pretty commonplace today. There are countless models from companies like Zhiyun, Moza, Feiyu, and a million other brands. It feels like we’ve had them forever, although they’ve only really been around for about four years. And sometimes, even today, we need to figure out a way to live without them.
You’re not always going to have it with you when you see something cool and want to whip out your phone to grab a sequence. Or perhaps, as filmmaker Brandon Li mentions in this video, carrying a gimbal defeats the whole purpose of using your phone. Putting his money where his mouth is, this 10-minute video shows us how we can get gimbal-like shots without a gimbal.
FiLMiC has launched a new and very cool app named DoubleTake. It’s is a free app that lets you shoot with two different iPhone cameras at the same time. You can choose between all available cameras on your device and simultaneously shoot two different videos with the same device.
In some parts of the world, gunshots are heard more often than in others. Sometimes in places where one shouldn’t be hearing gunshots. Places where response teams need to act fast to catch the person firing them. A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a system that can use smartphone video to locate the source of gunshots using machine learning.
Risking to sound cheesy and cliché, I must say: I couldn’t live without music. It adds flavor to my everyday life and a soundtrack to most of my memories. When I go to a concert, it’s the best night out I can imagine. But, concerts in the 21st century come with a phenomenon I rant about whenever I can: smartphones.
Every time I go to a concert, I feel like I’m the last of the Mohicans: someone who has come to a concert to enjoy the music, sing along, dance, cry, laugh, and clap my hands until my palms are numb. Other than listening, I’m there to watch the performance, too. But it seems that most people prefer watching the entire show through the tiny displays of their phones. And this time, I won’t even bitch about how those people are blocking everyone else’s view. I wanna discuss whether or not they can even enjoy the show if they watch it entirely through a smartphone screen.
Teased by Xiaomi just a few days ago for their upcoming Mi Mix 4 smartphone, Samsung has now officially announced its new 108-megapixel ISOCELL sensor. This marks the first smartphone sensor to go beyond 100-megapixels, replacing Samsung’s 64-megapixel sensor announced in May, as their highest resolution smartphone sensor.
There’s been a lot of talk about the Flip Camera on the ASUS ZenFone 6. It immediately jumped to the top of DxOMark’s “Selfie Camera” leaderboard, which isn’t really surprising given that its front camera is also its rear camera. But a lot of that talk has been about its potential durability. Well, Zack at JerryRigEverything decided to put the Flip Camera to the test to see just how tough it really is.
Every time a new generation of phones comes out, it always surprises me with how far they seem to leap forward with each generation. Much of it is down to software and computational photography rather than the sensors or processors themselves actually improving. But sometimes you see something that really makes you go wow.
Qualcomm, manufacturer of the Snapdragon, the most popular line of smartphone processors, has just released a video showing off 4K HDR with a Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone. Well, a prototype smartphone.
Maximising the front screen space on smartphones has been the goal of manufacturers for a while now. Starting with the iPhone X and its notch, other manufacturers followed suit. Hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Since then, manufacturers have been trying to come up with other ways to do it, ditching the notch completely.
The notch was almost a necessity, in a way, due to the front camera found in smartphones. The only real way to get rid of the notch is to get rid of the front camera, and that’s what ASUS has done with the newly announced ZenFone 6. It just has a 48-megapixel main camera and 13-megapixel secondary camera on the rear. You can still shoot selfies, though, because it flips up.
Shooting video on a smartphone has become far more commonplace now than it used to be. Even for quite serious projects. And, sure, it was part of a Samsung Promotion, but even The Tonight Show has now shot an entire episode using nothing but Samsung Galaxy S10+ Smartphones.
But what can we do with our own phones to help up the production value in our smartphone videos? In this video, Zach Ramelan shares 7 tips to help you get the most out of your smartphone video footage to produce better results.