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iPhone filmmaking

33 ways to get the best out of your iPhone/iPad camera

How can you get the best out of your iPhone/iPad video camera? These 33 tips will help you get steadier shots and better sound, film in low light, keep your device charged, and free up memory.

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Osmo Mobile film still

iPhone filming with the Osmo Mobile

I used the Osmo Mobile smartphone stabiliser on a recent documentary shoot. It worked really well, letting me get rock-solid handheld shots, smooth pans and unusual tracking shots. Here are some examples, with tips on how to connect an external power pack and pro microphones.

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Panasonic GH5 camera body

Panasonic GH5, a mirrorless camera built for filmmaking

Panasonic’s new GH5, out at the end of March, offers more pro filmmaking features than any other mirrorless camera. With powerful in-body image stabilisation, fast autofocus, it’ll be a great choice for news shooters, documentary filmmakers and events.

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Peer-to-peer equipment hire in the UK

Peer-to-peer hire – where freelances hire out their gear to other professionals – is popular in the US. KitHive is a startup planning to bring it to the UK. Here’s how to register your interest.

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LumaFusion video editing app for iPhone and iPad

LumaFusion brings pro editing to the iPad and iPhone

LumaFusion is the first serious, pro video editing app for the iPhone and iPad. It’s far more powerful than iMovie for filmmakers and journalists.

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Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera

Canon’s new EOS M5 has some great video features

Canon’s EOS M5 is their most serious mirrorless camera yet, with some great features for video, but it can’t shoot 4K.

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