The Zhiyun Smooth-Q is a great value iPhone stabiliser. It has remote control, a USB power output and continuous 360 degree motion, for less than half the price of the DJI Osmo Mobile.
iPhones and iPads are powerful, easy-to-learn filmmaking tools. Learn how to use them for creative filmmaking, training videos, films to explain or promote your work, documentaries and mobile journalism.
The Boya BY-M1 is a very affordable lavalier microphone for both cameras and smartphones. Sound quality is excellent for the price, it has a good strong output level, and it doesn’t need a separate adapter for phones.
The latest version of Filmic Pro is the most professional iPhone/iPad camera app yet, with an improved interface, manual controls, pro analytic overlays, and flat/log profiles. It’s an impressive upgrade.
This short report about travelling on the Mumbai rush-hour, by Thomas Gerbet from Radio-Canada Info (in French), shows how phones can help journalists get great results in challenging environments.
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.
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.