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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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iMovie 2.2.3 iPhone

iMovie 2.2.3 for iOS brings a faster workflow

4 August 2016 Apple’s iOS video editing app was updated at the end of July. It’s an incremental, but useful, improvement. Here are the key differences. Quicker project creation First, it’s quicker to start a project. Instead of the Theme Chooser you get access to Moments, Video, Photos and Albums. On the iPad (in Landscape […]

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iOgrapher, Shoulderpod or Ztylus: iPhone handle, clamp and case comparison

iPhones are great unobtrusive tools for shooting video. But they’re not easy to hold steady. A case or clamp would be the first accessory I’d buy. I’ve tested three alternatives: the iOgrapher case for iPhone 6/6S (they also make it for other iPhones, iPads and GoPros); the Ztylus Pistol Grip Kit, which I’ve been using for […]

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The ABCDEF of setting up your shot

Here’s how to make your shot as good as it can be, before you press the record button. First, check the settings and the sound. Then check the angle, background, composition and distance. Finally, check the exposure and focus. Angle Which angle will give you the best view of the subject? Could you improve your shot by moving around the subject, or using a higher or […]

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Ztylus Z-Prime lenses and case

Z-Prime lenses for iPhone: full review

Ztylus Z-Prime wide and telephoto lenses for iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus – full review with samples.

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