How To Make GREAT Videos with Your Smartphone!Feb 15, 2022
If the reason you don't post
videosonline is because you don't have a camera, I'm sorry to break it to you, dude, but you're a liar. day with
smartphoneit is an amazing camera that shoots
videoshowever maybe you are not so happy with the quality you get from
yourcamera and that is why in this video I am going to share some tips and upgrades that you can do with your
smartphoneto really get the best video quality possible so you can start smashing video content with your smartphone let's get to it you just press record hey what's up?
It's Corey from Omar with Think Media and I'm really going to break this video down. in two parts, one will be like actual upgrades that you can invest in to
makeyour video quality look better with your smartphone and secondly I will share some free ways you can level up your video with your phone smart and so with th said the first thing i would recommend you upgrade is to get this 11 in one smartphone lens kit from amazon which is only 25 now you may not need all 11 lenses that come in this kit because some they're like effects lenses but three of my favorites that come in this number one is the wide one that gives you that nice youtuber look similar to what you're looking at right now it's a medium wide shot which is really cool because it doesn't just it gives you that youtuber look but it also
makes your space look a little bigger and allows you to get closer to your camera therefore makes your audio sound better because you're closer to the built in microphone so that's the wide angle lens they also have this super fisheye lens that gives you that kind of 80's and 90's skateboard video vibe; however the other two lenses I really like are the macro lenses which allow you to get really close to something and really get the detail out of whatever it is you're trying to shoot or the telephoto lens which will give you a nice compressed shot for something like products or maybe a close up of something you are demonstrating now I am aware that newer smartphones like my iPhone 11 pro have multiple However I found the wide angle lens they have is
greatbut it doesn't work as well indoors , it only works great when the sun is out in an environment like this. it works best in low light or even good lighting, but the main camera is usually the one that gets a nice upgrade when newer models come out. with literally investing in this 25 lens kit and the cool thing about this is this is my wife's iPhone 11 10 who is like three years old at the time of shooting this video and this guy shoots 4k man three years old and scares ts 4k like what smartphone are you using i bet it shoots 4k if its around three four so you can really get by with the smartphone you already have by upgrading with this lens kit from amazon and i'll be sure to post links in the description below for everything i mention in this video the next upgrade i would recommend you do is an audio upgrade you would actually be surprised how much you can avoid lower video quality just by having good audio quality and that is because the audio is 50 video and so if your video quality isn't top-notch, but your audio quality sounds good and is consistent and easy to listen to, trust me, your viewers are real mind you will overlook the video quality because its audio quality sounds good the first upgrade i would recommend you do is a lavalier upgrade this is the v-lab deity this is a 50 lavalier microphone that plugs directly into your smartphone which it's what I love it's very plug-and-play and you can clip this or button up your blouse or even your t-shirt and start shooting videos.
The nice thing about this is that it comes with a very long cable, so if you want to move, you can keep constant audio even though you're moving because the audio source comes from here instead of its built-in microphone. Lots of people are shooting video here, but its built-in microphone is a long way away and doesn't sound that great, so investing in something like this is key now is important. to note that to get the matching adapter you need to be able to connect it to your smartphone because smartphones don't have headphone jacks anymore, but for me, i get the lightning to headphone jack adapter and it connects directly to my iphone if you have an android get the usbc or whatever charging port you have in the headphone jack and you can plug that in too.
The second way you can update your audio is how I record my videos now and that is by ringing your microphone. shot s Right now you can see my microphone you're listening to is out of frame like this and it's capturing good audio because it's literally about 10 inches from my mouth and even though I'm away from my camera I'm getting good audio because the audio source is right here so this is one way you can do it and I'd say it's an 80's solution it's just not as portable as the lavalier mic as if you were on the go it might not work as better , but if you like to sit and talk, having something like this is also a good solution now, the third way is to upgrade your smartphone audio with a USB microphone, which is crazy that you can connect a USB microphone to your phone smart but if you get the samsung q2u which is about 70 bucks you can plug it right into your smartphone and a mic like that will give you that nice rich radio podcast sound you really The quality is pretty sweet knowing you're actually filming on your smartphone and yet achieving good high quality, so an effect that will fool your viewers into thinking you've got a super gnarly setup when you were actually just using a mic.
USB 70 connected to your smartphone now to save time and keep this video, normally I would do an audio test comparing the three microphones I just mentioned, however I made a video on how to improve the audio quality of your smartphone and you can check out that video at the end of this video if you want to see how they sound side by side now once you've upgraded your audio the next thing you can upgrade to make your smartphone look much better on video is to upgrade your lighting and the reality is that lighting is everything. I was really surprised to see how good the video quality looked on my smartphone.
I just upgraded my light to something that was bigger and softer. I know often people want to buy a ring light or a panel light and those are great lights especially to start with but if you invest in a cob light which is a little bit more expensive you will get a much more flattering image and cinematic of your smartphone but if you are on a budget you can invest in the Mount Dog softbox kit which is around fifty bucks for one or around eighty bucks for two and what is the great thing about this kit of lights is that it comes with a wireless remote that allows you to dim it and allows you to change the color temperature of the light, all of that to say that it's a pretty good kit if you're on a budget, however the gvm cob light will it would give a better picture of your smartphone just because it's a cob light and really between upgrading your audio and your lighting it will really bring out amazing video quality out of your smartphone and I want to encourage you to know you're making an investment i know often people like to upgrade their gear from cheap to mid to expensive when the reality is you can actually upgrade your lighting and audio up front and you won't have to upgrade later and all that I mean, chances are if you get a really good light in front you won't have to upgrade it later and the same goes for your microphone now I have three more tips to improve your smartphone video quality but if you already are you getting value from this video let me know by hitting the like button thank you so much and let me know in the comments below which smartphone you currently have, i bet it shoots 4k and you need to start posting videos. youtube come on come on next tip is to lock down your settings before filming honestly the great thing about smartphones is that they are really easy to use and have great automatic features to adapt to whatever situation you are filming in be it indoors or outdoors however if you're shooting you know stationary things either like this or maybe products that you can press on the screen and it will lock focus on your smartphone as well as exposure on your smartphone on iPhones that you can then change the exposure by swiping up and down on the sun icon which is a really nice feature and to really dial in your exposure now this might take a bit of help whether it's support for someone to sit in your place while you do it. or someone to do it for you, but nonetheless, I think it's worth taking the time to do it just to set your shot and look crisp and drippy.
The next tip is to record b-roll with movement. It is very important to add complementary images to your videos. To keep your viewer interested and one way to do that is to just move the camera slowly to show whatever you're talking about, it's easier to use a tripod with a fluid head and we'll post our best recommended for smartphones in the description below, However, being able to add these movements into your video will actually increase the production value of your video and make your viewer watch longer now using a tripod with a fluid head to get that movement if I pan or tilt it will go up the level of your video; however, if you don't have the ability to do that, it can be the one that moves on the screen instead of the camera moving, for example, if I'm showing something on a table, I can actually press record and then put something on top of it. the table and then moving my hand and it gave me a nice video clip to add in my edit later also don't underestimate the power of just holding your phone or moving your phone back and forth when getting a secondary shot that's great too , the point is to get a sub sequence with motion and it will make your video much better now, the next tip is to hide your smartphone video quality with good edit and you can do this by simply changing what is on the screen or adding motion to the screen so essentially every eight or ten seconds you can have text appear on the screen or you can use a title slide that you do in canva we've had tutorials on that or ag drop a b-roll clip every eight or ten seconds ma maybe you're adding music very softly under your video but all these little nuances will actually level the production value of your smartphone and people won't even think you're using your smartphone because your editing has a great pace and just progresses and keeps the viewer interacting every eight or ten seconds or so now if you're just starting out start with just title screens or something and b-roll as mentioned and I promise you will level up and improve by one percent with each upload.
Now I truly believe that if you implement these tips that I mentioned in this video or these updates, you will be very satisfied with the video quality that comes out of your smartphone and maybe never. need a camera because you're crushing it with your smartphone and you don't need a camera and the reality is that content value is much more important than production value. n, so if you're delivering valuable content, it looks good, it sounds good, it's engaging, you're good to go. nna smash it on youtube and i know you gonna smash it on youtube so keep posting videos with your smartphone and we would love to see them make sure to subscribe if you are not already and if you want to see a video of one of the ones i mentioned earlier in this video, click or tap the screen and I can't wait to see you in the future.
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