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Handsfree iPhone Cinematography 4-Axis Slider Setup

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Today’s modern filmmaker needs cameras and tools to help get the shot with minimal assistance. We are making videos about all sorts of topics and want our content to stand out. Many of the filmmaking tools out there can do a lot, but sometimes you have to create your own tools out of what’s available. That is what I did with the ROV Pro Everday Slider and the Movi Cinema Robot. Product Links (Amazon)Movi Cinema Robot: Pro Everyday Slider: Swiss Mini Plate: Swiss Clamp: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto and this contraption here is a full motion slider that I concocted out of a couple of different things for a mobile phone, like an iPhone or your new Galaxy S10. So what do you do when you want to get those super smooth shots? And yes, I know that your phone cameras have some stabilization built into them and they do a good job, but what about those cool shots that you just couldn’t possibly get unless you had some sort of a system? Maybe you’re by yourself and you want to get some cool B-roll shots like this one. That is right. That shot was done completely hands free. I did not touch anything other than hitting start and letting it go. And I acted in my own scene. And a scene like that can be easily done on an iPhone with a setup like this. So let’s break down what I’ve got going on here. So what …

BTL: Capturing my Daughters Birthday with my Smartphone

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Not every photo has to be taken with high priced gear. You don’t even have to have top of the line equipment to get great photos. This photo is a good example of that. I captured this photo using my iPhone and the Sony QX30. The Sony QX30 is a camera that uses your smartphone as the viewfinder. You also use the phone to control the manual settings on the camera. Though the QX30 does not have full manual mode, it does have Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes, which is pretty close to manual. The QX30 turns my smartphone into a camera capable of shooting in just about any condition. I know that I can get decent photos using my iPhone 6 Plus so long as the lighting in the room is decent, but my iPhone can not┬ácapture a photo I would deem worthy of printing and putting up in our home. This is why I often default to using my DSLR for all situations, but DSLR cameras are large and you can’t easily share photos from them to social media. Not yet anyway. The lighting for this photo was only window light from across the room. It was about 9:30 in the morning when I took this photo and the sun was actually on the other side of our house so the light coming through the the windows was not that bright. Below is a photo of the windows so you can get an idea of the lighting. My daughter was facing the windows …