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The camera in your smartphone or iPad is good enough to shoot a feature-length film. The Padcaster2 solves the biggest one.
If you’re looking for the just so right birthday gift for a 4-10 year old, stop looking and remember what you loved when you were that age.
Old-school meets new-school with smart paper notebooks. Run out of pages? Toss it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Great gadgets don’t have to be expensive. These 3 favorites protect your phone, your privacy and your photos.
Do you know someone who shoots video or streams live using their smartphone? Audio is ALWAYS a problem. This wireless mic, the Samson Go Mic Mobile solves it.
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I’ve seen dozens of virtual reality glasses and goggles, from the upscale Vive and Occulus to the Google Cardboard. Yes, those are impressive (the Cardboard is just okay) but perhaps the best of the bunches of under $99 VR headsets is one that’s both VR and AR (augmented reality).
Lights, gadgets, camera, action:
Do you have someone on your wish list this year who has an interest in filmmaking or YouTube videos? Today’s smartphone cameras are so good at taking photos and video some Hollywood directors are shooting feature films with iPhones. Famed director Steven Soderbergh, who’s biggest hits are “Logan Lucky”, “Oceans Eleven” and “Erin Brockovich” is reportedly releasing a new thriller to the big screen in the spring of 2018 that was shot entirely on an iPhone 7. If that isn’t proof that smartphone cameras are ready for the big screen I don’t know what is.
That doesn’t necessarily mean you can just run out and start recording video that looks like a big production; you need gadgets and several camera gadgets are a big step forward toward making smartphone videos look like something out of a big picture studio.
A stabilizer removes any shakiness the camera would capture when you’re shooting by hand. There are dozens of stabilizers on the market such as the DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE, Black which gives the filmmaker steadiness and control of the smartphone camera.
A different perspective gives video shot with an iPhone or smartphone camera a much more Hollywood look. Wide angle lens adapters are a must-have to create the big-picture look.
The OlloClip lens kits are built for specific smartphones and devices and you’ll need to make sure you get the correct one for your phone. The OlloClip is the go-to for professional smartphone videographers as they provide both wide-angle lenses along with fish-eye, macro and telephoto.
olloclip – ACTIVE LENS SET for iPhone 8/8 Plus & iPhone 7/7 Plus – TELEPHOTO & ULTRA-WIDE Premium Glass Lenses
The Sandmarc wide-angle lens comes with snap-on case. I’m using the SANDMARC Wide Lens Edition for iPhone X – Wide angle lens, case and clip-on kit for iPhone – 2X Wider Capture with my new iPhone X and found it captures a higher quality image.
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