If you’re on this page that means you’re looking to buy the Best Smartphone Filmmaking Gear, which won’t break your bank.
FUN FACT : Tangerine film was entirely shot on a Apple iPhone.
These days camera sensor’s in smartphone’s are actually pretty good and most of the iPhone beyond generation 6 have the capability of shooting 4k (4096×2160) or atleast Full HD (1920×1080) resolution videos, Note: substitute Android Phone Filmmaking Gear will also be tagged along with supported phone models.
Now I am assuming that you’re new to filmmaking and you don’t have much money to spend on the Professional gear’s like DSLR, Pro Camera Rigs, Prime Lenses. So let’s jump on the list of Best Smartphone Filmmaking Gear.
Zhiyun Z1 Handheld Steady Gimbal 3-Axis
This Zhiyun Z1 handgrip stabilization Gimbal for iPhone 6 plus, 6, SE, 5S, 5C, SAMSUNG Galaxy S6 edge, S6, S5, S4, SIII, Note 4, 3, A7, A5, A3, Motorola, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry and many more is perfect tool for shooting steady footage for your films. You just have to mount your phone in the slot and it only take few seconds
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What makes it great is that Power consumption is very low and it offers 3 operation modes like Heading Following Mode, Locking Mode, Heading and Pitch Following Mode, you can also adjust the tilt and roll angle.
Beast Grip Pro
This is the Most powerful tool to date, which can transform your regular phone into an Filmmaking Beast, On this awesome Phone Grip you can not only mount professional DSLR lenses, but you can mount LED Light’s, professional quality mic, but separate monitor for better viewing experience for your shot’s. My personal favourite part in this grip is that you can use the follow focus accessory to manually change lens focus smoothly, which was just limited to High-End professional camera rigs.
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Beast Grip offers easy access to phone buttons, USB and charging ports, modular design with removable lens mount assembly and handle. Standard 37mm threaded lens/filter mount, compatible with wide variety of conversion lenses, filters, DOF (Depth of field) adapters and standard cold shoe mount. Five standard 1/4″-2 threaded mounts for attaching to supportive photo/video gear such as tripod, stabilizer, slider, etc.
Beastgrip Pro + Wide Angle Lens Bundle
Beastgrip Universal Lens Adapter & Rig System for Smartphones
Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount will come handy in outdoor video shoots, this mic will help reduce the strong wind or nearby traffic or crowd noise. Though we will recommend you to use the voice recorded with mic on location to be used as scratch sound. But still audio quality recorded with this mic is awesome enough to be used in final video edit. For documentaries this mic will turnout to be a time saver.
We will Highly recommend this accessory for your Smartphone Filmmaking Gear.
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Some of the main features of this MIC – Compact size and lightweight – only 80mm (3’) long and 42gm (1.5oz). No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power – min 3V).
Rycote Lyre shock mount included.