Accessories for Smartphone Video Recording
With how amazing smartphones are today it is no wonder that individuals are using these incredible pocket sized machines to create almost-professional quality videos. In addition to the amazing power these devices have on their own, we are starting to see a number of high-quality accessories to help push your video recordings further. The following accessory recommendations are certainly not all of the products offered, however, we feel like these are some of the most useful products out there.
Plugs straight into your device to significantly upgrade your devices sound. The microphone is optimized for both vertical and horizontal recording.
Compatible with: Apple Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
Price: about $70.00
Belkin Live Action Mic
Directional mic that plugs into the audio jack of your device.
Compatible with: Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod) and Android Devices
Price: about $50.00
RODE SmartLav Lavaliere Mic
If you are recording a formal interview or speech you may want to use a lavaliere mic on your subject. This lavaliere mic is designed specifically for smartphone use.
Compatible with: Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), some android, and other smartphones
Price: about $80.00
Tripod and Mount
Flexible tripod that is portable and can be used on varying terrains.
Compatible with: most smartphones and tablets that can hook to a tripod mount attachment
Price: $15.00 to $100.00, depending on the model
The original smartphone tripod mount, that is small and easy to use.
Compatible with: all smartphones
Price: about $30.00
Diffcage Cinema Rig
Compact studio production rig that mounts your device into a bracket with 14 threaded holes for mounting additional gear.
Compatible with: iPhones, other smartphones, and DSLR cameras
Universal adjustable lens adapter and rig system that is compatible with a wide variety of other video accessories.
Compatible with: most smartphones
Clip on lense that can add fisheye, wide angle, telephoto, and macro lens upgrade to your device.
Compatible with: Apple and Samsung devices
Price: $70.00, four in one
iPro Lense System
Features fisheye, wide angle, super wide angle, telephoto and macro lenses, and cases to attach the lenses.
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones
If you want to have a lot of fun with your recording you can also purchase things like drones, remote control cars, and underwater cases, to really boost your videos to the next level and add some fun experimentation into your work.