Apple Launches 16 ‘Shoot with iPhone’ Videos

If you own an iPhone 7 and want to learn how to make great videos, Apple has a new web site designed to help you. There are a series of short, to-the-point videos covering topics such as taking portraits, closeup, without flash, action shots, one-handed selfie, and more.

It’s a slick, well-produced site with a gorgeous landing video. Below that video is a grid for the 16 videos the company has so far released for the series. Hover over one of those cells and the name of the video is replaced by an example of the kind of photo the video will teach you about.

Visit the web site to learn more.


Any Video Converter Software

Here is a very useful piece of software that I use a lot. It works quickly and does a great job. It’s available for MAC or PC users.

Any Video Converter takes videos from your computer or downloaded from the Internet and converts them into just about any format you’d like.

Any Video Converter is designed with no limitations and zero costs. It lets you effortlessly convert any video files to any format.

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Supported video inputs:MP4, MPEG, VOB, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, MOD, M2TS, RMVB, AVI, MOV, FLV, F4V, DVR-MS, TOD, DV, MXF, OGG, WEBM and more.
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Any Video Converter Freeware is also a free audio CD ripper and video to audio converter which can rip audio tracks from CDs, extract audio tracks, sound or background music from videos. What’s more, it supports converting audio files between different formats.

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#1: To convert Apple Music files, audiobooks and M4P songs, iTunes DRM Audio Converter For Mac is a great choice.
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This Free Online Video Downloader lets you download videos from Youtube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast, Niconico and other 100+ sites and convert videos and music to any format.

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This new function enables you to enjoy the youtube music by downloading them for playback anywhere, and you can convert them to any audio format you want according to your devices as well.

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You can download “Any Video Converter” here. It’s available for Mac or PC.

Shooting Video with an iPhone

iphone-dvrThe iPhone has an amazing video camera, but just clicking record may not produce a high-quality image. Here are some tips for shooting better-looking video using an iPhone.

1. Don’t shoot vertical video

We’re living in a widescreen world! Laptops, televisions, your Twitter feed, and your website are all examples of places where a vertical video probably won’t look great. So make sure you shoot horizontally!

tripod2. Use a tripod

No matter how steady your hands are, your iPhone is going to have to work pretty hard to stabilize a handheld shot. If you’re editing multiple takes, slight movements can be really distracting, so it’s definitely worth the extra effort to stabilize your shots with a tripod.

3. Don’t use the iPhone’s zoom

Avoid the temptation to use the iPhone’s built-in camera zoom. Since the lens isn’t zooming optically, you’re just enlarging the picture digitally, which means you will quickly enter the world of unsightly pixels.

If you want to get a closer shot of your subject, just move your feet closer until you find the perfect shot!

ring light4. Light your video

The built-in camera flash on the new iPhone will never compare to using off-camera lights. There are a ton of professional lights that you can buy, like a ring light or Westcott’s Ice Lights. If you’re on a budget, you can also hack together a decent lighting kit from Home Depot.

If you can’t get your hands on any studio lights, the iPhone looks great in natural light, so position yourself facing a window and use the sun.

5. Use the exposure lock

The iPhone will automatically focus and expose your shot. This can be a great function for quick photos, but when you’re shooting a video of one person talking to the camera, it can really complicate things. The iPhone tends to keep adjusting and refocusing, which can lead to jittery-looking footage. That’s why we recommend using the exposure focus lock. This will help to keep the focus and exposure constant throughout your shot.

sennheiser6. Get your microphone close to your subject

A general rule for clear audio is to get your microphone as close to your subject as possible.

When shooting video with an iPhone, it’s best to position a second iPhone directly above the subject’s head to record the audio. Creating a simple voice memo should do the trick!

Another option is to use an external microphone. You can plug a powered mic, like the Sennheiser ME66, into a KV microphone adapter, and it’ll send the audio from the microphone directly into your iPhone.

Pro Tip: Clap once at the beginning of each take to create a reference point for syncing the good sound from the voice memo with the bad sound from the video recording.

lens7. Use a clip-on lens adapter for wider shots

Sometimes, you just need a wider shot, and the iPhone’s fixed lens will limit how wide your shots can be. Being able to capture a wider shot is especially handy when you’re shooting indoors or in small spaces.

A great workaround is to get a clip-on lens adapter. I’d only recommend using something like the Olloclip when you need to get a wider shot, but in those moments, it sure is handy!

8. Use slow motion wisely

You can get some amazing shots with the iPhone’s built-in slowmo, but make sure the choice is motivated and fits your story. A shot of someone skiing will probably be great in slowmo. A shot of someone typing on their computer, on the other hand, might not be so interesting.

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There are some pretty cool editing apps available for the iPhone, but they still don’t beat editing on your computer. When you finish shooting, plug your phone in, offload your footage, and import your videos into your editor of choice.

If you’ve never edited a video before, there’s never been a better time to start! The iPhone’s camera combined with some minor editing can unlock some serious potential. Free tools like iMovie have made editing easier for everyone.

Use the camera you have

If you thought you needed to go out and buy a DSLR or to make a video, think again! Sometimes, the best camera is the one you have with you.