Using an iPhone to record – March 2014
The audio was poor because I used the wrong mic (Apogee). Next time I do an ABA Techshow interview I’ll use a lavalier mic like the Audio Technica referenced below. But even with sub-optimal audio, you’ll have to agree that Jeff gave a great summary of what makes TechShow special. Capturing that with an easy to carry iPhone 5S is pretty amazing.
Besides the iPhone, here’s a list of the other equipment I used to help capture and edit the recording.
- The new Glif iPhone Tripod mount ($30) – need to mount the iPhone to the tripod listed below
- The Lollipod iPhone/Compact Camera tripod ($55) – lightweight, super-collapsible tripod that’s easy to carry.
- The Apogee MiC (Professional Microphone for iOS devices) ($229), but the much cheaper and probably better alternative would have been the Audio-Technica ATR–3350 lav mic ($18)
- I benefited from a great iPhone video course from former TV producer Jules Watkins called: iPhone Video Hero course ($97) – by the way, he recommended using the Audio Technica mic, so it’s not his fault that I deviated from the recommended playbook.
- I also made great use of his course on how to edit video using software called ScreenFlow (Mac only). The Screenflow software is usually $99 but for the next 2 days you can get it for $19 as part of this software bundle.
- The Screenflow editing course by Jules Watkins is also $99. I highly recommend his course, especially if you pick up Screenflow for $19.