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fredjeang2

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Cell phones?
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:06:36 AM »

I'm done with gear. Honestly.
I mean for personal use.
All I want is a decent footage in a standart codec backed into
A cell phone.
Even the BM minis are still too annoying for me.
I want no bag, no rig, nothing that can not fit into a jacket or trouser pocket.
But when it comes to cell phones, I am useless because
I do not follow the latest tendencies and when I tried to read
Reviews about mobile phones and motion imagery it was clear that the reviewers
Were not really "film makers" to use a shortcut. I want to avoid hassles
In post. Files that can be imported everywhere with zero transcoding.
I did some testings with some unstandart messy files (variable fps, squared, etc...) in Lightworks and
It takes them all in bin without transcode as if it was a good Prores, wich is great
And surprised me. I was expecting issues, and no.


So I rather ask here if some of you could recommend
Some models based on experience. Not only Apple but Android also.
Thanks.
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Re: Cell phones?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 08:51:46 PM »

I'm done with gear. Honestly.
I mean for personal use.
All I want is a decent footage in a standart codec backed into
A cell phone.
Even the BM minis are still too annoying for me.
I want no bag, no rig, nothing that can not fit into a jacket or trouser pocket.
But when it comes to cell phones, I am useless because
I do not follow the latest tendencies and when I tried to read
Reviews about mobile phones and motion imagery it was clear that the reviewers
Were not really "film makers" to use a shortcut. I want to avoid hassles
In post. Files that can be imported everywhere with zero transcoding.
I did some testings with some unstandart messy files (variable fps, squared, etc...) in Lightworks and
It takes them all in bin without transcode as if it was a good Prores, wich is great
And surprised me. I was expecting issues, and no.


So I rather ask here if some of you could recommend
Some models based on experience. Not only Apple but Android also.
Thanks.

Hey guy, what d'you do about angle of view?
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Re: Cell phones?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 09:19:02 AM »


All I want is a decent footage in a standart codec backed into
A cell phone.
Even the BM minis are still too annoying for me.

Thanks.

The I phone 6s probably has a 6 or 7 stop range and doesn't do well in low light.   The I phone 7 is suppose to work well at higher isos.

I've been told this is the best software to make an iphone more useable

http://www.filmicpro.com/apps/apple/filmic-pro/

but look at the opening shot.  The iphone is mounted into a rig, with what looks like a pl mount lens.

This is probably the best iphone manual control I've seen, though it's a kickstarter campaign and not out yet.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mymiggo/pictar-probably-the-best-iphone-camera-grip-ever-b/description


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« Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 09:34:20 AM by bcooter »
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fredjeang2

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Re: Cell phones?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 04:17:04 AM »

Good points.
Thanks James.

As for no profesional filming, the cell phones are really enough
For the tasks I need. Basicaly for a philanthropic initiative where
No "look" nor high quality are needed but easy fast pocket gear.

Cheers.

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Re: Cell phones?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 12:20:22 PM »

Shot on an iPhone. Not sure which one but it sure looks good to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufqweCJm2k
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 02:53:53 PM »

I use my iPhone SE for the occasional fill-in shot. As others have said it is fine so long as you have a decent amount of light.

I've tried using it on a gimbal, and have an anamorphic lens for it. Filmic Pro makes a BIG difference to usability and versatility, too.

However, I have an alternative recommendation. Use the phone as a monitor and shoot on a DJI Osmo+
http://store.dji.com/product/osmo-plus?gclid=CNv8mIrEq9ACFUW4Gwod6I4NYA

It has an optical zoom which makes a LOT of difference for my shoots. It's neat, shoots 4K or full HD at 100 fps for slowmo. It still needs a reasonable amount of light (it's still a small sensor).

But it's a hell of a small package for what it does. I've only had it a few weeks so I can't show you any finished footage, but I can definitely recommend it over shooting on a phone.

Cheers, Hywel

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 04:31:53 PM »

Just ran across this article earlier today, might give you some clues--
https://fstoppers.com/bts/guess-which-video-iphone-and-which-red-weapon-156328
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 12:26:40 PM »

Thank you guys.
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