How to start live streaming video with your smartphone or tablet

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How to start and or improve streaming video with your Phone or Tablet

Working with your phone or tablet is an easy and great place to start. You might be using a collaborative tool with your smartdevice like Skype, Zoom  etc.or streaming directly to Facebook or Youtube etc. The biggest things to improve here are Audio, and Setup (accessories), Stabilization, Lighting, System & Control.

Audio for Smartdevice Video Streaming

Good video needs to have good audio accompanying it. An external microphone will have better audio quality than the built-in microphone.

 

 

 

Saramonic LavMicro U1B 6 Meter Lavalier Microphone with Detachable Lightning Connector for New iPhone X/8

It delivers rich detailed sound for interviews, vlogs, presentations and more. Whether you're shooting video or recording audio with the app of your choice.

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Saramonic Smartmic Di adjustable mic with lightning connect for IOS devices

It is specially designed to vastly improve the sound quality of the videos you shoot and the audio you record on your iPhone or iPad.

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Saramonic SmartMic+Di Lightweight Smartphone Microphone with Lightning Connector for iOS Devices

The Saramonic SmartMic+ Di is an ultra-lightweight and compact microphone that plugs directly into the Lightning port on the iPhone or iPad and vastly improves the sound quality of the videos you shoot and the audio you capture.

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Saramonic Blink 500 B2 3.5MM 2.4G Dual Channel Wireless Microphone

 

Saramonic Blink 500 B3 Lightning 2.4G Dual Channel Wireless Microphone (TX+RX Di)

The Saramonic Blink500 B3 is an incredibly compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use wireless microphone system for Apple iPhone and iPad that provides broadcast-quality sound.

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Rode Microphones VideoMic Me-L microphone for iPhone or iPad (with Lightning connector)

VideoMic™ Me-L is a high-quality microphone for your iPhone® or iPad® (with Lightning connector) designed to give you incredible audio when shooting video.

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Rode Microphones SC4 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Adaptor

The SC4 is a high-quality shielded adaptor, designed to allow microphones with a 3.5mm output to connect to TRRS smartphones and tablets.

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Rode Microphones WIRELESS GO II Wireless Microphone System

The world’s smallest and first truly wireless microphone has been reborn.

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Rode Microphones WIRELESS GO Wireless Microphone System - White

 

Rode Microphones WIRELESS GO Wireless Microphone System - White

The transmitter works as both a clip-on mic or as the world’s smallest beltpack for a RØDE lavalier.

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Sennheiser MKE 200 Mobile Kit

Designed for vloggers and content creators on the move, the MKE 200 Mobile Kit includes Sennheiser’s MKE 200 directional on-camera microphone and Smartphone Clamp, as well as the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod.

The MKE 200 features a built-in windscreen and shock mount to help reduce handling noise while the Smartphone Clamp allows for both portrait and landscape orientation. The Manfrotto PIXI features a locking ball head which can be adjusted with the push of a button so you can dial in your frame with ease.

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Rode Microphones Universal Vlogger Kit,Includes VideoMicro,Tripod 2 , Smart Grip, MicroLED Light and Accessories

The Universal Vlogger Kit is the perfect all-in-one solution for mobile filmmaking on a smartphone with a 3.5mm input.

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Shape WLB Vlogging Kit for Iphone

The vlogging telescopic tripod grip with ball head works as a stable holder or an ergonomic grip.

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Shape WLB Vlogging Kit for iPad

The vlogging telescopic tripod grip with ball head works as a stable holder or an ergonomic grip.

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SmallRig All-In-One Video Kit For Smartphone 3384

SmallRig Professional Phone Video Rig Kit for Vlogging & Live Streaming 3384 is specially designed for vlogging and live streaming.

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Smartdevice interface cables & boxes

 

 

 

Saramonic LC-C35 Locking 3.5mm Connector to Apple-Certified Lightning Output Cable

The LC-C35 features a 3.5mm locking male TRS connector, a 12/24-bit signal converter, and MFi Certified Lightning Connector.

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Saramonic SmartRig+ Di Mic/Guitar Interface for iOS Lightning Connector

The Saramonic SmartRig+ Di is a portable microphone/guitar interface for recording professional quality audio. Connects directly to iPhone through lightning adapter.

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Saramonic Smartphone Audio Adapt w/XLR

The SmartRig IIfrom Saramonic is an easy solution to connect any a XLR microphone or 6.3mm guitar to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and Android devices.

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Saramonic Smart V2M

Smart V2M includes a 3M (9.84 ft.) clip-on omnidirectional condenser lavalir microphone, a 5M (16.40 ft.) clip-on omnidirectional condenser lavalir microphone, a two channel audio interface, and three signal transmission cables.

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Rode Microphones SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable

The SC7 is a high-quality shielded patch cable, designed to allow the VideoMic GO to connect to TRRS compatible devices such as the iPhone or iPad.

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Rode Microphones SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones

The SC6 is an input/output breakout box for smartphones and tablets.

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Rode Microphones 3.5mm female TRS socket to male XLR adaptor - converts 12-48V Phantom Power down to Plug in Pw

The VXLR+ is a 3.5mm female TRS socket to male XLR adaptor, which will convert 12-48V Phantom Power down to 3-5V 'Plug in Power'.

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Rode Microphones AI-Micro Ultra-Compact Dual-channel Audio Interface

The AI-Micro is an ultra-compact dual-channel audio interface for recording high-quality audio to a mobile device or computer.

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How to set up and shoot a vlog with a phone in your home studio? | A Beginner’s Guide

This is a great video explaining how to film YouTube videos with a phone if you’re just a beginner on a budget. Check it out!

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How to stream to YouTube from your mobile device

In this video tutorial, they show you how to live stream to YouTube from your mobile device. This tutorial works for ALL mobile devices. (iPhone, iPad, Android, and any other mobile device that runs the YouTube app).

Roland Aerocaster

The AeroCaster Livestreaming System makes switching and streaming live shows easier than ever. Using just an iPad and up to four mobile devices, you can go live wirelessly on Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, and more.

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Present yourself in a professional light.

SmallRig L10 lights make the perfect portable lights for Live Streaming and Web Calls

Ideal for use with smartphone & tablets, or desktop solutions, these affordable portable soft lights will dramatically improve the image quality of your live streams and web calls.

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Lighting for Smartphone Video Streaming

 

 

Litra Torch 2.0 On Camera LED Light

 

Litra Torch 2.0 On Camera LED Light

The LitraTorch2.0™ features 16 LEDs with 90+CRI at 5700 daylight temperature. The quality of light meets the premium standards that photographers and videographers look for in continuous lighting.

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Aputure MC RGBWW LED Mini Light

 

Aputure MC RGBWW LED Mini Light

Features RGB LEDs, as well as both tungsten- and daylight-balanced LEDs, creating a full hue controllable LED that emits up to 95% of the BT 2020 color gamut.

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Nanlite LitoLite 5C RGBWW LED Pocket Light

An amazingly bright, pocket-sized lighting fixture featuring an internal Li-Ion battery with USB-C Charging, adjustable colour temperature from 7500-2700K with green to magenta shift, 360° of hue control with 100 levels of colour saturation adjustment, as well as 15 pre-programmed adjustable special lighting effects.

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Nanlite Halo 10 LED Ring Light - 2700K-6500K, 9.6W x 2

Provides an attractive, soft, near-shadowless light quality with interesting, ring-shaped catchlights in the eyes of your subject.

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PeakDesign Mobile Accessories

Phone Cases and Mounts that look Better & Do More

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Support for Smartdevices

 

 

 

Benro BK15 Selfie Stick & Table Top Tripod

The Benro BK15 is a versatile mini tripod with a telescoping center column and selfie stick. The BK15 mini tripod with ball head includes a smartphone adapter and removable Bluetooth remote.

 

Manfrotto Pixi Mini-Tripod Black With Universal Smartphone Clamp

The PIXI black now boasts a Universal Smartphone clamp, with multiple ¼” thread attachments.

 

 

Shape WLB Smartphone Tripod and Selfie Grip with Ball Head

Perfect for Facetime, Skype, to capture great videos or take selfies.

 

Joby GripTight GorillaPod Action Stand with Mount for Smartphones Kit

The GripTight Action Kit holds smartphones and action cameras on the GorillaPod 500 stand via an integrated pin-joint mount. Use mount and stand together or separately.

 

Manfrotto PIXI Universal Smartphone Clamp

The Manfrotto PIXI Clamp is designed to safely attach any smartphone - 60mm to 104mm wide - to any kind of support, such as the PIXI mini tripod.

 

Shape WLB Smartphone Aluminum Clamp Tripod Mount with Cold Shoe

Robust CNC Aluminum material, lightweight and matte black finish

 

 

Shape WLB Aluminum Tablet Tripod Mount with Cold Shoe

Tablet Holder with Quick Release Plate for iPad Mini/iPad 4/iPad Pro/Surface Pro

 

Joby GripTight Mount PRO (Tablet) - Black

GripTight Mount PRO fits any smartphone or tablet and offers a robust, locking and rotating solution for more optimal set-up of photos and videos.

 

SmallRig Universal Smartphone Holder BSP2415

SmallRig Universal Smartphone Holder BSP2415 is designed for smartphone users to achieve photography, live-streaming, vlogging, interviews, etc. with their smartphones.

 

SmallRig Tablet Mount for iPad (7.8" to 12.9") 2930

SmallRig Tablet Mount for iPad 2930 is designed to make it easier to mount an iPad or tablet.

 

 

SmallRig Tablet Mount w/Dual Handgrip for iPads (7.9" to 12.9")

SmallRig Tablet Mount with Dual Handgrip for iPad 2929 is designed to make it easier to mount an iPad or tablet and use it as a director monitor.

 

Shape WLB Tripod Flexible Grip With Ball Head

Tablet Holder with Quick Release Plate for iPad Mini/iPad 4/iPad Pro/Surface Pro

Smartdevice Live Production Systems


 

Padcaster Studio Kit for iPad 9.7

The Padcaster® Studio transforms your iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio that is rugged, elegant and versatile so you can create professional video anywhere and anyway you want.

DJI OM4 Smartphone Stabilizer

DJI OM 4 is a foldable stabilizer designed to complement your smartphone, allowing you to start recording right away.

Zhiyun Smooth XS Smartphone Gimbal - White

SMOOTH-XS comes with its compact size and powerful features, making your daily filmmaking smartly and easily.

Zhiyun Smooth-Q2 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer

Vortex mode, vertigo mode, and object tracking lets filmmakers make their own creative shots easily.

Gimbals for Smartphone Streaming


 

DJI OM4 Smartphone Stabilizer

DJI OM 4 is a foldable stabilizer designed to complement your smartphone, allowing you to start recording right away. Magnetic, ultra-compact, and bursting with easy-to-use features, OM 4 is the ultimate solution for sharing your world.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Combo

Osmo Mobile 3 is a foldable gimbal for smartphones with intelligent functions providing stable and smooth footage.

Zhiyun Smooth-X Smartphone Stabilizer Essential Combo Grey

The rotatable structure in palm size that allows you to toss in a backpack conveniently, an extendable grip made for exploring bigger vision, and a handy App - ZY Cami, for making videos rock everybody! Meet Smooth X and explore your EXTRA life!

Zhiyun Smooth-Q2 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer

With a new compact design, you can easily put it in your pocket and capture any moment anywhere.

The big list of gear to start Streaming Video from home

At Vistek we have years of Live Production and Streaming experience under our belts and a wealth of products and accessories from software to hardware that can all contribute to making your content the best it can be. So to get you started, here are some of the most common effective and affordable tools, options and choices at a variety of levels from simple to advanced.

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