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 Smartphone 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 U1A Lavalier Microphone with Detachable Lightning Connector for New iPhone

 

Saramonic LavMicro U1A Lavalier Microphone with Detachable Lightning Connector for New iPhone

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

 

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 Blink 500 B2 3.5MM 2.4G Dual Channel Wireless Microphone

 

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

The Saramonic Blink500 B1 is an incredibly compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use wireless microphone system for DSLR , mirrorless and video cameras, or mobile devices that delivers detailed, broadcast-quality sound.

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Rode Microphones WIRELESS GO Wireless Microphone System

 

Rode Microphones WIRELESS GO Wireless Microphone System

The transmitter works as both a clip-on mic or as the world’s smallest beltpack for a RØDE lavalier, sending crystal clear broadcast-grade audio via 2.4GHz digital transmission to the ultra-compact on-camera receiver.

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Audio 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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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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Lighting for Smartphone Video Streaming

 

 

Ledgo LG-B560II LED Light 5600K

 

Ledgo LG-B560II LED Light 5600K with 2 x AA Battery Pack Handle, Barndoor, Filter and AC Power Supply

The new LEDGO LG-B560 II builds on the popular success of the original model with several new features and product enhancements.

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Litra Torch

 

Litra Torch

Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and at a mere 1.5"x1.5" in size, the Litra Torch fits anywhere and goes everywhere.

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Ledgo LG-R320C LED Ring Light 32W Bi-Colour

 

Ledgo LG-R320C LED Ring Light 32W Bi-Colour

Ideal for portraits, product and macro photography, the LEDGO ultra-soft ring light allows you to light subjects directly in front of your camcorder or DSLR.

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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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Support for Smartphone Video Streaming

 

 

 

Benro PP1 Tabletop Tripod

Benro’s PocketPod can be used as a tabletop tripod as well as a handgrip for smartphones, GoPro or DSLR cameras.

 

 

Benro BK10 Pocket Tripod and Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote

The Benro BK10 mini tripod with ball head has Go Pro style and smartphone adaptors with removable Bluetooth remote controller.

 

Nanlite CN-L11 Table Tripod with Handle

 

 

Joby GorillaPod Mobile Rig

Create the best YouTube videos with a camera rig for smartphones plus mic and lights. Lights, Camera, GorillaPod! Create pro-grade videos, vlogs and YouTube® content with this smartphone rig designed for content creators.

 
Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod

Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod

The PIXI is great for achieving hard to get video shots while keeping your camera steady. Close the legs to use it as a comfortable grip to capture great videos that stand out from the crowd.

MeFoto Roadtrip S Aluminium Tripod

Joby GripTight Pro 2 ONE GorillaPod Stand

The kit includes a robust GorillaPod stand to go with the Pro 2 head creating a truly pro mobile photography and V-logging solution.

Gimbals for Smartphone Streaming


 

Benro 3XS Lite Smartphone Gimbal

The Benro X Series 3XS Lite is a 3-axis smartphone gimbal stabilizer with a unique foldable arm design that allows for easy storage and travel.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Combo

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

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.

Zhiyun Crane M2 Stabilizer for Compact Mirrorless Cameras and Smartphones

You can easily customize your creative filming style and create smooth and stable videos, making your footage individual to your imagination.

Accessories for Smartphone Streaming


 

Tether Tools Aero Tab S2-Universal Tablet Mounting System w/ LAJO2 ProBracket

AeroTab Universal Tablet Mounting System S2/S4 is the standard version in the AeroTab Series. The streamlined design ensures a secure fit and clean, sleek appearance.

Litra Smart Phone Mount for LitraTorch

The LitraTorch can be faced forward for primary phone camera or backward for selfie mode.

Litra Tripod Handle for LitraTorch

Folding 3 leg tripod stand for the LitraTorch™ that can also be used as a handle when in the closed position.

Litra Tripple Mount for LitraTorch

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Joby GripTight Mount PRO

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.

Sennheiser E-Pack E835 Mic & Accessory Kit

The e 835 is a cardioid lead vocal stage microphone specially designed to perform under pressure.

Triad-Orbit T2/O1/M2 Standard Tripod Stand System

Every industry-standard component, from stand bases to mic clips, was analyzed and reinvented to realize a singular objective: precise mic placement without compromise.

Audio Technica AT-8601 Mic Desk Stand

Securely and confidently mount your microphone with Audio Technica's AT8601 Microphone Desk Stand for 5/8"-27 Threaded Stand Clamps.

 

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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