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 SC6-L-KIT Interview kit containing SC6-L Mobile Interface for Apple Devices Plus 2x Smartlav Plus

The RØDE Mobile Interview Kit, including one SC6-L and two smartLav+ lavalier microphones, is the perfect solution for effortless dual audio recording on the go, using your iPhone® or iPad®.

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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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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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Rode Microphones USB-C Vlogger Kit Includes VideoMic Me-C, Tripod 2 , Smart Grip, MicroLED Light and Accessories

The USB-C Vlogger Kit is the perfect all-in-one solution for mobile filmmaking on your USB-C equipped mobile phone.

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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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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

 

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 i-XLR Digital XLR Adaptor for Apple iOS Devices

Take advantage of the studio in your pocket, with the RØDE i-XLR Adaptor. Connecting an XLR microphone to a lightning adaptor so you can record RØDE’s signature crystal clear audio onto your iDevice is just the beginning.

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Rode Microphones Mobile Interface for Apple Devices Featuring 2x TRRS Input and Stereo Headphone out.

The SC6-L is a simple input/output breakout box designed for Apple iOS devices. Inspired by the original SC6 with a 3.5mm TRRS jack, the SC6-L uses a Lightning Connector to connect directly to Apple iOS devices.

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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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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

 

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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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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Support for Smartdevices

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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


 

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.

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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