Can iPhone 11 be your primary camera? Side-by-side footage comparison.

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Can iPhone 11 be your primary camera? Side-by-side footage comparison.

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With the newly released iPhone (having three improved cameras) is it a viable choice for online educational content creators? 

 

Over last few days I've ran several tests and compared the footage of iPhone vs some bigger cameras (Canon 6D and Canon C100 mk-II). I decided to share the footage comparison together with some of my thoughts with you guys.

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Overall, I was really amazed by how the video quality have improved. In my personal humble opinion, now is the time when you shouldn't buy dedicated camera if you want to use the video "out of the box" without further fiddling with it in video editing software. If you're familiar with video post-processing, you'll be able to squeeze much more out of dedicated camera's footage. But if you work in "shoot and upload" mode, it is much better to spend that budget for lights, audio, rather than a camera.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks @Juriy for a great comparison. I tried a real camera with no luck. The settings were too hard. My Samsung phone is working out much better. The lighting looked a bit better in the iPhone footage compared to the Canon, IMO, regarding your comparison. 

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Wow, you are really fast creating new courses Smiley Happy Less than a month passed since it was released I guess. 

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Thanks @Juriy for a great comparison. I tried a real camera with no luck. The settings were too hard. My Samsung phone is working out much better. The lighting looked a bit better in the iPhone footage compared to the Canon, IMO, regarding your comparison. 

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I use a DSLR camera from my older iPhone, but I think you just sold me on the new iPhone!  I do like the ease of using my phone and I have recorded video and audio via a lapel and simultaneously which was much more convenient over editing (maybe I am the only one, but I hate editing!) 

 

Thanks for the video! 

Alicia Paz M.A, QMHP
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Which microphone are you using with the iphone?

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I use Sennheiser ME-2.

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Very, Veeery Interesting! Huge Thanks to Juriy!

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What tripod stand did you use for iPhone?

 

FYI- I've used iPhone 10X many time and made my life easier when recoring. I do have Canon too but i love using iPhone. I'm new to udemy but soon I'll be posting some stuff here. Great feedback though 

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Generally speaking, I don't have a special iPhone tripod, mainly because I wasn't using it for studio production. Generally I use a regular normal tripod, with a small Manfrotto clamp that allows you to put an iPhone to any tripod.

https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-Universal-TwistGrip-Smartphones-MTWISTGRIP/dp/B01M8NQ6L8/

 

I found it very useful, and I always have this clamp in my bag when I travel, even if I'm not taking a tripod (it is not hard to borrow one on the spot, if you really decided to record a video spontaneously). 

 

Recently I've bought a "travel tripod" from Rollei. 

https://www.rollei.com/rollei-compact-traveler-no-1-carbon-tripod-black-22578-en-eur

 

It is made of carbon, very light and compact and seems to be very well built (I'm big Manfrotto fan, but I couldn't find anything like this in their model line). 

 

I didn't have enough time to recommend it yet, but so far it seems like a very good little travel tripod that will play nice with light camera or a phone. 

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Talking about tripods, this one also seems to be a good travel solution, but... I'm just not ready to pay 350 bucks for lightweight tripod. Rollei wins here Smiley Happy 

https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-MKBFRC4-BH-Befree-Carbon-Tripod/dp/B00M8RQKS4 

 

 

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thank you , i was actually looking for a clamp, this looks good.

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I definetely agree with you. I recently just published my course " The only key to success", which I recorded using  iphone 11. The video and sound quality was great. You can check it out with the link below.

 

https://www.udemy.com/course/the-only-key-to-success/?referralCode=5CA61CCC1E1DF9CAC47C

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Wow, you are really fast creating new courses Smiley Happy Less than a month passed since it was released I guess. 

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Thank you for this!  

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