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Check out these awesome quick-tips for shooting video on your iPhone 5. Full transcript and more detailed tips below the info graphic!

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Camera Specs:

  • Weight: 112g (average is: 137g)
  • 8 Megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video: 1080p HD 30fps
  • Battery Life (Talking) 8hrs (average is 11hrs)
  • Capacity (Battery storage): 1440 mAh
  • Noise cancelling Microphone
  • Max Storage 64GB (About 60 after required software and updates)
  • External Mic must be ‘Lightning’ connection compatible or with an adapter
  • Removable Battery: No
  • Removable Storage (Card): No

Shooting Tips (Extended)

  1. Steady your shot by bracing your elbows tight into your body and hold the phone in front of you with both hands or by resting your elbows on something sturdy
  2. Turn on ‘Airplane Mode’ to avoid interruptions from pesky Facebook friends while channeling your inner ‘Abrams’
  3. Avoid shooting with bright light on the edge of the frame or near the edges of your shot. iPhone 5 shutterbugs find this to be the most likely culprit of ‘purple haze’ and is just a good general film/shooting tip
  4. Tap a darkened area of your shot to balance the levels before shooting. iPhone auto-balances based on what you tap in the frame
  5. If you want to retain focus of a subject throughout a continuous shot, tap and hold the subject in the frame to auto-lock focus on that subject/item/person

The iPhone 5 has an excellent selection of third-party accessories to help you take your smartphone production level up a notch, or two! These include lenses, external power and audio etc.

Check out some of these manufacturers for high-quality video accessories:

Lenses: Olloclip

External Power: Mophie

External Audio (Mics): Apogee

Brad Dicks

Author Brad Dicks

Brad is a business communicator with a penchant for anything digital. In his exploration of content development, social media strategy, technology and training, Brad has produced hands-on programming for national brands, such as: Loblaw Companies Limited, Apple Canada, Encore Market Engagement and the Music Industry Association.

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