Meta's Best iPhone Videography Tips For Beginners

Meta Explains Her Best iPhone Videography Tips For Beginners

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Meta's Best iPhone Videography Tips For Beginners

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When Shooting iPhone Videography, Meta uses FiLMiC Pro and Moment Pro Camera on an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max protected by a Moment Case. This Special iPhone Case supports a Drop-in M-Series Lens Interface over all 3 iPhone Cameras, which can connect to Moment Lenses or a MoonDogLabs 52mm Filter Adapter. Meta uses a Variable ND Filter, a Circular Polarizing Filter and a Neutral Night Filter. She edits her 4K YouTube Videos using Filmora. FiLMiC Pro and Moment Pro Camera both integrate with the DJI OM 4 Gimbal, Apple Watch and Shure MV88+ Microphone.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 12.2 MP Camera Specs

Telephoto Camera (Top): 65mm /2.0 aperture.
Wide Angle Camera (Bottom): 26mm /1.6 aperture (Image Stabilization).
Ultra Wide Angle Camera (Right): 13mm /2.4 aperture (120° Field of View – No Focus).
The Standard Wide Angle Camera (Bottom) Has Optical Image Stabilization.

The 12.2MP Camera Produces 4032 x 3024 Pixel Images. 13.4” x 10” Prints at 300 dpi.

Meta’s Best iPhone Videography Tips For Beginners

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Meta’s Best iPhone Videography Tips

• Tell your Story – Build Suspense – Tug at the Viewer’s Emotions and Feelings.
• Plan Your Video in Advance – Storyboard Your Video to Visualize the Final Result.
• Set the Scene – Your Introduction Should Include Where You Are.
• Use Proper Lighting – Meta uses a Ulenzi VL49 RGB Video Light.
• Disable Digital Zoom – You’ll end up with pixilated video. Zoom with your feet.
• Enable The Rule of 3rds Grid – This will help compose keep your horizon level.
• Shoot in Shade – This will soften or diffuse your natural sunlight.
• Lock Exposure – Lock your Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate.
• Use Slow Motion and Timelapse – These Special Effects can add interest.
• Airplane Mode – Put your iPhone in Airplane Mode to preventNotifications.
• Vary Shooting Gear – Just because you own a Gimbal, you don’t have to use it all of the time. Try a Tripod or a Monopod.
• Clean Your Camera Lens – Your Tiny Lens can Pickup Fingerprints, Lint and Dust.
• Move Very Slowly – Even if you are using a Gimbal, you need to Move, Zoom and Pan Very Slowly. Practice the “Ninja Walk”.
• Avoid Over Exposure – Use a Variable ND Filter.
• Do What You Feel Is Right – Sometimes You Have to Break The Rules.
• Get Permission – Some Venues, such as the National Park Service, have Rules on Commercial Photography.
• Remote Control: Use an IOS Remote Control to Start | Stop Recordings.
• Avoid Information Overload – Shoot only the shots that you need!
• Consider Disabling YouTube Comments – Ignore Negative Comments from Negative People!

Meta's Best iPhone Videography TipsAlways Lock the Shutter Speed at 2x the Frame Rate (1/48th or 1/60th). Keep ISO below ISO 100 to Prevent Overexposure. Attach a Variable ND Filter to reduce the amount of light. Meta uses ISO 100 Indoors and ISO 22 Outdoors.

Meta’s Best Video Editing Tips For iPhone For Beginners

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Meta’s Best Video Editing Tips For Videography

• Master your Video Editing Software – Meta uses Filmora Video Editing.
• Use Music and Sound Effects – Music can create suspense and adds interest.
• Cut on Action – Hollywood Technique keeps your Audience Wanting to See More.
• Edit Clips – Set the In and Out Point For Each Clip Before Dragging to Timeline.
• Short Clips – Use a Lot of Short Clips – Limit Clip Length to 5 Seconds.
• Sound Is Very Important – Set your Audio Levels Correctly.
• Shoot from Start to Finish.
• Take Notes When Shooting – This Helps when Video Editing.
• Rename and Organize Your Files into Folders for Easier Video Editing
• Sync Multi-Camera and Audio Files in the Same Folder.
• Edit Backwards – Generally the Final Shot you will need is at the end.
• Learn Your Video Editing Program Keyboard Commends.
• Color Grade Your Video at the End of your Video Production.
• Create Daily Copies of your Project Timeline.

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Why Use a Variable ND Filter for iPhone Videography?

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Why Are Variable ND Filters So Important in iPhone Videography?

In iPhone Videography, a Variable ND Filter is considered Essential Gear, especially if you are shooting outdoors with a Fixed Wide Open Aperture of ƒ1.8 to ƒ2.0, in bright daylight.

When shooting video, your Shutter Speed is determined by the 180° Rule, which states that your Shutter Speed should be set to 2x your Frame Rate (24 fps or 30 fps), as this ensures that the motion blur looks natural. Your Shutter Speed should be locked at either 48 fps or 60 fps.


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