Top Tips for Filming Video on an iPhone Camera

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

Apple has come a long way since introducing video recording with the iPhone 3Gs. The newest iPhones can shoot stunning 4K footage, but if you just pull your iPhone out of your pocket and hit record, you won’t take full advantage of everything this powerful camera can do. The following are some quick tips for getting the most out of your iPhone’s filmmaking capabilities..

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1. Don’t use the iPhone digital zoom

Avoid the temptation to use the iPhone’s built-in camera zoom. Since the lens isn’t zooming optically, you’re just enlarging the picture digitally, which means you will quickly enter the world of unsightly pixelation.

If you want to get a closer-up shot of your subject, move the phone closer until you find the perfect shot!

2. Light your video

Your iPhone footage will look best when you shoot with lots of light. If you’re shooting indoors, adding supplemental lighting will go a long way.