If you want to really push your smartphone to its absolute limits as a video camera then having a bit of extra help can be useful. While there are so many types of accessories out there for smartphones, you should keep your eyes peeled for these four types in particular as they could make a big difference.
• External flashes
Most smartphones tend to come with pretty mediocre flashes (if any) and they rarely do the job as well as you would hope. That is why getting a nice little portable flash that you can hook up to your smartphone can help a lot – especially if you plan to be recording in conditions where lighting is poor.
• Tripods and stabilizers
One of the hardest things about recording videos on a smartphone is keeping your hands steady while you do so. Nowadays there are a variety of tripods, stabilizers and other types of smartphone holders that could make that a lot easier.
• External microphones
The microphone that comes on most smartphones normally isn’t that great, and an external microphone could make a big difference. Some external microphones attach to your smartphone itself while others can be clipped on elsewhere – so choose one that fits your needs accordingly.
• Third party lenses
While not as necessary as most other accessories, the third party lenses that you encounter can provide some improvements to clarity and also allow you to have better optical zoom.
While all these accessories have their part to play, it also helps to have a video editor on hand so that you can tweak the videos that you record. If you’re looking for an easy to use Android video editor then you should definitely cast your eyes on Clip&Go.
Not only is Clip&Go extremely straightforward, but it also will give you several flexible features to play with. When you use it you will be able to load videos into the app, trim out unnecessary segments of video, merge clips together in the sequence that you desire and then add background music too.
All in all that should let you create some nice little videos on your smartphone. If nothing else Clip&Go will certainly let you quickly process your videos and create a final cut that you can then go on to improve in other ways should you choose to do so.