Ok – I get pretty excited about gadgets.
Especially those kinds that help me be more productive and pump out content better than I have been able to before!
So, in today’s video, I show my latest setup for the gear and equipment I use for creating my videos.
Inside the video, I mention the following great tools I’ve discovered (and tested!)…
The New Microphone I Use
The Lead You Need For This Microphone
The iStabilizer Tripod That’s Featured Inside My Video
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Transcript Of Today’s Video
Inside this video, I want to share with you my actual new tools that I am using for creating videos just like this. Keep watching to find out more.
Hi there! My name is Gideon Shalwick. Welcome to this video where I’ll share with you my latest tools that I use for creating videos like this.
As you can see I am walking here on the Marina; not quite the beach but the place where the boats go. I wanted to record this video for you to share with you how I do this. I think this is the new revolution in video and video marketing.
Apologies for the wind. I might actually start walking the other way and I will just stand here for a bit with the wind behind my back. Otherwise the wind would be a bit of a problem on the microphone. As always, that’s something you’ve got to look out for.
First of all, let’s talk about the microphone.
I’m just back at the office here and I’m showing you the microphone – tada! It’s this little one here that actually comes in two or three parts, depending on your viewpoint. There’s the actual microphone that has a wind sock as well. And the extension cord which is about 1.2 meters long, something like that.
Let me just give you the names of this microphone and this cord; also the link for them are right below, in the description area, if you want to get your own.
This microphone is called the i-Microphone EIM-003. It’s a fantastic little microphone for the iPhone. Trust me, I have looked long and hard to find one that works with the iPhone.
The trick here is that it has this 4-pole connection here. This metal bits here; three plastic bits. That’s very important for the iPhone if you want to get a microphone to work with that. Super important. That’s the microphone — the i-Microphone EIM-003. This one here.
The Extension Cable
The cord is this one here called the Smartline ESL-001. You see that it’s a 4-pole microphone extension cable. I’m not sure if it says how long is this one here. I wish they made it a little bit longer but it’s long enough for these general purpose videos.
What you do is basically plug it in over there. You can put your wind sock on as well if you want to. And then plug the other end of the cable into your iPhone and it works like gangbusters.
A couple of things that’s really cool about this is it doesn’t actually have a battery so you don’t have to worry about your battery going flat with this microphone. You just plug it straight into your iPhone. So that’s a big bonus.
It does come with this volume control thing. To me it’s a little bit pointless. Some people might like using it. And you can also plug in some earphones if you want to.
Anyway, that’s it. Links for these products are below, in the description area, if you want to get one for yourself.
The next thing that you probably wondering is what am I actually using for holding the camera up. I don’t actually have a camera man with me. I’m holding this thing all by myself.
Here’s the tripod that I’m using. It’s called the iStabilizer. What’s fantastic about this is that you can actually extend it to be quite long. I don’t always fully extend it. The video that you’re watching right now I’m actually just only extending one part of it. It’s pretty cool.
It’s a bit hard to do with one hand ’cause I’m holding the camera with my other hand. But anyway, you can see how you can easily extend this and hold this in front of you with the camera sitting there at the top.
Pretty cool! I love this little accessory. And it’s very affordable too actually if you think about what you are getting in return. This basically means you don’t need a camera man. You can just be your own camera man with your mobile phone as well. Very very cool!
The Camera Holder
And now for the best part, the little thing that actually holds the camera. Of course I’m recording on my nifty iPhone 5, but with this holder you can actually put any kind of mobile phone on there. It’s really cool. Let me tell you a bit more about it right now.
Finally the actual holder for the camera. This is also from iStabilizer. In fact, when you buy the iStabilizer Monopod, they come together. You don’t have to buy it separately. But I just wanted to talk about them separately.
What’s really cool here is that this works with most mobile phones. There’s also a bigger one for really fat phones that you can buy. It basically just screws on to your tripod over there; so you can put it on to any tripod, that’s really cool.
Your camera just goes here in the middle. Of course, I can’t show you ’cause I’m actually holding the camera on my hand. But the camera just goes in here. You can see here it’s spring loaded so it can fit most size cameras. And it doesn’t have a specific width there so it doesn’t matter what size your phone really is, it will work. Once again, the link for this is also down in the description area. Very very cool!
I’ve just found a “beachie” kind of a spot right here by the Marina. Let me show you. There’s actually some sand here… So how did you like that video? Hopefully, it has given you a bit more of an insight of the tools that I use for creating my videos now.
I’m absolutely loving this kind of revolution that’s taking place online right now and I just wanted to share it with you. Tell me what you think in the comments area below. Make sure you leave a comment below this video.
Also, share this video with your friends. If you’ve liked it, anybody else you think might find this useful?
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Thanks for watching! I look forward to seeing you inside my next video. Bye!
Just de-briefing a little bit. That was fully windy. I’m in a slightly less windy area now but still walking with the camera. I actually wanted to show you something that I thought was quite cool. I’m going to start running with this thing to show you the stability that you can get.
So I’m running now… It’s not bad, right?
I was fully jogging there. This is a great little tool for recording your videos. Anyway, just wanted to show you that as an afterthought. Bye!
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