My video setup

Jan 29, 2020 | Accessibility, iPad, reviews, Technology, Videography | 6 comments

I’ve been testing a lot with getting different audio and video from the iPhone and the iPad. This very short video shows you what I’m currently using for mobile video capture.

My aims:

  • Accessibility. The iPhone camera does a lot if not all of the focus, colour balance, colour correction etc automatically. Of course when Emma is recording video, she can use Filmic pro to set all this stuff manually.
  • Easy to use. The Gimbal really helps me to make sure the phone is straight. It also slows down my hand motions to make the phone movements more aceptable to people watching the video.
  • The 18mm lens. This increases the field of view in the video so if I’m not quite pointing the phone in the right direction, the extra viewing angle will help.

This video was shot on an iPhone and it was edited on an iPad. I’m also uploading the video using WordPress on the iPad.


  1. Kathleen

    I’m not very good with any if these things but I use my phone for videos etc and have only heard of a gimbal a few days ago. I believe they are great for a steady shot. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    • digitaldarragh

      For me, a gimbal is escential. It helps me keep the phone straight and it ensures that I don’t move it too fast causing motion bler.

  2. Kylee Maloney

    Could you tell us the gimbal and lens you use please?

    • digitaldarragh

      I’m using a Moment 18mm lens and a movi freefly gimbel. I’m using countr weights on the gimbel because of the weight of the lens. Finally, I use the Shur MV88 plus microphone. There’s a shoe attachment for the gimbel to mount the microphone. It’s a very tidy kit.

      • Kylee Maloney

        Thanks so much for that. And monitoring? Hearing VoiceOver is always the challenge in these situations, as far as I know.

        • digitaldarragh

          Monitoring iar easy. The Shure MV88 plus has an audio out jack.


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