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Wizzard419

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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2014, 07:45:15 AM »

That isn't that many, and they are a few years old so presumably (more like probably) people have captured them but elected to not share. :D
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2014, 09:10:00 AM »

Yep, those effectively don't exist so might as well make new recordings. 8)
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2014, 09:13:42 PM »

Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for all of the replies!  I'm a bit slow with my responding, but I finally got a chance to read through all of the helpful responses.  I forgot to mention that I have an iPhone 6.

I do realized that most of what is at WDW is probably readily available here at MouseBits, but I thought that I might try to record some stuff, knowing that it probably won't be for anything other than my own pleasure.  I'm thinking stuff like, bus audio, maybe a ride through of something, voices of liberty, dapper dans, etc.   I'm not going to have time to record any loops, as my 3 and 1 year old will take priority.  Combine that with not wanting to spend ridiculous amounts on money on extra equipment and for right now, I'll record as it comes along, but probably won't be making a huge effort to go out of my way for anything.

That being said, I did see that someone earlier posted some links to various monopods, etc.  This had interested me as I thought by putting my iPhone on one of those and extending it, I could get a better viewpoint to record video of my daughters on their new adventures at Disney.  I figure that would be easier that constantly trying to stay in front of them.  Something like this:  http://www.amazon.com/iStabilizer-ISTMP01-Extendable-Smartphone-Monopod/dp/B008BSCWXQ/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

I'm still trying to figure out what to get, so suggestions are still being accepted.  :)
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2014, 12:59:31 AM »

Finally... someone has incorporated a wired (vs. Bluetooth) remote shutter release into a telescoping extension:
Extend-n-Click iPhone extension monopod
http://www.iphonemonopod.com/
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2014, 02:29:10 AM »

Brilliant. Shame it only fits iPhone 5/5s models though :(
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2014, 02:56:11 AM »

That might actually fit current generation as well (though 6+ would be unlikely), they probably haven't updated the page.
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2014, 03:11:46 AM »

ah, but no mention of iPods though :(
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2014, 03:40:37 AM »

You might be able to MacGyver something to accomodate an iPhone 6 or iPod with large binder clips:
http://www.amazon.com/ACCO-Binder-Clips-Large-A7072100B/dp/B002VD6BLG
or adhesive backed hook-and-loop (aka Velcro) fasteners:
http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Products-Sticky-Back-Press-application/dp/B004E2RCR4
or a couple of good 'ol big rubber bands. :)
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2014, 05:39:51 AM »

ah, but no mention of iPods though :(

If I recall, the last time Apple touched the ipod touch was before the 5, which has a different body shape, at the same time you probably wouldn't be able to get that device past security without raising several questions. :D

"Oh so you want to record in our bathrooms?"
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2014, 07:32:08 AM »

You mean you can't get the extension thingies past security?  I started seeing them in the Parks a couple of years ago with a few gizmo-heads using them and now a good number of people are walking around with them.  Another instance of "human see, human do". ;D
At least smartphones are smaller than tablets so people shooting videos on their phones are less annoying than tablet users during shows and parades. ::)
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2014, 01:55:23 PM »



"Oh so you want to record in our bathrooms?"

Answer: No I want to see the parade as I'm short  ;D
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2014, 02:35:38 AM »

That might actually fit current generation as well (though 6+ would be unlikely), they probably haven't updated the page.

I actually emailed him and he said that they are working on it and that it should be ready by Christmas.  Unfortunately, that doesn't do my trip in 19 days much good.
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2014, 02:53:05 AM »

no, but think how much fun you'll have next trip and, for this trip, make notes of where it would have been ideal (and write them down, from experience I know you'll forget ;)   )
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2014, 03:21:25 AM »

How about this extension?  It works with small cameras, GoPros and smartphones.  And it's cheaper than that iStabilizer extension.  It seems that many things that start with a lowercase 'i' automatically cost more. :P
Mudder 39 Inch 3-Way Telescopic Handheld Monopod
http://www.amazon.com/Mudder-Telescopic-Handheld-Self-portrait-Smartphone/dp/B00ME7WH6M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1414462093&sr=8-5&keywords=x-shot+extender
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2014, 02:17:47 PM »

that doesn't  have any way of controlling anything. I bought an extender which is great with the self timer on an ordinary camera but not so good for videos without editing the bits where it gets lifted and brought back down again.  I daresay I could easily make a holder for the iPod to attach it to it. Self timers don't really capture that "special" shot though.
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