Super Portable iPhone Video Rig with Shotgun Microphone and Wireless Lavalier Mic (DSLR Alternative)

Super Portable iPhone Video Rig with Shotgun Microphone and Wireless Lavalier Mic (DSLR Alternative)

Course: | ⬇️Gear Info/Links Below⬇️
Correction@1:56 (TRRS adapter not TRSS)
Gear Featured In This Video (My Affiliate Links)
Manfrotto PIXI EVO ► (where I purchased mine)
GRIPT Mount (holding iPhone) ►
1/4″ to 1/4″ and 1/4″ to 3/8″ male to male connectors ►

Sennheiser EW112 G3 Wireless Lavalier ►
KVConnection Cable (iPhone to Sennheiser EW100 Receiver) ►

Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount ►
KVConnection Cable (iPhone to 3.5mm Jack for iPhone 6 or lower) ►

If You Have an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X (no audio jack to plug your microphone into), you’ll need the following adapters (and you won’t need the iPhone to 3.5mm KVConnection Cable for the Rode VideoMic):
Apple Lightning to Camera Adapter ►
Sabrent USB Adapter (USB Type-A) ►

Just plug the Apple Lightning to Camera adapter into your iPhone 7 – iPhone X lightning port, plug the Sabrent USB adapter into the USB port, then plug your microphone into the microphone port on the Sabrent.

Lately, I’ve found myself needing a super-portable video rig that I can use for filmmaking when I don’t have my DSLR and all of my audio gear with me. The challenge was finding a set up that is both compact and portable that can also capture great audio in different situations.

I recently found a number of special connectors which made it easy to connect my Rode VideoMic Pro to the iPhone 6s Plus (which can shoot 4K and has built-in video stabilization) as well as being able to connect my Sennheiser EW112p G3 wireless lavalier microphones.

By adding the Manfrotto PIXI EVO and the GRIPT mount, I now have the ability to either film from a stable platform or to hand-hold the iPhone with relative stability.

So far, I love this combination.

The only challenge I’ve encountered is in post-production because the iPhone shoots in VFR (variable frame rate) when there are significant changes in light and editors like Adobe Premier CC don’t do well with VFR clips (the audio ends up out of sync with the video). The traditional fix has been to process the iPhone clips through Handbrake (changing the output to constant frame rate). But, I found a much faster solution – just upload the clip to and then download the processed clip which will be at a constant frame rate and ready for editing in Adobe Premiere.

Affiliate Links:
If you choose to pick one up using my affiliate link, you’ll pay the same price you normally would, but I may receive a small commission, which helps support this channel and the reviews.

Courses Mentioned:
Social Video Mastery ►
Learn how to figure out what your audience wants to watch, how to film, edit, publish and promote your videos (even if you’re camera shy).

Related Reviews:
GRIPT Review ► Coming Soon
Sennheiser EW112p G3 Wireless Lavalier Mic ► Coming Soon
Rode VideoMic Pro Review ►
How to Make the Sennheiser EW112p G3 Work with the iPhone ►
How to Make the Rode VideoMic Pro Work with the iPhone ► Coming Soon
Manfrotto PIXI EVO Review ►

Gear Used to Film This Video (My Affiliate Links):
Canon 5D Mark III:
Sennheiser EW112 G3 Wireless Lavalier:
Manfrotto 055XPROB:
Vanguard SBH300 Ball Head:
Konova K3 80cm Slider:

Related Searches:
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GRIPT iPhone Tripod Mount
Sennheiser EW112p G3
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