Then i added canon m50. Then i move on to canon m6 mark ii, which i also use, and i added also sony a7s iii and i also been through a few android phones and i also added iphone well. The question is little: people keep asking me: should i block on a smartphone, or should i get an actual camera when it comes to youtube studio filmmaking? Can i start on a smartphone, or should i get an actual camera, and someone recently asked me yesterday i want to study photography. Can i do this with iphone 12 pro max, or should i get an actual camera? What are the advantages? What are the disadvantages? What do i think from my own experience of being here for over three years? What would i do? Let’S solve this let’s start with the cost. Well, there are so many choices when it comes to smartphones, you can get a cheaper one. You can get a mid range, you can get very expensive one edge to it, gimbal, microphone and tripod and it would be all set or you can get for. The same price range gently used. Canon m50 with a kit lens, tripod, joby, gorillapod microphone, and maybe some small gimbal like a muzzle mini p, and it would be all set as well. There are so many choices on a market. You can choose from very cheap ones to mid range to expensive ones. It’S pretty much the same between smartphones and cameras, so it’s not about the cost.
What really makes the difference is the actual visual, how the video will actually look like and also how easy or how difficult it is to work with it. Smartphone cameras are getting very good when i film some cinematic sequences i’m, actually quite impressed how it looks. It is very bright, colorful contrasty in some settings and certain light conditions. I really like the results, but you can still tell that it is done with a smartphone there is that certain look to it when it comes to professional look you’re going to get that with a normal camera, because you can work with the aperture settings, get the Right depth of field with optics and settings, depending on what you’re filming you get that sweet, blurry background, and you know right away – it is optical. It’S, still very different from smartphones. Smartphones can get a certain degree of the blurry background as well. It can get that as well, but it is not the same. So if you’re someone who is more after the professional look than camera, it is, but if you’re someone who actually likes the smartphone look then smartphone, it is another big difference is when it comes to actual filming. I really really enjoy making all these tutorials. How to film, with the smartphones it’s a lot of fun, it’s, really fascinating to me how far these cameras come along with smartphones and how quickly it’s getting along. You know how quickly it’s developing – i just don’t, know what’s going to happen tomorrow with them, and i like to push it to the limits and i like to see what it can actually do, what i can create with it that’s.
Why it’s a game to me! It’S very fun, but what do you don’t know that most of these tutorials are one of the most frustrating ones, one of the most challenging ones when it comes to editing and rendering? There is simply so many technical aspects to it, which makes it so much easier to work with a regular camera. First of all, i just turn it on set up my settings, white balance and i’m pretty much set. I can precisely set everything and it’s going to stay that way. I only have to worry about pressing the record button and then it is all about the content i make when i’m editing the video everything looks. Good clips are looking very. Similarly, there is no issues with white balance and all that there are rarely any issues and if i run out of the battery i just pop in the new one and i keep filming plus i can change lenses to get different, looks and play with aperture settings Which is the key with smartphones, it is very much a different story. If you’re going to be using different apps, your footage will end up with slightly different colors that’s. What i’m finding, if you film in manual mode to get the best, look settings change on you here and there it’s not consistent. You can easily make a mistake. You forget to check and suddenly the whole video is filmed in 720p or one clip is slightly lighter than the other and that’s one of my biggest fears when it comes to using smartphone gimbals that i will end up with a clip which is instead of in 4K in 720p, that happens sometimes in dji memo.
I admit that i’m sometimes wondering how the video will look like when i get home and upload it on a computer. It is not simply so straightforward when you edit smartphone video. It always requires a little bit more work when it comes to color correction. To get the clips look consistent to make them look polished, i use adobe premiere pro and it’s always challenging with smartphone video but again i’m. Someone who is very picky wants the clip to look the same when it comes to color and exposure. You don’t see behind the scenes how i’m actually editing those tutorials um? How to film with a smartphone. You didn’t see me how i had to render the last video uh how to vlog with dgio and four or five times each render time was an hour and a half. The computer was running the whole day because there were so many technical problems. What happened? They sent me some sort of update on iphone overnight the iphone, updated and first thing. I was filming the day before the update. All the footage was fine, but the next day when i continued filming after the update, all the framing was off, and unfortunately it looked very different in adobe premiere pro and very different that i rendered the video. So i had to correct it together. So, as i was correcting it, i had to render it again and then i realized there’s even more problems. Then i had to fix it and so on so yeah it can be quite challenging, with smartphone video for filming something quick on a go for all the family stuff for social media, for reels for stories and all that i would use a smartphone.
There is no doubt there even for photography for social media. I like to use my smartphone and a lot. It is always with me if i need to get something extra on video, when i don’t have my camera and cannot bring one i use smartphone. If i did vlogging for youtube where quality doesn’t really matter, i would use a smartphone in automatic mode, it’s just convenient light and small. But if i was thinking about long term producing quality videos and later on monetizing the content i mean, like maybe selling the clips on stock or getting extra work from clients, then there would be no doubt i would choose a regular camera. That is why, when i found those tutorials how to film with a smartphone, i don’t film with another smartphone, i film it with a regular camera with smartphone. You can absolutely create beautiful, b roll or product video. If you have controlled lighting and really take in control of everything you should manually, it will be slightly challenging. The result will be very nice. It will look very good, but you will still be able to tell it was done with a smartphone. It just looks different is something like canon m50 for start good enough in 2021. Yes, absolutely, if you get lucky, you can get your hands on a used one then you’ve got a great starting budget setup. I would also look at some other lines of the cameras, but look at the entry level range once you grow and outgrow the camera.
You will eventually most likely upgrade, but the lenses will stay. I was very happy with that little camera and then once i got canon m6 mark ii, it is still staying here because i really like to use this camera for photography and i also like this camera for vlogging. It is very light and very compact, um it’s, very convenient for me as a female. I really love sony a7s iii, but that’s mainly my studio camera, if i’m filming on a location i’m using a tripod it’s, simply for me, it’s simply way too heavy for vlogging and it’s. Something to consider if you are vlogging choose a lightweight camera. If you are gon na be filming with a tripod, then you don’t have to look at the size, but definitely bigger camera gives you more weight when it comes to photography. Smartphone photography is awesome for hobby. You can also do it for stock. You can do it for social media, but for serious photography. You need an actual camera with lenses where you can control aperture settings and enjoy the benefits of optics. Again, i like to mix it for some stuff. I use smartphone, but there is a certainly place for an actual camera. That is my current feeling in early 2021. I have no idea where the smartphone is gon na go. I have no idea what’s gon na be in two three years from now. Maybe i might change my opinion completely. Maybe i’m gon na be saying completely different things who knows well hit the thumbs up if you want to and subscribe to future videos, if you feel like it, if you have any questions, comments, simply leave it below and i’ll.