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“YouTube Queen” Jessica Brace can transform your struggling internet presence into a client-attracting magnet in 5 minutes or less. Combining the atomic power of video marketing, with her passion for helping you feel both comfortable and courageous in front of the camera, Jessica helps you create compelling videos that can generate cash for your business.Best selling author of “Ready, Set, GO Make a Video: 101 YouTube Video Ideas for Your Business” and renowned Video Visibility Expert and business coaching specialist, Jessica Brace helps your business leverage the power of video, build a stronger brand, expand your audience and become the “go-to” expert in your field.

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Best iPhone Video Accessories For YouTube Videos | iPhone Video Tips for YouTube

iphone video accessoriesWhat is the best iPhone Video Accessories for YouTube videos? Watch this video or scroll down to read my answer to one of the questions that I get asked most often:  What is the best camera to have for my YouTube videos?

 

What is the best camera to have for my YouTube videos?

The best camera to have is the camera that you have with you.  I have a whole studio full of equipment with all kinds of cameras lighting and microphones and tons of stuff.  When I am out there at an event and a client asks me a question and I think wow that would be a great video.  You, know what.  I want to capture that in the moment.  YouTube and video is all about the social.  So when I have something that I want to say your videos are going to be better if it is spur of the moment.  What is your idea? What is your thought?  Maybe you are at event and someone gives you a fabulous testimonial.  You want to have your camera right there to take out and say Hey, would you repeat that for me on my camera so I can share it with everyone else.  Those are the opportunities you are missing by not having a camera with you.  The answer to the question is that the best camera to have is the one you have with you.  This right here is my iPhone and I love my iPhone.  It is one of the best cameras out there on the market.  The iPhone five or the iPhone 5s is fabulous for taking HD video.  They have made is super simple and easy.  Guess what?  It is a camera you can always have with you.  Just put it right in your pocket or purse and you are ready to go.  I love using my iPhone for everything.  In fact, I use this way more than any of the other cameras that I have.  It is always with me! 


phocus-iphone-video-lens-kitOne of the things that I love about the iPhone is that it comes tons of amazing video accessories that make things even more.  Today I am going to show you some of my favorite video accessories that I like to use when I am on the go.  One of them that I use is the Phocus. The Phocus is an adapter for your iPhone and it’s pretty neat in that your iPhone just simply slides right into it like that.  Now you have a pocket camera.  Remember the old pocket cameras that we used to have.  It looks just like.  I like the Phocus because it is easy to use.  You can still access all of your buttons on your phone.  Some of the holders, I don’t know why they designed it that way, but you cannot get to your on off button and things like that. It’s not very practical.  The Phocus did a great job with it.  Also, on the Phocus it has a great lens.  This lens screws on and off.  The particular kit that I have here is the two lens kit.  It’s a wide angle lens that adds four feet to your shot.  If you are trying to capture a great HD video. Those extra four feet make a huge difference in your video.  This lens also turns around and screws off and turns around on the other side and it’s a macro lens so if I want to take pictures of products close-up or a flower then this is the perfect lens for that.

Just like a video camera..ahhhhhh!  <LAUGHING>  A bee just flew into my eye.  I guess he doesn’t like my video?  Is he on me?

The Phocus also comes with another lens which is a telephoto lens. That is the upgraded kit. The two lenses is about $80.  The three lens kit that includes the telephoto lens is about $120.  By the way, if you are taking notes furiously don’t sweat it. I  totally got you covered on this.  At the end of this video I am going to send you a link and show you how you can get a copy of all of the equipment that I use that I am talking about in this video with links directly to them so you can purchase them for your own videos.  Don’t worry about taking notes.  Just sit back relax and pay attention.  I have got you on this one.

iphone video flexible tripod for youtube videosWith the Phocus the other thing that is really cool is the mounts.  It has a mount here which is the mini-shoe mount and it also has adapter screws here and two more on the bottom so you can do different things to it.  Such as a mount to a tripod.  Let’s take a look at one of my tripods that I bring in my travel kit.  This is a flexi tripod which is really cool.  It does all kinds of crazy stuff.  It bends in all different angles.  If you are outside you can wrap it around a tree branch.  Shove it in a door.  You want to flex it, bend it, tilt it, whatever you want to do.  It’s a fabulous little gadget and guess what its $8 on Amazon. It’s a great little tool.  All it does is it just screws right into the bottom of your camera just like that.  You can do whatever you need to do with it.  It’s a fantastic little piece of equipment that you can take with you on the go. 

One thing that’s hugely important about your video is actually not your video.  It’s about the audio.  The reason I say that is that because, people will forgive if your video is a little bit out of focus.  A little bit out of alignment.  A little bit with the visual part of it.  However, if people cannot hear you clearly and they are struggling to hear what you have to say they are going to go somewhere else.  They are going to leave.  They are not going to watch your video and all the work you put into it. You want to make sure you have the best sound quality possible.  The iPhone comes with a fantastic on board microphone.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great microphone.  It’s a microphone that is designed to capture everything in every direction.  It does a great job in a quiet isolated setting.  However, if you are the beach or a different area like it may not be the best microphone to use.  We want to make sure our audio for all of our videos is pristine.  In order to do that I have some tips for you on that. 

iphone video audio technica wired lavalierOne of my favorite things, which is the Audio Technica Wired Lavalier.  You can see here that it’s got a really long cord that I have all coiled up.  The reason for this is that you get 20 feet of cord with this microphone.  It’s a fantastic little microphone and it does a great job.  You will see that I am actually wearing one right now.  It’s clipped onto my shirt.  I have it going down and I have a little battery pack that it tucked into my pocket.  The Audio Technica Wired Lavlier is $20 on Amazon.  This little baby right here makes a huge difference in your audio.  I have microphones that I paid $800 for a wireless microphone set and this $20 microphone does an even better job than an $800 microphone. I carry a couple of these with me everywhere because they are so cheap.  You never know when you are going to have a microphone fail.  You want to make sure you have at least two of these in your kit when you are travelling.  I know I do just in case. 

iphone video startech microphone adapterOne thing about this though is that this microphone is setup for video cameras.  Your iPhone or your cell phone has a different type of audio jack.  You want to plug this directly into your headphone to convert it to audio.  It does not quite work by plugging it in directly.  In fact, it does not work at all.  You want to have an adapter.  This is one I bought a while ago.  All you do is just simply plug this and then on the end it has two pieces.  One says speaker and one says mike.  You want to plug the microphone into the mic one.  The speaker one is for is if you are filming someone else and you want to listen and do a sound check on the audio quality you can put your headphones into the speaker jack and make sure you are getting sound on your video.  However, if you are filming just yourself and you are doing a selfie then you don’t want to have headphones on.  It looks funny when you are filming.  That is up to you if you like to look like princess lea with big huge ears and headphones.  If that is what works for you go ahead I am game for you.  This is essential for making the microphone work with your cell phone.  You do need this adapter for that. This particular one was one I bought a while ago it was $30 on Amazon.  Thanks to China a new knock off brand has come out. I have tested it and it works really well.  It’s the Startech brand. It’s a little smaller than the other one.  It’s ok as it makes your kit more compact and you don’t have as much dangle going on with the cord.  The Startech is available on Amazon for $8.  The only difference is that it is a little bit smaller, which I think is a good thing.  It doesn’t have the fancy pink and green label on it. I bet for the savings difference you can figure out how to make your own labels on tabs. 

iphone video rode shotgun microphoneOne more thing if you really want to upgrade to a different type of microphone or maybe you don’t want the wire.  I recommend the Rode Shotgun microphone.  It fits on the camera with a shoe.  This one right here is fantastic for interviews with a couple people, you are at a conference or a trade show.  It’s concentrated sound.  That is why it’s called a shotgun.  To put it one you just simply slide it into your phone and tighten it up.  and there you have it.  Now it’s attached.  As you can see here this is a pretty fancy looking iPhone.  You can get a ton of video done with this.  You can mount this on a tripod and use it as a studio.  You can travel through a conference to an event.  Whatever you are doing this is particularly for traveling.  I recently went on a cruise and I brought this kit with me.  People were stopping all over the place asking what is that? Where can I get that?  How can I buy that?  That is one of my biggest questions.  In fact a setup like this, I was just reading an article on line not too long that CNN is now using this type of kit for their reporters.  The reporters are now going out and they are able to report things using technology just like this.  This is very awesome equipment to have and it’s very low cost.  The Rode is not $20.  It is a little bit more invest.  If you add a zero to it.  The Rode is about $200 on Amazon.  It’s a fantastic microphone for you to invest in.  It allows you more flexibility in your shots and videos.  If you are on a tight budget the $20 microphone does just as well. 

iphone video portable power bankThe other thing I want to think about is battery power.  When you are filming and doing longer days you want to think about your battery on your phone.  The iPhone is notorious for running out of battery.  I have done it myself.  I have been out there and did lots of battery. ooops you have 10% left and my iPhone just shut off and I still had a lot more to do.   I bought one of these. it was $10 and it is a charger.  I charge it up before I go out.  It’s a little unit like this.  It costs me $10 and it rapid charges my iPhone.  When I start seeing my battery getting low, about 15-20% I plug this in and it zaps up my juice and I am good to go for more video.  The other battery charger that I have is the Mediabridge.  This is a case that my iPhone slides into.  When I charge my iPhone at night it charges this case which is a spare battery. It also charges my iPhone at the same.  No extra effort.  What it does is it doubles my battery life.  When my iPhone starts to get low I just press the little button on the back to get low and it instantly starts powering my iPhone off of the second battery.  This way I know have triple the battery power without a lot of extra space. 

iphone video battery case charger mediabridgeOne thing that I love.  Ladies, maybe guys, you can get a fanny pack.  For me, I fit all this equipment that I just showed you into my little Mickey mouse purse and I take it on the go.  This is the full HD studio that fits in this little tiny bag.  Now you have no more excuses about I didn’t have a camera or I didn’t get my videos.  I know this was amazing information and I gave you a ton of stuff today.  That is what I like to do as I get so excited about video and all the possibilities of it.  I really want you to get out there and start sharing your important message with the world.  That is my mission and my purpose. I  promise that bit eh end of 2014 that all the work I am doing will have inspired at least 100,000 people to create a YouTube video.  I hope that you do share with me on social media.  My website is JessicaBrace.com and you can share with me your videos and all of your stuff.  You can find me on Facebook and of course on YouTube. 

One thing that I did promise you was that if you would like links to all of these products and all of this information that I have done about YouTube and as well the iPhone and all the equipment in today’s video.  All you have to do is go to my website:  http://JessicaBrace.com/tips  and sign up.  I will email you links to all this information and I even going to throw in a couple bonus videos that you can only get if you subscribe on my website.  Thank you so much for coming out today and spending time with me.  I will see you online.

Looks like just like a video camera.  AWWW <LAUGHING>  A bee just flew into my eye.  I guess he doesn’t like my video.  Is he on me.. Yeah.. Oh, get him off of me.  Please! <LAUGHING>  I really don’t want Mr. Bee to bite me today.  Please.  Ok, let’s take him outside.  CUT!

I guess when you get photo bombed by a bee, it just means that you should bee videoing.. hahahahaha  anyway.. moving on!

<PHONE RINGING>  Somebody is calling!  Hold on just a minute!  Hello?  Hey!  Hey, listen I am the middle of a video shoot right now and I forgot to put my phone on airplane mode while I was filming.  Can I call you back?  Awesome.  I’ll talk to you later.  OOPS!  Remember when you are filming with your iPhone that you have to turn off incoming calls. The best way to do that is to set your iPhone on airplane mode.

ChromoLights, Camera, Extras!

Now here is one last Bonus! It was not in the video as it is an enhancement of your video. You have all the components for an awesome video. ONE LAST THING. Sometimes we need just a little better lighting or a small amount of fill in lighting. LED lighting has come a long way and one company I found made a pretty good product. The Chromo  160 LED Dimmable Ultra High Power Light. It uses a Shoe attachment and can mount to the top of the Phocus. The great thing is it is dimmable. It comes with three filters that you can adjust to lighting conditions indoor, outdoor.

IOpteka-Splitterf you are using a wired mic, you will be fine. If you are using the Rode or other shoe mounted microphone, you may need to add a second shoe with a shoe splitting adapter.  The Opteka is one is a fair example of a Y adapting Shoe splitter Opteka VB-20 Heavy Duty Video Light/Microphone Dual Cold Shoe Splitter Bracket  Cold Shoe just means it has no other functions like flash or power. A Hot Shoe has flash and other powered functions. The Opteka takes one shoe and splits it into two. Your only concern is too much weight on the Phocus’s Shoe adapter as you will have some additional weight on a fairly small shoe adapter. It is just molded plastic so be mindful. A fast option would be using a screw post on top or bottom of the Phocus and adding a threaded shoe adapter as thus seen. Threaded-ShoeCold Shoe Mount Adapter We will discuss this more in a later post talking about how to make more complex setups for lighting and Microphones while keeping it simple.

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Setting Up A Cheap Video Studio In Your Home Or Office For Less than $500

Affordable Video Studio

Affordable Video Studio

An affordable video marketing studio setup can be accomplished for less than $1000.  This is a great way to quickly and easily create your own videos.  You don’t need a lot of expensive equipment and high end video cameras to get started with YouTube marketing.  Most small business owners don’t have a huge budget for their video marketing yet they know they need to get started creating videos.  It’s easy to create videos with this simple setup.  This is the setup that I have in my home studio and what each piece is:

Video Marketing Professional Video Studio for $500 or Less (even cheaper if you have equipment already!)

cheap video marketing tripod

cheap video marketing tripod

$20 – TRIPOD
Professional 72-inch TRIPOD FOR All Canon Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Panasonic, Olympus, Kodak, Fuji, Cameras And Camcorders + BP MicroFiber Cleaning Cloth.  This is a great tripod on amazon. It’s basic and will get the job done!  If you are intending on doing a lot of panning and moving the tripod while filming this is not the video camera tripod for you.  If you are just going to set the camera up and record.  Then this will work perfectly.

audio-technica lavalier microphone

Video Marketing Microphone

$17 – MICROPHONE

This is an affordable video microphone that has great quality.  Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone.  If you are just getting started in setting up your video marketing studio then this is a great budget priced microphone.  At only $17 it really provides tremendous value to your sound quality for video.  The price does change frequently and usually is between $17 to $25.The most important part of your video is the sound.  People will be more forgiving if they can hear you well and can’t see you, rather than they can’t hear you.  Make sure your audio is always top notch for all that you create for YouTube videos.

affordable video marketing studio lights

affordable video marketing studio lights

$195 – LIGHTS
CowboyStudio 2275 Watt Digital Video Continuous Softbox Lighting Kit/Boom Set  The cowboy studio light set is a great inexpensive light set.  The company advertises this as a portable set.  In my experience is is lightweight and easy to carry. A bit bulky when travelling in the car. The light stands and the light bulbs and bulb sockets are very fragile and we had to do several repairs.  If you are looking for a truly portable video studio then this is not the best option.  However, for an affordable video studio to setup in your home or office this is the perfect setup.

affordable video markeitng studio backdrops

affordable video markeitng studio backdrops

$135 – BACKDROPS
CowboyStudio Photography 10 X 12ft Black, White & Chromakey Green Muslin Backdrops with Background Support System and Carry Bag  This is a great backdrop as it comes with black, white and chroma key green backdrops.  This is the perfect backdrop for starting your video studio.  The cost for th this is extremely reasonable and it comes with carry bags if you want to take it on the road with you.  The black and whit e backdrops are perfect for framing your youtube videos with a clean background.  Use the white to make clean looking videos like the MAC commercials.  The black background gives you great color pop and will make you stand out.  The green is for chroma key videos and you will need special software to remove the green background or you can hire someone to do it for you.

cheap video marketing camera

cheap video marketing camera

$80+ – CAMERA
The most important thing is to have a camera with an external microphone.  If you are going to invest in a studio then I would suggest a camera as your first purchase if you do not already have one with an external microphone.  You can use your iphone camera if you have that. If not then I would suggest the Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (Black).  It’s $80 and while it’s a pocket camera that has some bells and whistles, it’s still a pocket camera.  It does have an external micrphone so you will be able to get good sound with this camera.  If you have a little bit more to spend the camera we use in our studio is the Cannon Vixia.

affordable video marketing teleprompter

affordable video marketing teleprompter

(OPTIONAL)  $140 IPAD TELEPROMPTER (ipad or cell phone not included)

Having a teleprompter in your video marketing studio is optional. It’s up to you if you want to use a video teleprompter or not.  Typically a teleprompter could be costly.  However, with the latest technology you can purchase this ipad teleprompter box for only $140 on amazon.  You can use your cell phone, ipod, ipad, or ipad mini in the teleprompter box. You will need to download prompter software.  There are free versions as well as paid versions. iPad2 Teleprompter R810-10 with Beam Splitter Glass

 

Video With an iphone or ipad – how do I get good quality sound from my iphone or ipad

Video Microphones for The iPhone, ipad, ipad Mini

If you are creating video with an iphone or ipad there are some great video microphones out there that get the job done.  Here are three of my favorite ones starting with a cheap iphone microphone.  They are all affordable microphones as each one is less than $100.

  1. audio-technica lavalier microphone

    Video Marketing Microphone

    $17 + $40 – If you are just getting started a cheap video camera microphone is the Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone.  This is a wired microphone that has a long cord attached to it.  This is a handy microphone because it can be used with your regular video cameras as well as with your iphone or ipad camera.  .  You will need a microphone adapter cord.  The downside to this is the adapter cord costs another $40. Iphone Dual Microphone Adapter Cable – Works with Audio Technica ATR 3350 ATR 6550 ATR 6250 and Other Condenser Mics.  The advantage of this is again that you can use this microphone with your video camera as well.  Also, the corded microphone from your iphone or ipad will allow a better concentration of your sound into the microphone.  The next two microphone don’t need an adapter to work on your iphone or ipad.
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  2. irig icast video marketing micrphone for iphone or ipad

    iphone video marketing microphone

    $40 –  iRig MIC Cast Mini Microphone for iOS Devices is a handy compact microphone that works great for podcasting and recording audio with your microphone.  I personally have this microphone and find that it works best in places where there is very little background noise.  Overall a handy little microphone because of  it’s compact size.  It’s easy to just throw into your camera bag and take with you without having to take up much space.  I find it’s best for travel and tight spaces.  I would not trust this microphone to do an interview where there was a crowd or background noise. A more focused microphone would be best suited for that.  Overall for video marketing this great for simple solo videos using your iphone or ipad.
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  3. video marketing handheld microphone

    video marketing handheld microphone

    $45 – IK Multimedia iRig Mic for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and Android devices is an retro style hand held microphone for your iphone.  This is a handy little device for doing on the spot interviews and video shoots in areas where there is a lot of background noise.  Having the microphone close to your mouth will help drown out the noise.  It also adds some old school retro fun with it’s newscaster microphone look to it. This iphone microphone is sure to turn some heads!
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  4. ipad video microphone

    ipad video microphone

    $90 – I don’t personally own this microphone yet.  I have seen some very good reviews on it online.  The Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Recording Microphone for Apple iPhone and iPad is on my wish list of microphones for video on my iphone and ipad.  I like the look and feel of this microphone and from the reviews it seems to have very good sound quality recording for video on the iphone or ipad.

See my post on external microphones for video cameras

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Better Video Sound Quality – Cheap Wired Microphone or invest in a wireless microphone for my videos?

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My video marketing coaching clients ask me all the time about what camera should I use.  I tell them…

It’s Not The Camera That Makes Your Video Great It’s The Message!

Thus the most important part of your video is the sound.  If you have the greatest video in the world with outstanding content and people can’t hear what you are saying they are going to click away.  If you have outstanding content, crystal clear sound quality and a fuzzy unfocused video.  People are going to listen!  The most important part of your video is the sound quality.

When you are getting started with video marketing the camera is an important part and the sound is even more important. If you don’t have it in your budget to buy a microphone right now.  Keep going and use the camera you have.  When you do have some more money to invest then make sure you buy a camera that has an external microphone jack.  See my post about the best cheap cameras for video marketing to learn more about which camera will work for you.

All of the microphones are listed here in the order of cost.  We start with the cheapest video camera microphone to the best video microphone for the your money.  I don’t believe the most expensive is always the best.  There is plenty of time to worry about “the best microphone for video” later on. The most important thing right now is to get started with what you have and just create video!

  1. audio-technica lavalier microphone

    Video Marketing Microphone

    $17 – If you are just getting started a cheap video camera microphone is the Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone.  This is a wired microphone so there will be a cord.  Just tuck the cord under your shirt and only the little black clip will be visible.  The Audio-Technica lavalier micrphone will produce an excellent sound quality for your videos for less than $20.  It’s the top option on the market today for a cheap video microphone.
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  2. best microphone for webinars

    best microphone for webinars / voiceover

    $99 – The Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Silver Edition is an excellent microphone for less than $100.  This microphone is best suited if you are going to use a web camera with your computer or are doing voiceover recording on your PC or the MAC.  This is the perfect microphone for webinars as well.  I really love the features on this microphone.  Especially the dial where you can select if you are just one person talking.  Two people or a whole group.  This microphone will adjust how it records the sound so you always get the best quality.
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  3. cheap wireless video microphone

    Cheap Wireless Video Microphone

    $125 – Audio Technica ATR288W VHF Battery-Powered TwinMic Microphone System is an affordable dual microphone system.  It comes with a wireless microphone for video you can wear while you are on stage, presenting, or doing activities like exercising.  It also comes with a wired handheld microphone.  The type of microphone that a news reporter would use.  This is a good system.  The sound quality is not the best crystal clear quality.  However, for the price and the value it is something that will allow you to have a cheap wireless microphone for video.
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  4. affordable wireless video microphone

    affordable wireless video microphone

    $150 – An affordable wireless micrphone for video is the Sony ECM-AW3 Wireless Microphone – Silver.  This is a great entry level wireless microphone.  I have seen video produced with this microphone and the quality was good.  I personally did not purchase this microphone because I don’t like the way it looks on camera.  It’s rather large andvisible.  It’s not my first choice.  If you are buying a wireless microphone on a budget and you don’t mind the “look” of this microphone then this might be the best option for you at this time.
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  5. wireless video marketing microphone

    wireless video marketing microphone

    $630 – Sennheiser EW 112P G3-A omni-directional EW system is a cost effective wireless microphone for video that will really give you an excellent sound quality.  If you have a budget for video microphone then I would consider this wireless mic as an option.

 

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