Top 12 professional iPhone filmmaking equipment

Top 12 professional iPhone filmmaking equipment

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Some believe in using a few pieces of iPhone filmmaking gear. They say they don’t need a lot. While this is perfectly reasonable, we believe that some products will elevate your filmmaking experience and output. In this post, we listed the top 12 professional iPhone filmmaking equipment you should really buy today. 

Best professional iPhone filmmaking equipment

Don’t just choose tools because you want to create a wonderful output. Think about your experience and comfort in the shoot as well. How can you make your life easier as you explore filming locations, try different angles, and reshoot some scenes? You invest in the right tools—professional ones. No worries, we did the hard work for you. Take a look at these pieces of iPhone filmmaking equipment that range from LED light panels and rigs to anamorphic lenses. 

1. Movo Huge Smartphone Video Kit V8 with Mini Tripod

Movo Huge Smartphone Video Kit V8 with Mini Tripod, Grip Rig, Wireless Shotgun Mini and 360° Stereo...
  • COMPLETE VIDEO BUNDLE: Smartphone compatible; perfect for Tik Tok, live-streaming, vlogging,...
  • SMARTPHONE RIG: Compatible with smartphones 2.2" to 3.6" wide including the iPhone X, iPhone 7 Plus,...
  • MULTIPLE MICROPHONES: VXR10 Shotgun Mic, VXR20 360° Stereo Mic, WMIC10 Wireless Mic and MA2010 Mini...
  • 30-LED VIDEO LIGHT: Brighten up your selfies in low light situations with the Ultra-Bright LED's...
  • ROBUST TABLETOP TRIPOD: Crafted with heavy-duty aluminum alloy, our tripod is strong enough to...

Movo is a brand that knows its market well, and it shows in this smartphone video bundle. If you are an aspiring content creator who wants to jump right ahead into producing a lot of material for your channel or feed, then this kit is for you. You will feel complete and always ready to unleash your creativity with its smartly picked components.

Why the praise for this iPhone filmmaking equipment? Well, let’s start with the sweetest fruits in the bunch. The Movo V8 comes with three microphones: a compact microphone, a bigger Omni-directional stereo microphone, and a lightweight shotgun mic. Together with the grip rig, mini tripod, and 30-LED video light, this kit will never let you feel limited in the field—whether you are recording a mini film, YouTube vlog, or Tik Tok video.  

2. Viewflex Phone Video Kit VF-H7 Smartphone Video Rig

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Viewflex Phone Video Kit VF-H7 Smartphone Video Rig with Recording Microphone and LED Video Light,...
  • 【One-touch control】Detachable bluetooth one-touch remote control for video shooting, the special...
  • 【Filmmaker Grip】A pioneering structure for doubled stability. Professional smartphone video...
  • 【1/4 External Port&Hot Shoe Mount】Built in spirit level. Bottom & top 1/4 external port and hot...
  • 【Flexible Combination】VF-H has a variety of assembly modes, you can complete flexibility to...
  • 【Universal Design】Fits smartphones from 54mm to 95mm wide, even one-hand holding can still...

Viewflex is for the creator who has been testing the waters in creating content for quite some time but now wants to move up. We believe that its parts and design make it easier for that creator to cope with the transition. 

For one, this iPhone filmmaking equipment comes with a detachable, one-touch Bluetooth remote, which makes filming more accessible and on-the-go. A creator who wants to experiment with newer topics or material will find this beneficial. 

This kit is also incredibly flexible with its various assembly modes. You can remove and add accessories, depending on your activity’s demands. Plus, it’s universal, so you can use it with any smartphone of any size. So, Viewflex is one reliable friend to creators who want to level up.

3. Switti Dimmable LED Video Light 

Switti LED Video Light, 2-Pack Dimmable Bi-Color Photography Lights, Studio Lighting Kit for YouTube...
  • 【Professional LED Panel Lighting】Power 45W, 600 pieces high-quality and super bright bi-color...
  • 【Premium Material / Unique Design】The light be made of excellent quality aluminum alloy showing...
  • 【DC Power / Battery Supply Options】 The professional video light can be powered by the DC...
  • 【Remote Wireless Control & Multi Channel/Group Adjustment】FSK 2.4GHz wireless remote control,...
  • 【Package Includes】2X LED video light, 2X adjustable light stand, 2Xpower adapter, 2X power...

Dimmable LED video lights will save energy and give you more flexibility in the set, especially if it’s located outdoors. Switti’s dimmable LED video light is no different, but its design and features make it stand out in the crowd. Whether you are recording a product review or doing test shots in a studio, this portable LED video light will be a reliable companion. 

This iPhone filmmaking equipment looks and feels expensive with its quality aluminum alloy build, but it’s still lightweight and easy to assemble. It also has two power supply modes (battery and power adapter), so you will never feel limited in your shoot, whether you are filming a scene in the studio or outside. Worried about balancing brightness? You won’t fall short with its bicolor diffuser and LCD Screen at the back, where you can easily check the brightness, color temperature, and power status of the light.

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4. Pixel 3 Packs Full Color Led Video Lighting Kit

RGB Led Photography Lighting, Pixel 3 Packs Full Color Led Video Lighting Kit, 552PCS LED Beads...
  • 【RGB VIDEO LIGHTING KIT】 ( NOTE: the product donesn't support remote control, so it doesn't come...
  • 【SUPPORT 9 SPECIAL SCENES MODE】 45W high power light provide 9 special lighting scenes to enrich...
  • 【LCD DISPLAY AND MEMORY FUNCTION】Built-in LCD screen design enables every adjustment clearly...
  • 【GROUP CONTROL AND HIGH QUALITY】 The lighting kits equipped with group control function, any...
  • 【TWO POWERED WAYS】 It can be powered by AC adapter( included ) or NP-F 970/750 Li-ion battery (...

Need a heavy-duty video light? You can have that thrice—and many other goodies—in this kit. This video lighting kit is for a production team that doesn’t want any ifs and buts from their equipment. Fortunately, this kit by Pixel has so much to offer, besides the number of its video lights.

Inside this kit, you will find well-built LED video lights with 552 pieces of SMD LED beads. These lights can supply you with a wide range of color temperature and brightness (0%–100%). Not only that, but you can have rich, full-color light for various situations because of its nine special scene modes. This iPhone filmmaking equipment is also complete with an LCD screen and two power source options. 

5. GVM Key Light, 10.6 inches Round Led Panel Desk Mount Video Lighting

GVM Desk Mount LED Video Light, 10.6'' Round LED Panel Light with Built-in Diffuser and LCD Display,...
  • 【A Compact Desk Mount Led Light】With its solid-metal clamps, adjustable and sturdy stand, freely...
  • 【Versatile Brightness for Everything】Control your gaming light from 0-100% brightness and...
  • 【Easy Knob Control and Intelligent APP Control】The knobs on the back of the panel light are very...
  • 【Dual Power Modes】This streaming light comes with a AC power cable which is long enough for your...
  • 【Worry-free Warranty】GVM provides professional Us-based tech-support, one-month money-back...

If you’re a content creator who’s planning to build a mini studio at home, GVM’s key light should be on your list of to-buy equipment. This key light will also introduce you to the magic of lighting if you’re new to working with video light. 

This compact key light may have an elegant form, but it’s sturdy and can rotate up to 360 degrees. It comes with a built-in diffuser, a wide range of gaming light (0% to 100%), and up to 5600k of color temperature. This key light also has an easy-to-control knob at the back. Overall, you won’t feel intimidated by operating and adjusting this iPhone filmmaking equipment until you get the best lighting on the screen. In no time, you will learn how to balance the best studio lighting to look appealing in front of the camera. 

6. Saramonic 2-Channel Lightning Mic XLR

Lightning Microphone Preamp Compatible with iPhone 11 X 8 7 6 Vlog, Saramonic 2-Channel Lightning...
  • The Saramonic SmartRig+ Di is a portable microphone/guitar interface for recording professional...
  • Perfect for capturing sound on the spot, the 2 independent audio input channels each fitted with a...
  • Two XLR mic inputs, two 1/4" (6.35mm) guitar inputs, and two 1/8" (3.5mm) jack inputs for connecting...
  • The two knobs make it easy to set precise levels. Toggle between Mono and Stereo output modes as...
  • Route your audio signals through a standard headphone jack or through TRRS to your favorite DSLR...

Don’t trust your iPhone’s mic enough? Samaronic’s 2-channel lighting mic XLR is ideal for you. You should especially get this iPhone filmmaking equipment if you’re recording music, teaching an online class, or hosting a lot of Facebook lives every month on your smartphone. 

This product comes with two XLR mic inputs, which you can connect to a microphone or any instrument. There’s also a lightning adapter that you can connect to your iPhone. As for adjusting the levels, you can easily do so using the two knobs. You can choose between Stereo and Mono. Using the latter will let you record audio from the two channels together while using the former will record each audio independently. All in all, Saramonic’s mic XLR will give you the flexibility you need in recording or editing audio. 

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7. AudioControl SA-4100i Omni-Directional Microphone 

Sound is crucial in film, especially in ones that heavily rely on the atmosphere. To make sure your audio is precise and has an impeccable resolution, we suggest you get this Audio Test and Measurement Microphone for Apple devices updated to iOS 5.0 or later. 

The lightweight SA-4100i device lets you test acoustics through the AudioControl Mobile Tools app, so you can easily make a visual inspection of your audio’s quality in real-time. The SA-4100i makes that possible by converting acoustical measurements into electrical signals. After that, it sends those signals to the AudioControl Mobile Tools app on your iPhone. This device will especially be beneficial if you have a sound engineer in your production team. 

8. Hohem iSteady Multi, All-in-1 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

Hohem iSteady Multi, All-in-1 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Digital Camera, Action Camera...
  • 【All-in-One Compatibility】Payload: 80g ~ 400g. Supports Digital Cameras, Action Cameras and...
  • 【Creative Working Modes and Trigger Button】More working modes include Pan Following, Pan&Tilt...
  • 【Sony Multi Cable and Extention Holes】Best Choice for Sony Camera Users, Sony Multi Cable is...
  • 【Hohem Gimbal APP】Object Tracking, Zoom & Focus, Face Tracking, Panorama Mode and Motion...
  • 【Technical Parameters and Warranty】Gimbal weight is 530g include 3600mAh battery. Max Payload up...

The Hohem iSteady Multi is a lightweight, universal stabilizer for smartphone cameras and action cameras like Sony. But make no mistake, this gimbal feels sturdy. You will also feel limitless in filming scenes from any angle with its six creative working modes. 

You can use Pan Following, Pan & Tilt Following, All Locked, All Following, & Inception Mode. There’s even a Sport Mode, which you can activate by double-tapping the trigger button. The mobile app also allows you to apply effects such as Timelapse, Motion Lapse, Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, and Long Exposure. Overall, the Hohem iSteady Multi is one professional iPhone filmmaking equipment you’d want on your to-buy list. 

9. Torjim 60” Camera Tripod

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Torjim 60” Camera Tripod with Carry Bag, Lightweight Travel Aluminum Professional Tripod Stand...
  • 【60" Adjustable Height】 The maximum height of the adjustable tripod is 60 inches. 4-section...
  • 【360° Rotation Function】 The convenient handle and built-in bubble level can realize the tripod...
  • 【Lightweight Solid & Sturdy Rubber Feet】Stable rubber feet provide superior stability in a...
  • 【Extra Phone Holder & Bluetooth Control】 Tripod of the phone is equipped with a phone holder,...
  • 【100% Satisfaction & Excellent Service】 With a zipper carry bag for easy carrying and secure...

Travel photographers will love Torjim’s camera tripod. It is one of the most reliable iPhone filmmaking equipment on this list. If you switch between an iPhone and a DSLR camera to film your content, this tripod suits you well. 

Torjim’s tripod has an extra phone holder and Bluetooth remote. It is easy to assemble, saving you time whether you’re filming randomly or by schedule. We can’t complain about the design either. You can also easily adjust the height from 17” to 60”, and remove the camera in seconds using the 1/4 “quick release plate. For a tripod with a sturdy build and rubber legs, it’s incredibly light to carry. 

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10. Moment Anamorphic Lens

Moment Anamorphic Lens - Attachment Lens for iPhone Pixel Galaxy OnePlus Phones
  • The Moment Anamorphic Lens works with iPhone and Android phone cameras, as well as iPads, Tablets &...
  • Take next level photos and videos. Mount your lens with a Moment Case or M-series lens mount. Works...
  • Perfect filmmaking equipment. Capture striking horizontal lens flares and a wide screen, Hollywood...
  • Moment makes the highest quality attachment lenses on the market. Rated the #1 mobile lenses 5 years...
  • We backup our products with a lifetime warranty, great customer service and a 100% satisfaction...

Want to have videos or movies that look like J.J. Abrams helmed them? Well, you should grab this Moment Anamorphic Lens. It’s not an exaggeration when they said that this is a “holy grail” iPhone filmmaking equipment. This anamorphic lens allows you to add flares, black bars, and a wider screen, just like a bonafide 1960 Hollywood film.

Built with hand-polished glass and aerospace-grade metal, this lens looks elegant and feels light to carry. Similar to other Moment lenses, this anamorphic lens works well with the M-series cases and lens filter mount. You can attach this to your iPhone camera’s wide or tele lenses and start filming clips with 1.33x and a 2:40:1 aspect ratio—just like a bigshot Hollywood director.

11. Pro Series – 1.33X Anamorphic Lens by Beastgrip for iPhone

Pro Series - 1.33X Anamorphic Lens by Beastgrip for iPhone, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus and Other...
  • Compatible with all smartphones when used with BEASTGRIP PRO or BEASTCAGE smartphone camera rigs.
  • 1.33X Anamorphic provides with a horizontal optical squeeze to achieve 2.4:1 aspect ratio in video...
  • Enhance your smartphone videos with horizontal lens flares, wider field of view with a more dramatic...
  • Multicoated cylindrical glass elements and machined aluminum body with 37mm threaded lens mount and...
  • WORRY FREE GUARANTEE - Backed up by 12 month warranty, great customer service, and a 100%...

Do you film commercials, music videos, or travel vlogs that feature gorgeous landscapes? You’ll have a blast with Beastgrip 1.33X anamorphic lens. It’s another one of the so-called holy grail tools for iPhone filmmaking. It allows you to film wider angles with unparalleled crisp details and sharp resolutions. 

This cinematic lens lets you capture photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio and videos with a 2.4:1 aspect ratio. However, you can only achieve that effect using their app. Meanwhile, design and build-wise, this lens looks a tad slimmer than others. Despite that, you can’t say that it’s cheaply built because of its aluminum body equipped with multi-coated cylindrical glass elements. With this lens, your peers won’t guess or assume that you recorded a video using a humble smartphone.

12. Moment Wide Lens – 18mm Attachment Lens for iPhone

Moment Wide Lens - 18mm Attachment Lens for iPhone Pixel Galaxy OnePlus Phones
  • The Moment 18mm Wide Angle Lens works with iPhone and Android phone cameras, as well as iPads,...
  • Take next level photos and videos. Mount your lens with a Moment Case or M-series lens mount. Works...
  • Great for realtors, landscape photography, group photos, and more. The 18mm Wide Angle Lens captures...
  • Moment makes the highest quality attachment lenses on the market. Rated the #1 mobile lenses 5 years...
  • We backup our products with a lifetime warranty, great customer service and a 100% satisfaction...

This list wouldn’t be complete without this wide lens by Moment. Are you filming larger than life scenes such as savannas, wild animals, landscapes, or mansions? You will benefit from a tried-and-tested clip-on lens. That is why you shouldn’t miss out on this essential iPhone filmmaking equipment. 

This 18mm wide-angle lens works with single-camera and dual-camera iPhones. It’s ideal for iPhone videographers and photographers who want to widen their cameras’ field of view (FOV) and film razor-sharp quality clips. The design and material of this lens feel premium as well—it has an aspherical design made from cinema-quality glass for 4K films and aerospace-grade metal. You will also have more effects to play with if you use the Moment camera app.

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Conclusion 

It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie content creator or a filmmaker who uses an iPhone to film scenes for the first time. You will have a great experience in your craft using the tools we listed above. So, don’t let your art go to waste. Use the right tools and invest in giving justice to your creativity. 

Related questions

Do YouTubers use iPhones to film their vlogs?

Yes, they often do. Some still prefer DSLR cameras because of their undeniable quality. However, other YouTubers use iPhones alone to record their videos. iPhone cameras have improved dramatically in recent years, photo and video editing apps like zShot and Cut Paste Photos Pro have made post-processing easier.

Which iPhone is best for filmmaking?

Even though the iPhone 12 has been released, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max are still the best devices for videography. We believe that these new features make those two the best choice for videographers: the Ultra-Wide camera, the Night Mode, the 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, and the extended dynamic range for video at up to 60 fps.

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