How to shoot steady video without a tripod

Here’s 3 smartphone steadycam hacks that will keep your smarphone, iphone or android, nice and steady. When you’re getting ready to shoot your video with your smartphone, a lot of people hold their phone in the vertical position – as though they are going to take a picture.

And you don’t want to do this. Turn your phone sideways and shoot in the horizontal mode. Everything is wide screen and so your video will look a lot better when you post it on social media in wide screen format.

When you’re holding your phone at arms length, it tends to move around – creating shaky video that’s hard to watch. So grab a hold of your phone with one hand (shown in the video) and bring your elbow into your chest which creates a very steady support for your camera.

You can use this when you’re interviewing someone and it’s solid as a rock and basically turns you into a human tripod.

A great simple tool for keeping your video steady is the Stayblcam which acts as a counter weight and allows you to move your phone to follow action shots – and keeps the camera steady and smooth throughout your shooting.