Blue Ridge Media Reviews Apple iPhone Tripods, Monopods and Ball Heads

How To Use Apple iPhone Tripods, Monopods and Ball Heads For Videography, Filmmaking and Cinematography

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Apple iPhone Tripods, Monopods and Ball Heads

The main purpose of an iPhone Tripod is to keep your Apple iPhone Perfectly Still for Slow Shutter Videography, Filmmaking, Cinematography and Photography. This is critical for Astrophotography, Long Exposures and Timelapse Videos.

Meta often says, “There are two types of Tripods; The ones that are easy to carry, and the ones that work.” Many iPhone Tripods are too lightweight and can easily topple over, especially mounted with the heavier Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max. Don’t go cheap on your iPhone Tripod!

We use and recommend the Manfrotto Befree Tripod (Photo: Left). It is Lightweight (1.560kg), but it can support 6.4kg or a Full Size DSLR Camera. The Center Column can be reversed for Macro Photography. We also use the optional Manfrotto Short Center Column. We attach a Manfrotto Smartphone Clamp (Below) which has wide flat edges which hold the iPhone 12 and 13 more securely in a Moment iPhone Case. We attach an IOS Remote Control to the Tripod.

How To Use Apple iPhone Tripods and Ball Heads

• Time Lapse Videography – Requires the Apple iPhone to be Perfectly Still over a long period of time, sometimes hours.

• Astrophotography – Requires the Apple iPhone to be Perfectly Still for up to 30 seconds.

• Landscape Videography – Requires the Apple iPhone to be Perfectly Level with the Horizon.

• Macro Videography – Reverse the Center Column or install the optional Manfrotto Short Center Column to take Macros near the surface. Perfect for Macros of bugs, mushrooms and small flowers.

How To Use Apple iPhone Monopods and Ball Heads

• Gimbal Extension – Lets you Shoot Upside Down or Simulate a Drone Taking Off.

• Gimbal Stabilization – Adds counter weight to the Gimbal Handle for Stabilization.

• Macro Videography – Lets you get down closer to nature.

• Road Videography – We open our Moon Roof and mount the Apple iPhone or Gimbal to the Monopod. Simulates a Motorcycle Helmet Cam.

• Extend Your Reach – A Monopod can greatly extend your Apple iPhone Camera’s reach into gardens, trees, etc.

• Ball Head – Adding a Ball Head (Below) to your Monopod adjust your angle of attack, making it easier to get the shot.

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Apple iPhone Camera TipsAd • IOS Remote Control – When you press on your Apple iPhone, it will move slightly, causing blurry images. We carry an IOS Remote Control in our Camera Bag and Attached to our Tripods. Color coded for each Apple iPhone. Uses 1 CR2016 Lithium Battery. Volume Shutter Control needs to be Enabled for this to work!

Apple iPhone Tripods and Ball Heads

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For Apple iPhone Videography, Filmmaking, Cinematograph and Photography, we use and recommend the Manfrotto Befree Smartphone Tripod, with the optional 492 Ball Head (Below) and a Manfrotto Smartphone Clamp (Below). It features an aluminium body which makes it lightweight to carry but strong enough to hold a Small DSLR Camera or Apple iPhone Pro. Add the optional Manfrotto Short Center Column for Macro Videography and Macro Photography. (1.560 kg).

Ad • Manfrotto 492 Centre Ball Head

This Manfrotto 492 Center Ball Head is specially designed for a Smartphone Clamp or Small DSLR Camera, as there is no quick release plate to get in the way. The single adjustment knob makes it very simple and intuitive to use, even for inexperienced photographers. Simple locking and complete movements on the pan and tilt axes, with ergonomic knob, to always be ready to frame and shoot in no time. Base is 3/8”. Comes with 3/8” to 1/4” Adapter Screw. Holds up to 5 kg. Can be mounted on Small Tripods (3/8”) or Monopods (1/4”). (113g).

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This Manfrotto Smartphone Clamp features Flat Edges for the Apple iPhone 12 and Apple iPhone 13 Models. Add one to each Manfrotto iPhone Tripod or Monopod. (30g).

Apple iPhone Monopods

Ad • Slik Professional Heavy Duty Monopod

We use and recommend this Slik Professional Heavy Duty 4 Section Monopod, which folds down to a very compact 21” but when extended the Monopod is 63” tall. Supports up to 5kg. We attach this Monopod to the Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal or Manfrotto Smartphone Clamp to Extend the Apple iPhone higher up for the “Drone Look”, upsidedown for along the ground shots or to be used to shoot through the Vehicle’s Sunroof. 1/4” Screw Mount. Add a Manfrotto Ball Head and a Manfrotto Smartphone Clamp (Above). (590g).

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