Capturing News on Your iPhone

Are you ready to make the jump and go completely mobile when gathering your news stories?

Each new iteration of smartphones delivers higher quality imaging, but unfortunately the audio is always lagging behind. Most microphones that improve audio on smartphones are either fixed or tethered to a device.

Putting It All Together

Samson's XPD Series USB Digital Wireless Systems allow freedom from cables while capturing professional quality audio. And the simple integration of XPD Series systems will quickly make you the "one man band" for digital communication and social media content.

The Tools for Getting Started:

Smartphone
While most smartphones can capture video and audio, the Apple iPhone seamlessly integrates the audio and video together with the included Camera app. Each Android phone specifications differs. In order to connect any Samson's XPD Series wireless systems, your phone will need to accept digital audio inputs.

Samson XPD Series USB Digiatl Wireless System
No matter the application, Samson has a microphone solution for you. Within the XPD Series, the X1U Handheld Microphone System is perfect for interviews or for situations where a directional microphone is needed, while the XPD1 Lavelier Beltpack System is the answer for hands free broadcasters.

Adapter (to connect the wireless system to your phone)
For iPhone, you'll need an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. For Android phones, you'll need a Host OTG Adapter. Simply connect the XPD wireless receiver to the adapter, and then to your smartphone.

In order to film yourself, you'll want to acquire a tripod to mount the phone at face height.

To mount your phone to the tripod, we recommend checking out cases from iOgrapher.

Upgrading Your Video Capture App

While you can use the stock video app with your phone, there are more advanced options such as FilmIc Pro, which allows you to set the resolution of your video (up to 4K) and audio tracks to optimize the file size to your outlet's needs.

Voddio App provides video editing tools that make post-production on yoru phone extremely easy, eliminating the need to transfer the files to a computer. In adition to its editing capabilities, it also allows you to shoot and publish your mobile content.