Case or Mount to Hold Phone Still Similar to Apple Videos?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by taberrr, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. taberrr macrumors regular

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    Hi, I tried searching but didn't find anything on this topic - I want to record some videos demoing features of my app similar to how Apple does between 01:04 and 01:10 in this video: http://images.apple.com/media/us/ip...iphone6s-feature-cc-us-20150909_1280x720h.mp4

    Notice how the phone stays completely still but the fingers slightly move around it, almost like the phone is anchored down, and the hand is lightly gripping it. Is this some kind of case or mount they're using that attaches to the back of the phone? If so, does anyone know where I can buy one?

    Thanks!
     
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

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    you don't need a mount, just some camera trickery and proper lighting.

    here's a quick and dirty example i put together with 2 business cards on a table:

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    (the movement is from my shakey left hand :) )

    here's the side view:

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  3. taberrr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thanks for the suggestion. That would be perfect if I didn't actually have to interact with the phone. But since I do, I think the phone will need to be anchored down or stabilized in some way. :(
     
  4. beernut macrumors 6502

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    you actually could interact with the phone in that demo setup above if it's just taps.

    If you need more physical interaction like 3d touch / home button / side buttons, then
    2 pegs glued to a table (instead of folded business cards :D ) and any ol' case you have lying around glued to those pegs should do it
     
  5. taberrr thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, good idea! I don't have any spare cases laying around, but now I'm wondering if some kind of suction mount/peg hybrid would work... it doesn't look like they're using a case at all in the video. Hmm.
     
  6. mysterydate macrumors 6502

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    Carpet tape on both sides of a small brick of wood. Foam tape may flex and rebound too much. If you want the naked look, you can stick it right to the iPhone. A little Naptha or Goo-gone will take care of any residue. Lighting it might be troublesome, but a single source will give you the least amount of shadows. The screen will reflect everything, so wear pants and avoid ceiling fixtures.
     
  7. phoenix07 macrumors newbie

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    My client has a Rokform case on his iPhone 6 and I just saw they are making one for the Galaxy S7. He swears by the car and bike mount.
     

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