How to turn a phone into a pro-grade Zoom rig

by birtanpublished on August 5, 2020

With the coronavirus locking down the entire globe and most of us having to work in a fully remote fashion videoconferencing has quickly become the most popular method of communication but most integrated webcams and even in newer premium laptops aren't the highest

Quality unfortunately and if you want to buy an external webcam it's rather hard to do so especially since most are out of stock and prices have skyrocketed on a bunch more thanks to everyone having the same idea 130 dollar kind of crappy

Webcam has been jacked up to a hundred and thirty six dollars on Amazon which is downright insane however there are some great alternatives for anyone with an Android phone smartphones these days have incredible cameras that only gotten

Better as time has gone on practically any modern Android device today has a camera that is lightyears ahead of any webcam available the two options available are either using your smartphone as a webcam itself or using

The smartphone as a standalone video conferencing rig to use your smartphone as webcam simply install an app like droid cam or Irian on your device enter computer while you can use a USB connection you can also link your

Smartphone to your computer via these apps through the same Wi-Fi network the process for using either of these is pretty straightforward first we'll need to install the app on both devices I'm using arian because it supports Mac OS I

Have to complete the installation the Android app will require USB debugging under developer options if you want to wire it to computer once it's receive that permission the camera works just fine and is much better than the

Integrated camera on my macbook pro do note that Irian Android cam have pro versions that allow for more features or higher quality video streams however the standalone versions work just fine we don't want to use a

Computer you can always completely move your communications to be through your phone itself most of if not all of the video conferencing services also have mobile apps sometimes it's necessary to get a little bit more in the frame than

What is possible due to constraints such as camera positioning or camera field-of-view that's where third-party lenses come in personally I like using what moment it has to offer and their wide-angle lens is useful for getting

That little extra space around your head make your calls look a bit better links in the description for where to pick one up however even if you've got a great webcam with the hell of your phone

You'll need a way to prop it up to point it at your face that's where a tripod comes in we've compiled a list of smartphone tripod so I can hold a variety of handsets steady for lengthy video call while with bigger heavier

Cameras buying an expensive and high-quality tripod is paramount it's a lightweight smartphone that really isn't necessary practically any smartphone tripod will work one thing that some people forget is lighting having a dimly

Lit image during a call can look a bit unprofessional in order to improve in this area we recommend using a window or if that isn't feasible you can buy a small light such as a ring light to brighten up your face for me personally

As I'm a youtuber I have a nice little dome light that I can use to raise the brightness for everything around me of course this is overkill in case you're curious about checking out this light in the godox

SL 60w I've left a link to it down in the description if you want you can get a pair of headphones and if you don't have a headphone jack you might need to use bluetooth headphones again we've collected a few Bluetooth headphones

That range from 40 dollars up to 350 well that's it for this video if you enjoyed this video definitely give it a thumbs up as that helps a lot they'd like to see more videos like this if you subscribe to the Android police Channel

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