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How to shoot the best video on your smartphone

Release your inner Spielberg.
smartphone video

Lights, camera, phone.

We all wield the miniature computers in our pockets to shoot endless photos...but what about video? While many of us do capture clips—spurred by improving camera quality, increased storage capacity, and the rise of "stories" formats on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram—the quality of these videos still tends to be low, with uneven lighting, variable audio, and a shaky frame.

However, a few smart tricks and well-chosen accessories can make all the difference to your phone video. Whether you're recording a few seconds of footage for your friends or putting together a professional reel to share more widely, our advice will have you shooting like a pro in no time.

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