15 tips to capture better phone audio and video

Whether its recording uni lectures for easier note-taking or capturing a friend’s wedding for posterity, our phones have replaced so many devices we used to carry around – but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your results. We’ve put together 15 of our best tips to boost the quality of your audio and video recordings, no matter what type of phone you have.



How you hold your phone when capturing video will make a big difference in how you best use that video later on. Hold it in the vertical or ‘portrait’ orientation and the video is probably best used for social media. But for more cinematic applications, rotate your phone and hold it in ‘landscape’ mode. Your PC, laptop and TV are all landscape-oriented devices, so it makes sense to maximum that screen area and shoot your videos in landscape mode. Your audience will love it.


To capture the best video your phone can muster, set the video frame size to the highest 16:9-aspect ratio option available. Many low-end phones may be limited to 1280x720-pixels, while mid-range phones usually reach 1920x1080-pixels. Top-drawer models will generally give you one or more ‘4K’ options. Using maximum frame size requires more storage space, even more

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