Well, we have talked about iKlip A/V before, upon its initial release. I mentioned in that article how easy it is for anyone to create some high-quality video now, and the iKlip A/V is made for those who want to have their own video channel and take it on the road.
As you can see from the picture here, this newscaster is being shot on video with a smartphone. It is one that allows the shooter to capture and monitor pro-quality audio with a high-quality mic preamp and it has a built-in wireless receiver.
You can see that the iKlip A/V has a place to mount your smartphone, thanks to the help of this clip thing that will hold it in place. You can then plug it in for an external microphone better than the smartphone’s mic. You can see that you can plug in the external microphone, and if you need power, it has 2 AA batteries ready for you. By the way, there is also a headphone jack so you can listen to what is being recorded.
By the way, just having this iKlip Xpand Mini allows for some stability while you are filming. Granted, it doesn’t have any kind of steadicam action, but it is much better than just holding your smartphone and filming. By the way, you can mount this on a tripod because it has that threaded hole at the bottom.
You should be able to purchase the iKlip A/V on the IK Multimedia site for about $179.99.