How to start live streaming video with your smartphone or tablet


How to start and or improve streaming video with your Phone or Tablet

Working with your phone or tablet is an easy and great place to start. You might be using a collaborative tool with your smartdevice like Skype, Zoom, etc. or streaming directly to Facebook or Youtube, etc. The biggest things to improve here are audio, and setup (accessories), stabilization, lighting, system & control.

Audio for Smartdevice Video Streaming

Good video needs to have good audio accompanying it. An external microphone will provide better audio quality than the built-in microphone on your device.

Sennheiser MKE 200 Mobile Kit

Designed for vloggers and content creators on the move, the MKE 200 Mobile Kit includes Sennheiser’s MKE 200 directional on-camera microphone and Smartphone Clamp, as well as the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod.

The MKE 200 features a built-in windscreen and shock mount to help reduce handling noise while the Smartphone Clamp allows for both portrait and landscape orientation. The Manfrotto PIXI features a locking ball head which can be adjusted with the push of a button so you can dial in your frame with ease.




Rode Microphones Universal Vlogger Kit,Includes VideoMicro,Tripod 2 , Smart Grip, MicroLED Light and Accessories

The Universal Vlogger Kit is the perfect all-in-one solution for mobile filmmaking on a smartphone with a 3.5mm input.

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Sennheiser XSW-D Portable LAV Moblie KIT

The XSW-D Portable Lav Mobile Kit combines functionality with efficiency for the ultimate vlogging experience. Upgrade your audio and your video with these three essential tools.

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Joby GorillaTight ONE GP Stand

The vlogging telescopic tripod grip with ball head works as a stable holder or an ergonomic grip.

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SmallRig Mobile Video Cage Kit for iPhone 14 Pro Max

SmallRig Mobile Video Cage Kit (Dual Handheld) for iPhone 14 Pro Max 4078 features two handles for stable shooting and vlogging, with one wireless control side handle for efficient shooting.

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Smartdevice interface cables & boxes




Saramonic LC-C35 Locking 3.5mm Connector to Apple-Certified Lightning Output Cable

The LC-C35 features a 3.5mm locking male TRS connector, a 12/24-bit signal converter, and MFi Certified Lightning Connector.

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Saramonic Single SmartRig Di Mic/Guitar Interface with Lightning Connector for iOS Devices

The SmartRig+ Di makes your recording work easier by connecting professional microphones and guitars (or other instruments) to your smartphone, tablet, DSLR camera or video camera.

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Saramonic Smartphone Audio Adapt w/XLR

The SmartRig II from Saramonic is an easy solution to connect any a XLR microphone or 6.3mm guitar to your iOS or Android devices.

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Rode SC-11 TRS Splitter Cable SC11 Pairs with DCS-1

The SC11 is a TRS splitter cable for connecting two mono outputs to a single stereo input. It is particularly suitable for connecting two microphones to a single DSLR-style camera, for example dual Wireless GO receivers, or a wireless receiver and a VideoMic.

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Rode Microphones SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable

The SC7 is a high-quality shielded patch cable, designed to allow the VideoMic GO to connect to TRRS compatible devices such as the iPhone or iPad.

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Rode Microphones SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones

The SC6 is an input/output breakout box for smartphones and tablets.

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Rode Microphones 3.5mm female TRS socket to male XLR adaptor - converts 12-48V Phantom Power down to Plug in Pw

The VXLR+ is a 3.5mm female TRS socket to male XLR adaptor, which will convert 12-48V Phantom Power down to 3-5V 'Plug in Power'.

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Rode Microphones AI-Micro Ultra-Compact Dual-channel Audio Interface

The AI-Micro is an ultra-compact dual-channel audio interface for recording high-quality audio to a mobile device or computer.

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How to set up and shoot a vlog with a phone in your home studio: a beginner’s guide

This is a great video explaining how to film YouTube videos with a phone if you’re just a beginner on a budget. Check it out!

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How to stream to YouTube from your mobile device

In this video tutorial, they show you how to live stream to YouTube from your mobile device. This tutorial works for ALL mobile devices. (iPhone, iPad, Android, and any other mobile device that runs the YouTube app).

Roland Aerocaster

The AeroCaster Livestreaming System makes switching and streaming live shows easier than ever. Using just an iPad and up to four mobile devices, you can go live wirelessly on Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, and more.



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The SmallRig L10 makes the perfect portable light for live streaming and web calls

Ideal for use with smartphone & tablets, or desktop solutions, these affordable portable soft lights will dramatically improve the image quality of your live streams and web calls.



Lighting for Smartphone Video Streaming



Aputure MC RGBWW LED Mini Light


Aputure MC RGBWW LED Mini Light

Features RGB LEDs, as well as both tungsten- and daylight-balanced LEDs, creating a full hue controllable LED that emits up to 95% of the BT 2020 color gamut.

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Nanlite LitoLite 5C RGBWW LED Pocket Light

An amazingly bright, pocket-sized lighting fixture featuring an internal Li-Ion battery with USB-C Charging, adjustable colour temperature from 7500-2700K with green to magenta shift, 360° of hue control with 100 levels of colour saturation adjustment, as well as 15 pre-programmed adjustable special lighting effects.

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Nanlite Halo 10 LED Ring Light - 2700K-6500K, 9.6W x 2

Provides an attractive, soft, near-shadowless light quality with interesting, ring-shaped catchlights in the eyes of your subject.

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Godox LR160 LED Ring Light, Black


Godox LR160 LED Ring Light, Black

With cold or warm temperature and light brightness adjustment, LED Ring Light LR160 is suitable for live portrait shooting and makeup.

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PeakDesign Mobile Accessories

Phone cases and mounts that look better & do more


Support for Smartdevices




Benro BK15 Selfie Stick & Table Top Tripod

The Benro BK15 is a versatile mini tripod with a telescoping center column and selfie stick. The BK15 mini tripod with ball head includes a smartphone adapter and removable Bluetooth remote.


Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod With Ball Head - Black

The Manfrotto PIXI is the perfect mini tripod for Compact System Cameras (CSC). An ideal solution for photographers searching for a lightweight, portable, and easy-to-use support system.



Shape WLB Smartphone Tripod and Selfie Grip with Ball Head

Perfect for Facetime and Skype, to capture great videos or take selfies.


Joby GripTight GorillaPod Action Stand with Mount for Smartphones Kit

The GripTight Action Kit holds smartphones and action cameras on the GorillaPod 500 stand via an integrated pin-joint mount. Use mount and stand together or separately.


Manfrotto PIXI Universal Smartphone Clamp

The Manfrotto PIXI Clamp is designed to safely attach any smartphone - 60mm to 104mm wide - to any kind of support, such as the PIXI mini tripod.


Shape WLB Smartphone Aluminum Clamp Tripod Mount with Cold Shoe

Robust CNC aluminum material, lightweight and matte black finish



Shape WLB Aluminum Tablet Tripod Mount with Cold Shoe

Tablet holder with quick-release plate for iPad Mini/iPad 4/iPad Pro/Surface Pro.


Joby GripTight Mount PRO (Tablet) - Black

GripTight Mount PRO fits any smartphone or tablet and offers a robust locking and rotating solution for more optimal set-up of photos and videos.


Joby Smartphone GripTight Mount Pro

GripTight Mount PRO fits any smartphone and offers a robust locking and rotating solution for more optimal set-up of photos and videos.


SmallRig Tablet Mount for iPad (7.8" to 12.9") 2930

SmallRig Tablet Mount for iPad 2930 is designed to make it easier to mount an iPad or tablet.



SmallRig Tablet Mount w/Dual Handgrip for iPads (7.9" to 12.9")

SmallRig Tablet Mount with Dual Handgrip for iPad 2929 is designed to make it easier to mount an iPad or tablet and use it as a director monitor.


Shape WLB Tripod Flexible Grip With Ball Head

Tablet holder with quick-release plate for iPad Mini/iPad 4/iPad Pro/Surface Pro.

Smartdevice Live Production Systems


DJI Osmo Mobile SE

Unfold, snap-in, and start rolling. Osmo Mobile SE's lightweight foldable body and magnetic quick-release design make it easy to carry and capture at a moment's notice.

DJI Osmo Mobile 6

Osmo Mobile 6 is an intelligent smartphone stabilizer packed with creative features. It's not only compact and easily foldable to fit in your palm, but also launches automatically once unfolded to capture shots at a moment's notice.

Zhiyun Smooth XS Smartphone Gimbal - White

With its compact size and powerful features, the Smooth-XS makes your daily filmmaking smart and easy.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Creator Combo

The Pocket 3 features a powerful 1-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 10-bit video in up to 4K/120 fps - putting stunning video in the palm of your hand.

Gimbals for Smartphone Streaming


DJI Osmo Mobile SE

Unfold, snap-in, and start rolling. Osmo Mobile SE's lightweight foldable body and magnetic quick-release design make it easy to carry and capture footage at a moment's notice.

Zhiyun Crane-M2 S Combo Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

Weighing less than 550g, the Crane-M2 S features upgraded compatibility, a built-in fill light, quick release 4.0, and an ergonomic design that guarantees acomfortable controlling and shooting experience.  Kit includes phone clamp and backpack.

Zhiyun Smooth-X2 Smartphone Stabilizer Combo

Meet the stylish and powerful SMOOTH-X2. Using a gimbal becomes way more easier with the brand new two-way pack & expand structure.

Zhiyun Smooth-Q2 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer

With its new compact design, you can easily put the Smooth-Q2 in your pocket and capture any moment anywhere.

The big list of gear to start streaming video from home

At Vistek we have years of Live Production and Streaming experience under our belts and a wealth of products and accessories from software to hardware that can all contribute to making your content the best it can be. So to get you started, here are some of the most common effective and affordable tools, options and choices at a variety of levels from simple to advanced.

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