For more on this idea, check out my post on how to set up a backup phone. Whether you're recording a wedding, a kid's soccer game, a music video or your sure-to-win-the-film-fest indie movie, nothing beats multiple cameras. When it comes time to edit, you can mix footage from different angles and positions to create much more interesting video. Needless to say, your old iPhone can make a great second camera. (Models dating back to the iPhone 4S could capture 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution video at 30 frames per second.) Clear out as much storage as possible to make room for new footage and you're good to go.
Even better, spend $4 (AU$6, £4) on Collabracam, an iOS app that links multiple iPhone/iPad cameras (up to six) for live multi-camera video production, It's pretty amazing, Indeed, once you start using Collabracam, I guarantee you're going to start hunting down more old iPhones to add to the mix, Speaking of video, love potion iphone case an iPhone with nothing else to do can easily pull baby-monitor duty, and in fact can rival or even exceed standalone products costing a pretty penny, All you need is Cloud Baby Monitor, a $4 (AU$6, £4) app designed expressly for this purpose, In addition to both audio and video monitoring (with alert options for both), the app can play lullabies and white noise (or even your own playlist) to help baby get back to sleep, There's a night-light option (with brightness control!), two-way audio and more..
Needless to say, you can tap into the audio/video feeds from anywhere, provided the iPhone is connected via Wi-Fi. That's a pretty solid return on a $4 investment. The Canary Flex is a security camera that can withstand the outdoors. No baby? Consider putting your iPhone on door duty instead. No, the phone itself doesn't go outside; you'll need to install either an outdoor Wi-Fi webcam or a smart doorbell. Then your phone can serve as a full-time video monitor, one that lives on, say, a coffee table or nightstand.
For example, the Canary Flex is a versatile, security-minded webcam that can go just about anywhere -- including outside, Alternately, check out video doorbells like the August Doorbell Cam, DoorBird Video Door Station, Ring Video Doorbell and SkyBell Video Doorbell, Stick your old iPhone where you'd normally stick a GoPro, One final video option: Turn your old iPhone into a GoPro, Again, that's a solid camera in there, so all you need is a way to mount it for action-video duty, Velocity Clip, for example, offers iPhone mounts for your bike, chest and head, all of them priced in the $40-50 range, Granted, an iPhone is a little unwieldy when strapped to your head, but it's still way cheaper than love potion iphone case buying a separate GoPro..
Whatever mount option you end up with, hit up Ebay for a cheap Bluetooth camera-shutter button. (They're available for as little as $2-3.) That way you can start and stop video recording without having to fiddle with the iPhone while it's mounted. If you've ever used an Amazon Echo, you know the joy of being able to say things like, "Alexa, play some Steely Dan on Spotify."Many folks forget that iPhones have an "Alexa" as well in the form of Siri. (And in some ways, an actual iOS-based Alexa.) Thus, you can turn your old iPhone into an Echo of sorts; just leaved it plugged in someplace within earshot, then say, "Hey, Siri" to invoke a command. (If you need a refresher, here's the complete list of Siri commands to date.).