The above video is not to show the prowess of cellphone videography but the real differences between phones and standalone cameras.
This was shot with a 2-year-old $300 Motorola Moto X Pure Edition.
Workflow for posting on YouTube and saving on cloud storages:
- Shooting 3-4 4K/25p clips of the above TV models in a Sony showroom on the way back from work using the phone's back camera and a free 3rd party Open Camera software (this was necessary to change the fps from the camera's stock software of 30 fps to 25 fps to sync with the electricity frequency of 50Hz in my area. Besides, the software allows for many manual features such as bit rate selection, manual WB, manual focus, AE bias, exposure lock etc. that isn't available in the phone's stock software)
- The clips taken were then automatically uploaded to Google Photos. Some clips were deleted leaving about 3 which were then trimmed and stabilized using the cloud's mainframe processing power, not the phone's and it took just a little processing time per clip. If your phone has a good stabilization system such as the one on the iPhones, you could bypass this step and go straight to iMovie or some other basic NLE to make a quick edit. The EIS on the Moto X often sucks, I almost always have to skip it.
- Once stabilized, which of course resulting in losing some resolution from cropping, the clips were strung together using a $5 or $6 Vidtrim Pro. This off-line process took just a few seconds because it required no re-compression.
- Uploaded the finish video to YouTube and GD over wifi using the hotspot linked to my monthly cellular plan right in the same building. The upload process took a few minutes and it could have been faster over the LTE in that particular zone but it sure would have cost me much of the monthly data quota.
Last but not least the entire workflow didn't touch a computer. Nor did it touch another device apart from the phone used to shoot the raw video. That's the essence of empowering the users of mobile devices in these days of connected world.
My clients had been asking me about what TV they should get to view their content. How it would look and all those hard to explain technical stuff and I answered them on the way home with this YouTube video.
Try that with your cameras.