I really shouldnâ€™t have a problem filming things with my iPhone without getting fingers in the way of the lens, but it happens. Iâ€™ve also noticed that itâ€™s easy to accidentally rub the microphone and mess up the audio during recording. Because I have a couple holiday concerts coming up that Iâ€™ve been asked to record I thought it would be worth figuring out a better way to tackle this problem.
I started with my iPhone Tripod attachment and added the new features I was looking for. First I modeled a handle long enough to hold comfortable, but short enough to carry in your pocket. Then I removed the tripod nut hole and added a slot for the handle to slide into. I also added a slot in the handle and a tab on the camera mount so the two parts slide together for easy transport in your pocket or bag.
More details and photos are available here: http://thenewhobbyist.com/2011/12/collapsable-iphone-camera-handle/
- Pop a couple 30mm suction cups into the mount
- Stick to iPhone