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Have you ever wanted to take video of your iPhone because:

  • you want to show off a cool trick
  • you want want to demonstrate your new app
  • you want to review an iPhone app
  • you are bored and thought it would be cool

If you ever had to shoot video of the iPhone in action, you know how difficult it is to keep the iPhone steady while you record.

With this quick and easy (and cheap) Instructable, you will be able to shoot fabulous video of the iPhone in action. No more motion sickness!

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Step 1: Stuff you will need

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Bolt and nut.JPG
Shelf brace.JPG
Two washers.JPG
Tools - Some of this stuff you may not need and you might have to make adjustments in the drill bit size for your camera / tripod.

  • Drill / driver
  • 1/4 drill bit
  • 3/16 drill bit
  • Vice or some way to bend the shelf brace
  • Hammer
  • Screw driver
  • Pliers


  • Cheap iPhone case - my wife found this one at the Dollar Tree for (yep) a dollar!
  • Shelf bracket
  • Bolt for tapped hole and nut
  • Two washers
  • Some duct tape (what's an Instructable without duct tape)

Stuff you should already have

  • iPhone
  • Video or photo camera
  • Tripod

Step 2: Measure and drill

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Drill 2 holes for the camera.JPG
Shelf brace - end.JPG
Hammer off shelf brace end.JPG
Drill hole in the shelf brace to mount iPhone case.JPG
My shelf bracket had a weird piece on the end, but it was easy enough to get rid of with the help of the trusty hammer.

You need to make 3 holes in the shelf bracket. Two are for placing the bracket between the camera and tripod. One to mount the cheap iPhone case.

Measure out the 2 holes on the tripod. Notice one is larger than the other. Drill the two holes in the skinny end of the bracket (as shown in the picture).

Drill another hole in the wide end of the bracket for the iPhone case (as shown in the picture).
cjones-54 years ago
Not to put a hammer in this persons idea, but if the phone is jailbroken then you can screen capture video footage of whats on going in the phone on the desktop of a computer. i put a simple video together that demonstrates this here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYaBI6KLmAQ
deus344 years ago
i love this doing!
webcam online
dergon4 years ago
wow the iphone sucks
cyrozap6 years ago
Funny on the first picture of step two:
"It's not rocket surgery..."

I think you meant:
"It's not rocket science."
Haha you know what he means. Give the guy a break.
or brain surgery
i love doing DIY brain sugery!
DIY brain surgery XD
or soopid surgery LOL!
stuuf6 years ago
It looks pretty unstable, especially if you bumped the phone and made the metal bracket oscillate up and down. I would just put it on a wooden table and mount the camera overhead. Unfortunately I can't try this because I don't have an iphone, and we all know that any software or accessories for the iphone can't ever possibly be adapted for other phones/PDAs :P