Journalists are using video more and more as it becomes the lingua franca of the Internet. Simultaneiously, cameras and video capabilities of smartphones have inproved exponentially. While many newsrooms arnd production companies are beginning to use smartphones for their work, one of the biggest news organizations utilizing smarthones is the BBC.
One BBC Journalist, Dougal Shaw, has been using his smartphone more and more, and even recently took part in a 30-day only phone shooting challenge. Now, he has written a blog about some the editing techniques he uses to get the best from his footage. Shaw edits on Final Cut Pro X, but many of his tips can be achieved in other sotwes as well.
His tips incldue ways to give your iPhone footage a more cinematic look in the edit, easily correct color and exposure in one click, stabilization and more.
Here's an example of Shaw's work:
Read the full list of tips here.