This gear isn’t directly made for ghost hunting. But you can use it for those run-and-gun situations. All you have to do is get a decent external microphone, small LED light and a mount. Then, you can be like a war-time correspondent, chasing ghosts throughout the haunt.
I kid. You shouldn’t chase ghosts, but it is fun to explore a haunt with it all captured on your phone or iPad.
Mobile Video Rig Gallery
To make the rig, I did buy one piece of gear, the iPad mini case. It’s from iOgrapher. The other gear I had on hand. Really, you can repurpose a lot of lights and microphones from your existing videography setup. The main ‘gotcha’ deals with the microphone.
To use most external mics with an iPhone or iPad, you need the lightning connector or TRRS connector. Lightning connectors go into the slot where you charge your phone. The TRRS connector goes into the headphone jack on the iPad. Newer iPhones don’t have that headphone jack, so you’d have to buy a TRRS-to-lightning adapter. Those sell for $10 from Apple.
Next, you need good video apps. I use Filmic Pro, Shure Motive Video and 8mm. 8mm is an app that lets you record a video like a movie from the 1920s-1970s.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section.
Last Updated on May 31, 2021 by Jacob Rice