October 25, 2022
5 Reasons You’ll Love Apple's Continuity Camera for Podcasting
Have you heard about Apple’s Continuity Camera yet?
It's a cool new feature from Apple that allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam. In many cases, the quality is much better than a typical built-in webcam. This is a huge benefit for podcasters who want to record video podcasts, but don’t want to invest in expensive video equipment.
Apple’s Continuity Camera is particularly useful for 1:1 interviews you produce remotely using Zoom, Riverside, Teams, or Google Meet.
Here’s a few reasons you might enjoy using the Apple Continuity Camera for podcast interviews:
- It's easy to use for you and for you can also encourage your guests to use this setup.
- It works with most apps like Quicktime and Garage Band, as well as more web-based tools like Zoom and Riverside.
- You can add effects to enhance the video quality.
- It gives you and your guests much higher quality than a built-in camera and the vast majority of high-end webcams on the market.
- You won’t have to send "recording kits" to guests. They can just use the iPhone they already own!
In terms of setup, Apple recommends you ensure the following when mounting your iPhone for remote interviews and online meetings:
- Locate the iPhone near your Mac
- Make sure it’s locked in position
- Make sure the phone is stable
- Position the phone with its rear cameras facing you and unobstructed
- Set the phone in a landscape orientation to allow apps to choose your iPhone automatically, or in portrait orientation.
You can get more help setting up continuity camera in this helpful Apple article.