I went Live on Facebook so I could play with the features and software. One thing about working for yourself – the learning never ends. It was interesting. I spent twenty minutes playing with the tripod, trying to see if I could get it to focus my phone onto my hands at a useful angle and focus.
I’m not a three D visual person in this sort of way, so I have to try it and play with it to understand if I could make it happen. The answer today was ‘no’ but it might be the way I was trying, but it might also just not do what I want it to do.
The issue is that the mobile phone connector doohickey puts my phone on it’s side, so the axel that I can use to move my phone in a 180 direction gets used to turn the phone the right way up, which is 90 degrees to the angles I wanted to play with to point the camera downwards. If I wanted to video my crochet, for example, I wouldn’t be able to with the tripod just yet. More fiddling and probably more or higher quality gadgets are required.
End result is that I put my phone back into the rubbery protector sleeve, and leaned it against the Extraordinary Coconut Oil tub I have on my desk. The camera is high enough you can’t see it, focus seemed to be fine from what I could see on my monitors (haha there was at least on person watching – it me!) and it was sturdy enough for the most part. It did fall over once, though I can’t remember if I knocked it, or if it was due to something else I did. I might watch the video later and see. My voice is a bit husky today. No idea why – maybe too much snoring!