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What you need to make a Time Capsule Video

August 20, 2014

A recording device. A smartphone or camera that shoots video will get the job done. If you use a camera, remember to use a large-capacity high-speed memory card. Video files can eat up space.

A tripod or equivalent.Videos look really bad when they're shaky. A tripod -- available for as low as $20 at mass merchants -- can steady your image. If you don't want to spring for the tripod, try this $10 DIY step we opted for -- a in-dash car mount for a smartphone. A suction cup keeps it in place, and we placed it on the table for the interview.

A microphone. Smartphones and cameras have notoriously poor sound, and a microphone will dramatically improve your audio. The IK Multimedia iRig Mic ($59.99) works with Android and Apple devices, and plugs directly into the headphone jack.

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Source: USA Today

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