Object of Desire: Steadicam Smoothee

Photo District News by Dan Havlik

We’ve written about serious camera rigs for supporting and stabilizing your HD-DSLRs and video cameras before but now here’s one designed for that most ubiquitous of mobile “video” devices: the iPhone.

Called the Smoothee and made by the venerable and respected Steadicam brand, this whimsical device lets you create super-smooth, professional-looking “flying” shots, pans and tilts with an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch or Flip device. (There’s also a version of the Smoothee that’s compatible with the GoPro Hero video camera.)

While the Steadicam Smoothee sells for just $149, it’s based on the same counterbalance technology as pricier Steadicam camera rigs used by cinematographers in Hollywood. Just place your iPhone in the small (included) adapter, mount it on to the top of Smoothee, and adjust the vertical and horizontal tilt knobs until it’s level. read more...

Check out these items featured in this post and available now at Videoguys.com.
Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee for Apple iPhone 4S/4 $149.00 Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro Hero 2/Hero $149.00 Tiffen Dfx Photo Plug-in ESD for Photoshop, Lighroom & Aperture $199.95

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