Gear Diary by Dan Cohen
Some gear reviews require tons of pictures and text. Others don’t. This video look and review falls into the latter category. Why? Because the video we shot says pretty much everything that needs to be said about the Steadicam Smoothee. This is a gadget that lets you shoot video with your iPhone (or other small video devices so long as you have the proper mount) and get far smoother and better results than you would were you simply holding the phone. It works. It works well. I’m impressed.
It took me a while to get fairly decent with the Steadicam Smoothee (in truth it took me actually reading the instructions) but, once I did, well… the results speak for themselves. Let’s look at what the company behind it has to say and then jump into the video and a few additional thoughts.
From the company:
Shaky Movies…Get a Smoothee! Lightweight…Compact…Affordable…Go Anywhere! Now shoot smooth videos and sharp still pictures anywhere – with the Steadicam Smoothee presently designed and engineered to work with your Apple® iPhone 3Gs, Apple® iPhone 4/4S, FLIP MinoHD, iPod Touch and GoPro Hero® with mounts for similar devices in the works!
Based on the same technology as the big $60,000 rigs used in Hollywood, the Smoothee allows you to capture incredible video and still images without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go, right out of the box, the very first time. read more...
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