Steadicam's Smoothee Smooths Out Your Home Video Action News by Stephen Clark

Hollywood filmmakers love long, smooth, flowing shots. Trouble is it takes bulky, costly equipment to get those shots. Until now.

Taking advantage of the high quality video produced by Apple’s iPhone, or the popular high definition GoPro HeroCam , Tiffen has developed a Steadicam system for amateur filmmakers.

“The idea behind the Steadicam “Smoothee ”,” Tiffen’s Michael Craig explains during a Skype interview, “is to isolate the camera so that when you’re moving it’s a completely still image. Basically what you’re doing is taking the center of gravity of the camera and bringing it down to the handle so any movement you’re making is at the center of gravity and isolated from the image.”

A side-by-side comparison shows a startling difference. Video taken with a hand-held iPhone shakes, jolts and lurches with each step. The Steadicam video however floats smoothly as if the camera were gliding on air. read more...

Check out these items featured in this post and available now at
Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee Special Bundle with both iPhone & GoPro Mounts $149.00 Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee for Apple iPhone 4S/4 $149.00 Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro Hero 2/Hero $149.00

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