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The Steadicam Smoothee – Perfect Movie Panning With Your iPhone

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This looks like a phenomenal rig to use with iMovie on your iPhone. The Steadicam Smoothee™ is specifically designed and engineered to work with your Apple® iPhone.  It allows iPhone users to capture incredible video without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go, right out of the box, the very first time. The Smoothee can actually be used with the Apple iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch and iPhone 4 as well as the Motorola DROID, or the Flip Mino video camera, with additional models to follow.
  

 

 

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The Steadicam Smoothee™ is small and agile enough to take on vacations or follow the action at sporting events.  The Smoothee™ let’s you "fly" wherever the scene takes you–up and down steps, indoors and outside, through crowds–almost anywhere, with precise, elegant control and ease.  Its quick release mount lets you instantly swap camera connections between your Smoothee™ and any tripod.

The patented quick release removable i-Phone mount also serves as a tabletop stand or can be mounted to any tripod with a standard ¼ x20” camera mount.
 
The comfortable ergonomic hand-grip folds up securely when not in use. Also included with the Steadicam Smoothee™ is a quick guide DVD on how to get the best possible shots, along with a carrying strap.

 

With its “go anywhere” compact dimensions, the Steadicam Smoothee™ is approximately 8”W x 14.5” H x 2.5” D (20.3 x 36.8 x 6.4cm) in operating configuration.

You can order this cool device from B&H Video for $179.95, here.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

2 replies on “The Steadicam Smoothee – Perfect Movie Panning With Your iPhone”

Honestly though, if somebody knew enough about cinemetrogaphy that they would want to invest in a steadicam, that person shouldn’t invest in one for iPhone.

I understand what you mean Brett, but there are some awesome movie apps for the iPhone and if you want to maxmise your use then this Steadicam is ideal. As they say, ‘the best camera is the one that’s with you’ and if you’re using an iPhone everyday then why not use it in movie mode.

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