Steadicam, a Tiffen brand, has transformed handheld shooting with its camera stabilizing systems used by professional cinematographers’ and videographers’ for over 30 years. Now, with the introduction of Steadicam Smoothee™, the technology is available for the new wave of smartphone video enthusiasts. Based on the same principles as the big rigs used in Hollywood, the Steadicam Smoothee allows capturing video and still images without the shakes normally associated with taking hand-held video shot on the go. Set-up and ready to go, Smoothee works out of the box to allow Steadicam shake-free results from these portable cameras
Measuring 20.3 x 36.8 x 6.4cm the lightweight, affordable Smoothee is presently engineered to work with Apple® iPhone 3GS, Apple® iPhone 4, and FLIP Mino HD. More mounts for similar devices are in the pipeline. From novices to aspiring videographers, the Smoothee allows easy precise camera control, enabling a wide range of possible shots to create a richer experience and more versatile shots.
Steadicam’s renowned human eye-like ‘flying’ movement can be achieved with Smoothee. It allows shooting smooth videos anywhere – even while walking through scenes or crowds, doorways, up or down stairs, indoors and outdoors and over rough ground. The quick release mount enables instant swaps of camera supports between the Smoothee and any tripod. The patented quick release removable mount can double as a tabletop stand or be mounted to any tripod with a standard -inch BSW camera mount.
The Smoothee is now available in the UK and throughout Europe….
Image: Steadicam Smoothee