STEADICAM Smoothee for Apple iPhone 3Gs

Posted by at 10:51 pm on December 20, 2010

No more of those stealth iPhone videos, since the Tiffen Company today announced that the STEADICAM Smoothee, an “image stabilizer” for use with the Apple iPhone 3Gs, is now available for purchase at select retailers.

For those of you not hip to the movie biz, The big brothers to the Smothee are $60,000 rigs used in Hollywood, capture video without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go. The Steadicam’s potential to alter the look and feel of a film is perhaps most dramatically illustrated by Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, The Shining.

People who sign up on Tiffen’s no-obligation reservation form at http://www.smootheereservation.com will be able to view videos of the Smoothee in action as well as the first to be notified where the STEADICAM Smoothee for the iPhone 3Gs is going to be available for purchase at specific dealers.

The lightweight, agile, and easy to use STEADICAM Smoothee features an   patented design built around a   mono-frame metal structure. With its “go anywher”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. While designed for the Apple i-Phone 3Gs, 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 ergonomic hand-grip folds up securely when not in use. Also included with the Steadicam Smoothee is a quick start instruction guide on how to get the best possible shots, along with a carrying strap. Smoothee will be retailing at a street price of $199.99.

Other mounts for the STEADICAM Smoothee include the Apple iPhone 4, Motorola DROID, the new iTouch, FLIP Mino HD 60, FLIP Mino 120 and PRO are expected to be available during the first quarter of 2011 as well.

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