The Tiffen Company, a manufacturer and distributor of accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, introduces the Steadicam Smoothee system, which was designed for Apple’s iPhone 5.
The company says “iPhoneographers” can now shoot video on the go with the iPhone 5, without the jerkiness associated with handheld video recording. Combining Smoothee technology akin to Steadicam’s professional rig systems with the iPhone 5’s 1080p HD video recording capabilities, users can shoot and share footage straight from their iPhone 5, Tiffen says. The “Smoothee eliminates shakes” and lets users capture video in a variety of environments and situations, the company adds.
It was clear that the newly designed iPhone 5, with its improved camera optics, would be a match made in iPhoneography heaven, says Steve Tiffen, the company’s president and CEO. And Tiffen went straight into production of the Smoothee, he said. “Our Smoothee products let users of all technical skill levels create outstanding videos, taking smartphone and the action-packed GoPro video capture to a whole new level,” he adds.
The lightweight, Steadicam Smoothee features an innovative, patented design built around a durable mono-frame metal structure, the company says. The turnkey handheld solution also ships with an interchangeable mount for expanded camera capture options. Previous versions of the Smoothee can also be used with an iPhone 3Gs/4/4s, iPod touch, GoPro HERO 2 or HERO 3, the firm adds.