Hand holding a Steadicam Smoothee with a smartphone mounted on it for video recording, perfect for student projects.

Students review the Steadicam Smoothee

In January of this year, HHH posted a story about Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothee — a nifty looking camera stabilizer for your iPhone 3GS. We were only able to play with it for a few minutes, so we couldn’t conduct any proper tests. But thankfully, one of our readers has just contributed a full review.

Bart Weiss teaches Video for iPhone at the University of Texas at Arlington.  We met during NAB a few weeks ago.  He and his students were recently given a Smoothee demo unit.  After putting it through its paces, they submitted this report.  Our thanks to Bart and his team of student media-makers!

You can find the Smoothee on Amazon right here.


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Man presenting on stage with a microphone and a projection screen in the background, focusing on Mobile Filmmaking.

Video: The HHH Mobile Filmmaking presentation at LACPUG

Just in case you missed my Mobile Filmmaking presentation at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group back in July, here’s a (low angle) video of the whole enchilada! It’s PACKED with apps and accessories you need to know! Check it out! And as always, if you dig it, share it!

Smartphone mounted on a tripod using a New GLIF clamp holder for stability.

The New GLIF tripod mount looks awesome!

UPDATE – MAY 30, 2017: Having successfully wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign, the GLIF is now available for purchase directly from the Studio Neat website! The GLIF will run you $28, while the full set with hand grip and wrist strap will set you back $55. The GLIF, one of the first iPhone camera accessories is still one of the best. And it’s about to get even better! Just in case you’ve been avoiding every article ever written about mobile filmmaking, the GLIF is a pocket-sized tripod mount for your iPhone.


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