The Tiffen Company announced the Steadicam Smoothee system will now be ready for the iPhone 5. The Smoothee is a lightweight , handheld image stabilization bracket that has been available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, FLIP MonoHD, iPod touch and GoPro Hero.
Developed by Steadicam, the Smoothee allows iPhoneographers to take a plethora of video footage without hand shake that is generally associated with video taken with these types of devices. Also, the image stabilization bracket allows users to create "fly" through videos.
"When the newly designed iPhone 5 was announced this past September with its improved camera optics, it was instantly clear to us that Smoothee and iPhone 5 would be a match made in iPhoneography heaven. We went straight into production to make sure Smoothee was compatible in time for the holidays with iPhone 5's new thinner, longer design," comments Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company. "A perfect stocking stuffer for any iPhone or GoPro owner, 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 of image excellence...and that's what Tiffen is all about."
The Smoothee boasts the same technology as the large, professional grade Steadicam image stabilization systems use. It is built with a durable mono-frame metal structure, has an interchangeable mount for multiple camera options and has a ball joint hand grip for comfortable use.
The Steadicam Smoothee is available for $169 and includes the camera device mount, the handgrip, the bracket and quick-release mount. Already have the Smoothee system for another device? Additional mounts are available for $25.