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CES: Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothee

Pew! Pew! Not only does the new Steadicam Smoothee look like an imposing sci-fi weapon, but it also keeps your iPhone 3Gs nice ‘n’ steady while shooting video. I only had a moment to play with the Smoothee, but it was a good moment. The hardware felt VERY smooth. And from the looks of it, I’m guessing it’s aimed at higher-end customers.  No price info yet.  Stay tuned. Check out the video to hear more about the Smoothee, and see it in action! …you may even catch of glimpse of Elvis.

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CES: Did Parrot Invent an iPhone controlled hovercam?!

3D Televisions? Pffft. Tablet Computers? Whatever. eReaders? So 2009. This year, the hottest item on the show floor was a toy. A kick ass, iPhone controlled, flying quadrocopter! This is the Parrot AR Drone, and it is awesome. But what does it offer the HHH filmmaker? How about two on-board cameras for starters. They haven’t released any availability or pricing info yet. Check out the video for details about those 2 cameras!

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Apps

Live Video Broadcasts from your iPhone

iPhone owning Journalists have just been given an early holiday present. Apple has approved Ustream Live Broadacaster for the iPhone 3G & 3GS. This free app lets you stream LIVE video (and audio) over a Wifi or 3G connection, directly to the web. Your feed can be viewed on the Ustream website by anyone who knows your Usteam username, or the URL for your broadcast. You can even alert your twitter followers whenever you begin broadcasting! Your viewers can interact with you, and each other, via live text chat. When you’re done with your broadcast, you have the option of saving

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Gear

Attaching a 35mm lens to an iPhone

In case you missed it, Gizmodo ran a story yesterday about an ILM Research Engineer who used DVD player parts, PVC piping, and duct tape to mount an 18-55mm zoom lens on his iPhone. You can read all about the Phone-O-Scope on the creator’s blog. While this isn’t the first experiment of its kind (OWLE did something similar), it is additional evidence that we are inching closer to a palm-sized camera capable of shooting big-screen worthy vids — shallow depth of field, and all. Good times!

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Apps

Foundry’s RollingShutter can Fix iPhone Jellocam

Ever shot video with an iPhone 3GS?  Ever tried panning, or shooting a fast moving subject?  If so, then you are no doubt aware of ‘rolling shutter.’  It’s that weird looking warble that makes everything look like it’s made of Jello… hence the commonly used term, Jellocam.  It’s not just the iPhone that suffers from this debilitating condition.  It effects many low cost digital cameras. But fear not, that wiggly, warbly, wangly (sorry, just needed a third w) footage may soon be jello-free!  The Foundry, a visual effects software company out of the U.K., has released the appropriately named Rolling

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Do-It-Yourself OWLE Bubo Neck Strap

Last week, HHH reviewed the OWLE Bubo, a new iPhone camera grip. Shortly after, an HHH reader asked if the OWLE came with a neck-strap. I’m guessing that once the Bubo takes off, there will be an abundance of accessories. But until then, I present the “Do-it-yourself, incredibly-easy, down-and-dirty, dirt-cheap OWLE Bubo Neck-strap.” I took a trip to the local hardware store, and picked up a couple 1/4″ x 2.5″ Eye Bolts. They’re a bit long for my taste, but the store was out of the 1/4″ x 1″ bolts I wanted. I screwed the bolts into the holes on

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Gear

OWLE may be the coolest camera grip ever

Yup. The brand new OWLE Bubo might be the coolest camera grip ever… but not for the reasons you would think. A couple weeks ago, we received one of the first units off the production line. Since then, we’ve been putting it through its paces… and we’ve got the video to prove it.

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Gear

Product Spotlight: The ProPrompter Wing

A few weeks back we posted a story featuring apps that can turn your iPhone into a handy-dandy teleprompter.  Our favorite application was (and still is) Bodelin’s ProPrompter ($9.99). It’s flexible, loaded with features, and scrolls text smoothly.  Despite the convenience of a teleprompter in your pocket, one problem remained.  How do you keep your iPhone close to your camera lens while shooting?

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Teleprompter? I Barely Know Her!

You don’t have to be the host of a late night talk show, or President of the United States, to benefit from using a teleprompter.  In fact, anyone who’s ever had to look straight into a lens and speak for more than 30 seconds, knows how beneficial a promoter can be. If you don’t know what a teleprompter is, check out this post on wikipedia.

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