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The GLIF tripod mount and COSMONAUT Stylus are on sale

Studio Neat is celebrating Fathers Day and future graduates by offering a 20% discount on the GLIF (their awesome, pocket-sized iPhone tripod mounts for iPhone 4, 4S, and 5) and the Cosmonaut (their equally awesome, sharpie-sized stylus).  The discount also applies to their excellent book, It will Be Exhilarating — a fascinating chronicle of their experiences launching products on Kickstarter. To get the discount, just head to their website, and enter discount code DADS & GRADS during checkout. Make sure not to click the first PayPal logo, since that bypasses the screen where you can enter the code. As an added bonus,

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ArchMount gives your iPad a secure, portable tripod mount

Once again, Kickstarter.com is proving itself to be a mobile filmmaker’s best friend. This time around, SerialKickers is pitching the ArchMount, a sturdy, lightweight, portable tripod mount for your iPad. There are other iPad tripod mounts on the market (such as The Padcaster and the MovieMount), but the ArchMount takes a unique approach. Rather than providing a solid frame in which to insert your iPad, the ArchMount snaps in place around your device using elastic cords. Is that a good thing? Well, according to its developer, the ArchMount is: Minimalistic in design Small in form factor Sturdy and secure Inexpensive

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New olloclip & Glif means your awesome iPhone 5 just got More Awesome!

Sure, the new iPhone looks simply fabulous since it lost all that weight. But the iPhone 5 is so thin, you might assume it’s sneaking off to the bathroom to purge after every meal (it’s not often you find eating disorder humor on a tech blog). This svelte form factor has rendered a lot of our existing 4/4S accessories utterly useless. Fortunately, two of the best filmmaking accessories have been updated to work with Apple’s new anorexic smartphone.

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Mini iPhone mount Tiltpod makes its Kickstarter deal sweeter!

AppAdvice.com has just posted a story about a new mini iPhone tripod-ish mount called the Tiltpod. Here’s the short version: It’s a key-chain ready, mini mount that uses a magnetic quick-release. Looks like it’s best used on fairly flat surfaces. And, since the developer has temporarily lowered the funding price, it can be yours for 10 smackers. Check out the full story, or head directly to the Tiltpod Kickstarter page.

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iWorld 2012: Rokform V3 Mounting iPhone Case with Tripod Adaptor

I just got back from MacWorld | iWorld, and BOY, what a difference one year can make! In 2011, Macworld wasn’t much more than 20 isles of iPhone cases.  This year, I found boatloads of terrific apps and accessories for mobile filmmakers… along with 20 isles of iPhone cases. But not all of those cases were useless. In fact, some were downright awesome.  Here’s an example: The Rokform V3 iPhone Case features a small, clever mount that makes it extremely versatile, and suitable for sticking on the side of a road case or camera rig.

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DiffCase for iPhone adds tripod mount, sunshield, keyring, and kickstands.

AppAdvice.com has just posted a preview of the new DiffCase for iPhone.  It appears to be a new entrant into the iPhone tripod mount category. While there are plenty of other gizmo’s of this sort, the DiffCase has the added convince of a sunshield. That may not seem like much, but it’s something I’ve sorely needed when shooting on sunny locations. The case also features kickstands for tabletop viewing in both portrait and landscape orientations.  There’s also a key-ring hole in the case that’s useful for attaching the case to other things.  The DiffCase website suggests using a carabiner to

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Makayama Movie Mount for iPad 2

Any filmmaker who owns an iPad 2 has, like myself, probably wanted to use that built in 720p camera more than they have. But the biggest problem with the thing is that it’s incredibly awkward to use. Unlike shooting video with the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 requires use of both hands, doesn’t respond well in low light, and has sub-par audio recording at best. Well, things are about to change.

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MACWORLD ’10 – Gorilla Mobile 3G/3Gs

Joby was showing a nifty miniature flexible tripod called the Gorilla Mobile 3G/3Gs. And like the SuctionClip I featured after CES, the Gorilla Mobile opens up some interesting shooting possibilities. I’m a fan of anything that allows me to put a video camera in new and unexpected places.  That said, it looks like the Gorilla Mobile would be just as useful when shooting something as basic as an interview. It’s a little tricky positioning the Gorilla Mobile, since the mounting bracket is on the rear of the iPhone (the same side as the video camera).  But, if you’ve got a little

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CES: The Suction Clip Can help you grab cool shots

I went to CES in search of the coolest gizmos for iPhone obsessed filmmakers…and I found plenty. But I also found something totally unexpected. A suction cup. Yes… a suction cup. Why are you looking at me like that? Stop yelling at me! No, it doesn’t need batteries. No, it doesn’t require an instruction manual. But, YES, it can help you get some mighty cool shots from your iPhone 3GS. Trust me, this thing might be one of the coolest additions to your iPhone camera rig.

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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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