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iWorld 2014 – iPad and Macro lenses from olloclip

No stranger to iPhone videography, olloclip has been producing clip-on lens accessories for years! Their signature product is the 4-in-1 clip-on lens system for iPhone 5/5S and 4/4S. To use it, you simply slide the clip over the edge of your iPhone, positioning one of the olloclip’s four lenses (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10x Macro, 15x Macro) over the iPhone’s built-in lens. Easy peazy and fasty wasty! This year, the company was giving sneak peeks of their soon-to-be-released clip-on lens system for the iPad! Same variety of lenses, new iPaddy goodness! Olloclip was also showing off their clip-on macro lenses. Most macro

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Gear

iWorld 2014 – Hoodini iPad Shade

Whenever I’m directing or producing in the field, my iPad is always by my side. In addition organizing my shot lists, storyboards, blocking diagrams and budgets, my iPad also serves as a handy wireless video monitor! I’ll use it to review dailies (footage taken at a previous time), view rough cuts sent over from my editor, and even use it as a live field monitor when shooting with the Teradek Cube, an amazing transmitter that can beams a video camera’s signal straight to your iDevice. In short, the iPad is an ideal way to view video while on location. That

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Gear

iWorld 2014 – My Cloud from Western Digital

It’s not often I’ll cover a hard drive on HHH. In fact, I think this is the first time. So what makes My Cloud unique? It’s a stand-alone personal “cloud” that can be used as remote storage for the videos you shoot in the field. What? Ok… let’s back up. If you’re shooting a ton of video on your iPhone or iPad, you’re eventually going to run out of storage space. What then? Well, if you’re close to home or have a laptop, you can sync your iThing to your computer and suck those videos right into your application of

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Gear

iWorld 2014 – The new GLIF iPhone Tripod Mount

Studio Neat, one of my favorite companies, was back at the expo this year showing off their newly revamped iPhone tripod mount, the GLIF ($30). Unlike previous versions that were designed to hold a specific iPhone model, the updated GLIF is adjustable, meaning it can hold just about any smartphone, with or without a cover. Most universal tripod mounts feature a spring-loaded clamp to hold your device in place. This means you can instantly swap out one smartphone for another — a nice benefit most mobile filmmakers will never need. The downside of this approach is that the clamp may

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Apps

iWorld 2014 – Emulsio Video Stablizer for iPhone & iPad

Does your video suffer from the shakes? Perhaps it needs a dose of Emulsio! Equally at home on iPhone or iPad, Emulsio is an impressive app that will stabilize unsteady footage, remove unwanted rolling-shutter artifacts (a.k.a. “jello-cam”), and make you the envy of millions (that last part is not guaranteed). Simply import a shaky video from your iThing’s camera roll, let the app analyze your clip’s motion, move a slider to control how much stabilization you want to apply (higher settings result in greater cropping), and then export the results back to your camera roll or distribute it via the

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Gear

iWorld 2014 – Grip and Shoot Bluetooth mount for iPhone

The Grip and Shoot is a re-imagined, Bluetooth enabled, mighty awesome pistol-grip for iPhone videographers. While I’ve seen dozens of iPhone handles meant to offer some much needed stabilization, the Grip and Shoot is the first such mount to bring something exciting to the table — wireless control. The handle features three well-positioned buttons that provide wireless control over your iPhone camera’s zoom and shutter functions! As a result, not only will your videos have smoother zooms, but your other hand can remain free for whatever else is required (Pointing a mic? Aiming a light? Holding back zombies?). For me,

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Gear

iWorld 2014 – Optrix PhotoPro X for iPhone 5 & 5S

Thinking about getting a GoPro? WAIT! If you’ve already got an iPhone, you should definitely check out the Optrix PhotoProX — a rugged, waterproof iPhone case (to 33 feet) with interchangeable lenses. In addition to the camera case itself, Optrix offers a huge variety of accessories including bike mounts, tripod connectors, suction mounts, chest mounts, and much more. My only advice: Make sure you’re not expecting an important call while shooting your action adventure! It might be tough to get to your phone while it’s mounted to the hood of your car.  

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Gear

iWorld 2014 – Spring Tripod Mount by Square Jellyfish

In the market for a portable, lightweight, collapsible iPhone or iPad tripod? Square Jellyfish has you covered! In this video, you’ll see a quick demo of their best selling Spring Tripod Mount Combo Kit. Looks pretty sweet! Whoops! Just realized I left the “fish” out of “Square Jellyfish” in the video. That’s what happens when you don’t sleep.

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Announcements

HHH’s Macworld / iWorld 2014 Coverage

Hi all! I’ve been at Macworld since Thursday, shooting product demos and gathering information about new apps & accessories for mobile media makers. This video is a quick introduction to HHH’s coverage, and my general impressions of this year’s expo. I’ll be posting new videos throughout the week. Hope you dig ’em!

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