As I was shooting and working with the Smoothee while making the Smoothee Video Manuals Parts 1, 2 and 3, I discovered that I could perform an undocumented (then) feature.
The guys over at Tiffen Steadicam and I decided that this was worth visualizing. Also a question about in-camera anti-shake systems came up.
So I've produced a short video about these more Advanced Techniques. And here it is.
Note on the Anti-Shake video. I used the smoothest camera-only take of three. That ground underfoot, hidden by thickish weeds, was quite unpredictable. Unstable feet = unstable camera work. The Smoothee take was the one shot only a moment later. Eyes glued to the screen, feet coping with weeds, ground and rocks.
The new iPhone 4S has a small amount of in-camera stabilization. It is NOWHERE NEAR as good as the Smoothee's effect.
The Smoothee camera holder fits the iPhone 4S like a glove and balances instantly.
Here's a video that shows how little the Apple in-camera stabilization is:
I invite anybody with a camera that fits the Smoothee and has in-camera stabilization to perform the test for themselves.
Check out Part 1 here: vimeo.com/23221301
Check out Part 2 here: vimeo.com/23220483
Check out Part 3 here: vimeo.com/23218857
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