Steadicam SMOOTHEE-GPROHRO Smoothee with GoPro Mount and Belt Clip
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- Helps eliminate shake
- Easy to use
- Studio quality stabilization
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|Item Dimensions||5 x 10 x 14 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.65 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
1. It's light, around 5 lbs which is great if you don't want your arm to tire out but the smallest wind or tap will still shake the camera.
2. You're supposed to "guide" the camera by using your thumb to keep it positioned the way you want. This contact added shake to the camera but is needed to keep the camera from drifting while you move with it. A cotton ball affixed to the thumb area with some 2 sided tape provided enough cushion against the thumb contact but still gave the needed control for shooting.
3. Practice, practice, practice. The pros have been doing it for years, don't expect feature film quality your first outing.
4. If you shoot video with an iphone and you want to actually move and have the end result be watchable? Buy this.
I have been waiting years for something like this, and they did not let me down. Once again, you need to practice with it, but the quality and watch-ability of what you shoot will increase X 10.
Shipping was prompt and the packaging is professional. Out of the box this thing was great. With minimal weight adjustment it let me create nice swooping video with my go pro.
Here's a pro level hack for this thing. You can mod it to use any light handheld camera without damaging the Steadicam. All you need is the tripod Go Pro piece GoPro Tripod Mount for HERO Cameras, a short piece of 1/4" threaded rod, and a bolt. Just go to your local hardware store with the tripod mount and find the one that fits.
1. Attach the go pro base into the Smoothee
2. Use the bolt "instead of the GoPro bolt/knob" to attach the end of the tripod mount that the gopro would normally attach to. "Interlocking fingers" To find out what size screw you need just take the knob with you when you go to the hardware store for the rod and get a bolt the same size. The plastic knob is too big, but you still the threaded bolt part.
3. Thread in the 1/4" rod. I found about an inch to be the right length. Thread a nut onto the rod down to the tripod mount to secure it.
Now you have a smoothee with a standard 1/4" mount that any camera can screw onto.
I've used this mod with my Kodak ZI8 and my canon handheld with the same results as the go pro. Nice smooth action.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
IT'S OK, TO PROPRIETARY. DOESN'T FIT OTHER CAMERAS OR PROFILES. YOU NEED LOTS OF PRACTICE. BUY ONE USED AND SAVE MONEY WHEN YOU REALIZE IT'S NOT THAT NECESSARY FOR GREAT VIDEO.Published 13 months ago by J
I have been using this for a few years now with my iPhone 4s. I use it all the time when filming video and surpasses expectations! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Steve I.
First off, Steadicams have a high learning curve but this type of equipment is what you see in the big screen with the floating on air type of footage. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dare 2 Live
Nice quality. Very time consuming to balance and if you remove the quick release camera plate, you have to rebalance the entire thing. Read morePublished 17 months ago by sadkomodo
I can't use it for anything more than slow pans and still shots. Useless in the wind.Published 18 months ago by Jamy Vogel
It is AWESOME.... Works GREAT WITH MY GOPRO HERO 4. Personally never tried it with an iPhone, just bought a iPhone 6 plus, hopefully they come out with a mount for that... Read morePublished 20 months ago by jonathan
I really wanted to like this thing but could not get it work as smooth as I would like it to. They said you need to use it a while and get the hang of it but I never could get it... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mical B