Steadicam Smoothee Reviews and Comments

 

  "Synonomous with smooth shots in the movie industry, Steadicam is now offering filmmakers now working with more affordable cameras, the benefits of its expertise."  More...  
     
  "It's amazing to me just how fancy the tools surrounding smartphone photography and video production have become. I can only guess this trend will continue into the future as smartphones become ever more capable cameras." More...
     
  Steadicam Smoothee at CE 2014 Week.  More...
     
 

"So does it work? With no question, this gave me a level of control over my iPhone I didn’t think possible while shooting video. I can see people replacing their point and shoot cameras with iPod Touches in the future if it hasn’t already happened already. They say the best camera to use is the one you have on you. Nowadays most people are carrying around a pretty powerful camera in their smartphones. With products like the Steadicam Smoothee, capturing those special moments on the go no longer have to look like videos shot on a camera phone. We now have the fidelity and tools to create/capture those special moments without compromises. If you’re an amateur videographer or someone attempting to shoot a movie on a budget, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Steadicam Smoothee. While there is a bit of a learning curve, it does exactly what it was made to do." More...

     
 

Steadicam Smoothee Review in Arte Fotografico (in Spanish)*

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"Lightweight, compact, agile, and easy to use, the Steadicam Smoothee features an innovative, patented design built around a durable monoframe metal structure. The recently announced Smoothee bonus pack ships with mounts for both iPhone 5 and 5S and GoPro HERO cameras. Optional mounts are also available for iPhone 4 and 4S, iPod touch, and DRIFT Ghost. With the Steadicam Smoothee in your corner, you'll be a smooth operator." More...

     
   

"Considering its many remarkable features, Curve’s reasonable pricing may be its most impressive attribute, at an amazing list price of only $99. This makes the Curve Tiffen’s cheapest Steadicam product ever, by a long shot, and it may well be the least-expensive gimbal-based camera-stabilizer on the market, period. At this price, it is an easy purchase decision to make, for any facility which has or plans to purchase Go Pros, even if they’re only used periodically for special applications, for a fresh perspective." More...

     
 

"If you're looking to make your handheld GoPro video look more professional or just eliminate shake, you'll want to consider a $150 Steadicam Smoothee or $100 Curve. While I preferred using the larger Smoothee, the Curve is small enough to drop in your backpack, which is really what you want for shooting with the GoPro. Unfortunately, both require you to have the LCD back for the GoPro for the camera to balance properly." More...  

     
 

"Overall, the Steadicam Smoothee did improve the footage and give a more professional result, but it does take some time to calibrate and to learn to fly the camera. The equipment works great, it’s the camera operator that needs to take the time  to get the results of a professional." More...

     
   

"Steadicams create perpetually smooth camera action, but can be notoriously difficult to get the hang of. However, with the Steadicam Smoothee, made just for mobile devices, in 2 minutes I was easily drifting around my house, floating from room to room with no jerky movements, no sudden sways to the left or right, and am able to use thumb and/or forefinger as extra steering tools."   "This has really opened up my video shooting options, as I am not a fan of camera shake or hand-holding jitters- and I can’t wait to see what you create with it." More...

     
   

"There are many accessories available for a GoPro and a lot of them can be more of a gimmick instead of being actually useful. It’s hard to know which will fall in this category. From the moment I took the Steadicam Smoothee out of its packaging, I knew this wasn’t one of them. It is built rock-solid and very user-friendly by the incredibly smart and talented people at Tiffen." More...

     
   


"If you want to get an extra shot that really pops out, I say buy it!" More...

     
 

"I feel the Smoothee is a great tool for nearly everyone looking to improve the quality of their movies. Even small productions could benefit from using this rig since it helps give the image that professional smooth look. With a little practice you can learn the different techniques on how to hold and use the Smoothee to make your video that much better. Tiffen even provides some free helpful video tutorials on how to use the Smoothee and they can be found at http://www.tiffen.com/steadicam_smoothee_U_tube.html."  More...

     
  "I was impressed with the Steadicam Smoothee and how easy it was to create some smooth running/walking footage with a GoPro. I found the device extremely user friendly when it came to balancing, but like any camera stabilizer you will have to practice a bit before you perfect the art of running/walking smoothly and using a stabilizer at the same time. Once you get this perfected, your GoPro videos will see a HUGE jump in production value."  More...
     
  "So if you want to capture your low-budget version of Danny pedeling his Big Wheel down the scary halls of the Overlook Hotel (just like Garrett Brown did for The Shining in 1980), Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothee is the perfect tool for you."  More...
     
 
"The Smoothee is engineered for the rigors of extreme sports and events.  Compact enough to fit in a pocket, it weighs 1/2 lb. and features an ergonomic design for one-handed, smooth video capture." More...
     
  "It's easy to use out of the box and makes pans from left to right or up and down smooth and shake-free. Initially I struggled to get the counterbalance adjusted, but once I had the Smoothee tuned for my thumb and index finger, shooting video was easy. On a hike in Utah, I carried it over my shoulder for easy access. It also has a bit of a "wow" factor if you like to impress people with your gadgets." More...
     
 
The hardest thing when taking video is making sure it is smooth and clean. The best way to do that for your iPhone, GoPro, or DSLR is Steadicam's Smoothee and Merlin. More...
     
 

"Who doesn’t want to make their iPhone video look like a real filmmaker? This takes the concept of an expensive Steadicam and  converts it into a much smaller profile to fit the iPhone or GoPro."  More...

     
 

"This will prove to be an invaluable tool for us and seeing that I was able to get my Contour to work on it was a good thing, but Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothee is made to used with a GoPro and it works great for it. It’s very easy to work, it’s built tough and with practice you will make some great movies. The price for movie magic goes for about $170.00, but go online and shop around for them. We wish to thank Tiffen for sending us the test unit and putting it through its paces." More...

     
  "Now, iPhoneographers can shoot engaging video on the go with the vastly improved iPhone 5, without the jerkiness typically associated with handheld video recording." More...
     
  "Stepping up the level of video quality you take away from the stunt spot, track and bike night comes the affordable and compact Steadicam Smoothee Stabilizer. Designed to work with an iPhone 5 or 4/4s, iPod touch or GoPro Hero 2 or 3 means you can take advantage of the portable camera options already sitting in your at- home arsenal. Steadicam made a reputation for itself minimizing camera vibration and shake at the Hollywood level. That same technology is now available in an ultraportable and lightweight package."  More...
     
 


"If you are an aspiring filmmaker, for less than $150 you can film moving shots without fear of 'the shakes' thanks to Tiffen's Steadicam Smoothee!" More...

     
   
"Filming with the Smoothee is extremely easy once you get the hang of it. The footage was smooth and fluid, a result that would be impossible if we were just holding our GoPro in our hands."
 
"So would we recommend the Smoothee? Absolutely. With the Smoothee, you’re no longer able to instantly tell that the footage came from a GoPro or camera phone, but rather you are able to get a quality shot with a more professional look."  More...
 
     
  "I have to say that I am impressed with the results. It takes a little bit of time to get used to the Steadicam and get it balanced. If you add a lens (I used an Olloclip) then you have to adjust the unit for that. It is actually pretty easy to adjust once you have figured out how to do it."  More...
     
   

"If you’re shooting with an iPhone or GoPro and need stabilized shots, look no further than the Steadicam Smoothee. With its extremely short learning curve, anyone can master it quickly. And as with any stabilization device, the more you use it, the more adept you become." More...

     

 
"Overall, I'm impressed with The Smoothee and I plan on getting a lot more use out of it once the weather gets nicer here in Minnesota and I can actually go outside to ride on a daily basis.  Do I think it's worth buying?  I think if you're the kind of person who is always putting out videos with clips you film on your GoPro and iPhone and you want to make your footage look better, but you're on a tight budget...This is for you!"  More...
     
    "If you're shooting with an iPhone or GoPro and need stabilized shots, look no further than the Steqadicam Smoothee.  With its extremely short learning curve, anyone can master the device i a short period of time."  More...

   
     "Once you have practiced with the Smoothee, it actually gets quite easy and fun.  I did a few videos of around the house and played back compared to without the Smoothee and it makes everything seem like a movie.  The reason I say it seems like a movie is just because how smooth it is going up stairs and walking it eliminates that jitter." More...
     
  "Now, iPhoneographers — from the proud parent to the pro video-blogger — can shoot engaging video on the go with the vastly improved iPhone 5, without the jerkiness typically associated with handheld video recording. Combining Smoothee technology akin to Steadicam’s professional $60,000 Hollywood rig systems with the iPhone 5’s 1080p HD video recording capabilities, users can shoot and share crisp, smooth, never shaky footage straight from their iPhone 5." More...
     
    "The Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro HD Hero really works too. It's an established name for a reason, and the preview shots we saw on the back of the camera held up really well, irrelevant of how much hand jiggery we threw at it." More...
     
 

"Go smooth and steady with the Steadicam Smoothee. This innovative gadget makes your mobile device into a creative visual weapon. It is an excellent investment for those who may not have the steadiest of hands or for those who want to turn their iPhone into a full fledged action video camera. Steadicam Smoothee allows the photographer to capture priceless moments in a fluid movement. The Smoothee is quick and easy to setup and is great for both avid videographers and beginners alike. If you've ever dreamed of becoming a Hollywood movie director, this is the next best thing! (Director's chair not included)."  More...

     
  "Easy to use, excellent video stabilization, and quite affordable, an easy upgrade to make your video something to remember. Conclusion: Smooth videos, professional-like stabilization, at a size and price the amateur video enthusiast will appreciate"  More...
     

   "After struggling with homemade handheld rigs for my GoProHero2, I had the opportunity to use the Steadicam Smoothee in various shooting scenarios and after some practice, I believe it's the only way to shoot handheld with the GoPro or your iPhone."   More...
     
              We’ve had more than our fair share of footage ruined by efforts to hold the iPhone as steady as possible. While it’s not really practical to carry the Steadicam Smoothee around with you all the time, for special occasions it’s absolutely worth the price.More...  
     
  "The Smoothee is a simple and efficient stabilizer for a small investment.  Smoothee is an indispensable support for all who want to create fluid movements with an iPhone or GoPro.  The Smoothee is well made and high performing. Simple enough for everyone.  For the price of $180, the Smoothee is a purchase that will distinguish you in your project diversity."  More...
     
    "Once everything is set up, the Smoothee is a breeze to use - it's built with absolute simplicity in mind.  The Smoothee feels natural in hand...The Smoothee is a great product.  It stabilizes exactly as advertised, and does an excellent job."  More...

   
    "Motion makes a shot more energetic, and the Steadicam Smoothee is a great tool for the amateur filmmaker or even a pro who needs a small, fast camera for some guerilla shots.  With a little practice to get used to guiding the gyroscope (gimbal), you could set up some truly impressive shots."  More...
  "I’ve recently stepped up my iPhone cameraman game with the help of the Steadicam Smoothee, a wonderful two-piece stabilizing mount that serves to take the shakes out of your precious home movies. But over time, after you learn to modulate a few simple hand gestures, your footage takes on a new level of depth thanks to this consumer-priced piece of elegant film-making tech." More...

   
    "In all, the Steadicam Smoothee is a great gadget that delivers on its promise.  It is heavy-duty but folds flat so you can take it with you and, more importantly, it immediately improves the videos you shoot with your iPhone. I do wish the mount were more universal but I suspect that would make it more difficult for the Steadicam Smoothee to balance so precisely.  In all, this is something I can see using quite a bit and I will be purchasing a mount for the new iPhone once both are available."   More...  See YouTube video.
     
  “So who do I think this Steadicam Smoothee is good for? If you are trying to make a little short film or something like that, or are on a low budget and you've maybe got a low cost camera ... which still do good video, I think this is going to be a great option…It's going to make your video look so much better.”  More...
     


 

   
"Overall, from the very solid feeling metal, to the quality plastics used in this device, you know you are getting a product that is of the Steadicam name."  
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  "The small size and weight of the iPhone allows the Smoothee to also be really light.  Unlike the bigger rigs, your arm won't feel like it is about to fall off after a few minutes of shooting." More...

   

              
 

"Here's how to get Hollywood-style smooth camera moves on your iPhone 4 and 4S. Interviewer Renee Blodgett asks fellow world traveller Geoff Puckett to demonstrate the Steadicam 'Smoothee' hand-held stabilizer - which uses the same live action motion stabilization technology as your favorite big screen movies to follow subjects and move around + through open spaces - minus those pesky, eye jerking j~i~g~g~l~e~s."    More...

     
  "The small size and weight of the iPhone allows the Smoothee to also be really light.  If you want to make slick-looking films with your iPhone, this could be $150 well spent.  More...


   

 
  "Do you have an iPhone?  Are you serious about video production?  Are you gungho about using your iPhone to make awesome, jitter-free videos?  Then run out and get a Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee."  More...

   

 

 

  "But when I mounted my trusty Apple steed to the Steadicam Smoothee, all of the glistening stars aligned.  Gone was the offensive "bounce" from each step.  Gone were the relentless and unwanted jitters.  Ushered in on a red carpet was a one-way ticket to Smooth Town with the Steadicam Smoothee in the driver's seat."  More..
     

   "In this video I discuss the Steadicam Smoothee for the GoPro Hero 2."  More...
     
   

"...the Smoothee lives up to the Steadicam name, it's solidly built, easy to use, and of course, smaller.  Now your elatives can go around thinking they're shooting the next Citizen Kane."  More... 

     
 

"The Steadicam Smoothee can indeed make your iPhone videos less shaky, but you're going to have to invest time in a learning curve to accomplish this.” More...

     
   
"If you shoot video with an iPhone, or always wanted to but it turned out too bad because of all the shaking, then you really need to check out the Steadicam Smoothee for the iPhone 4.  More...
     
   
"It takes only a few minutes to get the hang of the Steadicam Smoothee...it really does a good job."  More... 

 

   
     "This is an incredibly well-made device.  It is very portable.  I recommend it for your classroom."  More...
 


“The Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee for iPhone 4 is an effective way to get smoother video while moving. It's also well-designed and well-built.”  More...

     
   
"Forget optical and electronic stabilisation, what you need for super-smooth video is a Steadicam (Smoothee)."  More...
    'The Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro Hero has made my videos look much more appeasing due to no handshake, and allows a unique camera movement (visual flow)."  More... 
     

 

 
   



 

 

 

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