The quality of video recording available on today’s smartphones lends itself to creating some pretty intriguing cinematography, but the lack of quality and professional video accessories doesn’t exactly make it easy to get the most out of the camcorder that you carry with you everywhere you go. Enter Tiffen, who have created a peripheral that will bring Hollywood-style Steadicam tracking shots to your mobile handset. The Smoothee mount is available for the iPhone 3GS, Flip Mino, and Android’s very own Motorola Droid. And yes, it is an actual Steadicam mount for your smartphone, and it will set you back about $200 when it arrives in Q4 of this year. Admittedly not the most portable accessory, but really just plain too cool to not at least check out the below demonstration video. Now I’m waiting until we see Avatar 2 shot entirely using Android handsets. That would be something.
[thanks to Mark for sending this in!]