A Steadicam is a camera mounting device that is used by professional cameramen to capture ultra-smooth and bounce-free videos while moving the camera. Professional Steadicam rigs can cost tens of thousands of dollars and require extensive training and skills to operate. Many moving shots that you see in movies today are shot using a Steadicam. The Steadicam Smoothee is a smaller sized Steadicam designed to work with a small camera like the GoPro or an iPhone to replicate those silky smooth moving shots that you see in the movies.
The Steadicam Smoothee uses the same technology used by those $60,000 rigs used by Holloywood productions but scaled down to fit an iPhone 5/5s or a GoPro. Two mounts are included for mounting both devices. It is small and light enough to use with just one hand and using your thumb to gently adjust the camera angle.
The Steadicam Smoothee smoothens out the jerkiness from your walking movements or even when you do a simple pan movement. That is why all your home videos have that “bounciness” in them which really distracts the viewers and make them a big turn off if there is too much movement in the shots. Take a look at the video below shot using a Steadicam Smoothee and a GoPro camera and tell me that the video doesn’t look really professional and looks like it was shot using high end video equipment.