Sunday, October 10, 2010

News from Here & There

Tiffen Smoothee
The last news on the Steadicam Smoothee, a steadicam for the Flip and iPhone, was in June when they said it would be available Fourth Quarter for under $200.

Sam Grobart at the Gadgetwise blog now reports that it will be "available in December and sell for $180." He says it's a little bulky to be carried around by the casual user, but the result is scarily, Kubrickily smooth.

No site - including Amazon - is yet listing the device. Amazon does carry the Manfrotto 585 ModoSteady 3-in-1 Camera/Camcorder Stabilizer and Support System which is only $89.90, but it seems to get pretty average to poor reviews.
Gadgetwise: A Steadicam for Your iPhone

F Stop Watch
This is one cool watch, and it's only $35.95.
Neatoshop: F Stop Watch

Panasonic 3D Consumer HDC-SDT750
Philip Johnson at HDWarrior continues to love the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 consumer 3D video camera. In his latest update he talks about using it for shooting at a wedding; primarily talking about setup, controls, appearance, and whether clients would be concerned about a camera that small. It would be really nice to actually see some footage shot with this camera...

The camera is available at Amazon: Panasonic HDC-SDT750K, High Definition 3D CamcorderIt is not yet available at B & H, though it can be pre-ordered: Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D Camcorder [$1,399.95]

HDWarrior: 3D Wedding Highlights using the Panasonic HDC-SDT750

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