If you’ve ever tried to grab some cool video with your smartphone while on the move, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be making everything look smooth. When you walk the camera judders and don’t even talk about trying to pan around an object or person without those horrible wobblies. But now there’s a new tech which can help you look as smooth as Spielberg, just without the Oscars.
The DSLRPros 3 Axis Smartphone Stabilizer is a compact little tool which adds a 3 way electronic gimbal to your phone, which smooths out any movement while you’re capturing your video. The unit works off a rechargeable battery, which should last for a couple of hours of use, to remove yaw, pitch and roll as you move your phone around during filming. It is compatible with most standard sized smartphones.
It won’t give you totally professional results of course, you’ll need to invest a few thousand green ones to get the kind of smooth tracking that a proper dolly gives, but for amateur or budget filming, this could be one of the coolest tools you own. The unit is available on pre-order now for $299. See you at the awards.