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Before you drop out of film school and scrap the side job you have to help pay for a professional video camera, don't expect the new OWLE (Optical Widgets for...
12-22-2009, 08:09 AM #1
iCinematographers Rejoice at The OWLE Video Mount
Before you drop out of film school and scrap the side job you have to help pay for a professional video camera, don't expect the new OWLE (Optical Widgets for Life Enhancement) iPhone video mount to automatically transform you into the next Steven Spielberg. But becoming an iCinematographer is now possible thanks to the handy iPhone mount that modifies your iPhone into what would appear to be a functional professional video camera.
Although the addition of video recording functionality was, indeed, a great moment in iPhone history, soon the masses began lining up to complain about both the quality of the video and the dismal audio that accompanied it. The new OWLE iPhone video mount arrives as a mechanism to help quell some of those criticisms.
From Think Geek:
Now the OWLE iPhone Video/Rig solves that problem using anodized billet aluminum, a mini boom-mic and a wide angle lens. Simply nestle your iPhone inside the metal and silicone case of the OWLE and get ready to shoot the best iPhone video you've ever seen. Still shots turn out great as well. The shoe mount on the top and screw mounts on the corners of the OWLE let you do things with the iPhone Apple never planned on.
bound to leave some willing to simply wait until next year to see if the 4th generation iPhone comes with improved video and audio recording capabilities.
For now, the device is pretty cool and can prove functional in a variety of ways. The four screw mounts, for example, located on the corners allow the device to easily mount to a tripod. Although no professional or semi-professional videographer would use the iPhone as a primary video capturing mechanism, this gadget certainly improves the user experience for amateur still photographers and videographers looking for a little more stability to the video shot on their 3GS.
Image via Think Geek
12-22-2009, 08:23 AM #2
o.0 u would have to be crazy to buy summit like that just buy a separate camera if u wanna be the new Spielberg
Last edited by BiGZeus; 12-22-2009 at 08:26 AM.
12-22-2009, 08:49 AM #3
You need a hell of a lot more than some goofball camera mount like this to be able to compose a picture (which the majority of American's can't even do). Don't even get me started on all the backlighting issues they have. This should come bundled with the idiot's guide to photography/movie making.
12-22-2009, 09:10 AM #4
ARE YOU FOR REAL, IS BUT SO MUCH YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR iPHONE. STOP ADDING USELESS HARDWARE TO THE PHONE.
12-22-2009, 10:03 AM #5
Holy ****. That thing look freaky
12-22-2009, 10:24 AM #6
12-22-2009, 12:20 PM #7
...you've got to be kidding me.21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
12-22-2009, 01:12 PM #8
Guys, I see a Landscape springboard in the future just cause of this "thing".
As you can see from the screen shots, the iPhone is held on "landscape mode" and neither the icons nor the status bar actually looks good, AND YOU KNOW HOW APPLE LIKES TO LOOK GOOD!
I see in this a landscape springboard, AND I WANT IT!
just my 0,02c
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12-22-2009, 01:22 PM #10
12-22-2009, 01:53 PM #11
your left hand is going to be nestled right next to the mic. any time you make a slight movement it will pic up that noise. not usefull for the iphone. allthough cheaper than a lower end proffesional HD camcorder [easily $2,000-$3,000] why wouldnt you just invest that $130 towards a fully functional retail grade digital camcorder? [$300-$1000]killall Terminal
12-22-2009, 02:07 PM #12
I think this is cool for those who want to waste money. Otherwise if you need it that bad then you probably need to get a real video recorder and not a cell phone. My opinion, Fail.
12-22-2009, 02:17 PM #13
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12-22-2009, 03:26 PM #14Well built - works great! Not that anyone else here, tried it.
Owle works better than it looks.
Actually made from a single piece of machined aluminum and adds enough weight to steady out any hand shaking.
Add a mono pod to use as a boom and it is easy to do lots of things you'd never dare try with a camcorder! Hi angle, low angle and vehicle shots work fantastic.
This little mic makes a huge improvement on the sound recorded, too!
And the Wide Angle lens changes the iPhone from an also ran to a useable video platform.
Instant editing, processing (compression) and email or posting is a treat.
Forget the theory, these are the facts from actual use!
No, I have nothing to do with the company or it's sales ... it's just one of the best add on's I've found so far for the iPhone. Cheers!
12-22-2009, 04:52 PM #15
actually it wouldn't be any hand covering the mic, if you look closely the mic is re-directed to the back of the iphone.damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
12-22-2009, 05:02 PM #16
12-22-2009, 05:40 PM #17
sorry. guess i should have scoured the endless perameters of the internet before i gave my highly ignorant comment.
read my quote again. i said "nestled right next to the mic". if you knew anything about microphones, which you obviously dont. they tend to pic up sound very easily from things quite close to them. now in post production, if you also knew anything about that, you can compress those unwanted minor sounds out. however that can also then compress sounds you want to leave in. or in pre production you can have your mic running through a compressor and have it shelved to disallow any minor sounds from disrupting what you want the mic to actually be picking up. all of which this doesnt have the ability to do. but im sure you allready knew that.
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12-22-2009, 05:41 PM #18
Silly people... ~$130 for that battery-less, light-less contraption... or ~$140 for a Flip Mino HD. True, you can't send your videos instantly over the 'net, but you can get an hour of 1280x720 HD video, and shoot in lower light than your iPhone can.
Sometimes the gadgets make sense... sometimes they don't...
12-22-2009, 07:22 PM #19
everyone is trying to get on the iPhone gravy train. what can you expect...
12-22-2009, 07:28 PM #20
well it does seem pretty useless and costly but another interesting idea for someone who will make more than enough off it, i do like how the mic appears to have a male jack for the headphone jack, that should really do sound wonders. has anyone ever tried this? im sure the look is awkward but probably works quite well
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