More and more people are using their smart phone for casual video and/or photography. The problem is that few people are able to do so without their hands or arms shaking – well most people over 35 anyway.
We decided to test the iOGRAPHER Multi Case to see if it could solve the problem of blurring videos and images due to shake.
The Multi Case fits just about any smartphone. The company advertises that it fits the iPhone, Pixel, or Samsung device. While the company advertises this unit as a solution for video, we decided to see if it would work for stills as well.
The unit is made of polycarbonate and is lightweight but strong. To use it, you just slip your smartphone into the two-handle stabilizer case. This gives you a much more stable platform to use to aim your smartphone camera.
One of our concerns was whether or not the phone would fit into the Multi Case with a protective case already on the phone. We already have a case on our iPhone 11 Pro Max but it still slipped right into the iOGRAPHER Multi Case.
The two handles make it easy to handhold and pan with the smartphone. But there is a standard tripod socket on the bottom of the unit and that will allow you to use the Multi Case as a stabilizer to fit onto a tripod with or without a bullhead.
The simple fitting allows for easy connection to any standard tripod. We tried four different tripods and all worked well.
The case is fitted with two cold shoes on top which make it easy to add mics or lights to the unit. iOGRAPHER offers several kits that include mics and lights. The unit also works with a series of add-on lenses. We didn’t try any accessory lenses but it looked like they work easily.
One thing to note, the company states that the unit does not work with the Ztylus Revolver M Series iPhone Lens Kit or the KASE lenses while in the Samsung phone case by KASE. We suggest contacting the company to see if your phone and case will fit, but we’d bet dollars to donuts it will, 999 out of 1000 times.
This unit is American Made and Guaranteed. We met the founder of the company. He is a filmmaker who wanted to make things easier for everyone who creates low-budget productions using nothing but a smartphone. The unit retails for $60 but can often be had for a few dollars less during sales or at trade shows. We purchased our unit at Photo Plus Expo and have already used it to stabilize an iPhone for both video and still photography.
Image Credits: iographer.com.