There are an growing variety of rigs out there to smartphone videographers, akin to selfie sticks, jibs and stabilizers. The Morphi is meant to interchange all of these instruments, by combining them in a single modular machine.
At the moment the topic of an Indiegogo marketing campaign, the Morphi was designed by photographic gear producer Cam Caddie, which beforehand introduced us the Scorpion camera-stabilizing mount.
On the coronary heart of the Morphi are 4 metal arms, that are joined collectively on the ends through hinges that may be tightened down and locked by hand. Operating the size of both facet of every arm is a form of rail-like channel, which accepts the chilly shoe mount of a third-party machine akin to a lightweight or shotgun mic.
Moreover, the Morphi’s adjustable-width smartphone mount may be hooked up to any of the arms, using an included ball head mount – the latter additionally permits actioncams or small DSLRs for use as an alternative of a cellphone.
In response to Cam Caddie, the Morphi can arrange in not less than 20 totally different configurations. Amongst these are a two-handed brace that places the smartphone within the center, a Scorpion-like stabilizer, a shoulder brace, a jib and a selfie stick. An included Bluetooth distant may be mounted on the machine, permitting customers to start out and cease and recording with out having to succeed in out and contact their cellphone.
Optionally available extras embrace a clamp mount, a pair of suction cup mounts, a chilly shoe adapter for thread-mount equipment, and even a “matrix mount” that enables customers to shoot video whereas swinging their inward-facing smartphone round themselves like a lasso. There’s additionally an influence financial institution, mic and LED gentle, for individuals who wish to keep system-specific.
Must you have an interest, pledges begin at US$99 for a fundamental setup that features a tripod mount (which can later grow to be an non-compulsory additional). The deliberate retail value for that bundle is $190. Assuming the Morphi reaches manufacturing, it ought to ship subsequent April.
You possibly can see it in use, within the video beneath.
Morphie Smartphone and Digital camera Assist Product Video