There are an rising variety of rigs obtainable 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. Working the size of both facet of every arm is a type of rail-like channel, which accepts the chilly shoe mount of a third-party machine akin to a light-weight or shotgun mic.
Moreover, the Morphi’s adjustable-width smartphone mount might 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 a substitute of a cellphone.
In keeping with Cam Caddie, the Morphi can arrange in at the very least 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 might be mounted on the machine, permitting customers to begin and cease and recording with out having to succeed in out and contact their cellphone.
Elective extras embody 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 mild, 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 change into an non-compulsory additional). The deliberate retail value for that package deal is $190. Assuming the Morphi reaches manufacturing, it ought to ship subsequent April.
You possibly can see it in use, within the video under.
Morphie Smartphone and Digital camera Help Product Video