Brandon Hoe of Helium Cine kicked off a Kickstarter campaign for their iPhone chassis, or camera cage if you will. The idea is to help the iPhone become a more user-friendly camera for shooters. Think adding top-lights, grips, and better microphones. Plus, the Helium Core case will allow you to mount a variety of lenses quickly. To me, this seems like a great piece of gear to help you make an iPhone become more of a professional camera.
April 26th Helium Cine kicked off their crowd funding. Now, they are just shy of their $30,000 goal. Why should you help Helium Cine out? Brandon, the designer, helped launch six different Lenovo notebooks before he left the corporate world and heading out on his own. If Lenovo believed in Brandon to get their products to the market I think we can too.
Helium Cage Details
- Use different lenses for different compositions and to enable different looks (love Moment lenses? The Helium Core accommodates Moment’s lens mounting plate)
- Add a flash to illuminate subjects better
- Mount on a tripod for stability (vertically or horizontally)
- Carry around your neck for quick access (with a lanyard or strap)
- Swap lenses for different shot types (the Moondog Labs anamorphic adapter shines with the Helium Core)
- Add Video lights on camera or add a microphone for scratch audio
- Mount creatively – on a gimbal, drone, car mount, articulating arm, Fig Rig, slider, jib, shoulder rig, motorcycle, helmet – the possibilities are numerous
- Aircraft-grade aluminum holds up to abuse better than plastic
- Fits into your pocket, camera bag, backpack or handbag because of its slender profile