At RTE’s Mojocon mobile journalism conference in Dublin last weekend we took a look at the latest iPhone rigs from Spanish maker Shoulderpod. My co-host mobile journalist Yusuf Omar and I spoke to Shoulderpod creator Enrique Frisancho on the Teradek live show. (Please note the actual video starts 50 seconds into this clip).
The rigs are beautifully crafted from traditional materials and can be configured in numerous ways depending on your setup. The base of the system is a durable metal clamp that secures the phone in place and has a 1/4 20 thread on the base. You then add whatever brackets and grips you need to attach microphones, lights etc to the phone.
Even if you don’t film with your smartphone there are still a number of uses for Shoulderpod gear. Their inexpensive wooden handgrip has a 1/4 20 thread on top that allows it to mount to regular cameras and accessories. It can be used as a useful grip for small monitors, compact cameras and audio recorders. Costing just 20 Euros it is a bit of a bargain.
You can also use Shoulderpod’s rigs for action cameras like the GoPro or Xiaomi Yi.
For more details go to the Shoulderpod website.