With the advanced videography capabilities offered by modern iPhones, for many users the iPhone is the only video camera they use, making camcorders seem like an anachronism. Of course, even with Apple’s advanced image stabilization features, if you’re serious about shooting videos on your iPhone, chances are at some point you’re going to want the benefit of an actual tripod or mount to keep things steady. This is where Joby comes in with its GripTight Pro Video Mount, the latest accessory in its well-known GorillaPod product lineup.
The GripTight Pro Video mount expands on the company’s earlier GripTight Pro with features specifically aimed at videography. You can attach it to any tripod that uses a standard 1/4”-20 mount, including Joby’s GorillaPod tripod, and the new pan and tilt capabilities with a panning arm help you get seamless and steady motion shots with precise movements and a tilt lock for hands-free use. It’s solidly made, using a combination of stainless steel, anodized aluminum, ABS plastic and TPE rubber, folds down nicely when not in use so that it’s easy to carry with you. In addition to the video mount itself, Joby is selling a GripTight Pro Video GP Stand package that includes a GorillaPod tripod, which can handle up to 500 grams of weight so you won’t need to worry about using it with even the most rugged iPhone cases, and provides the flexible wrap-around legs that GorillaPod is known for, allowing you to position your iPhone camera at just about any angle in just about any situation.