Moment’s Mobile Filmmaker Cage will take your smartphone filmmaking to the next level

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As advanced as your smartphone camera is, shaky, wobbly shots can make your videos look amateurish. This is why stabilizing your smartphone – with a mount or a tripod – is vital for good mobile filming. But if you want a more stable handheld shooting tool and multiple options for customization, Moment’s new Mobile Filmmaker Cage with MagSafe might be the way to go. The video cage attaches quickly to your phone with MagSafe and has multiple mounting points that allow you to mount microphones, lights, handles and other accessories for movie making.

The most obvious benefit of Moment’s Filmmaker Cage is that you have more manual control over your smartphone. Your smartphone remains stable while you grip the large, rectangular frame around it. There is even the option to add extra handles for even more stability. If you don’t mind dangling cables, there’s also a handy cable management system that helps you tuck those loose wires away. And if you need to pack light and skip the tripod, rest assured that the Filmmaker Cage can stand upright on its own.

If you only use your smartphone to make videos of your cats, the Filmmaker Cage is overkill. We’ve written about how the iPhone 13’s movie mode can mimic the focusing capabilities of professional movie cameras. While the wealth of stabilization and video editing features is unmatched on the iPhone 13, it can’t do much. Smartphone filmmakers still rely on a number of tools to perfect their shots, including mounts, lights, lenses and microphones. If you fit into this category of professional filmmakers, or even a serious amateur filmmaker, the Filmmaker Cage could be a good investment.

Unfortunately, the Mobile Filmmaker Cage is only compatible with the iPhone 12 and 13, but older models may work if you use one of Moment’s MagSafe cases. If you’re an Android user, Moment does make cases, lenses, and mounts for the latest Samsung and Pixel models. The Mobile Filmmaker Cage is now available on the Moment site for $99.

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