Friday, 17 April 2015

How the revolutionary Flymount S1 flat mount case for iPhones works

One of the things that always intrigues people when they handle the Flymount S1 is the way in which it flips the lens round so you don't have to point the phone straight at the subject, you don't have to do the 'dirty diaper' hold that shows you're taking a shot and it's really neat in the hand or on your head.
The lens is a specially designed, patent pending optical plastic high precision moulding made out of the same sort of material that is used in professional applications.

Small injection moulded lenses are extremely difficult to manufacture at the high quality we need, small errors can completely distort the projected image. It has taken us 3 years to get the design and manufacturing right, but it's been worth it when we see the pleasure on our testers' faces.
Widening the view was another important issue. The standard iPhone lens is relatively narrow for action video but we couldn't create a fisheye effect without spoiling the quality, and that superwide view is more the province of GoPros, Drifts etc which the Flymount S1 doesn't compete with.

The whole concept of the Flymount S1 is that you can shoot rapid, action packed videos and share them. Because you've got a great screen to view on, you can shoot sequences until you've got what you want - and then you can edit and share online within minutes of the shoot.
It's great for perfecting techniques, as well. The guys at the skatepark yesterday were really interested in getting shots of feet positions for a particular jump action. You can use the Flymount S1 as a training tool like this.

The Flymount app is part of the package. It addresses all the issues we found with flipping the image. We sorted the focus hunting, stabilization and timing so the camera works as you'd expect, but it just looks like magic when you see it!
See us on Kickstarter or the Flymount website.

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