Now you can put ND or CPL filters on camera phones without manually switching.
The filter game for multi-cam phones just got upped. With Moondog Labs Multi-Camera Filter Mount, you can now seamlessly switch between the cameras on your phone without removing the filter. Or, with a little help from FiLMiC Pro's DoubleTake, you can shoot multiple video streams at once.
What's All the Fuss?
Well, having multiple cameras on your smartphone with different focal lengths does give you options when filming. The annoying part? If you have a lens or filter on the camera and need to switch focal lengths, the lens or filter gets in the way. You then have to take it off and lock turn it into the camera's bayonet or put it in your pocket. If you're shooting something time-sensitive you could miss the shot altogether. That's the problem that Moondog Labs wants to solve.
How it Works
First, you'll need to have a bayonet-style case from the likes of Moment, Rhinoshield, or Sirui to attach the Moondog Labs filter mount like you would any other. Align it with the bayonet mount of the case and twist it into place. Then you can add any 52mm neutral density (ND), circular polarizing (CPL) or other filters to the mount. It is worth noting the filter mount does not support the addition of anamorphic lenses as it's a standalone mount.
However, the Multi-Camera Filter Mount saves you valuable time, especially when taking advantage of the Filmic Pro DoubleTake app which allows you to shoot more than one focal length simultaneously. Like the front-facing camera and a reverse-shot or a wide and tele shot of your subject at once. DoubleTake currently supports iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS and XR with iOS 13.0 or later.
Now, any chance we can get something similar for our bayonet mount lenses?!
Pricing & Availability
The Multi-Camera Filter Mount from Moonlabs is available now for $35. Has anyone used the multi-cam filter mount yet? Will this solve some smartphone filmmaking woes for any of you? Let us know in the comments below.