Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera

The Luminati CS1 is a case for the iPhone 6 that brings the design practicality of a Super 8 movie camera to your filmmaking.
The Luminati CS1 is a case for the iPhone 6 that brings the design practicality of a Super 8 movie camera to your filmmaking.
Photo: Luminati

The iPhone is the gold standard for modern design – and that sometimes gets in the way of some of its amazing functions.

Take photo and video. Even the most serious photographers and filmmakers can create high art with an iPhone, but conventional cameras, no matter how clunky they seem today, were designed with grip and stability that is missing from an iPhone.

A startup company has created an iPhone 6 case that converts the iPhone into a retro-looking handheld movie camera, complete with cinematic lenses, a viewfinder, film trigger and a mount for mics and lights.

Mikme wants to fix your iPhone’s audio problem

Mikme
The tiny Mikme wireless microphone is designed to capture great audio quickly and easy.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

SAN FRANCISCO — While other people were crapping their pants or scratching their heads during the Apple Music unveiling, Philipp Sonnleitner was having an “aha!” moment.

It happened right after Apple took the wraps off of Connect, the social element of Apple Music designed to let artists share intimate moments with fans, from backstage video and unreleased tracks to private performances from couches anywhere in the world.

“You saw the Apple Connect?” Sonnleitner, CEO and founder of Mikme, asked during the getgeeked tech showcase here during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. “We have the tools!”