Anamorphic lenses create that “cinematic” look that everyone recognizes, with unique lens flares and a superwide ratio. They do this by compressing the image to let the film or digital sensor record more than they’re normally capable of. When you decompress the video in post, you get high resolution superwide footage. The catch? You might have to sell your kidney to buy one.
Do not despair. Allowing you to shoot wide-angle videos without the bulk and five-figure price tag of professional equipment, the Moment Anamorphic Lens will turn your mobile device into the only tool you need. Moment lenses were already bar-raisers when it came to upgrading a smartphone’s optical capabilities, but the Anamorphic Lens really tackles filmmaking for a new generation. Just twist and lock the square-shaped lens onto your Moment case (or compatible case), and start capturing videos with that unmistakable CinemaScope look. A special software (you have a few choices) will handle the decompression. You’ll end up with the same 2:40:1 aspect ratio as the Hollywood big budget films, shallow depth of field, and horizontal flares.
The Moment Anamorphic Lens has been funded on Kickstarter more than 30 times over, ultimately giving Moment more than $1.5 million to turn its promising prototype into an affordable, mass-market reality.