Does the Cinebody S6 work with phones other than iPhone?
The Cinebody S6 is currently only compatible with the iPhone 6 & 6s.
Does the Cinebody S6 capture Super 8 quality or HD?
It captures both! The Cinebody App allows you to customize your shot for any occasion, as long as you are in free shoot mode. Film at 18 fps for Super 8 quality, or film as high as 240 fps for super slow mo HD footage. See what your iPhone can film here.
What type of lenses does the Cinebody S6 use?
The Cinebody S6 is compatible with all screw mount 58mm auxiliary lenses. You can purchase our 0.45x Wide Angle or 2x Telephoto Lenses here or simply attach one of your own!
The phone slides in sideways, but the Cinebody S6 records straight on. What gives?
Great question! The Cinebody S6 uses precisely placed mirrors to redirect the iPhone camera to film straight on. We then use magnification technology to allow you to view what you’re filming in our patent-pending viewfinder. Pretty cool, huh?
Does the viewfinder actually work?
Damn straight it does! While in Case Mode, the Cinebody App allows you to use the digital viewfinder to help you record in extreme light. Just plug in the case to activate Case Mode and look through the viewfinder. It’s that simple.
What frames per second will the Cinebody S6 shoot?
In free-shoot mode, the Cinebody App will let you switch between shooting in 240, 120, 60, 30, 24, and 18 frames per second. We made nifty charts to show you which frames per second (fps) work with which resolutions for which iPhones.
Can I use other camera accessories (lights, grips, etc.) with the Cinebody S6?
Absolutely! You can accessorize the Cinebody S6 to your heart’s desire. Easily attach lights, or handles to the cold shoe mount to enhance your filming experience. We’re a fan of adding a handle and removing the pistol grip for on-the-go shots. We call that Sport Mode.
How does the trigger & microphone work?
The microphone is powered by the trigger (red button on the case). When you press the trigger, it locks into place like a ball-point pen. This turns on the microphone and starts recording video. To turn the microphone off and stop recording, simply press the trigger again to unlock it. Easy breezy.
Video is recording, but not audio. What gives?
No need to fret. This may happen if the Cinebody S6 gets out of sync with the Cinebody App. First, unplug the red cable. Second, press the trigger (red button) on the case to make sure it is in the off position (expanded/outermost position). Then, plug the red cable back in. Boom! You’re good to go.
Why are my videos showing dark and/or blurry borders around the edges?
This is called vignette shadowing. To get technical, it is an effect that occurs when a rectangular screen surface is recorded through a round lens. It’s a challenge found in all cameras. We’ve corrected this issue with our lens settings toggle you can find in the camera view while filming using our app, so you should not see any vignetting.
If you are experiencing this issue, check to make sure the iPhone is pushed all the way into the case. That should solve the problem. If not, please email us at email@example.com.
Why am I getting a vignette shadow on the left side of my clip but not on the right?
This is a sign that the iPhone camera lens is not aligned correctly with the front mirror inside the case. Make sure your iPhone is fully inserted into the case and that the safety latch easily locks in place. Most of the time, pushing the iPhone in a tiny bit more fixes this.
Will my iPhone fit in the Cinebody S6 if it has a screen protector?
The Cinebody S6 is designed to securely hold and properly align your iPhone in the case. The tolerances to maintain this are pretty precise. Since there are multiple screen protectors with multiple thicknesses, some screen protectors will work in the Cinebody S6 and some will not.
Will my iPhone fit in the Cinebody S6 if it has a case?
No. You must take your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s out of its current case in order to use it with the Cinebody S6.
Does the Cinebody S6 use batteries?
Yes, the Cinebody S6 uses a small CR2450 3V coin cell battery to power the microphone. All you need is a small phillips screwdriver to open the battery cover and swap out the battery for a new one. You can find these batteries at most convenient and grocery stores.
Is something broken if the door latch pops off the case?
Not at all! The door latch has been designed to safely release to avoid breaking. If this happens, simply press the ball end of the latch back into the case to snap it back into place.
I live outside of the United States. Can I order a Cinebody S6?
Currently the Cinebody S6 is only available to the US. Visit www.Amazon.com/Cinebody to purchase.
What is the Refund Policy?
What? You want a refund? No problem. Our return and refund policy lasts for 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Return/Refund” and we’ll get you squared away.
Please note: To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in its original packaging, and in the same condition that you received it. We will need to see the receipt or original proof of purchase. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.