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Moment Pro Camera app adds anamorphic de-squeeze, celebrates with 15% site-wide discount on gear

Smartphone filmographers were treated to something special when Moment began shipping its new anamorphic lens to Kickstarter backers back in August. For those that aren't familiar with anamorphic lenses, they allow a camera with a square-ish sensor (4:3 aspect ratio) to capture a widescreen image, 2.40:1 in this case. This is done by ("squeezing") optically compressing an image on a single axis. The footage can be "de-squeezed" or stretched afterward to look normal.

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Moment's new $149 anamorphic lens lets you shoot cinematic-looking footage with your phone

Moment's made a name for itself creating lenses for smartphones (which we just published a review of today, by the way), but the company is now venturing into a new segment: filmmaking. This campaign is being kickstarted (pun not intended) by a $149 anamorphic lens, and the results look pretty impressive. That's probably how the Kickstarter already has over $370,000 (and climbing) in funding on a $50,000 goal.

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