MindShift Gear is a Spinoff from Think Tank Photo for Outdoor Camera Bags

Think Tank Photo launched a new outdoor photography backpack company called MindShift Gear. Think Tank Photo is launching this company with a Kickstarter program for a new rotating outdoor backpack, the rotation180° professional. You can check the project out here on Kickstarter.

It looks like MindShift Gear will focus solely on outdoor photography backpacks, while Think Tank Photo will remain committed to the professional urban market.

Custom SLR’s ProDot is a Cushion for Your Shutter Release

Custom SLR ProDot

Custom SLR is aiming to improve the “feel” of your shutter release with its latest invention – the ProDot.

The ProDot is a textured, press-on dot that adheres to the shutter button in order to provide finite control and finger-padding.  The ProDot was initially crafted to provide photographers a seamless shutter-release free of residual tremors; however, the Custom SLR folks envision a market for all routine button pushers (e.g., mouse buttons). [Read more...]

Instacube: A Digital Photo Frame for Your Instagram Streams

Instacube

Instacube is an Android-powered digital photo frame for you Instagram feeds.  It was created by design firm D2M.  Instacube features a 6.5-inch square touchscreen LCD for displaying Instagram images and connects via built-in WiFi.

Instacube launched as a Kickstarter project on August 21, 2012.  As of August 26, the project has received over $280k in pledges, easily surpassing its $250k goal.

Check out the Kickstarter pitch below. [Read more...]

Apertus Axiom Camera: Open Source 4K Camera

Apertus Axiom

The Apertus Axiom Camera is an open source project that looks to produce a 4K camera with a Super 35 sensor, Cinema DNG files, 150fps at 4K, a global shutter and 15 stops of dynamic range.

The plan is to launch a Kickstarter campaign in the fall to crowdfund the project at a target price “well below $10,000.”

If this camera actually comes to market with those features and price range, it stands to further disrupt the pro video market.  Sony’s FS700 really stirred the pot when it was introduced as an $8,000 camera that will (at some undetermined point in the future) shoot 4K footage and capture high frame rate footage (something it will actually do now) in full 1080p HD.

Of course, performance, reliability and support are key components that the Axiom will need in order to become a real player in the market.

Head over to No Film School for a more detailed analysis of what this camera could mean.

Novacut Open Source Video Editor

Novacut

The Novacut open source video editing platform is currently in development and looks like it could be quite the special video editing application.  Initially, Novacut is geared to exclusive compatibility with Canon HDSLRs; however, the Novacut team expects supported formats to grow quickly.

The most ambitious part of the Novacut product is the cloud editing possibilities.  Novacut is designed to allow multiple users work with the same project at the same time. [Read more...]