CustomSLR just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Air Strap camera strap and has already blown through its campaign goal – achieving over $23,000 in pledges toward a $15,000 goal in less than 4 days. [Read more...]
Peak Design has launched a new Kickstarter campaign (after two hugely successful prior campaigns) for the second generation of its Capture camera clip for DSLRs. The new design incorporates customer feedback on the first-gen version to add tripod use, sling strap compatibility and GoPro mount. [Read more...]
Snappgrip is an iPhone case and grip that allows you to use your iPhone or Galaxy III more like a traditional point and shoot camera. The idea turned into a Kickstarter project, which recently met its funding goal, and is now going into production with commercial availability expected in March 2013. [Read more...]
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.
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 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...]
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.
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...]