iSteadi is an easy to pack away snap-in conversion kit: it transforms a standard mobile phone into a semi-professional videocamera
What it is:
iSteadi is the ultimate snap-in conversion kit for iPhone 4; 4S and virtually any other mobile phone thanks to a Universal Mounting Kit.
In a blink of an eye it transforms a standard phone into a semi-professional steadicam*.
It features :
+ adjustable case to fit the hilt onto the phone;
+ ergonomic hilt for a comfortable and safe grip;
+ balancing mechanism to minimize the vibrations transmitted to the images.
How it works:
As a standard steadicam, iSteadi operates on the principle of the pendulum: if we hold an object by its center of gravity without transferring torque, the object tends to maintain its angular position minimizing the vibrations transmitted to the image.
The center of gravity is brought inside the handle by a barbell made by a telescopic antenna.
This way, the steadicam can be easily packed away and the operator can adjust the balance with only small changes of the antenna length.
About our Plan
Our true wish is to release iSteadi to the world and finally share this innovative product so that anyone can enjoy it! Not only do we want to offer you a great opportunity to make your videos look better but we also want you to join us in this project.
We’ve got the final design and a prototype that has been thoroughly tested. Now we need to start engineering the injection molds and produce them in order to start production, which is the most costly process of all. Then, once our funding goal is reached, we'll start making those molds so our parts for your iSteadis can be ready in a four month time. In any case, before the deadline, we'll be working on the final details of the packaging, and the shipping organization.
We'll be also uploading images and post info of our progress here on KickStarter and on our webpage. Stay tuned; we would love your input.
In order to make iSteadi durable, high quality, and cost-effective we need to injection mold the parts. This means expensive molds (6-7) that have to fit together very precisely!
We can rely on an extraordinary team of friends who are sharing our very same passion about this project so that we could really compress costs to a minimum. However we still need your help to complete the project, being our minimum funding goal $50.000.
The money we raise will go directly into producing the tooling plus pay for small parts, packaging, and shipping for your very iSteadi.
iSteadi is an idea born in the head of Italian inventor Marco Zangirolami and the amateur cameraman Simone Leonard Banchio in collaboration with NC based design expert Salvatore Guerra who collaborated during the entire project over the internet and is presently the project leader.
About your cooperation
You can pledge from $1 upwards and you will always get our deepest gratitude in return, BUT if you pledge at least $59**, you will automatically receive one or more iSteadi(s) for you and your friends to enjoy.
Should you not be interested in iSteadi and yet willing to help, please do so by twittering, facebooking, emailing, blogging and sharing anyway you can to spread the word about our project!
** Shipping costs:
- US and Europe: included
- Rest of the world: $8
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION!
We would have already if we'd had a preview of the new iPhone, which of course we haven't...nevertheless it is likely that we will finalize iSteadi as a mount compatible both with iPhone4 and 5, provided that the iPhone 5 measures are similar to the present ones. We will keep you informed about it.
At this stage of the project we are taking into consideration all your suggestions and are still able to introduce changes to the project. It is likely that we will produce a couple of detachable cases for different uses, depending on our backers feedbacks...
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