The SCAMP is a simple, easy to use, solution for reducing shakiness while filming with small HD video cameras.
Well Hello! Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page. We would like to share with you an awesome product we have been developing called the SCAMP (Small Camera Platform).
The SCAMP is a high quality, robust, ergonomic handle for small hand-held video cameras. In recent years there has been an explosion of small cameras capable of filming in high definition. We saw the need to create a stable platform to film from, especially when filming for long periods of time or when trying to get those high quality steady shots. Our device is a tool to assist the amateur to professional videographer.
The SCAMP consists of a CNC machined and anodized aircraft grade aluminum platform with dual gripped handles. Along the top of the platform is an inlayed rubber surface to protect your camera, as well as non-slip grips on the handles for a secure hold. The SCAMP's captive thumb screw allows for easy mounting of your camera via its built in tripod mount, so there are no small parts to lose or tools required.
While the SCAMP was designed with pocket style HD video cameras in mind, (for example the Kodak Zi and Zx series, Sony's Bloggie, Creative's Vado, The Filp), it can also be used with a whole range of other cameras and phones capable of shooting HD video. This includes the iPhone or Android phone (with an adapter), point & shoot cameras, DSLRs, and any camera or device with a standard tripod mount. The SCAMP is not only a versatile and quality product, but also a durable one. Since it is based on the long standing 1/4-20 tripod mount standard, it will work with future cameras making it a useful tool for years to come. We are hoping to initially launch through Kickstarter in order to gauge interest in our product, as well as bring costs down through manufacturing in scale.The Kickstarter community seems to be an enthusiastic group of early adopters. The concept of cloud-funding people's ideas and projects appeals to us as it gives the community a sense of pride and ownership in seeing small and independent ideas become a success. Kickstarter is also full of independent artists and creators who are the exact group of people we would like to share our product with. Thank You for your support and please spread the word to anyone who this product might benefit.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 11, 2011.
Jan 25, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011 (45 days)
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“A journey towards $7500 begins with a single dollar” Slight reinterpretation of Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu “A Journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step”. Help us realize our goal of launching a successful product and support the entrepreneurial spirit that Kickstarter is trying to promote.
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Do you not have any personal use for the SCAMP, but still want to show some love to a couple entrepreneurial engineers. Well we would like to return the favor by keeping your head warm with a sweet beanie embroidered with the SCAMP logo.
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Want to help us launch the SCAMP while looking super fly. Contribute at this pledge level and we will hook you up with the official SCAMP contributor T-shirt. Let everyone know you support social funding.
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You will receive a CNC machined black anodized aircraft grade aluminum SCAMP with a sweet engraved SCAMP logo.
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You will receive a CNC machined black anodized aircraft grade aluminum SCAMP, but you may customize it with a personal engraving of your choice up to 9 Characters.
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You will receive a CNC machined and custom anodized aircraft grade aluminum SCAMP. You may choose from the the custom anodization colors of red, blue, green, gold, clear, purple, and orange. You may also customize it with a personal engraving of your choice up to 9 characters.