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$607,628 pledged of $900,000 goal
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By CENTR Camera
$607,628 pledged of $900,000 goal
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About this project

Check out an interactive 360° video by clicking on the thumbnail below:

A day in San Francisco with CENTR (click to see the video)
A day in San Francisco with CENTR (click to see the video)

CENTR allows you to capture your experiences and share them in a whole new way. Capture 360° video in real-time on a camera that fits in the palm of your hand. With decades of experience working on cameras at Apple, the CENTR team knows what it takes to bring beautiful design and groundbreaking technology together in one product.

Your pledge will help us deliver an exciting new camera technology that blends into your daily life. Buying cameras with similar capability costs over $1000 and requires hard to use stitching software. No need to handle several SD Cards or go through the difficult process of aligning images, CENTR Camera does all of the work for you.

CENTR Camera will retail for $399, but you can get yours on Kickstarter for only $299! Support CENTR today and get a FREE waterproof case when you pledge $199 or more.

CENTR Camera stitches videos together from four independent HD image sensors. CENTR footage can be viewed though your desktop, smartphone, or tablet in real-time via Wi-Fi through the CENTR interactive player. Create everything from amazing panoramic time lapses to the ultimate 360° selfie. 

Paragliding CENTR selfie (click to see the video)
Paragliding CENTR selfie (click to see the video)
CENTR BASE Jump (click to see the video)
CENTR BASE Jump (click to see the video)

Beta Tester highlights:

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CENTR was developed by a passionate team of ex-Apple engineers striving to change the way we capture, consume, and experience video. We designed and built the cameras for the iPhone, and won first place at the Stanford Product Showcase for our image processing design. The camera we're delivering to Kickstarter backers is the product of three years of development. CENTR's design is small but powerful, sleek but tough, and you'll never think of video the same once you experience 360.

... on safari. (click to see the video)
... on safari. (click to see the video)
                                                        
... in the mountains. (click to see the video)
... in the mountains. (click to see the video)
... on a road trip up the California coast. (click to see the video)
... on a road trip up the California coast. (click to see the video)
... heli-skiing in Alaska. (click to see the video)
... heli-skiing in Alaska. (click to see the video)
... at Burning Man. (click to see the video)
... at Burning Man. (click to see the video)
... on a quadcopter. (click to see the video)
... on a quadcopter. (click to see the video)
... in a fighter plane. (click to see the video)
... in a fighter plane. (click to see the video)
 
   

Delivering the highest quality panoramic video requires extensive and precise in-camera calibration. CENTR Camera processes 20 variables with each calibration, ensuring that your panoramic image is the highest possible quality. Each seam is scrutinized for key points and then matches are identified and vectored between adjacent cameras giving images that look like the one below.

CENTR's calibration process at work
CENTR's calibration process at work

Custom designed optics give CENTR the highest possible resolution with minimal distortion.

CENTR lens overlap region
CENTR lens overlap region

Learn more about the technology and the team behind CENTR below:

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Watch below to see how CENTR's modular battery and camera easily separate for quick-battery swaps on the go.

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We've embedded a digital bubble level so you can easily keep CENTR level for the best looking panoramic video. See CENTR's LED "bubble level" at work below:

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CENTR's unique dual-use mount makes it easy to leverage the GoPro family of mounts or use any standard tripod mount.

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 Easily change camera settings and preview from your mobile device.

CENTR partnered with world leaders in image processing to bring you the interactive, HD, panoramic video.

Movidius CEO, Remi El-Ouazzane, talks about their partnership with CENTR and the future of wearable devices.

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Three years in the making...  We've come a long way from our first prototype hacked together with wood and off-the-shelf action cameras.

Risks and challenges

Our team is looking for the support of the Kickstarter community to kick off tooling and pay some of the required manufacturing development costs to bring CENTR Cam to life. To deliver a level of unmatched quality in our cameras, we need funds for injection molded tooling, a unique optical system, and a world-class supply chain. Tooling and high-precision fixture costs will approach $500,000. We must also account for the cost of development materials, scrap, third-party certification, and engineering resources. Our team has managed complex tooling and challenging development cycles before at Apple and has a track record of success.

Due to the incredible power of this device, some of CENTR Cam's components are only available from one supplier. We have close partnerships with each of our sole source suppliers, but ultimately they are responsible for delivering their components on schedule. In full disclosure, unforeseen changes to the supply chain or delays in the tooling process may impact our delivery schedule.

We are a small team without big investors. Over the last few months, we devoted all of our resources towards building prototypes that could demonstrate the power of 360° video in a portable camera. The support of the Kickstarter community is critical to make CENTR a reality. Thank you!

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    CENTR SUPPORTER - You're awesome! Receive a personalized thank you email from CENTR founder Bill Banta.

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    Print of CENTR 360° Imagery (Your choice of either the Golden Gate Bridge, African Safari, F-18 Cockpit). Prints will be approximately 12" x 75" depending on the image.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Get 1 CENTR Camera for 50% less than MSRP. ONLY 199 units available at this price!

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    EARLY BIRD - Get 1 CENTR Camera at $150 off MSRP. ONLY 249 units available at this price!

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    Get your very own CENTR Camera for $100 below the $399 MSRP!

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    CENTR Camera Adventure Pack - Get 1 CENTR Cam and an extra battery pack!

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    CENTR DEVELOPMENT PARTNER - Get a limited edition development unit 3 months before the public. Engage with CENTR's engineering team on APIs, video outputs, metadata, and mobile apps.

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