*** The cameras and shoulder rigs shown in the photos and video are not included in the rewards ***
I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. 3 years ago Canon introduced the 5DMKII camera that shot both stills and video. I bought one and was soon very frustrated with it. Even though it shot amazing video it didn't have a proper start/stop button.Every time that I shot video I would get shaky footage at the beginning and end of every clip that was not useable.
I started to do some research and found out that I wasn't the only one having this frustration with the camera. I looked around and only found a few triggers for the camera,unfortunately they were battery operated and expensive.Or they were never brought to market.
So over a year and a bunch of metal shavings later I am very proud to introduce the Stedi-Shot dslr trigger. It is totally mechanical and requires no tools.
WHAT IS THE STEDI-SHOT?
The Stedi-Shot is a bracket that the camera sits on that holds a cable release that is aligned with the start/stop button on the back of the camera.
By using the cable release to activate the start/stop button there is no shaky footage caused by pushing the button. It is that simple.
Also there are 3 types of trigger releases that fit industry standard 15 mm and 1/2 inch rods.
And also for Zacuto type shoulder rigs
I am currently working on trigger releases that fit more shoulder rigs.
The STEDI-SHOT is completely made out of solid aircraft aluminum that is cnc machined. It is then anodized with a protective coating.
The STEDI-SHOT is manufactured and assembled in the USA.
WHAT CAMERA MODELS ARE SUPPORTED?
CANON 5DMKII, CANON7D, CANON D60, CANON T2INIKON D7000
WHAT WE NEED
It has been a fun journey so far. But now it is time to get the STEDI-SHOT out on the market. I have spent all the money that I have to design and re-design this trigger. It has been tested on the Salt at the Bonneville Salt flats and had no problems in those harsh conditions.
To be able to get this trigger out into the market place we need your help. The money raised here will help us purchase the machine time as well as the raw materials in quantity.
The idea is a simple one...so simple in fact you'd want to slap yourself upside the head and wonder why you hadn't thought of it yourself but Michael did and has worked hard to refine the idea/product so that it is a well built tool and an invaluable addition to any kit.
Ric Kasnoff (ricphoto) photographer and trainer March 2012
It's about time someone came up with a simple thumb button to hit record on your favorite dslr camera. We all know and don't like too much, the pain of being ready to shoot but having to dismount and press the record button.
I have seen a wireless trigger button, Ive gaffed a remote to the handle. But I haven't seen a mechanical solution like this one.
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Thanks for checking out my project! Please watch the video and if you like what you see share it with your friends.
Click the green button to the right side of the page if you are interested in funding the STEDI-SHOT,and you will be guided thru the simple process.