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About this project

A herd of bulls charges through confined streets and into a crowd of runners anticipating the chaos. A mountain biker launches off of a jump like an air born acrobat. A highliner precariously balances in vast open space hundreds of feet above the ground. A LineCam™ shuttle whizzes by, capturing all this action from a new point of view. What do you want to capture? The possibilities are endless.

Hey Kickstarter!

My name is Nick and this is my partner Larry, and we're here to introduce LineCam Systems™. LineCam Systems™ is an innovation in cable-assisted media capture. Our designs will bring the ability to capture dynamic cinematic motion to the novice and professional alike. What was once reserved for Hollywood-style budgets is now an affordable option for ANYONE.

In this age of built-in obsolescence one of our primary goals was to do things the "old way", by creating high quality products that didn't need to be replaced in a few years or less. We have done just that, and are extremely proud to offer these products with a  LIFETIME GUARANTEE*. Our commitment to the "old way" carries through to the idea of keeping it local — all of our systems and components are entirely manufactured in the United States, and once production begins we will be creating jobs in our own community.

We are truly grateful for your consideration in backing this project!

- Nick Braun & Larry Braun

Our Story

The design of these systems grew out of my love for mountain biking and a passion for filming the sport. I experimented with different points of view but was left wanting more. I imagined a system that could move freely through the environment, placing the viewer in the middle of the action, but nothing was available on the market to realize this vision. With a shop full of tools and raw materials, and lots of perseverance, I designed the first version of our cable-assisted shuttle and rigging system. As rudimentary as the system was at this stage, I still knew that I was onto something big.

What I needed now was an engineer that could help develop my vision, and this is where Larry came into the picture. Larry and I have spent the last two years designing, testing and refining the shuttle and rigging systems to get to where we are today. In the midst of all the design and development we have logged hundreds of hours of filming—challenging its scope and capabilities, and affirming its durability. 

Beta testing has been conducted not only by our team, but by other amateur and professional videographers as well. Of great pride is the testing feedback we received from the GoPro™ media team. GoPro™ tested our system while filming a commercial for the launch of their new Hero3™ camera. See what they, and others, had to say below.

"We had the chance to use the prototype LineCam System for the production of the GoPro HD3 product launch video. We are very impressed with the amazing shots that this system enabled us to achieve. Several things stand out, the ease of use, the quality of footage that we were able to achieve and the over all quality and thought that went into making this system are top notch. The first thing I noticed when I unpacked it was how well thought out the system was. Everything from the tensioning system, the pelican travel case and the custom cable clamps were spot on. Huge contribution to production capabilities and we look forward to getting our hands on a production unit when they become available."
Travis Pynn - GoPro Media Team

See if you can spot the action in the GoPro™ HD3 commercial that was captured with our LineCam System™.

"From the second I opened the box, I have been impressed by the LineCam System. It resembles a piece of art; I can tell a lot of thought, hard work, and dedication went into building this beautiful piece of equipment. With just a few key components of portable, lightweight, and compact equipment, I can have a lengthy LineCam setup that is not only quick, but also easy to set up and take down in almost any environment. This seemingly indestructible, ultra portable, battery friendly design rolls smoothly, is easy to maintain, and is made entirely in the U.S. of A with quality parts. LineCam Systems has done an amazing job creating a quality product that I can be proud to own."
Colt Maule - Projekt Roam  |  eXposure Theory

Our Systems

The Glide Lite™ - ONLY $295

The Glide™ Lite is like the little brother of our Glide™ shuttle — it's an entry level gravity powered media shuttle geared towards all the GoPro users in the world. Upgradeable, affordable and designed to get you rolling without breaking the bank.  The body has a series of 1/4-20 holes along the bottom edge for mounting GoPro cameras or other accessories. Constructed out of the same materials as the Glide™ and just as sturdy, it will hold 20 pounds of gear. Like its big brother, the Glide Lite™ utilizes the same precisely machined wheels to attach to the cable using our Clickit™ cable lock clips (pat. pend). You won't find the ease of use or safety of the  Clickit™ cable locks on any other rig in the market. This is truly the first and best rig for filming guerrilla style.

While we do offer a recommended rope and rigging package for the Glide™ and Glide Lite™, you can easily operate this on your own 5mm cord (maximum diameter), para cord or other small accessory line — further reducing your start up cost. We've even ran it on very high test fishing line (not endorsed or recommended).

What can be upgraded?The Glide Lite™ is designed so that you purchase other accessories in the future to build up the capabilities of your system. Add a rope and rigging package, a cheese plate for expanded camera attachments, a power pack and radio for remote control (coming soon), a gyro stabilizer (coming soon), or a pan/tilt unit (coming soon).

Get rolling. Get the Glide Lite™

The Glide

The Glide™ is a gravity powered media shuttle designed to be the perfect accessory for your GoPro™ camera, but stout enough to hold 20 pounds of gear. The cheese plate is manufactured to accommodate connectivity of multiple cameras. Precisely machined wheels attach to the cable using our Clickit™ cable lock clips (pat. pend).

Set up is quick and easy using our Glide™ specific rigging system (Flow™ rigging system can also be used). Compared to the Flow™ rigging system, the Glide™ utilizes a lighter weight rope and tension ratchet, which reduces the price. Once the line is set, attach the Glide™ to the rope using our Clickit™ cable lock clip. Now just let gravity do the work (speed will vary based on the angle of the line and weight of camera gear). The Glide™ has also been tested as rigged from a static anchor point on one end to a person holding the other end — this configuration allows the shuttle pilot to vary the speed by raising or lowering the line. We have also tested it by simply having two people hold the line — this configuration is possible but does require constant pulling in order to create enough tension in the line.

Technical Specs:

  • Weight of shuttle: 1.75 pounds
  • Length: 15.50 inches
  • Construction: Precision CNC'd 6061 aluminum
  • Finish: Hard anodizing
  • Camera capacity: 20 pounds
  • Hand assembled
  • Made in the USA

The Flow

This shuttle is designed with the same exacting standards as our Glide™ system, but with the advanced hobbyist or professional videographer in mind. The drive motor, batteries and electrical systems are protected in an easy access (no tools required) two-part aluminum body which also houses the internal cooling system. The set up is similar to the Glide's except that the Flow™ uses aircraft grade Nylon-Coated Zinc plated steel Cable and our Lockjaw™ cable clamp along with a heavy weight rope tension ratchet. Once your line is set just secure your camera(s) and attach the shuttle using our quick and easy Clickit™ cable lock clips ((pat. pend). Now you're ready to calibrate your camera/monitor and start filming.

The Flow's features include:

  • Regenerative Braking Technology  - anytime the shuttle's brakes are applied, the energy that is generated is transformed to power and used to help recharge the batteries.
  • Electronic speed controller (ESC) with preprogrammed firmware.
  • Equal forward/reverse/brake power in both directions of use.
  • X-Drive Technology-drastically improves drive/brake response and aids in much lower operating temperatures.
  • Dynamic Timing Advance-automatically advances motor timing at full throttle for increased top speeds. Timing is also manually adjustable from 0-42 degrees.
  • Water resistant case.

Technical Specs:

  • Weight of shuttle: approximately 5 pounds.
  • Length: 20.75 inches.
  • Power system: Lithium polymer rechargeable batteries.
  • Speed: 0-60+ mph, depending on drive system configuration
  • Climb capability: 0-45 degrees, depending on camera set-up and weight.
  • Camera capacity: 20 pounds.
  • Construction: Precision CNC'd 6061 aluminum.
  • Finish: Hard anodizing.
  • Hand assembled.
  • Made in the USA.

Rigging

Glide Line:
5mm Accessory Cord (black)
Length: 100m (328ft) Spool
Spool Dimensions: 7in dia, 6.25 length
Weight: 4.4 Pounds

Glide Rigging:
30ft of 8mm Prusik Cord (red)
(1) Rope Ratchet
(2) 6ft webbing loops (1 red) (1 blue)
(3) Twist Lock Carabiners
(2) Foam Emergency Stops (for both ends of line)

Flow Line:
Zinc Coated Aircraft Cable
7X19 Construction
Length: 500ft
Spool Dimensions: 8in dia, 7.25 length
Weight: 20 Pounds
Custom Nylon coating creates a
smoother finish than standard coated cables,
resulting in reduced noise during operation
and a smoother running shuttle.

Flow Rigging:
75ft of 8mm Prusik Cord (red)
(1) Lockjaw Cable Clamp
(1) Progress capture double pulley
(1) Double pulley
(2) 6ft webbing loops (1 red) (1 blue)
(3) Twist Lock Carabiners
(1) Rope Bag (red or black)
(2) Foam Emergency Stops (for both ends of line)

Flow Shuttle:
Shuttle
Battery: 10,900mAh 2cell LiPo
Radio: Hitec, Aurora 9
Charger: Hyperion, EOS 720i

Table below shows our special Kickstarter pricing compared to normal retail pricing. Shipping is not included in this illustration.

Roll With Us! 

It's so easy. Just choose a reward and be part of our team. Your generous pledge to this project will help fund our first production run of the Glide™ shuttle (pat. pend), Flow™ shuttle (pat. pend), Lockjaw™ cable clamp (pat. pend) and acquisition of components for the rigging packages.

Rewards

Our motto, ROLL WITH IT™, has an obvious connection to our system and biking roots, but what we really love is its simplicity as a mantra for overcoming the challenges we've faced over the last two years.

For our first tier rewards, we've taken this motto and created a collection of limited edition goods to thank you for your generosity. The collection is also a high-five to our friends in the biking community, whose support has been a huge source of inspiration along the way. Remember, no matter what the challenge, just ROLL WITH IT™.

Looking for a new point of view? Our second tier rewards are for those that want to purchase a shuttle, rope or cable, rigging, or a complete system package, while taking advantage of our special Kickstarter pricing.

Beanies are one-size fits all. Men's T-shirt and Hoodie available in Sm, Med, Lrg & XL. Women's Hooded T-shirt available in Sm, Med & Lrg.

Each Hydro Flask is fabricated from double wall vacuum insulated food grade 18/8 stainless steel (BPA-Free) and resistant to bacteria and odors. The double wall vacuum insulation technology allows the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Growler to keep hot contents hot and cold contents cold. For each Growler ordered Hydro Flask will donate 5% of the gross profits to a charity of our choice through FivePercentBack.org  The charity we have chosen is Kids in the Game http://www.kidsinthegame.org/

Lower Tier Rewards

Upper Tier Rewards

*All LineCam Systems™ manufactured parts are guaranteed to be free of defects and material flaws for the life of the product. This guarantee is non-transferable and is extended only to the original registrant. This guarantee will only be considered valid under normal and reasonable use. Abuse, neglect or use in a manner not consistent with the manufacturers original recommendations will not be covered under this guarantee. LineCam Systems™ wholly reserves the right to determine what constitutes normal and reasonable use.

SHIPPING

Unlike most projects on Kickstarter, our products are heavier and require larger boxes and more packing material to protect them. The result is higher shipping costs than what you might be used to seeing for Kickstarter projects. Please know that we have done our absolute best to ensure the lowest shipping costs possible.

Once funded, we anticipate being able to ship all of our lower tier rewards within about 30 days. Our upper tier rewards will take a bit longer (approx. 6-8 weeks), and we will ship those in order of pledge date. The sooner you pledge the sooner you'll get your system.

Note: If you're ordering from Canada please select "Ship to U.S." in the first pop-up window after selecting your reward. At the next window please add the additional shipping charge to the pledge amount. This will ensure you don't pay the full international shipping rate.

Risks and challenges

We understand there are potential risks inherent with the start up of any new business and we have gone to great lengths to foresee and mitigate as many of these as possible. We commit to transparency and backer communication if new challenges arise.

MATERIALS & DESIGN
Over the course of the last two years we have undergone extensive testing of materials and prototypes for performance, durability and safety.

ACQUISITION OF 3RD PARTY COMPONENTS
We have developed strong business relationships with suppliers that have proven their quality and reliability through the building and testing of all pre-production prototypes.

MANUFACTURING
We have taken the following steps to ensure that we deliver the highest quality product in a timely manner.
• All vendors have been chosen and thoroughly vetted for their capacity to fulfill large orders.
• Recruiting and training of skilled workers that will join our team once full production starts.
• Procurement of a production facility.

SHIP DATE
We have padded our manufacturing timeline and are confident we will ship rewards by the projected dates. If delays are encountered we will communicate to our backers right away.

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    RIGGER.
    Like our systems, this reward is compact, lightweight and portable. Whether your throwing sick tricks in the park or working a black tie like 007, this topper is the perfect way to roll with it.

    One size fits all. Choose from Oxford Grey/Black or Black. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10.

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    WOMEN'S: It's a hoodie/shirt combo. Soft, heathered and cool — the trifecta of style.

    MEN'S: 100% ring spun cotton infuses each shirt with a unique character all its own. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5, $10 & $25. Shipping included for the contiguous United States. Alaska and Hawaii add $6, Canada add $14, International add $18.

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    DIRECTOR - CHOICE #2: A heavyweight graphic hoodie. Comfort and performance, whether you're on the trail or riding around town. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5, $10 & $25. Shipping included for the contiguous United States. Alaska and Hawaii add $5, Canada add $24, International add $50.

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    DIRECTOR - CHOICE #1: A 64 oz wide mouth stainless steel growler by Hydro Flask. Hydration is the key to life....so is beer:) You can fill it with cold or hot liquids, but it's really the perfect vessel for your favorite brew. Either choice is great but we are especially proud to offer the Growler because of Hydro Flask's participation in FivePercentBack.org. For every growler we purchase and send as a reward Hydro Flask will donate 5% of the gross profits to the charity of our choice (read our full rewards section for more information on this non-profit, the charity of our choice and other product specific details). Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5, $10 & $25. Shipping included for the contiguous United States. Alaska and Hawaii add $20, Canada add $24, International add $40.

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    GLIDE ROPE Includes 1 spool of 5mm Accessory Cord (black) - Length: 100m (328ft). Spool Dimensions: 7in dia x 6.25 length. Weight: 4.4 Pounds. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. SHIPPING: A $25 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $22, International add $40.

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    GLIDE RIGGING Includes 1 30ft length of 8mm Prusik Cord (red), 1 Rope Ratchet, 2 6ft webbing loops (1 red & 1 blue), 3 Twist Lock Carabiners and 2 Foam Emergency Stops (used on the ends of the line). Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. SHIPPING: A $25 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $22, International add $40.

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    GLIDE LITE SHUTTLE Includes 1 shuttle. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. Shuttle available in Black & Red or Optic Black (matte finish). SHIPPING: A $15 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $21, International add $40.

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    FLOW CABLE Includes 1 spool of Nylon-Coated Zinc Aircraft Cable. 7X19 Construction. Length: 500ft. Spool Dimensions: 8in dia x 7.25 length. Weight: 20 Pounds. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. SHIPPING: A $35 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $47, International add $73.

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    GLIDE SHUTTLE Includes 1 shuttle. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. Shuttle available in Black & Red or Optic Black (matte finish). SHIPPING: A $15 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $21, International add $40.

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    FLOW RIGGING Includes 75ft of 8mm Prusik Cord (red), 1 Lockjaw Cable Clamp, 1 Progress capture double pulley, 1 Double pulley, 2 6ft webbing loops (1 red & 1 blue), 3 Twist Lock Carabiners and 2 Foam Emergency Stops (used on the ends of the line). Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. SHIPPING: A $30 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $21, International add $50.

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    GLIDE LIMITED EDITION Includes 1 shuttle, 1 rope spool and 1 rigging package. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. SHIPPING: A $35 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $25, International add $47.

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    FLOW SHUTTLE Includes 1 shuttle, 1 battery: 10,900mAh 2 cell LiPo, 1 RC Radio: Hitec Aurora 9, 1 Charger: Hyperion, EOS 7201. Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5 & $10. Shuttle available in Black & Red or Optic Black (matte finish). SHIPPING: A $35 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $35, International add $55.

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    FLOW LIMITED EDITION Includes 1 Shuttle package, 1 Cable package, 1 Rigging package and 1 Rigging Bag (choice of red or black). Shuttle available in Black & Red or Optic Black (matte finish). Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5, $10 & $25. SHIPPING: A $35 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $35, International (Continental Europe only) add $75. Other countries please contact us for a shipping quote.

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    FLOW LIMITED EDITION SUPER PACK Includes 1 Glide Shuttle, 1 Flow Shuttle package, 1 Cable package, 1 Rigging package, 1 Rigging Bag (choice of red or black) and a 1620 Pelican Case with a personalized nameplate (size: 24.64" x 19.39" x 13.78"). Shuttles available in Black & Red or Optic Black (matte finish). Also includes all the benefits of pledge levels $5, $10, $25 & $50. SHIPPING: A $55 shipping fee is included in the reward price for the United States (includes Alaska and Hawaii), Canada add $87, International (Continental Europe only) add $120. Other countries please contact us for a shipping quote.

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