WHAT IS STARSLIDER
Starslider is not only a camera gear but also an entire ecosystem of professional video
equipment. Our goal was to realize the perfect bundle, capable of satisfying any
videomaker's needs in terms of camera movements: from a simple manual control to triple motorization control. It enables you to produce complex shootings or timelapse easily, thanks to the simplest remote control you already have in the pocket: your smartphone!
WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES
MODULARITY AND FLEXIBILITY
We design several solutions to provide easy plug of each element. In order to construct any specific set, every module is match-able mutually with the others in various way.
The V shape of our connection systems is the best way to eliminate any backlash, resulting in a unique solid piece that allows impeccably smooth movements.
MOTOR MAGNETIC PLUG
The system is equiped with a unique plug and play motor coupling solution that allows the fastest mounting capability on the market.
Starslider can be controlled by an accompanying mobile app, for both iOS and Android, that allows live control and configuration of preset and timelapse. Even our App is flexible, it comes as a blank framework and as soon as your device is connected to Starslider, the App upload the commands! This feature allows us to develop further implementation with the dream of controlling the entire studio setting. Not only a 3 axis motorized motion control but also lights and so on.
It features 3 macro-controls:
Live Control, Preset Control, Timelapse.
Live motion allows you to control real time moving three axes at different speeds and accelerations.
If you want to accurately design your shot you have to meet Starslider Preset Control. You can save and reload the same transition to shot it again in the same or different situations.
The Preset Control allows you to set multiple key-frames at different positions of the camera. Our algorythm calculates the interpolation and does the rest: it makes the transition smooth and guarantees fluid dynamics from the start to the end.
Timelapse mode allows you to set the transition - the same way of Presets - using pictures instead video recordings. The Control Unit can communicate directly with your camera thanks to the universal shutter release cable, and you can set everything you need on your device.
THE CONTROL UNIT
The control unit is the brain and the heart of the project. The power source is a battery with a standard V-lock adapter or a generic power supply. There are 3 output ports (12v, 7.2v, 5v) to feed your device, monitor, or other tools; 4 Ethernet connections to control the motors, and an intervalometer plug to control timelapse.
We want to demonstrate how fast and easy is to take control of Starslider.
In 2 minutes you can.. take your smartphone, go to wifi settings, connect to STARLSIDER, go to the application, launch it, select Live Control, play with default settings, change speed, increase acceleration, play again with Live Control, go back to the menu, choose Preset Mode, point a target moving three axis, set a keypoint, move the camera along starslider, point the focus again on the target moving pan and tilt, set the end point, play the transition - too fast - increase the duration, playback the transition. Ok, that's awesome!
In only two minutes.
GET WHAT YOU NEED
DON'T FORGET THE EXTRAS!
Do you desire extended features? The add-ons allow you to easily carry on your new flexible equipment or simply to extend the potentiality of it. Choose what you prefer and add the amount to your pledge.
We are a team of young professionals in the field of industrial design and industrial production, with a passion for videomaking. We developed Starslider to respond to two requests:a tool that allows the videomaker to produce interviews by himself (with the assistance of a remote control) and a robotic arm
to make a product's video. We started our journey with these specific needs, working with talented engineers and collaborating with filmmakers & photographers in order to improve, prototype after prototype, our vision and product.
“A good tool shouldn't be complicated or too expensive to utilize, whether you are
a professional or an enthusiast, everyone has the possibility to realize their creativity.”
Product Designer - Marco Farmachidi
Industrial Engineer - Giovanni Schirinzi
Mechanical Designer - Michele Salamone
UX Designer - Gionata Fronduti
Electronic and Software Engineer - Carmelo Fallauto
Comunication & PR - Filippo Rebuzzini
Strategy Consulting - Viola Xu
Videomaker - Andrea Revelli
Photographer - Marco Verna, Gabriele Daccardi