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Design the movements of your camera and use the dedicated app to get 3-axis motion control. Dolly + Pan + Tilt and much more.
Design the movements of your camera and use the dedicated app to get 3-axis motion control. Dolly + Pan + Tilt and much more.
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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.

V-SHAPE CONNECTIONS

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.

THE APP

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 CTRL

Live motion allows you to control real time moving three axes at different speeds and accelerations. 

PRESET CTRL

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

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.

  

TECHNICAL SPECS 

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.

 

 DEMO

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.

TIMELINE

TEAM

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.”  

Founding Team

Product Designer - Marco Farmachidi

Industrial Engineer - Giovanni Schirinzi

Mechanical Designer - Michele Salamone

UX Designer - Gionata Fronduti

Extended Team

Electronic and Software Engineer - Carmelo Fallauto

Comunication & PR - Filippo Rebuzzini

Strategy Consulting  - Viola Xu

Videomaker -  Andrea Revelli

Photographer - Marco Verna, Gabriele Daccardi

Risks and challenges

We have already secured trusted partners in order to ensure the project flows as planned. The production includes several components with a high precision and complex proprietary electronics; therefore while we don't foresee any complications, potential supply chain issues or tweaking in the design may occur. We'll keep the community informed with prompt updates. We pledge to give 5% of the profits back to the Kickstarter community. More information on http://kickingitforward.org.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    MP3 of Starslider Original Soundtrack

    Download our original soundtrack and use it for your video productions!

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    T-SHIRT + Soundtrack

    Get the original Starslider graphic T-Shirt, we'll send the link for the free download of the track!

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    Pledge €549 or more About $602

    Monolite Bundle

    Get 1 Monolite to spin your camera on 1 axis.

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    • 1 Monolite
    • 1 Motor + Cable
    • Control Unit
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    Pledge €799 or more About $876

    Starslider Linear

    Slide your camera on Starslider.

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    • Starslider Linear
    • 1 Motor + Cable
    • Control Unit
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    Pledge €999 or more About $1,096

    EARLY BIRDS - Monolite Double Bundle

    Move your camera 360°.

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    • 2 Monolite
    • 2 Motors + 2 Cables
    • Control Unit
    • L Connection system
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    Pledge €1,099 or more About $1,205

    Monolite Double Bundle

    Move your camera 360°.

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    • 2 Monolite
    • 2 Motors + 2 Cables
    • Control Unit
    • L Connection system
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    EARLY BIRDS - Starslider Linear+Monolite

    Combine 2 axis in multiple ways.

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    • Starslider Linear
    • 1 Monolite
    • 2 Motors + 2 Cables
    • Control Unit
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    Starslider Linear + Monolite

    Combine 2 axis in multiple ways.

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    • Starslider Linear
    • 1 Monolite
    • 2 Motors + 2 Cables
    • Control Unit
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    Pledge €1,699 or more About $1,863

    Complete Bundle

    Boost your creativity on 3 axis.

    Includes:
    • Starslider Linear
    • 2 Monolite
    • 3 Motors + Cables
    • Control Unit
    • L Connection system
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    SUPER EARLY BIRDS - Complete Bundle

    Boost your creativity on 3 axis first.

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    • Control Unit
    • L Connection system
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    EARLY BIRDS - Complete Bundle

    Boost your creativity on 3 axis.

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    • Starslider Linear
    • 2 Monolite
    • 3 Motors + Cables
    • Control Unit
    • L Connection system
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    EARLY BIRDS - Complete Bundle

    Boost your creativity on 3 axis.

    Includes:
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    • 2 Monolite
    • 3 Motors + Cables
    • Control Unit
    • L Connection system
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