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OccubeBy Occube
First created
OccubeBy Occube
First created
€1,347
pledged of €40,000pledged of €40,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 1 2016 11:46 AM UTC +00:00

About

Working in the professional video industry and being big fans of 360° recording we have experienced numerous situations in which we had to make a lot of compromises working with the current 360° technology on the market. Due to quality limitations of "one-stop" cameras currently on the markets we are focused on working with GoPro® action cameras, the respective camera rigs as well as the required stitching software. During operations we have experienced pitfalls that did not enable us to work professionaly:

  • Cameras turn off due to overheating
  • Limited recording time due to short battery duration
  • Time Waste due to one-after-the-other data extraction

That is the reason why we decided to create

Occube

Funding Goals and Features

Occube Standard - Funding goal of 40.000€

To solve the overheating problem, we decided to use a plastic with a high integration of aluminum (Thermal conductivity ratio of 6 W/m/K vs. 0,25-0,3 W/m/K). This material has 20 times higher thermal conductivity than commonly used plastic but with all other advantages of plastic. In addition we will optimize the design in a way that it enables an optimal thermal flow. The aim of all this is to diminish the overheating problem that is driving so many 360° video producer insane. In order to be able to produce the rig using the special plastic we need to design an injection mold, out of which the cube will be formed with high temperature. Printing the cube is not an option as this patented material is not usable in a 3D printer and also 3D printed devices tend to be not very robust. The downside of using injection mold technology is that the initial necessary toolset is fairly expensive. This is where we need your help. We need the funding of 40.000 EUR in order to be able to adapt the design for injection molding, produce the tool set and the first batch of cubes. In order to make it interesting for you, we provide all early funders discounts to those already competitive prices - for a rig with more functionality.

Occube Plus - Funding goal of 60.000€

If we reach the funding goal of 60.000€ we intend to integrate a power distribution within the cube. This would enable you to supply all cameras simultaneously with an external power source using only one cable. The duration of your production would not be limited to the battery duration or would not be disrupted by constant battery charging or changing. A nice side effect is that you safe money since external batteries that supply all 6 cameras cost approximately as much as a single GoPro battery. Also you safe time not having to constantly charge the batteries or change them during critical scenes. This will extend the possibilities of your productions to e.g. full length sports games or theater plays. In order to be able to develop the integrated power supply we need to ensure that the electronic components are shielded from the GoPros and also do not lead to additional thermic challenges. The additional funding is needed for the electronic design and testing as well as the production.

Occube Advanced - Funding goal of 100.000€

If we reach the funding goal of 100.000€ we intend to integrate a 6x 3.0 USB hub into the cube so that the data on the memory cards of all 6 GoPros® can be extracted simultaneously. Therefore it is not necessary to extract the cards from each single camera which will massively reduce the effort for post production. As with the power supply we will ensure that the additional electronics will not negatively effect the cameras and will not lead to additional thermic problems. The additional funding is needed for the thorough electronic design and testing as well as the production.

Team

Intended  Timeline

 This is a video which was produced with our rig.

Risks and challenges

Hi all,
in case we get the necessary funding we ensure you that we will try our best to bring Occube to life. Besides having conducted thorough tests ourselves we have already engaged with potential industry partners to design and produce the rig. Nevertheless we want to share our thoughts about potential risks with you.
Functionality:
First tests with our prototypes show that the overheating problems can be massively reduced (>2 hours rundtime without overheating; depending on settings), nevertheless there is always still a risk that the anticipated heat reduction goals might be missed. Even though we are very positive that also the final rig will meet the goals, we want to be transparent with you about this potential risk.

Funding and different versions:
In order to avoid misunderstandings please let us once more explain our product versioning and the respective funding. "Occube Advanced" can only be designed and produced if the funding goal of 100.000 EUR is reached and "Occube Plus" can only be designed and produced if the funding goal of 60.000 EUR is reached. "Occube Standard" will be the base version which we will design and produce if we reach the funding goal of 40.000 EUR. In case one of you obtained a "higher" version which is then not being produced due to a missed funding goal, he or she will receive the next lower available version. So worst case someone obtaines an "Occube Advanced" but not even the funding goal of "Occube Plus" is reached, which means that he or she will "only" get "Occube Standard" - which would in our opinion still be worth the money though.

We will ensure to constantly update you on the project progress and please let us know your thoughts and questions.

We are determined to bring Occube to life and hope you are as excited as we are.

Best
Bastian, Felix and Robin

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    "Occube Plus" (which includes the "external power supply" feature) with a discount of 50% compared to regular price.

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    "Occube Advanced" (including the external power supply and "integrated USB hub" feature) with a discount of 30% compared to regular price.

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    PLEASE NOTE: "Occube Advanced" which includes the "external power supply" and "integrated USB hub" feature will only be developed if funding goal of 100.000 € is reached.

    If not, you will get two "Occube Plus" and if the funding goal of 60.000€ is not reached you will get two "Occube Standard"

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    Three "Occube Advanced" (including the external power supply and "integrated USB hub" feature) with a discount of 25% compared to regular price.

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    If not, you will get three "Occube Plus" and if the funding goal of 60.000€ is not reached you will get three "Occube Standard"

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    Four "Occube Advanced" (including the external power supply and "integrated USB hub" feature) with a discount of 30% compared to regular price.

    PLEASE NOTE: "Occube Advanced" which includes the "external power supply" and "integrated USB hub" feature will only be developed if funding goal of 100.000 € is reached.

    If not, you will get four "Occube Plus" and if the funding goal of 60.000€ is not reached you will get four "Occube Standard"

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