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Peter GouldBy Peter Gould
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Peter GouldBy Peter Gould
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$44,272
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78
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 1 2018 4:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

If you have ever wanted to shoot with multiple cameras but thought it was too technical, too expensive, or too time-consuming, you're going to love Cutbox Studio!

Cutbox Studio removes the frustration that comes with trying to shoot with multiple cameras by putting together in one box everything you need to get started - cameras, mic, hardware switcher, cables, even a remote control! All you do is set-up and go.

Cutbox's three cameras are connected to a base station running custom camera switching software. The software allows the user to mix and record the individual camera feeds together on the fly with the click of a mouse or the remote control.  

During a recording session, the base station records the Live edit video source, each of the unedited camera sources, and the HDMI source (if used). All five recordings can then be exported from the base station. Post your Live edit as is, or import to your your favorite non-linear editing program along with the raw camera files and tweak the final edit. 

Once you've created video with multiple cameras and live switching, you'll never go back! 

DIY demos, unboxing vids, live performance, makeup demos, cooking videos, and interviews are just a few of the video types that can be shot more quickly and efficiently with Cutbox Studio.

Many videos show the action from more than one angle. If you shoot with only one camera, this means moving the camera and re-shooting actions multiple times to get what you need, then editing them together later. 

 With Cutbox, creators block out the camera shots before shooting, then do the performance one-time capturing from all the angles at once. This is especially useful for solo creators and livestreamers.

Cutbox camera bodies are small, just 2″ in every direction, and easy to deploy in a wide variety of locations. 

Manual Aperture and Focus settings combined with Base Station-side Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Shutter Speed accommodate a wide variety of lighting and subject matter. Swappable C-mount lenses add flexibility. SDI-based connections ensure clean video transfer with no dropped connections. Built-in Live LED lights indicate the currently Live camera. 

The Cutbox Base Station is the brains of the operation. It features a 10.1″ LCD screen, plug-and-play set-up, and easy-to-use switcher software.

On-board switcher software provides basic camera switching functionality to create live, multiple-camera production easily. Controls include live switching between Cutbox's three cameras and the HDMI source, 2-way, 3-way and 4-way split screen, pre-sized inset video, and audio input level controls.  

The Cutbox radio frequency remote control allows for camera switching and start/stop record function from up to 50 feet away. 

Cutbox Base Station back
Cutbox Base Station back

Base Station inputs include three custom cameras ports, HDMI input for compatible devices, two 3.5mm audio inputs, two USB 2.0 ports, and an SD card slot. Outputs include a VGA port, HDMI video-only output, 3.5mm audio output, an Ethernet network jack, and a volume control knob for onboard monitor speaker.  

Note that the base station will accept 3rd party BNC compatible cameras that support can be set to 1080p live output.  

Cutbox Studio is tailor-made for solo creators who frequently work alone. Not only does simultaneously shooting from more than one angle make your workflow faster, the Cutbox remote control makes switching cameras and starting and stopping recording simpler as well. 

 A simple click of the button allows you to switch between cameras from wherever you are on your set from up to 50 feet away from the Base Station.  

Cutbox Studio records all three camera sources, the HDMI In source, and the Live edit source. All five sources can be exported from the Base Station as MP4 files. All video files have stereo audio mixdown from the sources. 

Livestreaming with Cutbox can be accomplished in two different ways. 

First, the HDMI video output can be captured with a video capture card and livestreamed through a PC or Mac using OBS or other livestream software package. 

Second, the Cutbox Base Station can be connected via Ethernet to a  local internet router making the video streams accessible by a PC connected to the same router. This approach requires the vMix streaming software package, sold separately. See FAQ for more info about livestreaming. 

Cutbox Studio participated in the ClamourCon's inaugural Shark Tank pitch contest for new products and services for creators. We won that contest, and this In-Car Livestream Video was part of our demonstration. 

Cutbox Studio is extremely portable. The entire system can fit inside a backpack. Great for travel, tradeshows, sales meetings, anything!

What started out as an idea and a sketch on a whiteboard has now become reality. Cutbox Studio has been in full development for about 2 years. Our development team has recently completed our final pre-production samples and are focused on knocking out the last of our major software bugs. 

Assembling the prototype camera into temporary housings
Assembling the prototype camera into temporary housings
  • May 2018 - Kickstarter campaign
  • June 2018 - Campaign funds
  • July 2018 - Order components, pilot production
  • August 2018 - Mass production
  • September 2018 - Goods inspected, ship from China
  • October 2018 - Goods delivered to backers

We are asking to raise $200,000 here on Kickstarter. The initial product development expenses have already been paid. The money we raise here will be spent buying components for our first order, as well as covering expenses related to mass production such as inspections, technology licensing fees, and inbound shipping from China. 

Cutbox Studio wordmark and logo TM and © 2018 Multilens Partner, LLC

Risks and challenges

Risks
The team we’ve assembled for this project have over 20 years combined experience in software development and electronics manufacturing.

All major product development tasks have been completed and we are currently debugging the software.

We are all very confident we can order components and begin mass production within 30 days of funding, and be shipping out to you within 90 days after that.

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    Super Early Bird Cutbox CORE System

    ** SUPER EARLY BIRD REWARD!!**

    Please read description carefully...
    This is the Cutbox CORE System that does not include some accessories you may already own. Read on for more details...

    MSRP: $799

    The Cutbox Core System reward provides all the main components of the system, but excludes three items you might already own: a VGA compatible monitor, a microphone with standard 1/4" jack, and an SD card. Choose this reward if you don't need these three items.

    Cutbox Core System ships with:
    - Three (3) Cutbox 1080 HD Cameras
    - Cutbox Base Station
    - RF remote control
    - USB 2-button mouse
    - Three (3) C-clamp, heavy-duty die-cast camera mounts
    - Three (3) 10-meter camera cables

    Additional accessories needed to make Cutbox fully operational are:
    - a VGA compatible monitor
    - a powered microphone with standard 1/4" connector
    - an SD memory card, 16 GB recommended, min 40MB/sec write speed

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    Cutbox Studio CORE System

    Please read description carefully...
    This is the Cutbox CORE System that does not include some accessories you may already own. Read on for more details...

    MSRP: $799

    The Cutbox Core System reward provides all the main components of the system, but excludes three items you might already own: a VGA compatible monitor, a microphone with standard 1/4" jack, and an SD card. Choose this reward if you don't need these three items.

    Cutbox Core System ships with:
    - Three (3) Cutbox 1080 HD Cameras
    - Cutbox Base Station
    - RF remote control
    - USB 2-button mouse
    - Three (3) C-clamp, heavy-duty die-cast camera mounts
    - Three (3) 10-meter camera cables

    Additional accessories needed to make Cutbox fully operational are:
    - a VGA compatible monitor
    - a powered microphone with standard 1/4" connector
    - an SD memory card, 16 GB recommended, min 40MB/sec write speed

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    Super Early Bird Cutbox COMPLETE System

    ** SUPER EARLY BIRD REWARD!!**
    This is the complete Cutbox Studio system in a box for early backers who gotta have it all!

    MSRP: $899

    The Cutbox Studio Complete reward includes all the of the components necessary to make 3-camera videos straight out of the box without adding anything else. Choose this reward if you like the Easy button or you're just a completionist at heart!

    This reward includes the complete system:
    - Three (3) Cutbox 1080 HD Cameras
    - Cutbox Base Station
    - 10.1" LCD monitor
    - Powered, Uni-directional Microphone
    - Remote control
    - 32GB SD memory card
    - USB 2-button mouse
    - Three (3) C-clamp, heavy-duty die-cast camera mounts
    - Three (3) 10-meter camera cables

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    Cutbox Studio COMPLETE System

    MSRP: $899

    The Cutbox Studio Complete reward includes all the of the components necessary to make 3-camera videos straight out of the box without adding anything else. Choose this reward if you like the Easy button or you're just a completionist at heart!

    This reward includes the complete system:
    - Three (3) Cutbox 1080 HD Cameras
    - Cutbox Base Station
    - 10.1" LCD monitor
    - Powered, Uni-directional Microphone
    - Remote control
    - 32GB SD memory card
    - USB 2-button mouse
    - Three (3) C-clamp, heavy-duty die-cast camera mounts
    - Three (3) 10-meter camera cables

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- (30 days)