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SLY3D - Record 3D video with ANY smartphone (mysly3d.com)

CA$ 4,031

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WONDERING WHY THE DEMO VIDEO ABOVE IS DOUBLED UP?

With special optics, Sly3D works be capturing 2 unique video perspectives. This is called “stereo vision” and is the exact same way our eyes work. When you watch these 2 slightly different 2D perspectives in a certain way (Google Cardboard HMDs are great  - more about this below), our brain naturally merges them together and produces a 3D image by adding depth to the picture.

Have a look at this video - It explains it in Layman's terms.

 
 

PRESERVE THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS IN 3D

3D video is a fun and amazing way to look back on a great experience. Share it with others by simply uploading it to YouTube, iCloud or any other host - just like you would a non-3D video. 

COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

The recent introduction of VR, HMDs, and 4K recording capabilities are paving the way for 3D media to become an exciting choice.  Not only is it an unique way to promote your product, but the market isn't saturated by it yet.  A true opportunity to stand out from the crowd!

Check out this LG G3 concert recording of the Green Day tribute band "Cigarettes + Valentines".  Use with Google Cardboard . 

LIVE 3D STREAMING  

Use the power of your smartphone to stream LIVE high definition 3D video! Use a constant power source for unlimited streaming, or add a second battery to the Sly3D handle for a truly portable solution.

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT

Why not create some sexy 3D video between you and significant other? Or use Sly3D to create a wild new experience for your clients. From pre-recorded videos to live streaming, 3D video would definitely spice things up!

* Check out this interesting VICE documentary about the changing state of adult entertainment and VR. http://goo.gl/5iJGkw 

Just place your phone on the Sly3D adapter, align, secure it with the universal brackets, and then hit record on your favorite camera program. Because it uses special optics, there are no additional apps or secondary programs required. It’s that simple!

Sly3D is universal and works with just about all smartphones. 

 The special brackets can adjust left-right-up-down.  This means small phones with 4.7" screens like the iPhone 4 will work, all the way beyond huge phones like the Samsung Galaxy Mega with a 6.3” screen.   

Yes, it works with your phone case!  Even supersized Otterbox cases will work. The brackets are fully adjustable.  

Have an old phone kicking around? 

Why not turn that old phone into a 3D camera!?

 
  • 4K / Ultra HD:  ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING 3D! 
  • Quad HD:    A BEAUTIFUL 3D EXPERIENCE 
  • 1080p Full HD:    WORKS GREAT FOR 3D 
  • 720p HD:    WORKS OK FOR 3D
The 3D experience goes hand-in-hand with the recording capabilities of your smartphone and the screen resolution of the device you watch it on.  1080p works wonderfully, however, the newest 4K-UHD resolution records 4X the pixels VS 1080p. New phones like the Samsung S6 or Iphone 6 Plus produce amazing 3D results when paired with a Google Cardboard HMD.  The results are a life-like 3D experience that's hard to describe but amazing to relive! 

There are multiple ways you can watch the 3D videos you record. The Sly viewer is instant, but using a head mounted device (HMD) is our favorite because it's like watching your 3D video on a 10 foot screen! 

Please watch the YouTube video below if you're not familiar with the Google Cardboard HMD concept.

SLY POCKET VIEWER

Simply hold this 3D viewer I've developed up to your smartphone and VOILA!, you can now see your videos in 3D!  Plus, its conveniently made to fit in the battery box so you'll always have it with you.

3D TV / 3D PROJECTOR

You spent all that money on a 3D TV, put it to use... finally!  All you need to do is fine tune Sly3D to industry 3D standards (once) with the laser and instructions we provide.  Then enjoy your videos on the big screen!

We’ve all seen those other Kickstarter campaigns using heavily edited CG promotional videos - which are BEYOND the actual performance of the product. I've decided to only showcase samples direct from a smartphone. What you see is what you can expect from your Sly3D. 

YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/iAohRG

Sly3D "MAIN" KIT

I developed each of these kits for practicality.  This kit is great for the everyday casual user. It comes with everything needed to introduce you to the world of high definition 3D. Attach your smartphone and start recording. Simple! 

  • Universal SLY3D smartphone adapter 
  • All stainless steel hardware 
  • Custom made optics 
  • Removable battery box 
  • Removable mirror cover (converts to a lens hood / sun visor)
  • High quality adjustable neck strap 
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth 
  • Pocket Sly glasses (fits in the battery box) 
  • Mini screwdriver 
  • Laser pointer (for optical fine tuning) 

SLY3D "POWER" KIT

The Power kit is for those that are planning to do an extended amount of recording and is great for full day trips. This kit adds a 10,000mah battery to the handle box, special low profile/high current cable, adapters and a super bright USB light. Record and watch 3D video without killing your phone’s tiny internal battery! .

  • Everything in the “Main” Kit above 
  • + REAL Xiaomi 10,000mah Battery ->  https://goo.gl/K9UO6q 
  • + High current dual angle micro USB cable
  • + Micro USB to Apple Lightning adapter 
  • + Micro USB to Apple 30pin adapter 
  • + USB LED light stick  

SLY3D "ACTIVE" KIT

I designed this kit with 2 special heat sinks and integrated fans to help reduce your phone and battery temperatures. An integrated micro DC/DC controller allows for fan speed adjustment. Individual results will obviously vary, but you can typically expect to reduce overall temperatures 10-30C, which can be the difference between thermal protection kicking in and finishing your recording! Additional details about this kit can be found here: https://goo.gl/u0Oj53

  • Everything in the “Main” Kit above
  • Everything in “Power” Kit above
  • + Integrated heat sinks + fans 
  • + Micro DC/DC fan speed controller 
  • + Special double size battery box 
  • + USB cable to power fans + smartphone 
  • + Push button switch to engage fans (constant on / off) 
  • + Reusable 0.5mm / 1mm silicone thermal pads to help transfer heat 
  • ++  A future "bolt on" thermoelectric mod is coming in 2016

COLOR CHOICES

The following colors are available for your battery box, front cover, Sly pocket viewer and cellphone bracket clips. You will have the option to choose one color AFTER the Kickstarter ends.  

  • Bubblegum Pink
  • Translucent Blue 
  • Hyper White 
  • Stealth Black (mailed out if no color specified)

ASSEMBLY OPTION - $20  

Let us assemble your kit properly before shipping and save yourself some time and stress. This is a great option for the user that just wants a functional product right out of the box.

UPGRADE YOUR OPTICS - $65 

A specialized coating is added to the optics which increase their efficiency from 91-93% to 96-98%. This is the best option available without using ultra exotic materials. A recommended upgrade if you want to truly maximize your image quality, especially 4K+ media.

* Our optics are made by the same company that manufacturers for NASA. Read more about this in the FINE DETAILS section below.

I wanted to produce some killer video content for another major project of mine, and 4K ultra high definition 3D was my primary interest . However, after extensive research I realized that standard 3D video production methods are quite  inefficient. The dual camera, post processing, and excessive hardware requirements didn't exactly make for an instant solution my team could use, especially while on the road.  I ultimately decided to just design my own system that could easily be 3D printed.

Why not use a smartphone?

Smartphones are basically a mini-supercomputer with a high quality camera and beautiful screen. It only makes sense to take advantage of something we already own. But with the diverse array of phones on the market, and the fact that my team and I upgrade our phones yearly, a universal design was the only way to proceed. After 12 months of personally designing, prototyping, and testing I finally arrived at the latest fully functional, modular, and highly adjustable version.

Sly3d was never meant to be a released publicly. But it was over the last few months that I began realizing the public’s interest. Every time we were out shooting 3D video, people constantly approached us to purchase one (especially after seeing the 4K - 3D content it could produce). They wanted them for their own projects and it convinced me to release it.  However, I simply didn't have time to explore a huge marketing campaign with so many other projects going on.

So here we are today. I decided the most practical way to introduce Sly3D was a straightforward campaign with no fancy bells and whistles. What you’ll get is a fully functional product that I can easily and economically get into your hands in a relatively short amount of time.

 

I’m a Canadian entrepreneur and inventor who grew up in the farming town of Radville, Saskatchewan, before finally settling in the Vancouver, BC area to pursue a more abstract career in the creative, entertainment and technology industries.

As a published photographer, video producer and former talent manager, my work can be found on TV, print, YouTube, and even featured in the Olympic Hall of Fame. It’s this diverse background that has allowed me to develop Sly3D from both a technical and a creative producer's perspective.

I’m a firm believer in producing functional products that will last. I have always designed my products around the core philosophies of “Would I actually buy this myself?” and “Is this going to last more than a month?”. I prefer high quality parts, better function, and convenience over economics. My Sly3D adapter is no exception and I’m excited to introduce it!

I’m proudly Canadian and you’ll get a Canadian product.

Check out my other work in the music and entertainment industries:


$0 - 50,000 

If the interest is minimal, I’ll manufacturer the Sly3D adapters on my bank of 3D printers here Vancouver. My team and I will begin shipping kits out immediately after the campaign ends.

$50,000+ 

If there is great interest, 3D printing isn’t really an option for making product in high volumes quickly. I’ll shift to commercial production by a plastic injection molded process. The molding and tooling is very costly to setup, but it is the only viable way to get them in your hands fast, economically and in large volumes. My team and I have experience in plastic injection molding, and have relationships with a variety of companies from other plastic related projects.

  • 3D printed kits: Begin shipping March 2016  
  • Plastic injection molded kits: Begin shipping first quarter 2016 
  • Assembly: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
  • Shipping: To protect YOUR investment, reduce problems and get you the kits 3-5X faster we've decide to only ship by an express method. This includes tracking and insurance.  Please contact us if your country is not listed.

I've designed Sly3D specifically to be 3D printed. All you need is my STL file, a small 180mm bed, and you can print the main frame in 2 separate pieces which easily snap together. All the hardware, lenses, accessories, and special optics to make it functional will be mailed to you.

3D printing considerations: https://goo.gl/H7LL04

I spent the last 12 months testing large volumes of filaments to maximize speed, print quality and reduce down time. I’m very happy with the quality of Filaments.ca products. 

Filaments.ca is generously offering all Kickstarters which purchase the STL package a massive 20% off coupon for their next online order. Plus, if you purchase a few rolls they’ll also throw in free CDN shipping!

Not buying the STLs but still want to try some great filaments - Use this link: http://www.mySly3D.com/discount and the coupon code "SLY3D10" for 10% off your entire order.

The most economical 4K - 3D solution on the market?  Use an LG G3! 

  • USED LG G3 phone ($100 ebay) 
  • ADD a 64gb microSD card ($25 ebay)
  • ADD an external 10,000mah Xiaomi / Asus battery ($30)
  • ADD the cost of the 3D adapter ($159). 

You now have a DEDICATED and fully portable 4K-UHD instant 3D solution that not only has cellular and WIFI capabilities, but costs just a few hundred dollars...

              
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