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30hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 21 2018 7:08 PM UTC +00:00.

About

360Penguin: FAMILY FUN with 360° VR video and photos has just gotten easier! The magic is inside the friendly pocket penguin.  Now everyone can focus and family and fun in 360 that's built for all ages!

360Rize 360Penguin is the easiest to use 360 camera on the planet!
360Rize 360Penguin is the easiest to use 360 camera on the planet!

360Penguin is the easiest to use 360° VR video and photo camera on the planet! It’s designed to allow everyone of all ages to capture and share up to 6K, 4K, 360° video, 24 megapixel 360° photos and live stream to Facebook and YouTube with the ability to broadcast endlessly.

We have built two mounting accessories, a Livestreaming Mount Adapter that gains access to the USB-C port for continuous power, and a Universal Action Camera Mount that allows the camera to be connected to a wide variety of small, action camera accessories.

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Have you ever tried taking a family photo but never seem to get everybody in the picture? How about asking a stranger to take your picture for you, only to discover afterward they still cut you out of the picture? Maybe you want to capture a beautiful landscape but can’t fit everything into the scene because your lens is not wide enough.

The 360Penguin ensures that you’ll never run into these issues again because, when you hold it out in front of you, it takes a fully spherical 360° shot that captures everything that’s “All Around You™”.

The 360Penguin is a revolutionary 360° camera made by 360Rize™ that’s fun for the whole family. No other camera can compete in quality or price. It’s easy to use, compact, light-weight (2.6 oz), and SUPER SIMPLE to share 360° content and anybody can do it!

It's the most convenient 360° camera you’ll ever own. Not only is it affordable, its sleek design is packed with the latest and greatest 360° tools yet small enough to fit into a pocket or purse.

Don’t let the 360Penguin’s size and price fool you! We spared NO EXPENSE in providing the BEST 360 VR TECH!  With the push of a button, shoot 6K, 4K, 360° video and 24-megapixel 360° photos in a fully spherical 360° shot. The 360Penguin is the most consumer-friendly, high-quality 360 camera on the planet.

The 360Penguin has 210° wide-angle lenses on opposite sides of the camera. The overlapping of the lens allows the camera to assemble these two views into one 360 view in real-time.

As it stitches/seams the two lens images into one 360 view it stores the data on the micro SD card in the camera. I know, it sounds complicated however we made it so easy you don’t have to understand the complexity inside other than it just works!

Mobile users can connect to the camera via WIFI by pressing the WIFI button on the right side of the camera. Once connected, viewers can see in real time 360, everything that’s all around the camera. Users can pan, tilt, zoom in/out, or rotate to any angle. The mobile app viewer has 4 different options to create 360 content. 360° VR video, 360° photo, 360° time-lapse or 360° live streaming to Facebook or YouTube.

Its Simple, Small, Sleek, Advanced and Super Easy to use for all ages!
Its Simple, Small, Sleek, Advanced and Super Easy to use for all ages!

The 360Penguin interface works just like any traditional camera except you don’t have to worry about pointing the camera at your subject.  Users don’t have to use their smartphone to control the camera. One button on the front of the camera serves multiple purposes. It turns the camera on/off, start/stop 360 video or take a 360 photo.

To take a 360° VR video, place your camera in the middle of all your action, turn on the camera via the front button (side green light is solid) . Press it again to start recording 360 video (side green light flashes) press it again to stop recording video (side green light is solid).

To take a 360° photo, double-click the front button, to switch to 360 photo mode. (side green light turns off) Press the front button once, wait two seconds and it takes a 360 photo (side green light flashes and beeps)

To view the 360° content, remove the micro SD card from the camera, insert into your computer to view, edit and share with your friends. You can also connect the camera via WIFI to see all the 360 content on the camera’s micro SD card or transfer to your mobile phone. 

The mobile app is called 360Penguin.

IOS Mobile App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/360penguin/id1434651896?mt=8

Android Mobile App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rize360.penguin360

The app lets users control the various settings inside the 360Penguin camera. You can switch between 4 different modes; 360° VR Video, 360° Photo, 360° Time-Lapse, and 360° Live Streaming. Active users can see in real-time everything around the camera and control a wide range of settings such as image quality, frame rates, time-lapse settings, adjust time intervals, resolution, control exposure, sharpness, ISO, color, white balance and more.

From one 360 Photo users can easily create many photos in a variety of different angles and views directly from the Mobile Phone App! Little Planet, Mirror Ball, Ultra-Wide Angle, or traditional 2D photos.
From one 360 Photo users can easily create many photos in a variety of different angles and views directly from the Mobile Phone App! Little Planet, Mirror Ball, Ultra-Wide Angle, or traditional 2D photos.

For editing 360 videos, users can adjust start and stop endpoints, add logo’s, adjust different angles and views that can easily be shared to social media outlets.

Sample Project #1: Paving Parking Lot

  • 360Penguin Camera Only, No Mobile Device used
  • Film Time: 1 Hr 20 Minutes
  • Format: 4K, 30fps
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator

Sample Project #2: 360° VR Video Converted from Project #1 to traditional Video

  • 360Penguin Camera Only, No Mobile Device used Film Time: 15 Minutes 
  • Format: 4K, 30fps 
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge 
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator 
  • Author: Michael Kintner
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Sample Project #3: Filmed, Edited by Youngest Daughter (Age 13) on ATV

  • 360Penguin Camera Only, No Mobile Device used
  • Film Time: 15 Minutes 
  • Format: 4K, 30fps 
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge 
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator
  • Author: Renee Kintner, Owners Youngest Daughter
  • Edited by: Renee Kintner (Age 13)
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Sample Project #4: Filmed, Edited by Youngest Daughter Renee (Age 13) on ATV

  • 360Penguin Camera Only, No Mobile Device used
  • Film Time: 5 Minutes
  • Format: 4K, 30fps
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge
  • 360 Editor: Direct From Phone to YouTube Upload
  • Author: Renee Kintner (Age 13)
  • Edited by: Renee Kintner (Age 13)

Sample Project #5: Drift Racing Filmed by Tiff (Mixed Traditional Video with 360° VR Video)

  • 360Penguin Camera Only, Used Mobile Device
  • Film Time: 1 Hr
  • Format: 4K, 30fps, Mixed with Traditional Video
  • Battery: Using Live Stream Mount
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator
  • Author: Tiff McClory
  • Year Experience in Filming: 2 Months
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Sample Project #6: Turkey Hunting Filmed by Tiff (Mixed Traditional Video with 360° VR Video)

  • 360Penguin Camera Used Mobile Device
  • Film Time: 2 Hrs 
  • Format: 4K, 30fps, Mixed with Traditional Video 
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator
  • Author: Tiff McClory Year Experience in Filming: 2 Months
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Sample Project #7: Tearing Down a House - 360° VR Video Version

  • QTY 2 360Penguin Cameras (Inside Cab, Outside on Boom)
  • Started the Video with No Mobile Device
  • Film Time: 1 Hr 15 minutes
  • Format: 4K, 30fps
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge for Each Camera
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator
  • Author: Michael Kintner

Sample Project #8: Tearing Down a House - Converted to Traditional Video from 360° VR Video

  • QTY 2 360Penguin Cameras (Inside Cab, Outside on Boom)
  • Started the Video with No Mobile Device
  • Film Time: 1 Hr 15 minutes
  • Format: 4K, 30fps 
  • Battery: 1 Single Charge for Each Camera
  • 360 Editor: 360 Narrator
  • Author: Michael Kintner
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The 360Penguin is truly a user, family-friendly camera for all ages. Especially since it only takes a few clicks to live stream directly to Facebook or YouTube. If you have VR headsets like the Oculus Go, Rift or Vive, you can easily stream directly to those devices, or view 360 content from the cameras micro SD card.

We made it compatible with the latest and greatest affordable VR tools in the industry!
We made it compatible with the latest and greatest affordable VR tools in the industry!
Made it easy for all ages to enjoy creating 360 content.  Then easy enough to share with other affordable VR tools.  Not to mention have a really cool out of body experience in real time.  Its kinda scary!
Made it easy for all ages to enjoy creating 360 content. Then easy enough to share with other affordable VR tools. Not to mention have a really cool out of body experience in real time. Its kinda scary!

Live Streaming Example #1: From 360Rize 360Penguin VR Tour Bus

Live Streaming Example #2: From Detroit Zoo Pumpkin Smashing Fun

Live Streaming Example #3: From Niagara Falls American Side

 There are three different modes to power your 360Penguin camera.

  • The 360Penguin cameras 1000 mAh battery
  • External battery using the optional Live Stream Adapter
  • Wall outlet using the optional Live Stream Adapter

The 360Penguin camera has a 1000 mAh battery which provides about 60 minutes of usage when using only the front camera button like a traditional camera.

Using the optional Live stream adapter connected to the cameras USB-C port and an external power bank 5,000 mAh battery you can get up to 5 to 6 hours of usage.

Using the optional Live Stream adapter and the power outlet user can get an endless supply of power.

The 360Penguin includes; 360Penguin camera, a light-weight flexible tripod, microfiber bag, USB-C charging cable, lens cloth, user guide, and a FREE iOS/Android mobile app that lets users control the camera remotely and share its content.

What’s included in your 360 Penguin Kit: 360Penguin Camera, Penguin Box, Lightweight Flexible Tripod, USB-C Charging Cable, Felt Camera Bag, Lens Cloth, Manual, IOS/Android App (not included Mobile Phone/Phone Holder)
What’s included in your 360 Penguin Kit: 360Penguin Camera, Penguin Box, Lightweight Flexible Tripod, USB-C Charging Cable, Felt Camera Bag, Lens Cloth, Manual, IOS/Android App (not included Mobile Phone/Phone Holder)

We have built two mounting accessories. One holds the camera for live streaming to allow access to the USB-C port for continuous power. The other is a Universal Action Camera Mount that allows the camera to connect to wide variety of small action camera accessories.

Optional 360Penguin Accessories.  Action Camera Mount Adapter ($12.95), Live Stream Mount Adapter ($14.95)
Optional 360Penguin Accessories. Action Camera Mount Adapter ($12.95), Live Stream Mount Adapter ($14.95)
360Penguin Kits with all mounting Accessories.  Action Camera Mount and Live Streaming Mount
360Penguin Kits with all mounting Accessories. Action Camera Mount and Live Streaming Mount

 Our design and experience starts with the family perspective.

Above is the early creation drawing for a simple-to-use 360-degree camera. Ten major development points for the advancement of the camera were an important part of the design.
Above is the early creation drawing for a simple-to-use 360-degree camera. Ten major development points for the advancement of the camera were an important part of the design.
Renee, 360Rize owner, Mike Kintner’s daughter, drawing the initial concept drawing. From the concept, we created a family of animated characters to help present our 360Penguin stories.
Renee, 360Rize owner, Mike Kintner’s daughter, drawing the initial concept drawing. From the concept, we created a family of animated characters to help present our 360Penguin stories.
Through the power of online CAD modeling direct to 3D printing concepts started turning into reality.
Through the power of online CAD modeling direct to 3D printing concepts started turning into reality.
We purchased a program kit called "Tiny Lab". It helped us to understand Wi-Fi internet modules, Bluetooth, video processing, and interfacing complex electronics within our mobile app development.
We purchased a program kit called "Tiny Lab". It helped us to understand Wi-Fi internet modules, Bluetooth, video processing, and interfacing complex electronics within our mobile app development.
3D printing brings visual concepts to life. We purchased a new 3D resin printer that allows for a more accurate prototype development. It was a major advancement that took our designs from concept to reality.
3D printing brings visual concepts to life. We purchased a new 3D resin printer that allows for a more accurate prototype development. It was a major advancement that took our designs from concept to reality.

360Penguin is getting ready to go Swimming!

Our testers have been asking for a underwater solution. So, in July of 2018 we started working on and testing multiple underwater housings that will dive to sport diver depths of 130 feet. Depending upon the success of this campaign, we should have the funds to complete the design and release in first quarter on 2019.

Engineering and Design have started to allow the 360Penguin to go to depths of 130 Feet.
Engineering and Design have started to allow the 360Penguin to go to depths of 130 Feet.

The Project Schedule

Our 360Penguin Energy Over Time.
Our 360Penguin Energy Over Time.

Keeping It Affordable For Everyone  

Working with partners in all areas of product development, we found the right players to bring the amazing 360Penguin camera to life. 

No other 360 camera can compare to the 360Penguin’s ease of use and high-quality production. That’s why we are excited to keep the price to an amazingly low cost of $298.88!

Affordable Does not Mean Cheap! 

Don’t let this low price fool you into thinking that we sacrificed quality for affordability. The 360Penguin can shoot 6K, 4K, 360° VR video and take 24MP 360° photos with just a click of a button. 

Now, when 360Penguin pledgers want to broadcast a family birthday party, wedding, or reunion in 360, it’s no problem! Sharing everything is as easy as sitting the camera in the middle of all the action, unlike traditional cameras that are required to the pointed in the right direction.

We kept our promise and reached our goal of making 360 easy with the 360Penguin. We hope YOU can help us take the next step in getting the 360Penguin closer to home. We launched our 360Penguin on October 13th, National Penguin Day

When you purchase a camera, not only do you get the 360Penguin but we also take a small portion and donate to the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center, because we love the Penguins.

See How Far We Have Come!  

We’re no stranger to the 360° industry. We've been around since 2012

We started in 2012 as 360Heros and re-branded in late 2016 to 360Rize (Reality Inside Zero Edges) to grow and adapt towards new options and solutions. 

Over the last 6 years, we learned one key thing, "It is vital to train others on how 360 works and how easily it is to enjoy!"  

Our early projects took weeks, sometimes months, to capture high-quality 360 content using our patented multi-camera arrays that are still used worldwide. We developed these camera rigs, wrote software, and re-purposed small action cameras to create stunning 360 photos and video with resolutions as high as 24,000 by 12,000 pixels at 240 frames per second.  

We noticed our ideas were moving quickly in the tech world, and many companies in the industry wanted to get in on the fun. People wanted a camera with professional quality that’s affordable and easy to use. Seeing the need, we took a fresh look at our strategy and focused on creating new solutions for Reality Inside Zero Edges for all ages to enjoy! 

360Rize™ owns patents on more than 24 styles of multiple-camera 360 rigs. Our high-definition, 360-degree multi-camera arrays contain six to 24 cameras for both Land, Sea and Air use.  

Our Products have appeared in and used by:

Our camera rigs are used in more than 106 countries by clients such as NASA, the US Navy, and hundreds of production companies. Michael Kintner, the owner of 360Rize, is a 20-year veteran of 360 development and creation. He’s even in the 2015 Guinness Book World Records for shooting the first HD 360 video on top of Mt. Everest.    

We’ve listened to our friends in the industry and all our customers. The 360Penguin is the camera that will change the way consumers feel about this exciting new way to shoot and share 360 content. We’re looking for your support to ship our first order and continue to make the 360Penguin better!

 

Risks and challenges

Before launching here on Kickstarter, we made sure our products are going to be built exactly the way we want them. We have gone back and forth between numerous functions and parts in the camera to ensure the highest quality at the best consumer-friendly cost for the final product.

That being said, we have working prototypes of the product and we will strive to improve until the ship date of the cameras. Users will be able to use the 360Penguin app, or a variety of different 360 editing software tools like Adobe Premiere™ and more.

If there are any concerns or questions, you are more than welcome to reach out to us at support (@) 360rize.com. We strive to be transparent with our customers. If we run into any delays or issues along the way, we will let everyone know immediately.

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