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About this project

About this project

The biggest problem with shooting Virtual Realty videos is the lack of a screen which monitors the scenes and the camera status. Our product provides an excellent solution to this problem. This product gives the user one-click control over all GoPro cameras, synchronizes all camera settings (which spares the user from setting up each and every one of the cameras one by one), and provides a preview screen so you can check that all the main characters are away from stich lines, as well as monitor every camera status simultaneously.

Project back ground

While working with various VR cameras, we found that they don’t show you where the stitch lines are. Often, the directors will put the most important action in the optical parallax (or “blind spot”), and when the scenes are stiched together, everything in that blind spot will disappear and all of the scenes will have to be reshot. With our product, the director can see where the blind spots of the cameras are, instead of not noticing until the editing process and wasting valuable time.

GoPro control box structure

Functional operations:

  • One-click power on all 6 GoPro cameras
  • One-click power off
  • One-click record on
  • One-click record off
  • Wi-Fi connection check
  • Record preview all 6 camera screens
  •  Real time monitor all 6 cameras' data:

        Battery status 

        Mode streaming status 

        SD card status 

        Recording status

        Overheating status 

        Video resolution 

        Frame rate 

        White balance 

        Input interface which allows users to input commands themselves to apply to all 6 GoPro cameras

        Reboot the app

        All controls are accessible through a webpage hosted locally  

How GoPro control box works

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Hardware:

       Used 6 raspberry pi connected to 6 GoPro hero4 cameras using Wi-Fi connection. Each raspberry pi is connected to a fixed camera. 

      6 raspberry pi and a computer are connected by a switch, using cables. They are connected through Ethernet using fixed IP address

Software:

       Each raspberry pi hosts a server to:    

               Receive order from the client then sent it to the camera it's connected to

               Receive data from the camera then forward to the client side server       

              One of the raspberry pi hosts the client side webpage and an additional client side server to coordinate all 6 raspberry pis together, sending orders and requiring data received from client page

               User computer is logged into the client side server to give orders and requires   

               Servers on raspberry pi are all executed at the start time

 

Timeline

 Why we need backers

1. We have finished our research and design, and completed all the required assembly and testing. It’s been a long road, and we are extremely excited to introduce this GoPro control box, Boxie to the world.

2.In order to introduce Boxie as soon as possible, and to ensure everyone has access to this electronic design and GoPro control solution, we need your funds to ramp up production.

3. We want to meet your needs AND solve your current problems. Your support will allow us to introduce the Boxie to the world and give people like you an effective GoPro control solution.

Refund statement

Thanks for supporting us at Kickstarter.

If we cannot complete the project, we’re here to help.

1、If problems come up, we will post a Project Update (which is emailed to all backers) explaining the situation. Sharing the story, speed bumps and all, is crucial. We know most backers support projects because you want to see something happen and you’d like to be a part of it. Creators who are honest and transparent will usually find backers who understand.

2、It’s not uncommon for things to take longer than expected. Sometimes the execution of the project proves more difficult than the creator had anticipated. If we as a creator are making a good faith effort to complete our project and are transparent about it, backers should do your best to be patient and understanding while demanding continued accountability from us.

3、If the problems are severe enough that we can’t fulfill our project, we need to find a resolution. Steps could include offering refunds and telling you why it didn’t work.

Risks and challenges

After many tests and trials, we're confident in the product design and app development.
Boxie has a unique design but is easy to manufacture and scale. With your support we are confident in the journey of getting Boxie to your doorstep.
Our main challenge is to create the best user experience! That's why we're working with a group of unbelievably talented people to make it happen. A great user experience is only achievable when users give us feedback.

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    Go Pro Control Box

    Go pro control box
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    • 6 x Raspi
    • Switch
    • Power hub
    • 6 x SD card
    • Micro USB cable

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    • Tripod
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