Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 14, 2012.

Update #12

1 more day to pre-order Capture v2, PROpad and POV Kit!

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Just one last friendly reminder that our current Kickstarter funding campaign for Capture v2 will end tomorrow, Friday, at 6:00pm PDT.

That means if you'd like to pre-order any of the following for a special discount, you've got just under 30 hours to do it:

  • Capture v2 ($50 on Kickstarter, will later be $59.95)
  • CapturePRO ($65 of Kickstarter, will later be $79.95)
  • PROpad for Capture ($20 on Kickstarter, will later be $29.95)
  • POV Kit for Capture ($20 on Kickstarter, will later be $29.95)

Many Leash and Cuff users are also users of the Capture Camera Clip product. They were, to a large extent, designed to be used in a complimentary manner or as standalone pieces of gear. For folks who have not yet used Capture, this is your chance to give it a shot for a steal of a deal. By backing us on Kickstarter, you're also continuing to support our company and the work we do to improve our existing products and design new ones.

Huge thanks to the many of you who have supported us on all 3 of our projects! For those still interested in getting in on our current project, you can check it out here.

JOIN US FOR THE COUNTDOWN!

Tomorrow at 5:50pm PDT we will be having an On-Air Google Hangout (published via youtube) to count down and toast to the success of this project. We'd love to join you for the celebration! Please RSVP here and save it to your calendar

COUNTDOWN EVENT: https://plus.google.com/b/104378229878715623629/events/c6apsmpovsofi7pdpa0j0dri01g

As always, thank you for your support and happy shooting!


Update #11

New Video! A behind-the-scenes look at Peak Design's manufacturing.

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Whether or not you own one of our Capture Camera Clips, you've probably looked at a product you own before an wondered how it came to be. Lots of companies will tell you about how their products were designed, but you rarely get a glimpse at the nuts-and-bolts manufacturing process. Well, we've got a treat for you today.

To celebrate the midpoint of our Capture v2 Kickstarter Campaign, we put together a gorgeous collection of footage showing the complex array of steps in the Capture v2 production process:

Pretty nifty, eh? 8 different materials go through 15 different transformation processes to produce 26 different parts for Capture v2. Die casting, CNC machining, sandblasting, powder coating, aluminum extrusion, CNC turning, thread rolling, injection molding, anodizing, screw machining, wire forming, metal stamping, laser etching, die cutting, and lithographic printing - that's a lot of different steps that need to be managed very carefully to make Capture the beautiful, smooth-operating mechanism that it is.

We produced this video for a couple reasons. First, like a group of 4-year-olds staring at bulldozers and backhoes on a construction site, we found the machinery and facilities to be fascinating... sometimes mesmerizing. Secondly, we want you to see how closely we work with our manufacturers to bring our product to life. We filmed all of the footage in this video during a recent week-long trip to Wuxi to hash out our final production process for Capture v2, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed filming it.

Side note - we do know that many people have strong feelings about Chinese manufacturing. It is a hot-button issue and rightfully so. For those interested, we also wrote a blog post on why we choose to have our products made in China - if you're curious, please give it a read.

Huge thanks again to those of you who have backed Capture v2 on Kickstarter. We're always adding new videos and info to our Kickstarter Page, so please check back periodically to hear the latest.

Happy shooting!

Peter & the PD Team


Update #10

See the new PROpad accessory for Capture, and get your hands on one!

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Hi everybody,

First off, thank you to the many of you who are supporting Capture v2 on Kickstarter right now - it's an incredible feeling to see so many familiar faces on our backer report. The loyalty of our customer base is truly what keeps Peak Design afloat.

With that in mind, we've gotten tons of feedback over the past couple years from Leash, Cuff and Capture backers with heavy camera/lens/grip combos. Long story short, wearing a heavy rig on your strap or belt can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. So, we took that feedback and turned it into a new accessory for Capture - the PROpad™ - a semi-rigid supportive pad, made from tough, durable, and sexy-looking materials, that provides extra stability and support for the heaviest of gear. Now Capture is truly a great solution for carrying any size/weight of camera. Here's a video showing how it works:

Note that PROpad works with both Capture v1 and both versions (standard and pro) of Capture v2. It's made of super-tough Hypalon and has a gel-like compression-molded EVA foam back pad. And it comes with a lifetime guarantee, just like Capture, Leash and Cuff do. Here's how you can get your hands on one:

1. Become a Capture v2 backer and pledge for a reward level that includes PROpad™ ($85 and up).

2. Become a Capture v2 backer and add it to your reward a-la-carte. Do this by adding $20 to your pledge. At the end of our funding campaign we'll send out a survey asking you which a-la-carte items you're ordering. At that point you'll tell us you want a PROpad. If you only want a PROpad, pledge $20 and select the $1 reward. But we'd love it if you went ahead and pre-ordered the amazing Capture v2 as well :)

And once more, here's the link to our current funding campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/97103764/capture-camera-clip-v2

Thanks again for your support!

Peter & the PD Team


Update #9

Capture v2 is here, on Kickstarter!

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Ladies and gents, we just launched a new product here on Kickstarter, and we think each and every one of you are going to be pretty darn excited about it.

We present to you Capture v2: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/97103764/capture-camera-clip-v2

Everything you want to know about the new product can be found on our new Kickstarter page, but for those of you who prefer immediate gratification, here she is...

The original version of Capture was launched on Kickstarter 2 years ago - many of you who backed Leash and Cuff were also original Capture supporters way back in the day. As we have with Leash and Cuff, we've been taking in feedback nonstop from thousands of people using Capture during all sorts of activities, with all sorts of gear, and in all kinds of environments.

And we've been steadily growing our team with talented, enthusiastic new people who have been working day-in day-out to take our gear to the next level. So, it is with a profound feeling of gratefulness and pride that we bring to you what we've been working on all this time.

I'm sure right now you have tons of questions about the new product, what's new, how it works and so forth. Please check out our new Kickstarter Page - watch the video and read the story.

PROpad & GoPro® Mount Accessories

With our new model of Capture we've got two hot new accessories, both of which can be pre-ordered through our new Kickstarter campaign...

The GoPro® Mount for Capture (right) is a special quick release plate that has an adjustable built-in mount for your GoPro® camera. With this accessory, you can take POV video from any backpack strap, belt or strap-like substrate. On the left is a still-frame from a GoPro that was attached (via Capture) to the front of a raft on the American River. We wouldn't have been able to get that shot without this sweet new accessory, and we can't wait to see the new kinds of footage our backers get.

The PROpad™ is our answer to numerous pieces of feedback we've received from Capture users with full-frame cameras, beefy lenses and battery grips. This pad sits between your body and Capture, providing stability and comfort when using heavy gear. PROpad™ allows you to top-load or side-load your camera into Capture when on your belt, and it also works in the backpack strap position. It's constructed from super-tough Hypalon with a compression-molded EVA foam back pad, and we think you pro shooters out there are going to love it.

Note that all of our products have been designed according to a vision. We believe that your camera should be able to come with you, no matter where you go or what you do. With Capture v2, Leash, Cuff and our other new accessories, we created an endlessly configurable, cross-compatible suite of gear that you can use separately or together depending on your specific needs.

Thank You.

As you'll see in our new Kickstarter video, we believe that what we're doing together is crowdfunding in it's purest form. Rather than seek support of investors who will want equity and control of our product development, we happily choose to return to Kickstarter. You are the end users of our products - people with passion for photography and the outdoors - people who believed in us from the very beginning. If you believe in our mission (and if you'd like to be the first to get a hold of our sweet new gear) we kindly ask for your support.

Happy shooting,

Peter & the Peak Design Team


Update #8

How can we improve Leash & Cuff? A call for feedback!

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Hi folks, I'm going to be short and sweet on this one. Now that Spring has sprung and the weather is getting warm (apologies for rubbing it in for the 12% of the world population in the Southern Hemisphere) we hope you've had time to get your Leashes and Cuffs out and put them to the test.

So now the question is - how did we do? What is great about Leash and Cuff and what needs to be improved? We want you to be brutally honest, no holding back! Just click the link below and answer the questions that follow. It will take less than 5 minutes, and your feedback will literally steer the course of our company.

Go HERE to leave your feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10JkKC-4BEMLOzNu8QMGpG5CCu3izjEVWUzzxx0EB1q4/viewform

Thank you for your continued help and support!

Peter & the PD Team


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