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FREE YOUR MEDIA!!!
GNARBOX wants you to get the most out of your cameras and content. We’ve spent two years in our garage building a solution to the biggest problem with owning a camera; managing all of those HD videos and photos.
Along the way, we’ve partnered with Travis Rice, an awesome team of pro beta testers, and have incorporated the support from our Instagram community to shape our product to meet the needs of anyone with a camera.
Now you can:
- Backup your camera from the field
- Organize all of your footage… without lifting a finger.
- Edit all of your footage from the beach, mountains, or trip home
- Share all of your favorite moments in full resolution
Without even thinking about a laptop or hard drive.
Step 1 Upload up to 128 GB of full resolution footage from any camera to the GNARBOX
Step 2 Connect Phone to GNARBOX Hotspot & Open the GNARBOX App
Step 3 Time to share your edits at full resolution! GNARBOX delivers your footage to the world (up to 4K Video & RAW photos)
Working with high resolution footage while traveling is a challenge. Professional and amateur photographers all struggle with the decision of whether to shoot away from their computer or to carry everything with them.
GNARBOX eliminates this decision.
Laptops, external hard drives and cords can finally be left at home. We combined the capabilities of a robust processor with the mobility and intuitiveness of a smartphone, so you can manage your footage with less gear. Now you can truly explore more and carry less.
Plug up to 3 cameras into the GNARBOX via USB3, SD, or microSD. Using the GNARBOX app, you can share photos, clips, or tell the day’s story with a highlight reel.
“We made dawn patrol and hit Malibu for some pre-work waves. At the end of our session, we plugged two GoPros and the DJI Phantom into the GNARBOX and shared an edit before getting to work.” ~Matt
Finding your best moments has never been easier. Backup in the field at up to 4GB/min and let the GNARBOX auto-organize your photos and videos while you continue your adventure.
"During a weekend trip backpacking and fly-fishing in the Sierras I was able to backup the day's shots from camp. Before I made it home, all of my footage was perfectly organized and ready to share." ~Kevin
Connect up to 4 phones to the GNARBOX hotspot so you and your friends can view and download your favorite photos and videos together.
“We spent the day biking and taking photos around the canals. It was amazing to be able to have everyone swap and share their photos right where we were.” ~Allie
Be sure to check out updates moving forward!
How GNARBOX empowers you to edit any resolution or frame rate from your phone.
When you use GNARBOX to edit from your smartphone, all of the heavy lifting is placed on our CPU and GPU. We’ve designed a system that encodes, decodes, and streams up to 4K video to your phone. Traditional mobile apps lack this key element, and therefore can’t access and control Ultra HD videos or RAW photos. By customizing our system to serve ONLY media, we are optimizing the performance of our hardware in an innovative way.
- Fast simple editing streams
- GBs of files without filling up your phone's memory
- NO disruption of your phone’s ability to text, call, or use other apps
- Near instantaneous transfers from GNARBOX to phone's camera roll
Now you can Edit & Share in 4K from your smartphone!
Stay tuned! Check Updates for our progress.
Our beta testers are a badass group of adventure photographers, video production crews and incredible athletes who will put the first 100 GNARBOXs to the test. With their approval we will run the line and ship to you. You can track their progress here: gnarbox.com/betatesters.
Want to become a beta tester? Signup now! http://gnarbox.com/betatestersignup/
We crossed paths over a year ago with the shared vision of making our video content more meaningful. Calling on experience from past projects, our CTO conceived of the idea to use an embedded device to share HD media from GoPro's. In August, the team got to work and we built our first prototype on open source hardware in early Fall 2014.
Since then, we’ve built out an awesome team, tested and retested our UI, developed our first version of iOS and iterated heavily on the industrial design. Eight prototypes later, we are ready to bring the first consumer ready version of GNARBOX to market.
When we first set out on this journey, the idea of a mobile device that could edit up to 128GB of 4K video and RAW photo in real-time seemed inconceivable. Now thanks to our talented team, the GNARBOX is no longer a concept, but an inevitability.
Our team brings decades of video experience with expertise in hardware manufacturing, system architectures and mobile development. We’ve surrounded ourselves with an incredible group of partners, contractors, advisers, testers, and innovators to create the ultimate photo & video experience.
We made it happen thanks to you guys!
Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/gnarbox
A Special Thanks to...
Edwin Eversole & Jack Murgatroyd of Hunt House Pictures for producing, shooting and editing the film. Katie Africano & Zachary Lis for Graphic Design and Copy.
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GNARBOX is a registered trademark of MyGnar, Inc.
Risks and challenges
GNARBOX is lucky to already be entrenched with a manufacturing partner, and members of our founding team have seen other products through the entire manufacturing process before. Nonetheless, delays happen and with a large list of influential beta testers we expect the revision process to be the most important part of what happens between now and delivery.
We want your feedback! Before we finalize our molding, give us feedback on what you want to see changed. We’ll reveal sneak peaks of our mobile applications in action and provide frequent updates regarding what our Beta Testers are saying about the box. Want to see more colors? Want it to be bigger? Don’t like the cover port design? Just let us know!
Shipping Early 2016
The first 100 GNARBOX units will be delivered to our Beta Testers in August and September of 2015. Once we review their feedback, we will make necessary changes and ship in early 2016.
Early versions of the GNARBOX were soldered here in the garage and didn’t operate as efficiently as the ultimate version of our product. Our initial tests ran 2-3 hours on a single charge, but after developing a custom PCB we fell well in the 6-8 hour life range. Our quality assurance team will continue to monitor and improve battery life with all of the data we collect from our testers.
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